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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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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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Long Live the Confederacy

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed July 6, 2016
Karl H
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Chicago, Illinois, United States

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Chicago, Illinois, United States
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 6, 2016

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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Greenfield, Indiana
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 3, 2016

Well kept historic home. The docent was very nice and allowed us to tour just before she was closing for the day. We were able to walk around and see a variety of rooms and artifacts. It was free. There is a nice gift shop in the rear of the site.

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Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 28, 2016

We were on our way to Gulf Shores AL and decided to stop here! we loved it. Bob is the best guide! The kids even thought it was interesting. My daughter bought a church doll here and unfortuately lost it on our trip. I called Bob at the gift shop and he was nice enough to mail me a new... More 

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 26, 2016

If you like history, I think this is a must. There were tour guides available, but you could also walk around on your own, so you can take as much or as little time as you'd like.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 25, 2016

Lovely little building and fascinating to see! I love how close everything in Montgomery is to each other - very walkable place!

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Northern California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 19, 2016

It was the 'First Confederate White House' for 3 months. Some important planning was done here. Interesting to see the size of the rooms and ceiling heights. Some actual period pieces, some recreations. Nice and cool inside on a hot, humid, muggy day. I would not consider a must see, but OK if you have time.

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Edmond, Oklahoma
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 18, 2016 via mobile

Free, quick exhibit with an overzealous docent and many of the Davis' family memorabilia and furniture. The house is conveniently located next to Capitol and Civil Rights museum and worth a stop. Won't take you more than 20 minutes

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Terre Haute
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 18, 2016

This was a one hour break after a long drive from Indiana. The tour guide, Bob from New York was awesome! He is clearly passionate about history and was able to answer all of our questions with ease.

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Fort Wayne, In
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 16, 2016 via mobile

I'm prejudiced about the First White House of the Confederacy. You see, for several years after the war, the house was used as a boarding house. My great grandparents lived in the house when it was located St Lee and Bibb Streets, and my grandfather was born in the basement where they lived in 1880. The house is climate controlled... More 

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Birmingham, Alabama, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 15, 2016

Enjoyed an hour or more trip to the White House of the Confederacy. It gives a real feel for how life was lived in the 1850's. Upstairs is a wonderful museum of interesting objects of the period. Great for older children and wonderful for history loving adults.

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