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The Museum of the Confederacy

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Address: 1201 E. Clay St., Richmond, VA 23219
Phone Number: +1 804-649-1861
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Description: The Museum of the Confederacy is located in Richmond, Virginia. The museum...
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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An amazing journey through famous Civil War battles

The Museum of the Confederacy in Richmond has some of the best Civil War memorabilia and artifacts. Some of the battlefield art collections are one of a kind and they carry a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 17, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 NEW

The Museum of the Confederacy in Richmond has some of the best Civil War memorabilia and artifacts. Some of the battlefield art collections are one of a kind and they carry a fine collection of uniforms, weapons and other rare items. Once you start viewing the battle scenes and reading the short stories you wonder why the battle was fought... More 

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Old Greenwich, Connecticut
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015 NEW

Loaded with detailed information, items to view and special exhibits that let you better understand what went on in the Civil War. The neighborhood is worth exploring too for its old houses.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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25 reviews 25 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

We learned a lot about what life was like here during the Civil War. Even our often less than enthusiastic teens stayed engaged.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

I went with my kids and found the staff very nice and the tour guide at the white house tour very knowledgeable. We realy had a good time.

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Hillsdale, New York, United States
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41 reviews 41 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

There is no mention of slavery or other unpleasantness. No messy underlying reasons for any conflict but the section of the museum dedicated to the impact on the non-combatants was informative and had relevance for today with all the global conflicts. The display of flags was very interesting and there were some beautiful swords, uniforms and other battlefield mementos that... More 

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

Great place to see the Civil War through the eyes of the South. Some great artefacts which give a real feel for how it was. All that and it's free.

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Chesterfield, Virginia
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14 reviews 14 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

I thought this was something to see when visiting Richmond for the first time and I was right. It took me back to how people lived in the days of the Civil War. Complete with stories of the child who fell to his death during the Davis' presidency. It was a reminder of those dark days that plagued our nation... More 

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Point Pleasant Beach, New Jersey
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

I liked the tour guide at the Confederate White House. His passon was contagious and more than held his own with a couple of Civil War scholars on the tour. What I didn't like was that this very historic site is now literally in the shadow of a high rise hospital, adjacent to the Emergeny Room.

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Wilmington, NC
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

Lots of uniforms in display cases and many different flags. Exhibits highlight soldiers and officers with Virginia connections. Many of the descriptions had a defined viewpoint.

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Whittier, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

Tough to get to. Tougher to find parking. Once you do though, it's plenty worthwhile. A good collection of flags and individual items owned by Generals in the war with an excellent collection of guidons. Make sure you include the visit to the White House of the Confederacy. A nice trip back through time to reflect on what it must... More 

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