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First White House of the Confederacy

644 Washington Ave, Montgomery, AL 36104
334-242-1861
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Ranked #9 of 37 Attractions in Montgomery
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites
Activities: Leisure education, Group tours/walking tour
Description: Built in 1835, this was the home of the Confederacy President, Jefferson Davis.
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Montgomery, Alabama, United States
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56 reviews 56 reviews
20 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

a rare glimpse into the early civil war period and the life of it's president. a little musty, but pretty and interesting just the same.

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Sarasota, Florida
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107 reviews 107 reviews
68 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

It's hard to realize that this could have been the White House that would have been the US Capitol.. Really worth a visit.

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Bridgend, Wales, United Kingdom
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372 reviews 372 reviews
206 attraction reviews
150 helpful votes 150 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

Having visited the second White House in Richmond and Beauvoir, the first one was a must. The signs that lead you to the site are not perfect, but we found it. Only one volunteer on duty, but the tour is self guided. Yes, the building is not in its original position and much of the furniture is not the Presidents,... More

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Montreal
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54 reviews 54 reviews
16 attraction reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

We got lost on our way down to Montgomery, as we stopped over in Tuscaloosa prior to heading south. We took a rural route, which was frightening. Once we approached Montgomery, we stopped for gas at a station, like 23 miles north of Montgomery. And I asked the teller how to get on the I-65 South from there, and he... More

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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

It was very interesting to see the home of Jefferson Davis. It is beautifully preserved and we did our own self guided tour. The second floor has a room filled with interesting artifacts. We spend some time in it. The gift shop is tiny. The home is free to the public

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Savannah, Georgia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

The volunteer guide in the house was just fantastic. He was witty, knowledgeable and added so much value to our visit.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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87 reviews 87 reviews
37 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

This is another quick historical stop in Montgomery, but worth visiting. It is located across the street from the back of the state capital building. This beautiful Southern home has been furnished with original items from the Jefferson Davis Family. The tour is self-guided and free (they take donations) and takes about 30 minutes.

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Toronto, Canada
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38 reviews 38 reviews
20 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

This beautiful old home has been furnished with many original items from Jefferson Davis and family. The staff was very welcoming and knowledgeable when we had questions. The tour is self-guided and free. We spent about 45 minutes looking around and reading about the displays. It is located across the street from the back of the state capital building. There... More

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Humble
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54 reviews 54 reviews
32 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

They do not make them like this any longer. The home was beautiful and full of history. Gift shop was poor. Needed more books for things for children.

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Zurich, Switzerland
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269 reviews 269 reviews
28 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Was a very interesting tour with a man with a period costume which told a lot of facts about the house and the history of the south. Donations are welcome.

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