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The White House and Museum of the Confederacy

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Address: 1201 E. Clay Street, Richmond, VA 23219
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+1 804-649-1861
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10:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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The White House and Museum of the Confederacy are located in downtown...

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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My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed this museum and the White House. We enjoy Civil war history and found that this museum takes you from the beginning to the end, highlighting... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Jonesborough
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed this museum and the White House. We enjoy Civil war history and found that this museum takes you from the beginning to the end, highlighting the numerous battles chronologically. Loved the layout and left much wiser.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our history co-op booked a private tour with Tally, and it was well worth it! It was informative, well-rounded, and thorough. Tally was fantastic with all of children (10 kids ages 6-15) and knew just how to engage all of them. A field trip that was well worth it!

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Thank Nikki B
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The tour of the Confederacy's "White House" was pretty interesting. I found it especially fascinating to juxtapose the Davis residence with Thomas Jefferson's residence, which we had visited the day prior (clearly, Jefferson prioritized reading more, if the size of the libraries were any indicator). The museum of the Confederacy was okay. Overall worth the visit. It was also either... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Small museum with very friendly staff. Lots of information to read and really old stuff from the civil war. Everything from clothes to weapons. The white house next door was a time warp. They don't make homes like that anymore. Very beautifully restored.

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Thank Becky T
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Museum of the Confederacy and The White House in downtown Richmond, VA are linked together into one visit. The Confederacy museum is rich in the history of the civil war from a southern perspective. Galleries relate many of the important battles of the war with information regarding the generals who led the troops. A series of galleries focus on... More 

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ACWMuseum, Public Relations Manager at The White House and Museum of the Confederacy, responded to this review

Thank you very much for visiting and taking the time to write about your experience. We are glad that you enjoyed your tour of the White House of the Confederacy, and apologize for any confusion that arose over our ticketing. It is indeed possible to purchase an individual ticket for either the museum or the White House at that location.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I am not a history buff or a conferedate war buff but I still thought the museum and white house were worth the visit. Visits to these two locations made me realize how many holes I had in my knowledge of American history, especially the civil war. Having grown up north of the Mason-Dixon line, there was very little discussion... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We took the tour of the White House and it was most informative and interesting. Definitely try to make this tour if you can. The museum next door was also interesting, although I thought the top floor featuring nothing but the confederate flags a bit redundant. All in all, a good visit to see history of the confederacy.

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Siloam, NC
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We had no idea what to expect but we were visiting our friend who was working in Chester so we decided to go to a museum and this one was my choice. It was very interesting - a look at the Civil War from a human standpoint. I found the possessions of the soldiers to be interesting and sometimes touching.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017

The museum is an absolute treasure and should be a mandatory stop if you're near Richmond; it's a treasure trove of Southern history. The Gettysburg battle flag exhibit gave me goosebumps. My wife, who is not particularly "into history", was moved by some of the exhibits as well. I will definitely return here and to Hollywood Cemetery next time we're... More 

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Arnold, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016

I visited the White House and Museum of the Confederacy 20 years ago and have been wanting to get back every since! The main floor of the museum presents the Civil War in chronological order with a display case devoted to each major battle. A temporary exhibit on the top floor recounts the history of the flags of the Confederacy.... More 

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