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The Museum of the Confederacy

1201 E. Clay St., Richmond, VA 23219
+1 804-649-1861
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Ranked #12 of 104 Attractions in Richmond
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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Toowoomba, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

Coming from Australia it was wonderful to see where the War started and sad as well to see the young men all gone

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Phoenix, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

This was a great museum to see. The facts from the confederacy side were given, the exhibits were displayed nicely, and showed how things were for the southern states. Most impressive is the jewelry made out of old buttons from the different uniforms. Combine this with the Confederate White House Tour and 3 hours goes by quickly. Worth a look.

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

I am not a student of the Civil War, and I was impressed beyond my own expectations. There are actual uniforms the soldiers wore, some containing bullet holes! Robert E. Lee's actual battlefield tent is there, set up and containing his desk and belongings. Many photos, artifacts, battle flags, artillery, ammunition, and more are on display. I have no idea... More

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Frederick, Maryland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

A little disappointed with the contents o this museum. Being the museum of the Confederacy, I expected more displays and artifacts. It was pretty sparse and outdated compared to other Civil War museums. And the parking situation...good luck!

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Minneapolis, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

Quite interesting, our tour of the Confederate White House was excellent with a tour guide that was genuinely interested in and knowledgeable about the Confederacy and the Jeffersons.

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Richmond, Virginia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

One of the first places we went after moving here. It's good if you enjoy civil war history. Some of it is guided and some is at your leisure. You can park nearby or in the parking deck of the hospital. That garage cost though. You can try to get your ticket stamped (as a visitor to the hospital) and... More

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Charleston, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

My family and I were traveling north for SC and stopped in Richmond for a couple of nights. The tour of the White House of the Confederacy was fascinating and the museum had a large amount of information and memorabilia. Definitely worth seeing!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

This was my second time in twenty-five years that I toured both the Museum of the Confederacy and the White House of the Confederacy and they have updated the exhibits with easy-to-read captions. Validated parking at an adjacent garage makes it an easy and economical visit. We bought the Civil War Pass that gets you into the Museum, White House,... More

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Olympia, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

The purpose of our brief stop in Richmond was to visit this museum and Confederate White House next door. The three stories of the museum are full of personal possessions from the men who fought in the war, many belonging to the Confederate war heroes themselves, as well as just the right amount of background information. One highlight was a... More

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Rome, New York, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

The Museum of the Confederacy is a must see if you want the rest of the story concerning the civil War. Fabulous exhibits including a Flags of Gettysburg exhibit that brings the battle to life. A $15 fee includes a tour of Jefferson and Varina Davis's home. This fascinating tour takes you through the Confederate White House room by room... More

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