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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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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.
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Girl Scout trip to Montgomery

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
Terrie C
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Thorsby, Alabama, United States
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Thorsby, Alabama, United States
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99 reviews 99 reviews
52 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

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.

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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015 NEW

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 

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30 reviews 30 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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 

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Dallas, Texas
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137 reviews 137 reviews
100 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 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 

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Boca Raton, Florida
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736 reviews 736 reviews
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303 helpful votes 303 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.

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Ohio
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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.

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Cottage Grove, Minnesota
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35 reviews 35 reviews
8 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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.

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Kennewick
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58 reviews 58 reviews
23 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

This house was interesting. It had a very informative pamphlet to use when you did a self guided tour. It is free and well worth some time to tour.

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France
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42 reviews 42 reviews
25 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

A nice old house with some interesting artefacts and history but nothing very special. A warm welcome though.

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USA
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73 reviews 73 reviews
16 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

When I took the tour a lot of the furniture and rooms were roped off so you really couldn't get that close to stuff. In addition, it just looked like a regular house with big furniture.

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