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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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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
1201 E. Clay Street, Richmond, VA 23219-1615
+1 804-649-1861
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Reviewed 4 days ago

The American Civil War is something about which I know little (I am a Brit) - this gave me some interesting facts about the conflict and some interesting artefacts of the time. Just wonder if there is a similar 'Union' museum up north somewhere.

Thank AlanP00le
Reviewed 1 week ago

The White House Tour. Bryce-our guide-informed the group(7) that NO photography is permitted, so this review is what I saw & heard. The history of the House was very detailed, who & when. Pres. Jefferson & family only lived here during his time as president....More

Thank Jack L
Reviewed 1 week ago

Stop in the museum first to purchase tickets for the Confederate White House. The guided tour is fascinating, and as our guide pointed out, only verified information is shared. There were a number of anecdotes about the Davis family. The Museum is excellent and definitely...More

Thank Patricia K
Reviewed 1 week ago

The guided tour through Confederate President Jefferson Davis family’s White House was interesting and very well done. Our guide was very knowledgeable and able to answer the myriad of questions the group had for him. The house and its furnishings were very well kept; many...More

Thank patkaloger
Reviewed 1 week ago

The museum presents a very well researched series of informative notes adjacent to most exhibits. These notes provide a balanced perspective on the tremendous struggle and perseverance demonstrated by the combatants on both sides. Definitely helpful to park in the nearby hospital parkade which provides...More

Thank georgeamalec
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our guide Bryce was excellent. He was very knowledgeable and readily answered questions. The house has been restored beautifully and is definitely a labor of love by many people. The museum is very nice and presents history in a balanced way. Plan to park on...More

Thank TravelingMomUSA84
Reviewed 4 weeks 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 4 weeks 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 5 weeks 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 10 November 2017 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

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Cindy T
21 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