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The Museum of the Confederacy

1201 E. Clay St., Richmond, VA 23219
855-649-1861
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Ranked #9 of 98 attractions in Richmond
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: History Museums, Historic Sites, Military Museums, Museums
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... more » 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. « less
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Chicago, Illinois
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57 attraction reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

Museum and the Jefferson Davis house (White House) are next to each other. Parking is free in the adjacent lot with validation if you can find a spot. We could not. We valet parked with the VCU hospital a block away for $5. Enjoyed the museum exhibits and the guided tour of the White House. There is an awful lot... More

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Powhatan, Virginia
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25 reviews 25 reviews
11 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW

This museum is a great place to visit. The history of the war of Northern aggression is so important to understand especially with all the turmoil in this country now. The amount of history held in such a downtown Richmond is a surprise. It is worth the cost to visit the museum as well as the White House of the... More

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Mountainside, New Jersey
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46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014 NEW

If you buy a ticket to the Museum you can also view the White House of the Confederacy which is more interesting. Take the tour and see how Jeff Davis and his family lived. The guide is full of information and amusing stories. The house has many original furnishing.

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York england
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22 attraction reviews
110 helpful votes 110 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

spent quite sometime here looking at all the history connecting to the civil war & a visit to the white house is a must. The guide was such a headfull of facts and dates and the whole place was just so worth the visit with a lot to take in in such a short space of time. Good value

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Jackson, New Jersey
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36 reviews 36 reviews
12 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

If you want learn more about the Civil War this is a good place. Part of the museum is the White House of the Confederacy where Jefferson Davis and his family lived. It is well-preserved. The docent was very informative and told a bit of history in each part of the house. You will learn that one of Jefferson Davis'... More

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Indiana
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44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

This one of the best civil war museums I have been to, and I have seen more than my share. They have a very extensive collection focusing completely on the Confederacy. Including many personal possessions of southern heroes JEB Stuart, Robert E Lee and Stonewall Jackson, also included are average soldiers uniforms, possessions, and weapons, as well as civilian artifacts... More

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Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014 via mobile

We had several free hours this morning and decided to check out this museum. We have been to RVA many times, but never "played tourist." It was thoroughly enjoying. We first took a guided tour of the Confederate White House, which took about 45 minutes. The guide was extremely knowledgeable and humorous. We then took a self-guided tour of the... More

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Toledo, Ohio
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32 reviews 32 reviews
18 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Lots of uniforms, firearms and history. Be sure to take the tour of the Southern White House next door. This place is hard to find. It's in the middle of the big hospital complex.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

I was looking forward to visiting this museum while planning my trip to Richmond. Very well done museum, great exhibits. Definitely should see the White House of the Confederacy as well, it's located next door. Plenty of parking available in the hospital parking lot located adjacent to the museums.

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Gainesville, GA
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

I feel like the museum and White House of the Confederacy tour offered an abundance of history and information. The only reason I gave it 4 stars instead of 5 is the cost of the tour and museum. I found it to be slightly on the high side being $15 for adults.

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