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The American Civil War Museum - White House and Museum of the Confederacy

1201 E Clay St, Richmond, VA 23219-1615
+1 804-649-1861
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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.
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1201 E Clay St, Richmond, VA 23219-1615
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

My granddaughter and I went yesterday. Definitely a museum well with seeing and it has a lot of interesting facts. The museum consists of 3 floors and you can also go through the White House of Richmond.

Thank Marcia S
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Two floors of well-documented history that's easy to follow as you walk along. Just the right amount of detail to explain the war and get your family talking about how life was back in the mid-1800s. If you collect crushed pennies, there's a machine at...More

1  Thank CleopatraBunny
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Very interesting tour at the white house- guide gave lots of details. Museum of the confederacy has so many artifacts and info very nicely done- The American Civil War museum was also interesting but not as good as I had hoped. Perhaps because it is...More

2  Thank MeKMorgan
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The Museum and the house are packed full of history. Our tour guide was great and could answer every question anyone had.

1  Thank Rebecca M
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We spent about 2 hours here , there’s a lot to see & read. I’d say not much for very young children. Adjacent to Tredegar museum so we did both together . Large renovation happening so we can’t wait to return & see updates. Gives...More

1  Thank Jjkml
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The musuem is being combined with the nearby Tredegar branch so we wanted to visit before it closed. Even my 9 year old daughters found all the personal items belonging to the names they have heard, such as Lee or Jackson, interesting. The clear displays...More

1  Thank tosl
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I’m guessing the museum is largely under refurbishment. The inside is ok, but not overly impressive. Outside relics are not well kept. Lincoln statue is nice.

Thank Dan T
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Wish I had had more time to visit all the locations. We had a great tour guide for the "White House". Worth the trip! The Museum of the Confederacy was also very interesting. Parking is very convenient (the lot is shared with the medical center)....More

2  Thank Sue S
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Awesome place to visit, we saw so much important history here, more than i expected. Such a very important historical location, that's a must see when in Richmond.

1  Thank jefferyp2017
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

You gotta do this tour while at the Civil War Museum. It's 20 paces away and full of history. Every question asked was sufficiently answered, many original pieces on site.

Thank Ronald M
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Cindy T
22 September 2017|
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Response from Nancy A | Reviewed this property |
Yes, but not at the Ehit House of the Confederacy directly. There is a parking lot nearby just off of I-95 S.
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JoeK04
19 May 2017|
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Response from Leonard C | Reviewed this property |
I don't remember; however, looking at other answers it appears that it is $18 for adults, $16 for seniors and $9 for children ages 6-17.
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Jack L
30 March 2017|
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Response from ACWMuseum | Property representative |
Hello Jack L, The Museum shares a parking garage with the VCU Medical Center. The entrance to that garage is actually on 12th St. Enter the following address into GPS for directions- 527 N 12th St, Richmond, VA... More
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