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The White House and Museum of the Confederacy

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Address: 1201 E. Clay Street, Richmond, VA 23219-1615
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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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Outstanding Tour with Bryce

We planned a stop here on the way to Williamsburg, and we're blown away. The mansion looks small and plain from the street, but it is anything but. Our tour guide Bryce walked us... read more

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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

We planned a stop here on the way to Williamsburg, and we're blown away. The mansion looks small and plain from the street, but it is anything but. Our tour guide Bryce walked us through each room, giving us a personal account of its inhabitants, guests, and historical uses. Truly incredible tour. Each room is richly decorated, with period furnishings.... More 

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St. Louis, MO
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Okay, I am a history nerd, so perhaps I like things like this a tad more than normal people, but I was very impressed with both the Civil War Museum and the Confederate White House. First, the museum. There are artifacts from each major battle, with a description of both the items and what transpired in the fighting. It also... More 

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Great Falls, Virginia
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Both the Museum and White House of the Confederacy are very interesting and well worth visiting. The highlight of the visit there, however, is the guided tour of the White House. Our guide, Bryce, was outstanding. In addition to giving us very interesting details about the house and Jefferson Davis and his family, he really brought that time period alive.... More 

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McLean, Virginia
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The White House tour was well done and interesting. The guide was very knowledgeable on all possible aspects of the tour, answering all kinds of questions. He also took the opportunity to use questions to add some color to the tour, not just answering. The museum though was just disappointing. It should be included in the White House tour. To... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The White House of the Confederacy was great. Parking is an issue because the house is surrounded by Virginia Commonwealth University. The tour guide was good and it was nice to know so many original pieces of furniture are there. Be aware there are a lot of steep stairs to climb. The museum was just ok, nothing special. We are... More 

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Richmond, Virginia
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This museum has changed its undertones. It now seems to ooz hate for all things Southern. Bad tours, and truely disappointed in the interpretation of this beautiful home. The tour guide did not know anything about the belongings in the house. They were performing a script from memory and it was horrible. It was a total rewrite of Southern History.... More 

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

Thanks for your feedback. We are sorry that you did not enjoy your experience. We strive to tell the complex stories of the Civil War and its legacies from multiple perspectives, including the Davis family’s time in the home, those free and enslaved servants who worked in the home, and those who even used that structure before and after the... More 

Washington DC, District of Columbia
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Confederate White House has been preserved and presented very well. It is an important icon in US history, and the museum adds context. Definitely recommend touring it and the State Capitol if visiting Richmond.

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Fullerton, California
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A three story museum with an elevator. Many interesting artifacts, flags and uniforms especially, with accompanying in depth information boards. We were in Richmond for only a half a day. We only stayed for an hour but one could fill a half day easily. The Confederate White House appeared close when we were there.

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Rochester, New York
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The White House and the Museum come together on one ticket, and they are next door to each other. The tragedy of that war can be overwhelming but if you are history buffs (like us) then it is well worth the visit. The White House tour was nice; I liked the museum better. The flag room was interesting, but the... More 

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San Antonio, Texas
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

While in Richmond, a tour of the Confederate President's home is very enlightening event. The home was built in 1818 and was sold to the Confederacy in 1861, where it was home for Jeff Davis's family. You will be taken through each of the rooms. Your tour guide will provide information of the significance of each room and provide background... More 

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