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First White House of the Confederacy

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Address: 644 Washington St, Montgomery, AL 36130-3012
Phone Number: 334-242-1861
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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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Quick and Free stop - worth the time.

The home of Jefferson Davis is pretty well kept. you can see all the rooms, from behind ropes of course. There are about 8 rooms altogether and it only took us about 40 minutes... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Tuscaloosa, Alabama
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Tuscaloosa, Alabama
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The home of Jefferson Davis is pretty well kept. you can see all the rooms, from behind ropes of course. There are about 8 rooms altogether and it only took us about 40 minutes to see what could be seen. If you like old architecture and Southern history - this is a must stop for you.

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Tennessee
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This home filled with period furnishings and artifacts was lovely and well-maintained. However, my conversation with the docents is what made the tour worthwhile as they augmented the information in the printed tour book visitors can borrow while touring. One interesting fact (that I did not know) is that the current location of the house is not the original location.... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A very interesting place with very friendly staff. The house was furnished with pieces from the period and contained many historical pieces.

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Thank Piciniscana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beautiful structure. My mom and brother take pictures at each state name. Only thing bad about it is sun was on US literally. Area was fully surrounded by historical places One must see.

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Miami, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Even if you are a Yankee this historical site is a must see. Located in downtown Montgomery across from the State House, you would almost miss it but that would be a sad mistake. Using the handout guide provided to us by Bob, one of the nicest and most knowledgable curators we've ever met, we toured the house in 45-60... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were greeted by 2 guides who were both quite knowledgeable. Jefferson Davis, first president of the Confederacy, lived here only a few months. There are some pieces of furniture that were his or his wife's but most is representative. There are many letters and other memorabilia that were interesting.

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Thank Terry K
Mountain View, Arkansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Have a guide if needed that was friendly. Then u can go thru, read, and look at everything at your own pace. Smelled historical and was historical. Lots of furniture, portraits, and documents

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Thank Kasey S
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The house itself is beautiful from the outside as you walk along the brick walkway leading up to the front porch. Inside, you will find all kinds of authentic and unique pieces of period furniture, art, etc. The nursery upstairs is really sweet, and the ladies who walk you through the home are very knowledgeable and true Southern Belles!!!

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I had an awesome time visiting this place. Enjoyed touring the house and checking out some of the various artifacts from our history as a country. The tour guides were very friendly and helpful. This is the kind of place I would take a youth group to visit. Lots to learn.

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Chicago, Illinois, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What an awesome treasure. Whether you are from the south or the north you can't help but appreciate the authentic artifacts from the civil war era. A must see if you come to Montgomery.

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