We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Confederate White House & Museum”

The American Civil War Museum - White House and Museum of the Confederacy
Book In Advance
More Info
$68.00*
and up
Richmond Landmark Segway Tour
Ranked #7 of 179 things to do in Richmond
Certificate of Excellence
More attraction details
Attraction details
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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.
Reviewed October 25, 2013

We were visiting our Grandson and family in Maryland, and had planned to visit DC.
However, we were there when the goverment was shut down!!
We decided to drive down to Richmond to visit the Confederate White House and Museum, and we were very happy we made the drive.
I am not really a "museum" person like my husband, but this was great and informative.
LOVED the Confederate White House Tour with Josh as our tour guide.

Thank joeycat1
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a ReviewReviews (1,049)
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
All reviews
"next door"
in 105 reviews
"davis family"
in 42 reviews
"civil war"
in 348 reviews
"battle flags"
in 24 reviews
"medical center"
in 24 reviews
"hospital complex"
in 11 reviews
"personal items"
in 21 reviews
"tour guide"
in 64 reviews
"major battles"
in 12 reviews
"personal effects"
in 13 reviews
"combination ticket"
in 11 reviews
"parking garage"
in 34 reviews
"pickett's charge"
in 11 reviews
"interesting artifacts"
in 20 reviews
"three floors"
in 22 reviews
"house tour"
in 28 reviews
"main floor"
in 15 reviews
Filter

678 - 682 of 1,049 reviews

Reviewed October 22, 2013

I was expecting a larger museum but although small found this to be a great place. The staff was friendly and knowledgeable. The museum is laid out well. I appreciate the focus on the Confederate side of the war. There wasn't an overload of information that can be commons with larger museums. The museum in conjunction with the White House of the Confederacy warrants a visit.

Thank KeelyMc
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed October 22, 2013 via mobile

The tour of the Confederacy White House was just excellent- hold out for Charles as the tour guide who made things come alive! He was so knowledgeable and passionate about his job...taking time even after the tour to answer questions. The Museum part had lots of interesting things- you could easily spend several hours there. However, finding this place and parking was a bit challenging for those of us not familiar with the area- but parking was free in the garage if you have your ticket validated there.

Thank ctbs
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed October 22, 2013

We visited on a Sunday when there was free parking (not intentional) and that was a bonus, as parking in the area is not extensive. The museum was very interesting and gave a good background about the causes, key figures and events of the Civil War, and Richmond's strategic place within it. We weren't aware how critical Richmond was as the centre of the Confederacy - fascinating.
The highlight for us though was the part of the visit that includes a tour of the White House next door to the museum. All in all, well worth the time to visit the museum and the White House and very reasonably priced at 13 dollars.

1  Thank Bob1949
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
See more reviews
Reviewed October 21, 2013

What I liked most about this museum is that it didn't only focus on the political reasons for the Civil War - having grown up in Richmond, we certainly heard enough about it. This museum focused on the military strategies used, and then on the lives of those who remained at home during the war. It was interesting to view the war from this point of view. The museum doesn't glorify what happened, it simply shows what life was like. Our favorite part was the tour of the White House of the Confederacy - I've done the tour twice, and will likely do it many more times, as each docent tells different stories each time. Eventually, I hope to hear them all! It was good to hear about the families as people and imagine what they were going through during and after the war - reminds us all that they were also mere mortals/people who were prone to misconceived notions.

Thank Louise B
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Travelers who viewed The American Civil War Museum - White House and Museum of the Confederacy also viewed

 

Been to The American Civil War Museum - White House and Museum of the Confederacy? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing