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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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Educational and Beyond Interesting!

The American Civil War Museum offers a comprehensive overview of the war and sheds a light on the lives of those involved. Touring the White House of the Confederacy is a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 4, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2015 NEW

The American Civil War Museum offers a comprehensive overview of the war and sheds a light on the lives of those involved. Touring the White House of the Confederacy is a historical treat — a true Richmond gem. The tour opens your eyes to the players who orchestrated the war and the generations of people who are responsible for keeping... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 NEW

We enjoyed this museum tour. The guide was very knowledgeable and enjoyed what he was doing. This attraction in it self is wonderful. However, if you are expecting to go to a restaurant in the general area after touring the house, forget it. There are none within walking distance. Parking in the area is at a premium, as it is... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

I had trouble finding the museum (more about that in a minute), but the museum collection is outstanding with items from both famous and not as famous Confederates. I wish I had more time to examine every display in detail. And the White House is realy something to see. Don't miss it! I parked in the hospital high-rise lot (which... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

I don't think we pay enough attention to this period of time in our nation's history. Such tragedy for all. Our guide was informative and humorous. Well worth the time, tour of the White House of the South and the connecting museum.

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Richmond, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

Very interesting museum and house. Conveniently located downtown, this is a great afternoon trip. We really enjoyed all the exhibits and artifacts. My only compliant is that you can not take pictures inside the house (you can inside the museum).

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

It's a great place to visit if u r interested in history of U.S. Very informative and the staff is excellent. Highly recommend it. Worth the visit .👍👍👍

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Williamsburg, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

The tour guides were very well informed and the tour was extremely interesting. The museum offered new information about the Civil War.

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New York City, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

The Museum and White House of the Confederacy is probably the most important Civil War site that's not a battlefield. The house itself is relatively small and crowded and they don't allow photography inside -- and being a 19th century building, it has no elevator and is not wheelchair-accessible -- but it's still fascinating to see how Jefferson Davis &... More 

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Nashville
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

The museum had many informative exhibits, and well laid out. The staff was polite and helpful, but of course, the highlight was the White House and the tour. We happened to be the first group led by our guide (I so wish I could recall her name), and she gave an excellent presentation. It was helpful in gaining a deeper... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

The museum had some good artifacts. You can make your way through it in about an hour. I've seen better museums. The Confederate White House is the big draw here--make sure you pay the extra ticket price for the tour. It's a guided tour that works its way up 3 floors. Not a complete tour of the house, but it... More 

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