White House of the Confederacy, Richmond

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Established in 1896, White House of the Confederacy features the former White House of the Confederacy and a collection of artifacts, manuscripts, books, and photographs from the Confederacy and the American Civil War. Take a guided tour of the White House of the Confederacy, and learn about history through audio and interactive displays. With three stories of exhibits, you can browse through the world's largest and most comprehensive collection of Confederate artifacts. See furniture, flags, weapons, uniforms, paintings, and even homemade soap. Inspect uniforms carefully--you'll be able to see bullet holes from the battles on some pieces. Use our Richmond trip planner to arrange your visit to White House of the Confederacy and other attractions in Richmond.
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  • It wasn't so easy to find out about this site as compared to other Richmond sites. It seems there’s a bit of thought that it might just disappear sometime. After reading a lot about the American... 
    It wasn't so easy to find out about this site as compared to other Richmond sites. It seems there’s a bit of thought that it might just disappear sometime. After reading a lot about the American...  more »
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  • I enjoyed the tour a lot. They did an excellent work restoring the historical accuracy of the house and preserving it. White House of the Confederacy is a unique place to learn about American history and plunge into the everyday life and work of Jefferson Davis and his family. Although our tour guide was great, I would suggest adding more content on the history & politics of the American South and reducing the amount of information about their everyday routine. Potentially, they could run several tours for those who are interested to learn about various aspects of that era. Their souvenir shop deserves special attention! Make sure to check it out because they have some extraordinary artifacts that are not so easy to purchase online these days.
  • This was selected as an activity by my granddaughter who is a history buff. We enjoyed the informative guided tour of the home. The background and commentary were quite thought-provoking. It was a nice experience.

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