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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
Phone Number:
+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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History in the heart of Richmond

Stopped to see the Confederate White House and the Museum. We found street parking but were told in the museum that they would validate parking from the adjacent hospital ramp... read more

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Stopped to see the Confederate White House and the Museum. We found street parking but were told in the museum that they would validate parking from the adjacent hospital ramp. Pay attention to the signs on street corners as the site is hidden behind the taller hospital complex. Cost was $18 for adults. The staff in the museum and the... More 

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Tiverton, Rhode Island
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

While in Richmond I also visited the White House & Museum of the Confederacy. In their timeline of the war exhibit there were two articles of clothing of 1st Company Richmond Howitzers on display - see pictures. I also attended a special performance, in the White House called, "Overheard" it was unique in that you only "saw" 4 actors as... More 

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Troy, Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Both the museum and White House were interesting for a deeper dive into the Civil War. All Americans should tour a museum like this.

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

If you are going here I would highly recommend doing both the tour and museum. Our tour guide was very knowledgeable on the house and history. Just be forewarned there are a couple of sets of steep steps to climb. There are some designated benches along the tour available to sit on if needed. The museum also has a lot... More 

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Richmond, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

very interesting and informative. Impressive collection and thoughtful exhibits the house tour was amazing. Many great pieces of art, and the Davis personal collection.

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's all there, well organized, thorough, beautifully restored, fascinating artifacts such as Robert E. Lee's personal campsite effects, Jeb Stuart's plumed hat and boots and spurs, historical information from Fort Sumter to Shiloh to Antietam to Chancellorsville to Vicksburg to Gettysburg to the Wilderness to Petersburg to Appomattox, everything you need to know about the Civil War, from the Confederacy's... More 

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Richmond, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lots of information, history and great artifacts. The staff is knowledgeable Well organized. The tour of the White House of the Confederacy was great, too.

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Richmond, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very nice matained house a lot of history in there, also have a shop to buy souvenirs.close to other atractions and restaurants

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Halifax, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Richmond is quite beautiful though we are coming in a snowy season. Modern life and countryside views are well mixed. The white house is quite a place of must-go, You will be guided by volunteers here to travel into each room in this white house. The guide is quite perfect and vivid, which give you a lot of interesting history... More 

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Crisfield, Maryland
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I thought this tour was way overpriced! Our tour guide was extremely knowledgeable and able to answer all questions not only about the White House but also the time period.

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