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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 1 week ago via mobile

We enjoyed the details provided by our guide very much! So many anecdotes were new to us, very intriguing. The White House was fantastic and so was the museum! To view the variety and detail of flags alone could take more than an afternoon, fascinating...More

Thank Muffie205
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Enjoyed this tour better than Monticello. Located in what once was the high society street in Richmond. A lot of history including the adjacent confederacy museum that had actual battle flags from Gettysburg

Thank charmed9956
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It may be somewhat difficult to find since VCU has crowded around it and dwarves it. However, it is well worth the effort to find the White House of the Confederacy! It is beautiful on the outside and such a gem of American history on...More

Thank Nancy A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

History Buff? Civil War Buff? Just want to see more of Richmond? Don't miss this! History is at your fingertips when you take the tour and view all this museum has to offer.

Thank Jim W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A must see for any Civil War history fan. The collection is fantastic. The museum gives you a sense of the tragic conflict that occurred between the states.

Thank afriesen2
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I was surprised that he had George Washington hanging prominently in the dining room now war room of the house.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The museum is chalked full of priceless artifacts of all sorts from military to civilian. Impressive collection. Then you have the actual presidential mansion. It is ornate and well restored. The collection is roughly 50% original to the Davis' and the remainder period pieces. It...More

1  Thank Dewayne P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

44 comrades in arms from the Vietnam War came together with several spouses to a reunion in Williamsburg, Va. The first trip was to the Confederate Museum. and White House. The tours given were excellent with much information given, The museum is very well set...More

Thank Len R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 4 weeks 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
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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
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