We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

First White House of the Confederacy

Certificate of Excellence
Improve this listing
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: 644 Washington Ave, Montgomery, AL 36104
Phone Number: 334-242-1861
Website
Today
8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Open now
See all hours
Hours:
Mon - Fri 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Sat 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Activities: Group tours/walking tour, Leisure education
Description: Built in 1835, this was the home of the Confederacy President, Jefferson...
Built in 1835, this was the home of the Confederacy President, Jefferson Davis.
read more

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 127 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 66
    Excellent
  • 41
    Very good
  • 14
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Well worth the time

Well organized & worth the time. Museum offers a balanced overview of Davis, his family, the Confederacy, & the Civil War.

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 21, 2015
Wynn R
Add Photo Write a Review

127 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

Well organized & worth the time. Museum offers a balanced overview of Davis, his family, the Confederacy, & the Civil War.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Washington, DC
Top Contributor
153 reviews 153 reviews
38 attraction reviews
106 helpful votes 106 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

If you like history, this would be another must see place in Montgomery, Alabama. I was able to find on street parking at a meter and walk around the capitol area and then to the side street where this historic house is. As a presidential building I had not expected the smaller size -- but it is a smaller building... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Spring Lake, Minnesota
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015 via mobile

We enjoyed our time at the house. Very interesting. It's worth the time. The whole area is very nice. I would like to come back some day.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Thorsby, Alabama, United States
Top Contributor
99 reviews 99 reviews
52 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

We enjoyed exploring the First White House of Confederacy. The guide was great. He kept all of the girls attention and I myself learned so much from him. This was a free admission. All the exhibits were in great shspe. We wish the gift center had a patch we could've purchase. Don't miss out on this cool little place.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

We went here as part of a field trip to Montgomery for my son's school, and ducked into this little house/museum between other attractions. It's very simple, the rooms are roped off but you can look in from the hall and see the furniture and such of the period. It also gives you information on Jefferson Davis and his family.... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

We happened to be in downtown Montgomery passing through and decided to stop in to visit. The last time my wife and I had been here was in our youth. It was a good visit. Not the largest number of artifacts, but they were authentic. Great place to stop and learn about the South. The consiarage was very friendly and... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Dallas, Texas
Top Contributor
141 reviews 141 reviews
101 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

Located by the State Capitol, took a self guided tour. Kind of dark but we could still see the room s with their original furnishings and some clothing. Also had a small gift shop. Would recommend to any history buff like me. I like the fact that so many historical buildings and sites are close. I was able to walk... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Boca Raton, Florida
Top Contributor
746 reviews 746 reviews
197 attraction reviews
325 helpful votes 325 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

Not the original site but still of interest and significance. Perhaps assumed more knowledge of the times and issues of the day than it should, but well curated for all that.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Ohio
Top Contributor
64 reviews 64 reviews
12 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

This was a self guided tour with paper booklets that had only brief information on the house and its contents and history. It is impressive in that it has so many original items, but disappointing in the lack of available information for visitors.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Cottage Grove, Minnesota
Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
11 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

Montgomery has done a great job of not only preserving some of the South's historical value within these walls including the authentic furnishings in this building. It's nice that you can see this at no charge.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1

Travelers who viewed First White House of the Confederacy also viewed

 

Been to First White House of the Confederacy? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from First White House of the Confederacy staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?