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First White House of the Confederacy

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Address: 644 Washington St, Montgomery, AL 36130-3012
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+1 334-242-1861
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Mon - Fri 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Sat 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Built in 1835, this was the home of the Confederacy President, Jefferson...

Built in 1835, this was the home of the Confederacy President, Jefferson Davis.

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Slightly smaller than the White House in DC!

Across the road from the Alabama State Capitol building. This place is closed on Sundays but you can walk round the grounds.

Reviewed 3 days ago
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Across the road from the Alabama State Capitol building. This place is closed on Sundays but you can walk round the grounds.

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Somers Point, NJ, United States
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Almost surreal to find this place within three blocks of the Civil Rights Memorial Center and the Dexter Avenue Baptist Church where MLK was pastor. That's the interesting thing about Montgomery though - so many layers of history overlap. This site is well-maintained with many period artifacts, and the staff is welcoming and informative. Don't expect to hear much about... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The historical home is free to enter. We were met by the "guide" who was a real delight. Incredibly knowledgeable, just great to talk to . Contents of the house were OK, but not great. Worth 30 min to 1 hr.

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Thank drh2708
New York
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited on 3/30/17. Thoroughly enjoyed the self-guided tour. Docent was terrific - very knowledgeable and extremely friendly. Provided a tour booklet which gave a lot of information about the house, Jefferson Davis and his family. A visit to make if you love American History!

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Thank Melissa W
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

An excellent host - Robert - very informative and learnt a lot!! Well worth the short visit to the house.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

One of the best historical house tours I have ever taken. The home is beautiful and the guides are very well informed.

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Thank April G
Pittsburgh
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a great free museum. It's certainly worth an hour. Located just across the street from the State Capital. It's a self-guided tour with plenty of insights of the Jefferson Davis family. Lots of original furniture.

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Gulfport, Mississippi
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There was a lot of historic displays throughout the home. We had a great tour guide who shared insights about the home and how it was used. We got to see artifacts from the war, paintings, and other historic pieces in display cases. It was a great stop.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was a great opportunity to learn more about Jefferson Davis and the early Confederacy history. This house has been well preserved and is loaded with historical furniture and collectibles. It is definitely worth a visit.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I love civil war history and this is awesomeness! Its great to wander in the history and see all the great pieces in each room.

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