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“Interesting History and Southern Hospitality” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of First White House of the Confederacy

First White House of the Confederacy
Ranked #5 of 63 things to do in Montgomery
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Built in 1835, this was the home of the Confederacy President, Jefferson Davis.
Lafayette, Louisiana
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81 reviews
37 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
“Interesting History and Southern Hospitality”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 21, 2013

The history of this building, the CSA and Jefferson Davis were fascinating and very well-presented. The guide, Mr. Henry, welcomed us warmly to the house and enthusiastically showed us all the details we might have missed. He was thrilled talk to us about the building, which really added to the experience.

Definitely stop by if you're interested in history. A great way to spend an hour or so!

Visited August 2013
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Spring Valley, MN
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69 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
“Self guided tour”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 20, 2013

This is a very good tour. There was so much history here and the self guided tour is perfect for kids with shorter attention spans. You can go at your own pace instead of listening to a tour guide that is long winded. We would have liked to look around outside, but it was pouring rain. However, we still enjoyed it and learned quite a bit.

This site is free, but we gave a donation.

Visited August 2013
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Montgomery, Alabama
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14 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“not a place that shows good memories of my home state.”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 29, 2013

this place really was not a good place to take my family.we are of different enthinic back grounds.once we saw all the things that were done it a wonder why we still want to be proud of the awful things done in the past. the people were rude.there was hardly any parking.it would have been better just to research it online

Visited July 2013
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9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“This gives insight into the melieu of era”
5 of 5 bubbles 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.

Visited July 2013
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Soddy Daisy, Tennessee
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7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Confederate White House”
5 of 5 bubbles 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.

Visited July 2013
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