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The White House and Museum of the Confederacy

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Address: 1201 E. Clay Street, Richmond, VA 23219
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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While in Richmond for an extended period if time, on business, I've put my time off to good use, exploring the history in this historic city. Today I visited the White House of... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

While in Richmond for an extended period if time, on business, I've put my time off to good use, exploring the history in this historic city. Today I visited the White House of the confederacy. My first impression was "wow, it really is not very big." But, still impressive in that this was the place in the confederacy where central... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We were really looking forward to his tour! You have to go to the Museum of the Confederacy to buy your tickets. They offer a combo price for the museum and the house. The tour starts at the museum and you walk to the house, which is next door. You start in a small room in the basement and then... More 

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Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited with the family over Thanksgiving. The tour of the White House was the highlight...our docent Grace was extremely knowledgable and handled a wide assortment of questions from our group with no issues. The exhibits in the Museum were also quite interesting and I found myself learning some things I didn't know. Would highly recommend it.

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Winston Salem, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The White House tour was wonderful. Orator did an excellent job giving us the history of the house and its tenants.

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Thank Retiredandhappy2014
Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

For those of you interested in the Civil War and the part the Confederacy played, this is the place! Uniforms, flags, paintings, and items found in the battlefields make this museum one where you will spend much time and revisit often. Those of us who live in the immediate area are most fortunate. The docents are most informative should you... More 

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Greensboro, North Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

TIhis was not an attraction I would have chosen to visit myself, but I went with a friend and was pleasantly surprised. We only spent a short time in the museum, but it seemed to have a lot of good information and exhibits. The tour of the White House of the Confederacy was the real highlight of the visit. Our... More 

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Naugatuck, Connecticut
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautiful building to see. Pretty fancy to use in the middle of a war.Learned a lot from our tour guide about the day to day routine during the war. Didn't have time for the museum.

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We bought a triple ticket, to the Museum, the Confederate White House and the Tredegar Civil War Museum. All three of these were excellent, in different ways. The White House tour was given by a very competent person and the two museums contained a wealth of information. I've been several civil war sites in the past several weeks, but these... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

If you don't know much about the confederacy you will learn a lot if you read the displays. No tour of the museum.The 45 minute tour of the White House was ok (we waited 15 minutes for its 11:00 start) but not a lot of meat. A lot of stairs, some steep. A video introduction would have enhanced this visit... More 

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Bradenton, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This museum is located in the middle of a hospital complex. Interesting and educational exhibits. The Confederate White House was interesting only because of the opulent rooms and at the same time the troops were short on supplies.

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