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The Museum of the Confederacy

Address: 1201 E. Clay St., Richmond, VA 23219
Phone Number: +1 804-649-1861
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Ranked #9 of 159 things to do in Richmond
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: History museums, Historic sites, Military museums, Sights & Landmarks, Museums
Owner description: The Museum of the Confederacy is located in Richmond, Virginia. The museum includes the former...
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Type: History museums, Historic sites, Military museums, Sights & Landmarks, Museums
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Owner description: 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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Emory, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

Wonderful history, the tour of the White House and mansion was very informative ! Gift shop a little pricey, but the museum was well worth every penny !

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Richmond, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 NEW

We visited both the museum and the house. The house is very well maintained and the staff is very knowledgeable. We were told the story of the house, the Davis family, those that worked in the house, and those that visited, it's very interesting to see things that have never left the house, such as the statues in the entrance.... More 

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Richmond, Virginia, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

The Museum of The Confederacy offers a brilliant collection of Confederate artifacts from battle flags to sabers and uniforms. It actually compromises three sites at three nearby locations-the other two being the White House of the Confederacy-home of Jefferson Davis, and Tredegar Iron Works. The first two are almost adjacent and the Iron Works a walk or short ride. Cannot... More 

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Richmond, Virginia, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Interesting collection of history of the confederacy. Good history lesson to be had with numerous campaign flags and uniforms from the Civil War. Discussion of the elements that lead to the Civil War beyond slavery.

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Richmond, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

This wonderful museum is being swallowed up by construction around it - it would really be a shame if it were moved as this is a large historical place. Anyone with any interest in both Virginia and US history should make a huge effort to visit this wonderful house. Not only is the house full of history, what remains of... More 

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Slanesville
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

The collection is extensive and very complete. You should take the time to read all the information available in the displays. You will come away smarted about the CSA and their officers. Walk slow, absorb the information.

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Schenectady, New York
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

Again, like the Hollywood Cemetery, if you want to visit anyplace in Richmond that has a connection to the War Between the States, this is one of them.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

This is a educational well done museum that has the home of the south president restored. I did not know prior to the visit that there were 2 presidents living in white houses at the same time.... Go visit. Great staff and free parking.

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Lutherville, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Pleasantly surprised by this museum. We thought it gave a fair representation of the Civil War time line and how life was like in the south during the war. Exhibits were clearly marked and most interesting. We loved the docent tour of the Confederate White House and found the guide most knowledgeable.

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Richmond, Virginia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

As others have said, parking can be seriously problematic, but can park in the VCU Medical Center parking garage. Modern building with elevator. Non-Southerner impression: if we keep re-enacting the war, we might win this time! The museum was mainly loosely related collections of stuff which was, at least, authentic. If I had to pay the full entry fee for... More 

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