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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 99 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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Williamsburg, Virginia
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58 reviews 58 reviews
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

Well-done history of the building & the Davis family. Knowledgable guides, & great for history buffs.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW via mobile

Get the combined ticket for the White House tour. Interesting little museum with plenty of personal memorabilia regarding the Confederate War. Bit dry for the kids.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

Excellent guide. Completely underrated attraction in the Mid-Atlantic. Of course the Confederate White House is next door and part of the package. You won't be disappointed.

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Chicago, Illinois
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58 attraction reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

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
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

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

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
111 helpful votes 111 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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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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23 reviews 23 reviews
12 attraction reviews
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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33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
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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