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The White House and Museum of the Confederacy

1201 E. Clay Street, 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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  • Average8%
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
1201 E. Clay Street, Richmond, VA 23219-1615
+1 804-649-1861
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Very nice museum that will be moving to a new location a few blocks away in 2018. Excellent tour of the home of Jefferson Davis during the war. Tour guide Hayden was very knowledgeable and provided interesting information on the history of the home and...More

Thank aldjtd
Reviewed 6 days ago

I had a wonderful visit to the White House and the Museum. Glad I did it, sure hope these wonderful historical sites are never destroyed or relocated like other unfortunate monuments. If you love history and reading and hearing about personal accounts of the Civil...More

Thank Donna C
Reviewed 1 week ago

I hate to admit but this museum was rather on the boring side. I was shocked how boring it was and I shall not return!More

Thank svencat
ACWMuseum, Public Relations Manager at The White House and Museum of the Confederacy, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for visiting, and for your comment. I am sorry you found the museum “boring.” We understand that the exhibits are not going to excite all visitors. We realize that audiences have changed, as has the world around us. What was state-of-the-art in 1976...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As the capital of the Confederacy, I really expected Richmond to take more pride in presenting the story of their city's impact during the Civil War. This is a sad and very tired museum. The artifacts are interesting, but the lighting is more like a...More

Thank Millie M
ACWMuseum, Public Relations Manager at The White House and Museum of the Confederacy, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for visiting and taking the time to share your thoughts. We agree that our exhibits are due for an update. That is why we have just broken ground at our Historic Tredegar site for a brand new museum building. It will feature engaging...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This offered more than we thought it would. There are a ton of artifacts from the confederacy and the museum chronicled the was very well. The tour of the house was very informative and worth the extra $8

Thank Anna H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The house is beautiful. But many period homes that have been restored are beautiful. I had a guide who really knew her stuff. She could answer every question I dreamed up. And I am a very inquisitive guest.

Thank TJR310
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We enjoyed the details provided by our guide very much! So many anecdotes were new to us, very intriguing. The White House was fantastic and so was the museum! To view the variety and detail of flags alone could take more than an afternoon, fascinating...More

Thank Muffie205
Reviewed 17 July 2017 via mobile

Enjoyed this tour better than Monticello. Located in what once was the high society street in Richmond. A lot of history including the adjacent confederacy museum that had actual battle flags from Gettysburg

1  Thank charmed9956
Reviewed 10 July 2017 via mobile

It may be somewhat difficult to find since VCU has crowded around it and dwarves it. However, it is well worth the effort to find the White House of the Confederacy! It is beautiful on the outside and such a gem of American history on...More

1  Thank Nancy A
Reviewed 10 July 2017

History Buff? Civil War Buff? Just want to see more of Richmond? Don't miss this! History is at your fingertips when you take the tour and view all this museum has to offer.

Thank Jim W
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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.
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
24 February 2017|
Response from ACWMuseum | Property representative |
We share a parking deck with the VCU Medical Center. The entrance to the parking deck is located on 12th St, though when you come back up to the top floor of the deck after parking, you will be right across the street from... More