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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 #12 of 87 Attractions in Richmond
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, History Museums, 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: Historic Sites, History Museums, 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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Lutherville, Maryland
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
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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57 reviews 57 reviews
5 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
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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Charleston, South Carolina
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9 reviews 9 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

The house is historic though most of furniture is not original to Jeff. Davis home. The museum behind the house is exceptional in content of the period in Richmond. Interesting bits --A Davis son fell off the back porch & was fatally injured; Lincoln was photographed sitting in rocker on front porch after the fall of Richmond in 1865. Insight... More 

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Ponce, Puerto Rico
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44 reviews 44 reviews
19 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

The museum is small but it has a collection of artfacts used by some of the most important persons of the confederacy. Mos impressive is the camp tent of Gen. Lee. Also the collection of firearms and equipment used during the war. The museum is well kept and well design.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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66 reviews 66 reviews
16 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

Combo admission for $15 to visit the museum and tour the confederate White House. Self guided tour of the museum and a 45 minute narrated tour of the house where President Jefferson Davis lived from 1861-1865. There is an elevator in the museum, but be prepared to climb a steep spiral staircase while touring the house. Street parking is hit... More 

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Great Neck, New York
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25 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

It is a beautiful house in downtown Richmond, our tour guide was excellent, The House itself is in amazing condition.

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014 via mobile

To the non Native American this museum provided great insight into the civil war and detail on the actual battles. Thoroughly enjoyable and well worth the visit.

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West Palm Beach
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

Rainy day in Richmond wisely spent touring this museum. We bought tickets to the museum and the White House (President of Confederacy Davis lived there). First, the tour of the White House is guided; beautifully restored and informative docent that answered all the questions of an inquisitive 10 year old. The museum itself has 3 floors that trace chronologically the... More 

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Halifax
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31 reviews 31 reviews
9 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

Enjoyed walking through the white house of the confederacy. The museum was interesting, I found some of displays on slavery very heart wrenching.

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Jacksonville, Florida
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67 reviews 67 reviews
7 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

The white house is well furnished even though most aren't original. Unfortunately the entire neighborhood is dominated by VCU medical center, making it hard to find the house and museum and removing much of the atmosphere. The museum mostly has some uniforms and a limited number of weapons, not too impressive.

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