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White House of the Confederacy

Washington St., Union St., Montgomery, AL 36130
334-242-1861
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Ranked #11 of 37 attractions in Montgomery
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites
Activities: Leisure education, Group tours/walking tour
Description: Built in 1835, this was the home of the Confederacy President, Jefferson Davis.
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Syracuse
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114 reviews 114 reviews
44 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

This is a beautiful home with a lot of original items. Self guided tour and free. I highly recommend this if you are in Montgomery.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

This offers a self guided tour that is very interesting. But the real attraction is the gentleman who welcomes you at the door and gets you ready for your tour. He reenacts civil war battles and is a wealth of stories and information.

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Richmond, Virginia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
13 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

Since I had my dog with me, we did not actually go in. Looks very nice from the outside. So much to see in a small area. Nice area to walk around.

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Kingwood, Texas
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

Very good self guided tour. A DVD is available to watch about the life of Davis. Very informative so allow time to see it. Nice old house and well kept up. One room was being restored but we still could see into it. Many pieces in the house were used by Davis and his wife. The docent was very helpful... More

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Buffalo Grove, Illinois, United States
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3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

loved the tour guides. I love historical homes and this one is nice. They have keep it up very nice and since I haven't been to the south that much I learned some new facts.

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Mission Viejo, California, United States
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42 reviews 42 reviews
20 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

Historical: The First White House served as the home of the only President of the Confederacy; Jefferson Davis, during the spring of 1861. This was Jefferson Davis' home and is dated 1835 and all the furnishings are authentic dating to the 1850's. We tried to tour on June 2, but that happens to be Davis' birthday and is celebrated as... More

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Fort Worth/Dallas, TX
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82 reviews 82 reviews
39 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

This is such an interesting place to see All the furnishings are beautiful and original.....full of history For the most part this is a self guided tour with Free admission There is a very nice gentleman there who starts you off with some background about the house He is very knowledgeable, friendly and professional No flash photography is allowed but... More

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Livingston, Alabama
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37 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

My wife and I stumbled upon this interesting slice of Alabama history on our way to take some photos of the State Capitol. It was a HOT afternoon and the Ac was 100% operational and that was huge plus. You can take the self guided tour with the help of a booklet provided if you like. There are tons of... More

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new jersey
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52 reviews 52 reviews
19 attraction reviews
92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2014

i was so looking forward to seeing the white house(where Jefferson Davis lived for about 5 months until the capital moved to Richmond) - and I wasn't disappointed! of course it was all made better by the wonderful actor who showed you around, and the wonderful curator - Eva Newman! make sure you call for hours - and be prepared... More

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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2014

I visited Montgomery a few days ago. I knew I did not have long until all the museums closed so as a Civil War buff, I simply had the visit the White House of The Confederacy. it is a fairly small, modest building but is well worth a visit. There are a lot of artefacts of the Davis family and... More

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