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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 yesterday

My wife and I went to the White House of the Confederacy. It was, well Southern.....very ornate. It was from here the traitor Jeff Davis mismanaged the CSA and was the defender of the Lost Cause. Historically it was interesting. I can imagine Lincoln sitting...More

Thank GaryCummings
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Our neighborhood book club scheduled a tour of the White House as a 'field trip' after reading Liar, Temptress, Soldier, Spy by Karen Abbott, which told the stories of four women's roles during the Civil War. The Confederate White House is located right next to...More

Thank Dawn W
Reviewed 2 days ago

In Richmond for a wedding so taking in the local history and culture. We really enjoyed the museum. Stayed a couple hours. Covers it all.

Thank GotItDownPat
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

In an era when people are ashamed of and rewriting history, this museum does a great job of not alterting facts. In a city steeped in history it is hard not to talk about the crossroads of liberty, freedom and slavery. This site does a...More

1  Thank IrishVoodoo
Reviewed 6 days ago

On our annual Civil War trek, we chose Richmond and the surrounding area this year. The confederate "White House" is where Johnson lived while he was president of the Cofederacy. Not a huge house, but well appointed with period furniture and fixtures. The tour guide...More

1  Thank alocalSummervilleSC
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We thoroughly enjoyed our private tour Learned much about the local history as well as the civil was era

Thank MyrnaMary
Reviewed 6 days ago

This is really two separate attractions and both are very impressive. We visited the museum while waiting for our tour time at the house. The museum provides a very good overview of the war, mostly from the south’s perspective. Lots of artifacts – uniforms, military...More

1  Thank phat_dawg_21
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Museum of the Confederacy has a lare number of artifacts from the Civil War. They are well taken care of and displayed. The museum was a very good museum of the Confederacy. The real treat is the White House which is only available through...More

1  Thank Michael R
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is an interesting museum. While it is currently in fashion to ignore the civil war, It is worth the visit, because history is bound to repeat itself if we don't pay attention. The house tour sheds light on how living was at the time....More

1  Thank brink9
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited the White House and Museum of the Confederacy in May. Finding it and parking was difficult as it is surrounded by VCU hospital. The tour of the White House was interesting with a very knowledgeable guide. The furnishings were a display of wealth...More

2  Thank Pat C
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What are the admission costs to the White House of the Confederacy and/or the attached museum in Richmond?
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
An aerial view shows two parking garages on N 13th Street just a short walk from The White House/Museum of the Confederacy. Would these two lots be the best parking facilities ? Also would there be a GPS for either lot?
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
Is there parking available? If there are parking garages, what is the general fee? How far are you from capitol?
23 February 2017|
Response from ACWMuseum | Property representative |
We share a parking deck with the VCU Medical Center. The entrance to the parking deck is located on 12th St, though when you come back up to the top floor of the deck after parking, you will be right across the street from... More