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First White House of the Confederacy

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Address: 644 Washington St, Montgomery, AL 36130-3012
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+1 334-242-1861
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Built in 1835, this was the home of the Confederacy President, Jefferson...

Built in 1835, this was the home of the Confederacy President, Jefferson Davis.

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I love history so this house was the place for me. My husband and I stopped in one afternoon and we were greeted by Bob as we entered. Bob was from New York and really knows the... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Columbia, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I love history so this house was the place for me. My husband and I stopped in one afternoon and we were greeted by Bob as we entered. Bob was from New York and really knows the history of this home. He was helpful and answered all questions. He gave us a beautiful book about the home and then we... More 

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Waverley, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This house is a gem. The entrance was free and we used the (very easy to follow) self-guided tour book. The furnishings and memorabilia are in excellent condition, well displayed and the significance of each piece is explained in the guide book. It doesn't take long to go through this house and is well worth the time.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Interesting piece of history. Well preserved. Informative and quite personable guide who was able to answer many questions.

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Thank hopkinsonc
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were at the Capital and saw this beautiful house across the street. We went for a visit and were very glad that we did. The gentleman working was so nice and informative. I love looking at older houses and getting more information about the time period and this house didn't disappoint.

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Thank Msmattox
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The house is furnished beautifully and had the early design of open concept people look for today. Much of the furnishings in the house are from the period when Jefferson Davis lived there. All the rooms are large and attractive.

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Saint Joseph, Missouri
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Enjoyed seeing this building and hearing about its role in our history. Guide was quite informative and very personable.

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Montgomery, Alabama
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

Great amount of history here! Original building, authentic furniture, clothes, letters and relics. Free admission. Interesting. Nice little gift shop too.

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Pigeon Forge, Tennessee
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 February 2017

It is definitely a must see and the historian working there knew just about anything and everything about this era! I'm pretty sure he could write a book! The house is small and a fairly quick walkthrough but he made the entire experience memorable and fun!

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Great Falls, Montana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 February 2017

If you're interested in what an antebellum house looked like and the artifacts in it, this might be a good place to visit. If you're really interested in the events and politics of the civil war and how they connect, this might not be the place for you. Personally, I lean towards the latter and would have liked to know... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2017

One of the must-see attractions, conveniently located next to the State Capitol and other landmarks regarding the Civil Rights movement. The house is small but beautiful and with its original interiors, its preservation by the ladies remarkable and you have a glimpse into history. Our guide was very helpful ! Great experience

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