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The Museum and White House of the Confederacy

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Address: 1201 E. Clay Street, Richmond, VA 23219
Phone Number: +1 804-649-1861
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Description: The White House and Museum of the Confederacy are located in downtown...
The White House and Museum of the Confederacy are located in downtown Richmond's historic Court End neighborhood, just a few blocks from Capitol Square. Guided tours of Jefferson Davis' executive mansion leave from the Museum lobby throughout the day and typically last around 45 minutes. Three floors of exhibits in the Museum chronicle the war years through the personal belongings of Confederate leaders like Robert E. Lee as well as those of common soldiers and citizens on the homefront.
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Cannot say enough good things about the museum, but more so about the tour of the Confederate White House. Our guide, retired Sgt.Major Haymes, was an incredible font of... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 30, 2015
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Tampa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

Cannot say enough good things about the museum, but more so about the tour of the Confederate White House. Our guide, retired Sgt.Major Haymes, was an incredible font of information, and a gifted storyteller. He enlightened our group on the biography of Jefferson Davis and his family, and how the people of the Confederacy and of the Union were so... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

The White House is well preserved, and on the 45-minute tour, the docent did a nice job of explaining the history of the house, especially during the War, and of the Davis family. The museum took us about an hour. It walks you through a timeline of the War, explaining the characters and conflicts. There is a display of Confederate... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

Tucked in the middle of the Medical University- visited with children (8 & 10) - entire family enjoyed the house tour. Unfortunately we only got to spend 20 in the museum but what we saw we liked. A must see location if you in the Richmond area. One downside is you can't take pictures/video in the house.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 463 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

Thought we might skip this location of the MoTC because we'd seen the branch of it out at Appomattox. VERY glad we didn't! After struggling they the gnarly city traffic To get a Parkin spot in the nearby garage, (the Museum and Confederate White House are just about gobbled up by the hospital. Hence they have a combo parking area),... More 

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Lee's Summit, Missouri
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Great museums for anyone interested in such a critical timeframe. Tour leaders make it come alive as do the touches like many real artifacts

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Waverly, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Museum was great but the tour of the Confederate White house was outstanding! Tour guide was great and answered every question fired at him. A good place to take children to teach them history!

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Denver, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

The Museum of the Confederacy and White House is neat way to spend 2-3hours while in Richmond. The museum has some interesting artifacts (e.g. weaponry, uniforms, various types of gears), some model replicas of CSA naval vessels, and timeline of how the war went for the CSA and the experiences from battlefield victories to starvation riots due to southern cites... More 

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Troutville, Virginia
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

This is one of the most historically correct places I have visited. Where most sites will have a chair of the period, this site has the actual chairs used in the White House. It has been preserved and is presented with complete historic accuracy. Amazing! We are so fortunate to have this historic gem just as it was, a perfect... More 

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Durham, NC
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

This was a nice museum, although it was more sympathetic to the Confederacy than I would have expected. There is an entire room dedicated to different Confederate flags. The White House of the Confederacy is the real prize here, it was a very interesting tour and a nice insight into the life of Jefferson Davis and his family. The house... More 

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

DO NOT WASTE YOUR MONEY. It is a museum's responsibility to present a multifaceted view of the history represented by its artifacts and commentary. THIS MUSEUM ONLY REPRESENTS HISTORY FROM ONE PERSPECTIVE: largely that of the South's antebellum landowning class and the confederate generals. Although an entire room was dedicated to the confederate flag's display over the years, the museum... More 

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Additional Information about The Museum and White House of the Confederacy

Address: 1201 E. Clay Street, Richmond, VA 23219
Phone Number: +1 804-649-1861
Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Richmond
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 10 - 10

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