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The White House and Museum of the Confederacy

1201 E. Clay Street, 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 Street, Richmond, VA 23219-1615
+1 804-649-1861
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Reviewed 4 days ago

We did not actually go to this, although we definitely wanted to! I found Richmond difficult to navigate. When you get here, you cannot see the Confederate White House, it is all medical center. You can go over into a parking lot that says it...More

Thank Pat L
Reviewed 1 week ago

The museum itself contained many artifacts presented in an interesting and informative manner. One of the highlights was the interior of Gen. Robt. E. Lee's tent which included many of his original belongings. The museum correctly portrayed the reasons for the war (of which slavery...More

1  Thank David P
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wonderful museum and docent tour! We had 2 teenagers with us, also history buffs, and they enjoyed it just as much as the adults. The tour guide was extremely knowledgeable about the house. He was also very patient with all of our questions and was...More

1  Thank Carmela V
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The tour was outstanding. Our tour guide was Richmond born and was excellent. He knew his history and was very enthusiastic. The house is beautifully decorated, true to the period with many pieces original to the Davis period. The museum had a lot of civil...More

Thank janedK731DS
Reviewed 1 week ago

My son and I visited this museum while on a fly drive USA holiday. Central city location with adjacent car park. The museum area was full of interesting artefacts from the civil war, and the conducted tour if the Confederacy White House was very interesting...More

Thank Peter L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Took both of these sights in as they are actually across the street from each other. Nice guided tour of the White House and a self guided tour of the museum. Very informative. Nicely done.

Thank daddymo2
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Toured the White House with a very informative guide who had a vast knowledge of the history of the place and a lot of information on Jefferson Davis.

Thank SeanTredegar
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

There is much to learn and see here. The White House tour is a must as it is fascinating to see and be in the rooms where so much history was made.

Thank Gordon S
Reviewed 15 October 2017 via mobile

Spending the day in Richmond, we made a quick stop at the White House of the Confederacy. Very informative and interesting to learn more about this portion of US History. One major drawback is getting around down here. It's very busy, parts of the area...More

1  Thank beth070303
Reviewed 12 October 2017

We visited the museum and house. A very excellent tour of a home that is in beautiful condition, and famous for it's owners and guests. Abraham Lincoln spent time in the library!

1  Thank mschabs
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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.
19 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.
Jack L
30 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