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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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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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A must see attraction

In all there are three sites here. The White House of the Confederacy; the adjacent Museum of the Confederacy and the Tredegar Iron Works Museum. Spending a day exploring all... read more

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

In all there are three sites here. The White House of the Confederacy; the adjacent Museum of the Confederacy and the Tredegar Iron Works Museum. Spending a day exploring all three sites gives a real insight into Civil War issues. The Museum of the Confederacy presents these issues from the Confederate viewpoint but this is balanced by the Tredegar Iron... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is an interesting place to learn more about Civil War history. The tour of the White House was educational.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The area around the house has changed since the civil war. The museum and house are both surrounded by the hospital and they share parking in the deck associated with the hospital center. You may have to ride through the deck a couple of times before you find a spot, and when you see one, take it. The walk to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I visited the museum and the White House on a recent trip through Richmond. We had no idea what to expect and were pleasantly surprised when we had the opportunity to meet Sergeant Major James Haymes, USA Retired who served as our guide through the White House of the Confederacy. The information he provided on this tour... More 

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Richmond, VA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Although now surrounded by multiple buildings of VCU Medical complex, this is still a gem and so much a part of Richmond's history that everyone should make an effort to visit. We may not like this history, but it happened. The house is still in it's original location, however, I fear eventually it may be moved for preservation. Parking available... More 

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Greenville, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This museum actually took us 2 visits to see everything. It is a pretty accurate timeline of the Civil War, with displays depicting military life, as well as civilian life. It is a very sobering reminder of the service and sacrifice of many young Americans who answered the call to action. Even when politics raises it's ugly head, and questions... More 

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Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This museum has a free open house in December. The Santa is spectacular. Such a lovely man. You will swear you just met the real Santa!

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Metairie, Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was our second trip to the Museum of the Confederacy and we enjoyed it as much as the first. Many interesting displays, artifacts, and stories to be found here. The Confederate White House is also very interesting for the insights it provides on the Jeffersons and their life and family. A must see for the history student of civil... More 

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Richmond, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice exhibits & staff. Great for the history buff, student or anyone wanting to learn about history.

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Glen Allen, Virginia, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I love this place. It teaches you the true meaning of the War for Southern Independence. If you love history, then this is a great place to relive it.

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