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The White House and Museum of the Confederacy

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Address: 1201 E. Clay Street, Richmond, VA 23219
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+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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ONly the Museum this time

We had no idea what to expect but we were visiting our friend who was working in Chester so we decided to go to a museum and this one was my choice. It was very interesting - a... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
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Siloam, NC
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Siloam, NC
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We had no idea what to expect but we were visiting our friend who was working in Chester so we decided to go to a museum and this one was my choice. It was very interesting - a look at the Civil War from a human standpoint. I found the possessions of the soldiers to be interesting and sometimes touching.... More 

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The museum is an absolute treasure and should be a mandatory stop if you're near Richmond; it's a treasure trove of Southern history. The Gettysburg battle flag exhibit gave me goosebumps. My wife, who is not particularly "into history", was moved by some of the exhibits as well. I will definitely return here and to Hollywood Cemetery next time we're... More 

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Arnold, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I visited the White House and Museum of the Confederacy 20 years ago and have been wanting to get back every since! The main floor of the museum presents the Civil War in chronological order with a display case devoted to each major battle. A temporary exhibit on the top floor recounts the history of the flags of the Confederacy.... More 

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We surprised how interesting the house was how well furnished the house was. The guide was very good and learned so much from. The museum was ok but the house worth the visit

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 11, 2016

We arrive on a Sunday afternoon and must go to the Confederacy Museum next door to get entry tickets for the White House viewing. There is no charge for touring either location, perhaps a Sunday treat. We move between 6 rooms on the main level and one downstairs, each room with its own guide explaining room use during the tenure... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 6, 2016

Being English and very interested in the American Civil War, this was a "must" on our holiday visit list. The museum was compact but very interesting needing about 2 hours to complete. We then went on the guided tour of the White House building. This was facinating, the guide was brilliant and knowledgeable.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 4, 2016 via mobile

While in Richmond for an extended period if time, on business, I've put my time off to good use, exploring the history in this historic city. Today I visited the White House of the confederacy. My first impression was "wow, it really is not very big." But, still impressive in that this was the place in the confederacy where central... More 

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ACWMuseum, Public Relations Manager at The White House and Museum of the Confederacy, responded to this review

Thank you very much for visiting and taking the time to write your review. We would like to clarify that there are a few special occasions during the year where there is no charge for entrance to the White House of the Confederacy, but on most days visitors can expect a charge for touring the house. As for parking, we... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 29, 2016

We were really looking forward to his tour! You have to go to the Museum of the Confederacy to buy your tickets. They offer a combo price for the museum and the house. The tour starts at the museum and you walk to the house, which is next door. You start in a small room in the basement and then... More 

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Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 26, 2016

Visited with the family over Thanksgiving. The tour of the White House was the highlight...our docent Grace was extremely knowledgable and handled a wide assortment of questions from our group with no issues. The exhibits in the Museum were also quite interesting and I found myself learning some things I didn't know. Would highly recommend it.

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Winston Salem, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 20, 2016

The White House tour was wonderful. Orator did an excellent job giving us the history of the house and its tenants.

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