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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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Great tour

Our tour guide was friendly and very knowledgeable. It was a great experience. They have a lot of original to the house pieces and the rest are period peices.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 31, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 NEW

Our tour guide was friendly and very knowledgeable. It was a great experience. They have a lot of original to the house pieces and the rest are period peices.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

We were welcomed by friendly employees who explained our options.We choose the combo ticket of museum and White House tours. The guide, Michael, was informative, engaging and readily entertained questions. We then proceeded to tour the three floors in the museum.The exhibits were clearly explained in a beautiful setting. The outside courtyard was beautifully landscaped. They had a very nice... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

This was one of the most elegantly set out museums we've ever toured and the absolute best of the Confederate Museums we've visited. The Confederate White House was totally remarkable! Our tour was very amusing thanks to the guide on May 25th who gave us many insights into the Confederate White House History and turnover. The Confederate White House was... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

The Museum was filled with unusual items like outfits of the period and possessions of individual Generals. It gave you a walk thru review of the war from a more southern perspective. There were displays of artillery and original paperwork from the war. Walking thru helped take me back to a different time period and feel their courage in defeat.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

We had a short time to spend in the museum and wanted to capture some history while in Richmond for the weekend. The museum did not disappoint. It was informative and manageable for the short time we had to spend there. We enjoyed the multi-level museum with its various flags and artifacts, and the captions beside the exhibits helped to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

Not a large museum but well done and lovely staff. If you're visiting Richmond it s worth your while.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

Very interesting and informative museum with a totally different view of the Civil War. Found lots of real artifacts, pictures and stories.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

We were planning on visiting the White House of the Confederacy. We found the parking information on the website. They suggest you park in a hospital's parking garage which they will validate. We drove 8 hours and pulled into the parking garage which was full. There were 8 cars in front of us and 5 behind us. We were trapped... More 

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ACWMuseum, Public Relations Manager at The Museum of the Confederacy, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your interest in visiting us and for taking the time to share your thoughts. We are sorry that you were unable to find parking and could not visit the White House. Parking is one of our greatest challenges as an attraction with a busy, downtown location. As we share the visitors deck with the VCU... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

Always been very interested in the civil war and visiting this great museum only enhanced that interest. Many interesting items on display (Robert E. Lee's hat!) and it's guaranteed to expand your knowledge of the war.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

Learned a lot more about the war between the states. You can do a combo tour of the museum and the White House of the Confederacy. Highly recommend doing the combo. Very educational. Also the museum offers parking to visitors as well. Wish we had known about this before walking several blocks so we would not have to move car... More 

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