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The Museum of the Confederacy

1201 E. Clay St., Richmond, VA 23219
+1 804-649-1861
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Ranked #11 of 102 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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New York City, New York
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18 reviews 18 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

This museum was interesting. A lot to read and quite a few videos to get through. If your looking to waste a few hours you should check it out. Had to go to the bar for a few drinks after this outing.

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trieste
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27 reviews 27 reviews
9 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

A good part of the past of Richmond is when was the Capital of Confederacy and this museum is THE one which bring you inside the war, the flags, the generals, the militias ,the poor and the rich people, the braves . Park at VCU , validate ticket at museum and think about the absolute importance of this war for... More

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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28 reviews 28 reviews
16 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

This museum is put together very well. The items on display are amazing and are set up in a good flow for visiting. The Confederate White House was worth seeing as well. To be able to see that part of history as it was back during the Civil War was very interesting and our guide was amazing in his knowledge.... More

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Pueblo, Colorado
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89 reviews 89 reviews
10 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

This well done museum chronicles the Civil War with photos, artifacts and nicely written historical accounts of all the battles. Parking on the street is impossible, so as you're coming up Clay street, be sure to take a left into the large parking lot that services the hospital also. The museum will validate the parking, so it's free to you.... More

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Carlisle, Pennsylvania
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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW via mobile

We had a great time at the Museum of the Confederacy. We parked at the VCU Hospital (free parking on weekends) and a short walk (one block) the museum. So, if you want to park close by, park there. We got the combo ticket the take the 40 minute tour of the Confederate White House (no pictures inside). The Gettysburg... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

This museum was very interesting. I would definitely tell anyone visiting Richmond to go! Very well planned layout of the items on display.

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Carlingford, Australia
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29 reviews 29 reviews
14 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014 NEW

For vistors who know nothing of the Civil War this gave a very interesting picture. The artifacts were well described, the tour of the Confederate White House next door is a must to include and get the whole confederate picture.

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Lynchburg, Virginia
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36 reviews 36 reviews
15 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Definitely worth the trouble of finding parking around the constantly expanding University hospital. Great exhibit of artifacts, i.e. uniforms, guns, personal effects. Do add the tour of the Confederate "White House". Our guide knew so much about the house, its contents and the entire Davis family, not to mention Civil War in general. Also, it's a very short walk to... More

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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21 reviews 21 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Was here over the weekend. If you are way into the history of the Civil War this is the place for you! Not only are there artifacts within the museum, there is also, included in your admission, that by the way offers a AAA discount, a tour of the home that served Jefferson Davis during the War. We learned so... More

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Jeannette, Pennsylvania
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25 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Some difficulty locating the Museum/White House since signage is not very good at all and the whole thing is sort of tucked in the University campus area. I found the museum to have some great artifacts and displays, but the tour of the house was much better. The guide was knowledgeable and explained different aspects of the Davis' family life... More

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