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The Museum of the Confederacy

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Address: 1201 E. Clay St., Richmond, VA 23219
Phone Number: +1 804-649-1861
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Description: The Museum of the Confederacy is located in Richmond, Virginia. The museum...
The Museum of the Confederacy is located in Richmond, Virginia. The museum includes the former White House of the Confederacy and maintains a comprehensive collection of artifacts, manuscripts and photographs from the Confederate States of America and the American Civil War (1861–1865). Learn about the leaders of the Confederacy like Jefferson Davis and Robert E. Lee through stories told with their own personal belongings. The Museum also features exhibits focusing on the common soldier and life on the homefront.
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Virginia Commonwealth University Medical Center swallows up the museum!

I liked the tour guide at the Confederate White House. His passon was contagious and more than held his own with a couple of Civil War scholars on the tour. What I didn't like was... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed March 27, 2015
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Point Pleasant Beach, New Jersey
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Point Pleasant Beach, New Jersey
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

I liked the tour guide at the Confederate White House. His passon was contagious and more than held his own with a couple of Civil War scholars on the tour. What I didn't like was that this very historic site is now literally in the shadow of a high rise hospital, adjacent to the Emergeny Room.

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Wilmington, NC
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43 reviews 43 reviews
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

Lots of uniforms in display cases and many different flags. Exhibits highlight soldiers and officers with Virginia connections. Many of the descriptions had a defined viewpoint.

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Whittier, California
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27 reviews 27 reviews
3 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 NEW

Tough to get to. Tougher to find parking. Once you do though, it's plenty worthwhile. A good collection of flags and individual items owned by Generals in the war with an excellent collection of guidons. Make sure you include the visit to the White House of the Confederacy. A nice trip back through time to reflect on what it must... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015 via mobile

very old museum . it seems like they tried their best but not very interesting. not many visitors so I felt lonely and like in a dead museum . some music might help to give more living .

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Rockville, Maryland
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14 reviews 14 reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

An interestig overview of the history of the Civil War, without passing judgement on the differing views.

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Richmond, Virginia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

The museum has a large collection of weapons and relics from the Civil War as well as being located steps from the White House of the Confederacy. Downside-Parking. The museum is literally buried under VCU Hospital.

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Boston
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

This place treads lightly on anything controversial - don't expect much in the way of analysis or soul-searching. It does, however, feature a fine collection of Confederate soldier and officer coats - as well as swords, flags, canteens, and other artifacts. So if that sounds like your cup of tea, this place is for you. It's a small museum on... More 

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Boston
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

The museum is just ok but since we saw Confederate President Jefferson Davis' White House next door I gave the attraction a total of 3 stars. If we had seen just the museum then we would have been bored so I would highly recommend that you see both. Our tour guide for the White House was great - he had... More 

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Flint, Michigan
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

My issue is with the lack of info on WHY the war was fought. There is no mention of slavery or Lincoln. We also visited the "White House" and listened to the glory of the racists Davis, Lee and Jackson. This history of the Confederacy was too sympathetic. The book section of the gift store had one small section tucked... More 

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

Comprehensive museum next door to the Confederate White house, good displays and exhibits in both the military and civilian lives in this lost cause.

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