This museum is very well designed and laid out, but quite challenging to find. After much wandering about downtown streets,I finally located it literally surrounded by the VCU Medical College on Clay Street. I was walking. If you are trying to find it by car, I honestly do not know where you would park. Given that, it is well worth the effort. The Museum is in a modern building next to the antebellum mansion that served as the White House of the Confederacy. In glass covered displays you can view hundreds of personal belongings from soldiers and civilians of the Civil War period - uniforms, flags, personal items, military equipment and weapons from numerous battles. They have the majority of General Lee’s campaign possessions, Stonewall Jackson's sword and cap, and some notable images, documents and artwork from the Confederate era. You are given a guided tour of the White House and our guide was both knowledgeable and funny. The whole experience allows you to really feel and understand what it was like to be here in the Confederate Capital during and after the war.
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