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“This gives insight into the melieu of era”

First White House of the Confederacy
Ranked #4 of 73 things to do in Montgomery
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Owner description: Built in 1835, this was the home of the Confederacy President, Jefferson Davis.
Reviewed July 29, 2013

While all of the items in the First White House of the Confederacy were interesting, the 2 things that I found intriguing were the clothes and an oil painting of Jefferson Davis and his family. Those people were unbelievably tiny. The clothes were children's sizes of today. The oil painting of Jefferson Davis and his family was hung just above the photograph from which the painting was done. In the painting, the family looked very serene and happy. But, in the photograph, they looked tense and stressed. It was very telling.

Thank Fernpms
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Reviewed July 24, 2013

The beautiful and stately Capitol Building brings memories of the time when it served the Confederacy. Parking was adequate and the entrance drive was wonderful.

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Reviewed July 24, 2013

It was very interesting to see such a historical piece. As others have stated it really is a memorial to Jefferson Davis and his family. It took us about 30 minutes. The museum part in the upstairs was really neat. Reading the letter of the Davis family, and seeing some of the relics was very neat.

Thank Jack E
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Reviewed July 19, 2013

This is the house where Jeff Davis lived the first few months of the Civil War. Located across from the capital building, this is a house like any other house of the era, except that it was lived in by Jeff Davis. If you go, make sure to talk to Eva, native of the Czech Republic.

Thank Steven A
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Reviewed July 18, 2013

After seeing old Alambam town (recommneded) we were at a loss to decide where to go, other than Civil Rights or Hank Williams attractions. What we thought might be less then stellar experience was a really wonderful expereince. The Curator provided us with lots of history, and even took us into the living room to view the early 1800's hortizonal piano, as we had seen a similar one at recent estate sale (offered at $25,000). He brought to life many facets of the home, and the history of the confereracy. A wondefully enlightening visit, of a magnificent historical home, and a piece of important history of our country. It's close proximity to the Alabama Capitol ( the whitest most imposing building I have ever seen) was an extra nice treat on a sunny hot Alabama summer day. And it was free, and airconditioned.

Thank David M
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