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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 #15 of 60 things to do in Montgomery
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic sites, Sights & Landmarks
Activities: Leisure education, Group tours/walking tour
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: Leisure education, Group tours/walking tour
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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Kennewick
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57 reviews 57 reviews
23 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 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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72 reviews 72 reviews
16 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 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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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

Overnight stay in Montgomery Alabama. Decided to take time out for a few attractions. This being 1 of them. Very interesting as part of history. Self guided, so not able to ask questions but it, for the most part, is definitely about the past history. Nice stop. Free admission also but don't go between 12 to 1. Closed for Lunch!

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

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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150 reviews 150 reviews
41 attraction reviews
68 helpful votes 68 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
11 helpful votes 11 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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100 attraction reviews
100 helpful votes 100 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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