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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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8:00 am - 4:30 pm
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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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History at your fingertips

So much history packed into a small house. We met personally with one of the historical docents (Ella) and she was so helpful giving us all kinds of background information and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 27, 2015
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San Francisco, California
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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

So much history packed into a small house. We met personally with one of the historical docents (Ella) and she was so helpful giving us all kinds of background information and tidbits of history. I would go again just to revisit this historical landmark.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

This place was very interesting. We where so glad that we made time to see this, we love history and this place was fun to see!

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Tucson, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

We enjoyed our stop here to learn a bit more about the confederacy and the lives of Jefferson Davis and his family. Beautiful selection of period style furnishings and portraits. The staff were very hospitable and shared their views with us. You can get a new perspective when you ask people about events. Here, you'll get a different story than... More 

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West Yorkshire
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

Called in just before 1.00 and waited on porch. Closes at 12.00 for a lunch hour. The house, where Jefferson Davis lived for part of his life, was moved from it's original position downtown. The building is not large but has plenty of exhibits, only the downstairs was available and the place was a bit dark but interesting. Gave you... More 

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Atchison, Kansas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

We visited to fill time till the tour started at the State Capital. There is no charge. Not really a lot to see but a piece of history that has been saved. It was interesting. We had just visited Jefferson Davis' home in Biloxi and this tied things together.

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Alabama
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

This is an unusual historical connection which I am glad to see has been preserved. It is not a standard house museum, and more of a traditional museum that captures the tumultuous era when Montgomery was the capital of the Confederacy. Worth a visit for anyone who is interested in American history.

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Tampa, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

We enjoyed walking through and seeing how the home was decorated and reading about the history of the time the Confederate White House was located here. No charge.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

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

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Washington, DC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

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 

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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.

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