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The White House and Museum of the Confederacy

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Address: 1201 E. Clay Street, Richmond, VA 23219
Phone Number: +1 804-649-1861
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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The White House and Museum of the Confederacy are located in downtown...

The White House and Museum of the Confederacy are located in downtown Richmond's historic Court End neighborhood, just a few blocks from Capitol Square. Guided tours of Jefferson Davis' executive mansion leave from the Museum lobby throughout the day and typically last around 45 minutes. Three floors of exhibits in the Museum chronicle the war years through the personal belongings of Confederate leaders like Robert E. Lee as well as those of common soldiers and citizens on the homefront.

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Confederate White House and Museum

I am a bit of a military buff and love American History. I found the White House to be fascinating with most of it's original furnishings. The guide was very knowledgable not only... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
Marvin R
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Greater Cincinnati
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Greater Cincinnati
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I am a bit of a military buff and love American History. I found the White House to be fascinating with most of it's original furnishings. The guide was very knowledgable not only of the house and contents but of Jefferson Davis and his family and daily activities. Stories of those he dealt with such as generals, ect. The museum... More 

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Richmond, VA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I took visiting relatives to see the White House of the Confederacy and we found it informative and interesting. The guide was knowledgeable and pleasant. We have so much history here in Virginia and visitors and residents alike should take advantage of opportunities to learn more about our country and why things happened the way they did.

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

As a military history buff I was fascinated to learn not only that this was the confederacy HQ but also the White House of the southern states. The history of the American civil war is well presented offering a greater insight into life in the south, the leaders, characters and men who fought the battles. An amazing revelation.

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Chicago, IL
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were lucky to stop on the weekend when parking in the hospital parking garage was free and was only a block from the museum. We started our tour in the museum. There were a lot of old flags, confederate uniforms and other artifacts from confederate soldiers. There were also many maps displaying the progress of the civil war. There... More 

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Richmond, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Visitors are allowed to wander through the museum. The White House has a guide and I learned quite a bit from listening to him/her. Richmond is full of history at every turn.

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Thank HikerGirl48
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Absolutely worth visiting . .. spectacular grounds and landscaping. Amazing statuary around the buildings full of history. Stopped in a couple of times and would pay it a visit again.

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Thank CarolynMcI
Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2016 via mobile

What a great way to relive history. The house is so lovely. If those walls could talk! So glad this piece of history was saved.

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Thank Susan L
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2016

The muesuem part was not that large,. I did not see the lower floor level due to my personal time constraints so this is based on what I saw. The items on display that I saw were very interesting and there was a lot of information surrounding each display, which was good. The tour of the house was really fun... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2016

We toured the "White House" along with the museum and found the White House the far better of the 2. Our docent was very knowledgeable and interesting. The artifacts that are not from Davis family are all period. Attention to detail is very good, including setting the lighting at a low level to show how the interior would have looked... More 

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Beavercreek, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015

Right in the middle of hospitals and clinics ! Parking was horrible. Tour was good though. Museum was well done and very interesting. Free for Active Duty , which was nice.

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