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Address: 400 N Main St, Abbeville, SC 29620-1706
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Enjoyable morning at the mansion.

Twenty-two of our church members spent an hour and a half with David, our enthusiastic and well-informed docent, touring the mansion. History did come alive as David told us... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 30 June 2016
Linda H
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Anderson, South Carolina
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Anderson, South Carolina
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233 reviews
37 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2016

Twenty-two of our church members spent an hour and a half with David, our enthusiastic and well-informed docent, touring the mansion. History did come alive as David told us stories about the people who had lived their lives here. Besides the historical significance of Jefferson Davis holding the last council of war meeting at the mansion, there were interesting tales... More 

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Washington DC
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2015

The Burt-Stark Museum house is a lovely Southern mansion, which would make it worth a visit in itself. However, even more important than its beauty is its historical impact: After the fall of the Confederate capital of Richmond, the Confederate government fled, with the idea of re-grouping and continuing the war. However, in this house, the President of the Confederacy,... More 

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Simpsonville, South Carolina
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11 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2014

Abbville is a great place if you are taking a road trip to visit places small and quant. stark tour we were so impressed with and if you love history the actual pieces of furniture in its decor itwined in the Civil War. The painting was beautiful so much so we bought the very large one and had it matted... More 

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Baroda, Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2014

Interested in Civil War learning well this is where the confederates began and ended, not in Charleston, SC as many are taught. Educated tour. I advise u to call in advance and schedule a personal tour like we did. Very friendly staff. No pix are allowed inside which is understandable for the pictures already faded. It's beautiful inside. Our 6... More 

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Unteraegeri
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234 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2014

Two lovely ladies of the historic society showed us around and explained lively and enthusiastic everything worth knowing about the house, its history and the Revolutionary War. We simply enjoyed it.

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Abbeville, South Carolina, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2014

Birthplace and deathbed of the Confederacy. Famous people visited here, slept here, View the original artifacts of a by-gone era and hear the history of the family that kept this "mansion" alive. Even the stories of the last owner who lived here until her mid 90's will amaze you. Ms. Mary Davis was quite a character with a wit and... More 

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Greenville, South Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2014

This home is such a unique and historic remembrance to the history of South Carolina. Ruth is outstanding in the amount of level of information she is able to provide. She even played there as a neighbor child. Don't miss this. Donation in lieu of entrance fee.

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28 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2014

Wonderful antebellum home at the fork of Main & Greenville Streets in Abbeville. It's greatest claim to fame is that Jefferson Davis met with his war cabinet for the last time in the parlor. It was here that he signed the orders releasing the Confederate troops from their enlistment obligations.

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Hartwell, Georgia, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 May 2014

This is a very good tour. I think children young and old will get a glimpse of life from another time in history. Being in this house takes you back more than 100 years to another way of life for all who lived in Abbeville, SC-which is my hometown Be sure to see the town and the shops.It is very... More 

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Anderson, South Carolina
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15 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 May 2014

The Burt Stark home held an important role in the Civil War. This is the place where Jefferson Davis held his last cabinet meeting of that war and had to admit that they had lost the war. One important caveat, it is only open on Fridays and Saturdays from 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm. The guided tour is very good... More 

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