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The Museum of the Confederacy

1201 E. Clay St., Richmond, VA 23219
855-649-1861
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Ranked #8 of 97 attractions in Richmond
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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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Richmond, Virginia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

The information is well researched and well presented. Displays are nicely put together. The Museum of the Confederacy in the Capitol of the Confederacy should be more comprehensive to my mind. There are several small rooms with display cases full of bits and pieces: bullets and buttons, a couple of mouldering uniforms, some weapons and personal items. Much of it... More

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Richmond, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

I have visited 3 times in the last six years. Last year I took my grandsons, ages 17 & 11. It proved to be worthwhile, even though all the displays are static. The wonderful part of this museum is it is not crowded. You can amble along at your own pace. No replicas here, very interesting looking at so many... More

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Richmond, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

A great place for the civil war buff, right in the heart of Richmond. We have lived in the area for 30 years and only recently visited. There is lots to see, and don't miss the Confederate White house next door.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 NEW

We stopped by while vacationing in D.C. We just happened to be there on Emancipation Day, so we got into the Museum and White House for free! The tour of the White House was absolutely amazing. We've done several historical home and landmark tours before, but this one lets you step back in time like no other. The museum held... More

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Whittier, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

This was my first visit to any civil war museum and I was so impressed with the collection as well as the presentation of them. Don't give up in frustration if you can't find the museum! It is well worth the struggle.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

My family and I truly enjoyed our tour of the White House. Our guide was extremely helpful, informative, and entertaining. In our group there was a very inquisitive child who never ceased to amaze us with the questions she presented. Charles Hibler (our guide) handled each question with enthusiasm and grace...making us all giggle at times. Thank you, Charles, for... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

This is a nice, small museum to the Confederacy. They have some very interesting artifacts, especially ones that are directly linked to Lee, Davis, and Jackson. There are lots of uniforms on display here too. Additionally, they have a nice Civil War gift shop. While you are here, definitely take the time to visit the White House of the Confederacy... More

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Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

I spent an entire day visiting both the Museum and the White House. The guides were extremely knowledgeable and answered all my questions. It was amazing to see Sherman's bowties, apparently only one of two or three that exist. Seeing items that belonged to both the famous generals and the regular soldiers made history come to life. The home front... More

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Annapolis, Maryland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

the museum has plenty of uniforms, a few guns, ,swords, and personal items. the combo ticket allows tour of the Jefferson davis confederate white house. that was a great tour mostly because of the good tour guide, but, the house alone is great too. it has been richly refinished

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Owings Mills, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

This museum has a very extensive collection of Civil War memorabilia, and is housed in an historic building, which fits the period well. I would recommend a tour to anyone interested in our Country's history.

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