The Museum and White House of the Confederacy is a neoclassical mansion built in 1818. President Jefferson Davis lived here ... More
Museum and White House of the Confederacy (the)
The Museum and White House of the Confederacy is a neoclassical mansion built in 1818. President Jefferson Davis lived here during the Civil War years, and several pieces of furniture owned by him are on display. Adjacent to the restored White House is a museum containing more than 15,000 artifacts and 500 flags from the Confederate era. The collection includes the swords and other personal effects of Generals Jackson, Lee and Stuart. Personal papers, government documents, journals and rare books are on exhibit.
Reviews for Museum and White House of the Confederacy (the): 8
Wonderful for Civil War and history buffs
By A Yahoo Contributor, 2/6/11
This is a wonderful museum for people who love history. I came across this museum by accident over 10 years ago and was so impressed I became a member on my first visit. I go as often as possible and enjoy the wide variety of special programs they offer. It is well worth the visit.
I took my oldest a few years, then my youngest son. They all loved it, its a unique museum because there so few of the confederate museums in the US. It's a part of our glorious history. Tommorrow I am taking my husband to view it
If you are not a huge civil war fan and would not enjoy seeing articles of clothing, weapons, artwork and don't enjoy reading about the civil war don't bother to purchase the museum tickets. The museum is alot of reading and is very detailed (if your a huge fan your gonna love it!) Lots of personal items form Robert E Lee, JEB Stuart, Stonewall Jackson and more! The White House tour runs every hour on the hour (if your not interested in the museum you should get there at the top of the hour to tour the white house) The White House is very beautiful and contains several real period pieces. It is about a 30 minute tour (depending on how many questions your tour group has).
I'm really into Civil War history and this was a fantasitc place with a lot of artifacts belonging to some of the best known Southern Civil War generals such as Stonewall Jackson, J.E.B. Stuart, Robert E Lee. Very interesting place
Can't wait to return to your museum and Richmond again soon...
By A Yahoo Contributor, 3/24/08
I can never dislike anything about civil war history...I regret that I was not able to get back up during R.E. Lee's year long anniversary and view all of his affects you had on display...All the talk about moving the museum I think is a bad deal...Half the fun of visiting the museum is finding it and getting a feel for downtown Richmond...So much I did not get to see and do and hope to get a second chance soon...
My wife and I toured the museum of the Confederacy in January 2005. We bought both the Confederate White House Tour, as well as a museum pass. It was quite affordable, but the museum itself was a letdown. I like to see genuine articles, real relics of the civil war, but the WHOLE MUSEUM was coats and hats and pipes of various soldiers...
... however! The tour of the White House of the Confederacy was AWESOME! The tour guide was extremely knowledgable, the decor was period, and the atmosphere was great. If you go, definitely don't miss the White House! If you a big cult-of-the-generals Civil War Buff, you will also love the museum, but more casual people should see different museums in the area.
I have always liked history and genealogy and I feel that Richmond is not capitalizing on its past history. It has so many good things to offer. When it comes to Civil War History, some of the people still believe that it is holding them back. 99.99% of the people have forgotten the civil war, but there are certain people in this town that still use it as a crutch to make people feel sorry for them. The Museum of the Confederacy and the White House should be pushed by the City of Richmond