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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 #9 of 81 Attractions in Richmond
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, History Museums, Military Museums, Museums
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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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Fort Worth, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014 NEW

Excellent & informative but not overwhelming. The chronological exhibit order makes the battles easier to understand & remember. While not as physically impressive as newer, up-dated museums, it has exceptional artifacts rarely seen. Extremely low-cost audio guides are available. Senior discount. Extensive, reasonable museum store. No coat check, but we hung our outerwear on a lobby rack in view of... More

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Long Island, N.Y.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014 NEW

Love this place. Parking in the lot next door is not as bad as people say and they validate your ticket at the museum. If you like history this is a must see in town.

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Cambridge, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014 NEW

Had a great, well-informed guide for 45 minute tour of the house. A must-see while in Richmond. You can get a combo ticket to the Museum next door.

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Darien
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

Take the guided tour in the White House. Call in advance ask for Sergeant-Major Haymes. He is one of the most knowledgeable and engaging guides that I have had the pleasure of meeting. The White House has an amazing collection of personal items from the Davis family. Mr. Haymes spins many tales of the family during the War and to... More

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Columbus, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

Every time I visit Richmond, I stop and visit this great place! The staff are very friendly and helpful. The White House is a remarkable landmark and very well preserved. The gift shop has a large collection of cool gifts. Good luck to the retiring CSM tour guide!

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Warsaw, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

If you're intio the History of the Civil War, you will LOVE this place. You will also enjoy the tour of the White House of the Confederacy. But keep in mind: The location- in Modern Day Richmond- NOT SO MUCH.We parked the the parking Deck of MCV/VCU Hospital..and prayed he did not get mugged in Downtown Richmond. Been there /done... More

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

I was expecting more artifacts and stories from the Civil War and that was not the case. They did have a decent amount of artifacts on the first floor with general information on a specific battles. The second floor showed clothes from that era and the third floor was flags from the war. I did not do the confederate white... More

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Interlochen
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

Very well done- and very informative! All of the items in the museum are original and they have some of the coolest things!

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

Terrific memorabilia from the war and informative displays. Unfortunately Jeff Davis' sword has been moved to Appomattox so no longer on display. Included in the entry fee is a guided tour of the Southern White House where Jeff Davis and family resided during part of the war

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

I've been to the national civil war museum in Harrisburg PA - this confederate museum did not disappoint. Comprehensive history of the civil war - with the focus on the south. Lots of detail and excellent artifacts everywhere; truly fascinating. The confederate white house was the highlight for me, very well maintained and the tour guides are very informative -... More

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