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First White House of the Confederacy

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Address: 644 Washington Ave, Montgomery, AL 36104
Phone Number: 334-242-1861
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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.

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Beautiful home with fabulous artifacts and history

We had visited Beauvoir~Jefferson Davis Home and Presidential Library so it was fitting to make a stop here. It is a self guided tour with no admission fee (you can make a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
TexansFan2011
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Houston Texas
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Houston Texas
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53 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We had visited Beauvoir~Jefferson Davis Home and Presidential Library so it was fitting to make a stop here. It is a self guided tour with no admission fee (you can make a donation). We spent about an hour touring the home. You can take pictures and there is a small little gift shop. There is a lot of history in... More 

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were greeted at the door by a very friendly lady as we walked inside. She gave us a few rules, a little history and lent us a readable guide follow along as we went room to room. The guide had all the history of the home and all the artifacts inside. We enjoyed looking and learning all about President... More 

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Okemos, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I toured the First White House of the Confederacy. We were impressed with the number of items on display that belonged to Jefferson Davis, his wife and family. House and contents in perfect condition. Well worth the time to visit and see an important piece of American history.

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Malvern, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a wonderful look at Davis' life as the president of the Confederacy. There were many pieces owned by the family as well as other pieces of the time period. A room upstairs is devoted to letters, awards, Civil War artifacts and personal items. This was the most interesting part of the home, I thought. The tour guide was... More 

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Thank NWRob
Vonore, Tennessee
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Montgomery has many interesting places to visit. It has both Civil Rights and Civil War museums and stops. Both are thoughtfully represented--this from a transplanted "Yankee." The house is actually quite deep, so it is much larger than it appears from the front. The tour is self-guided with a booklet. There is no admission fee. The rooms are beautifully furnished,... More 

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Dothan, Alabama
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A stone's throw from the State Capitol, Jefferson Davis' "Whitehouse" contains much original furniture, many artifacts, a small gift shop, and helpful staff. Depending upon one's interest, a visitor could walk through in a few minutes, or take several hours to peruse the many letters, documents and other historical items. We spent about an hour there. My only concern was... More 

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Mobile al
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Informed and amicable guides. Interesting piece of history. A nice look into the era. Reasonable price to tour the house.

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Thank WESTWOOD59
Asheville, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was a very interesting stop on our tour of Montgomery. The items that were saved from the Civil War and Jefferson Davis and friends were worth the visit.

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Naperville, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Was able to spend some time walking around the house and learning about Jefferson Davis. A very complicated man. The staff was very, very nice and told us everything we were interested in learning. There are some amazing personal effects that you can see relating to American history.

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Thank mja1982
Hollywood, Alabama
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The First White House of the Confederacy was a pretty building inside and out. The door greeter was a sweet lady with a foreign accent. The offered us self guided tour books that we used to walk through the home. It had mostly original furnishings and elegant décor. The lady in the gift shop was super friendly! The house was... More 

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