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First White House of the Confederacy

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Address: 644 Washington Ave, Montgomery, AL 36104
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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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First White House of the Confederacy

This is an antebellum home that was used by Jefferson Davis and his family during the early months of the Confederacy when the capital was in Montgomery. It has a lot of lovely... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Montgomery, Alabama
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is an antebellum home that was used by Jefferson Davis and his family during the early months of the Confederacy when the capital was in Montgomery. It has a lot of lovely period pieces and the docent was full of interesting information he enthusiastically shared. There is a small gift shop there also. This is a place you should... More 

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South Fallsburg, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We walked in and was immediately met by a gentleman who introduced himself as Yankee Bob. He then let us know that the self-guided tour was "free, but as we all know nothing is really free." He then let us know that we had to listen to him for a couple of minutes. He then started to talk about the... More 

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Thank Lou S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Welcomed by Yankee Bob you step into a beautiful foyer full of information. There are self guided tour books. This two story home shows furniture, clothing and relics from the 1800s from the Davis family. Good stop to see when in Alabama or Montgomery. This was a free historical spot. Gift shop has many historical items. Great for those wanting... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lots of history shown here with some great artifacts from the Civil War period. It is a self guided tour but the docent is very friendly and knowledgeable. He was eager to learn about where we were from and what drew us to visit this location as well as answer any questions about the house, it's history and the people... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Built in 1835 this "White House" served as the First White House for the Confederacy in 1861 and was occupied by Jefferson Davis and his family. Davis only spent 4 months here as " the confederate president" and then moved to Richmond, VA. This house is well worth your time to view. It has all the bedrooms, sitting rooms etc... More 

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Charleston, South Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We enjoyed the tour, and learning the history behind the confederacy. Well done. Highly recommend for adults & teens. The tour guide was very lively.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A beautiful home full of history and many artifacts of the first Confederate White House. The guide was very pleasant and gave us a very unique insight on the house and the history of that period.

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Thank Kathy S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Although I thought I knew a lot about the beginning of the Confederacy, I learned many new things from our knowledgeable guide. Very well kept and very much worth the trip.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2016

Most people are familiar with Montgomery's role in the modern Civil Rights struggle. Few are aware of the role the city played in the war. I have been to the homes of many of our past Presidents, and it is always informative. This is no exception. Do yourself a favor and don't miss this.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016

Well by far the best part of this tour was "Bob" our amazing host who was so animated and full of life that we never wanted to leave. He was even courteous enough to provide me with a cold bottle of water because it was a hot day. These Aussies loved the experience and sucking in the history.

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