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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: Leisure education, Group tours/walking tour
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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interesting collection

A more detailed collection of artifacts than what I expected. Free museums are always worth a visit. This one very much so.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 29, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

A more detailed collection of artifacts than what I expected. Free museums are always worth a visit. This one very much so.

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Tampa, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

what a treasure for historical tourists. This is a must see. Especially if you are interested in life in the 1860s, antiques or Americcan history

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Wetumpka, Alabama
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Beautiful exhibits. Lovely quilts. Very well preserved historical home. I am so glad this is here for people to observe.

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Wethersfield, Connecticut, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

The southern view of what might have been history if the South had won the Civil War. It it's own right it is a beautiful collection of Southern memorabilia.

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Jersey City, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Admission is free and there was plenty of street parking. The building is beautiful, full of history and has a lot to offer, BUT the self guided tour is not well designed (not to mention the second parlor is under renovations, so they placed additional furniture all over making the presentation unappealing.) While many items are labeled (with small labels),... More 

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montgomery
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

It is amazing that this huge piece of history is so well preserved and so easily accessible. From the moment you step through the front door, you are transported back to the Civil War era. Though this is a self guided tour, both times that I have taken my out of town guests there, there was a docent available who... More 

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South Florida, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 373 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

Beautiful and historic house right near the Civil Rights Memorial and near the Capitol. I highly recommend this area - there's a lot of history, and the area is very well-kept and friendly. I didn't go into this house, because it was already closed - but next time I will.

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Concord, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

A trip back in time to the place where the Jefferson Davis family lived is an interesting look at life in the Civil War era. Many artifacts are well preserved in the house and the rooms give a feel for life lived in the times. The tour is self guided and there is no charge for admission. Worth seeing.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

If you can only see one thing in Montgomery - this would be it. An enchanting collection giving a good insight to the Confederacy as well President Davis and the First Family. The right balance of details to engage both Civil War buff and those who are just curious about US history.

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Elk River, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

its a self guided tour and was well kept. again lots of history. easy to find and close to other civil rights points of interest. worth a stop.

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