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The American Civil War Museum - White House and Museum of the Confederacy

1201 E Clay St, Richmond, VA 23219-1615
+1 804-649-1861
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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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1201 E Clay St, Richmond, VA 23219-1615
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The museum is a small gem in Richmond. It's a shame that they surrounded it and especially the White house of the Confederacy with a hospital that swallows up the complex. Its almost as if. The city planners what to cover up any trace of...More

Thank Pasha A
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Our family of 4 enjoyed the museum & White House tour. It moved quickly enough to keep the attention of the teenagers and informative enough to please the grown-up history buffs. You need about an hour and a half to 2 hours to do both....More

Thank Patti C
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Reviewed 4 days ago

We had a terrific guide within the "White House" itself: she was extraordinarily knowledgeable and had sifted through her knowledge to insert excellent tidbits of information about both Jefferson Davis and his wife. The interior itself has been impressively restored. The adjacent museum was less...More

Thank Edward D
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Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband is a military history buff; me, not so much. Even so, I found this museum well laid out, with good displays and flow. It's coverage was more balanced than I expected given its location at seat of Confederate Government. I didn't get bored!

Thank frequent_traveler200
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Despite being overshadowed by the looming presence of VCU Medical Center these sites are a historical must see in Virginia. Informative, sad, moving..so many emotions.

Thank Traveler61111
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The American Civil War Museum was great! They had 11 of the 13 flags captured at Gettysburg! There was also an audio tour (which I recommend). The admission and audio were very reasonably priced and they validate parking! The staff were very friendly and the...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This memorial is not only build to commemorate. Education so we all learn of the sacrifices made. But in my humble perspective this place offers more. A place to contemplate that freedom comes at a cost. The elderly volunteers provided a warm welcome. They volunteered...More

Thank Jos H
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Well preserved and presented! This is a must stop for a history buff who is in downtown Richmond. Well done!

Thank Jim4249541
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I went here this June (2018) the museum is great lots of interesting artifacts from the civil war including many civil war era flags they have a great gift shop with an extensive collection of knick-knacks and civil war books the museum is three floors...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I did the white house tour Saturday and throught it was very interesting in a good way would love to do it again one day

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Cindy T
September 21, 2017|
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Response from Nancy A | Reviewed this property |
Yes, but not at the Ehit House of the Confederacy directly. There is a parking lot nearby just off of I-95 S.
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JoeK04
May 19, 2017|
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Response from Leonard C | Reviewed this property |
I don't remember; however, looking at other answers it appears that it is $18 for adults, $16 for seniors and $9 for children ages 6-17.
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Jack L
March 30, 2017|
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Response from ACWMuseum | Property representative |
Hello Jack L, The Museum shares a parking garage with the VCU Medical Center. The entrance to that garage is actually on 12th St. Enter the following address into GPS for directions- 527 N 12th St, Richmond, VA... More
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