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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

We had Civil War history fans from Minnesota visit last weekend. This was the perfect spot to entertain them for a couple of hours.

Thank Dolphindelight
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Reviewed 3 days ago

From the historically furnished white house to the many artifacts and photographs of the civil war, this museum has something for enthusiasts to people who are interested in learning more about the war between the states.

Thank davidandkarin
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

In spite of efforts to the contrary, Civil War history is United States History. I was thrilled to be in the location where so much was done. As is often the case I am humbled to discover how much I don’t know. A couple of...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

There are 4 places listed on this activity which makes it a bit confusing as 2 of them are elsewhere. The Civil War museum and White House are next door to each other whereas Appomattox and the museum at Tredegar are not. But do buy...More

Thank Muffarah M
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Make sure you do this with the White House of the Confederacy. Very balanced visit and presentation.

Thank Susan K
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Reviewed 1 week ago

For history students and Civil War enthusiasts in particular, this home is a must see. Hidden amoung the mass buildings of VCU it can be difficult to find with all the one-way streets. Persist and you will be rewarded with a very good tour of...More

1  Thank Lee H
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was interesting to say the least. I especially loved they had a collection of civil war state flags and not just replicas. We didn't go into the white house of the confederacy as it was extra and honestly we were a little tired.

3  Thank Liderien
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Decided to only visit the museum and not do the White House tour. The display cases are really basic and explanatory signs recap the major battles over the course of the war. What makes this museum special, though, is that there are so many personal...More

Thank Connie T
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We are history buffs already, but learned a great deal from our very knowledgeable guide, Charlie. I was amazed at how he knew very detailed information and dates without using any notes. He also told some funny stories. We enjoyed the museum and artifacts as...More

Thank Jennifer S
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Tour guide gave a detailed history going room to room, explaining events that occurred in each room as well as famous civil war visitors, including President Lincoln after the downfall of Richmond. The furnishings and details notable.

Thank Nick C
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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
20 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
31 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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