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First White House of the Confederacy

Address: 644 Washington Ave, Montgomery, AL 36104
Phone Number: 334-242-1861
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Ranked #12 of 32 Attractions in Montgomery
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Sights & Landmarks
Activities: Group tours/walking tour, Leisure education
Owner description: Built in 1835, this was the home of the Confederacy President, Jefferson Davis.
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Type: Historic Sites, Sights & Landmarks
Activities: Group tours/walking tour, Leisure education
Hours:
Mon - Fri 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Sat 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Owner description: Built in 1835, this was the home of the Confederacy President, Jefferson Davis.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW

Pretty boring house with not an awful lot to see, it's a nice property outside, just wasn't enthralled with the contents.

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Talladega, Alabama
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41 attraction reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

As others have stated, it was amazing how much of the Davis' furniture and belongings they have accumulated for display. Gave a great idea of what the house was like when they lived there. A lot of information on that time period in US history. No charge, but donations are welcome. Located next to the museum and across from the... More 

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Sarasota, Florida, United States
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11 reviews 11 reviews
10 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

Mr. Howard is so awesome. I can't even explain to you how awesome he is. As for the house, WOW!!! is about all I can say. I was really amazed that the former 1st lady Mrs. Jefferson Davis donated all of President Davis's original stuff back. That is what makes history special.

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Orland Park, Illinois
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116 reviews 116 reviews
100 attraction reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

I parked next to the First White House of the Confederacy for my visit to the Alabama State Capitol building. Entry to the First White House is free. I was greeted by a woman who gave me a self-guided tour book. She offered to answer any questions and told me that photography without a flash was permitted throughout the site.... More 

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Montgomery
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83 reviews 83 reviews
11 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

While this is a wonderful example of Civil War history, it's jut too bad that they had to move it from its original location. Still a great place to visit and well restored to its glory.

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Edmonton, Canada
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

This is a great home to see and look at all the interesting items from days long ago. http://www.firstwhitehouse.org/ The website says it is handicap access able which is great as there is a very long staircase to the second floor. So its best to check if its operating when you plan on going to visit. The added bonus is... More 

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HONOLULU
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29 reviews 29 reviews
14 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

There were so many items to look at and the laid backness of the whole area made this one great stop for history.

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Spruce Grove, Canada
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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

If you visit or live in Montgomery Alabama the First White House of the Confederacy is a must see. The tours are self-guided and you can spend as much time as you feel you need to take in all the historic items in the house. It is truly a part of history that you will not be sorry that you... More 

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Houston
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139 reviews 139 reviews
82 attraction reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

Elegant old home with beautiful pieces of furniture. Unfortunately some of the artifacts could only be seen from a distance but you still get a sense of what it was like to live at that house.

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globeseeker007
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

This is a historic old home in which Jefferson Davis, president of the Confederacy, once lived. There are rooms which contain furniture from the midddle of the 19th century. However, the rooms have a rope across and one cannot go inside. There is no admission charge to tour this place.

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