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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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Historic!

Great amount of history here! Original building, authentic furniture, clothes, letters and relics. Free admission. Interesting. Nice little gift shop too.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Laura H
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Montgomery, Alabama
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Montgomery, Alabama
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23 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great amount of history here! Original building, authentic furniture, clothes, letters and relics. Free admission. Interesting. Nice little gift shop too.

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Pigeon Forge, Tennessee
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It is definitely a must see and the historian working there knew just about anything and everything about this era! I'm pretty sure he could write a book! The house is small and a fairly quick walkthrough but he made the entire experience memorable and fun!

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Great Falls, Montana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you're interested in what an antebellum house looked like and the artifacts in it, this might be a good place to visit. If you're really interested in the events and politics of the civil war and how they connect, this might not be the place for you. Personally, I lean towards the latter and would have liked to know... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

One of the must-see attractions, conveniently located next to the State Capitol and other landmarks regarding the Civil Rights movement. The house is small but beautiful and with its original interiors, its preservation by the ladies remarkable and you have a glimpse into history. Our guide was very helpful ! Great experience

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Huntington Woods, Michigan
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If you're into Civil War history this is the place for you. I'm not so I think it colored my judgment. But the history of the house is interesting and the staff was very friendly.

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Montgomery, Alabama
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks 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 5 January 2017 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016 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 29 December 2016

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 29 December 2016 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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