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The White House and Museum of the Confederacy

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Address: 1201 E Clay St, Richmond, VA 23219-1615
Phone Number: +1 804-649-1861
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10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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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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Interesting part of history.

First off, this site is located in the middle of the UVA hospital site. Parking is extremely limited and street parking is metered. With that being said, it was a worthwhile... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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Sanford, North Carolina
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Sanford, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

First off, this site is located in the middle of the UVA hospital site. Parking is extremely limited and street parking is metered. With that being said, it was a worthwhile visit. The ticket includes the museum and the house. Tour size for the house is limited so tickets are assigned for specific times. The house itself has seen many... More 

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Richmond, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

It's hard to get real facts on the civil war, and your not going to learn much in the museum that you didn't get from the watered down version taught in our school systems. What you get here is the tour of the Whitehouse of the confederacy it's an awesome bit of real history in a nice setting in downtown... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We greatly enjoyed the guided tour. The organization has done an excellent job renovating the former Confederate White House. It has many authentic furnishings and decor. Then we enjoyed browsing through the Confederate Museum. If you are a sewer you will appreciate the many battle flags hand stitched over 150 years ago. Plus authentic uniforms, and gear. Have fun with... More 

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Morristown, New Jersey, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The museum itself was decent. The tour guide of the White House portion was terrific. It would be 3 out of 5 if not for the tour guide. The only down side is that the tour was a little rushed with another group on our heals.

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Thank Victor T
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Difficult to find and and not much in the way of amenities for visitors. No water was permitted on the tour and they move you into a very stark basement room of the house only to quickly move you upstairs. Worth the visit but not a very hospitable visit.

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Adelaide, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This museum is in an funny location.Its set amonst the various buildings of the hospital. But its worth taking the time to find a park. Quite small but lots of details about the Confederacy and the Southern states involvement in the Civil war

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Lynbrook, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and son are history buffs and I go along for the ride. The museum was very interesting. The White House tour was wonderful. So much history and beautiful surroundings. Our guide was very knowledgeable. A must see if you are in Richmond

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Louisville, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Really enjoyed the museum and the artifacts. The Whitehouse tour was really interesting and the tour guide was very knowledgeable.

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Stuarts Draft, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A great piece of American history. Wonderfully maintained property that shows life in the 1860's. Beautiful period furniture, paintings and other original exhibits. An important part of the history of the United States and the Confederacy. If you love history this is a great place to visit. A little hard to get to, it's pretty much surrounded by MCV (Medical... More 

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Princeton, NJ
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Now, we are civil war buffs -- been to more battlefields than you can shake a stick at. But this museum stands out. Generally, you see a saddle -- here you see Jeb Stuart's saddle. When we were there, there was a magnificent display of 13 battle flags. Just tons and tons of detail. Definitely worth the trip.

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