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First White House of the Confederacy

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Address: 644 Washington St, Montgomery, AL 36130-3012
Phone Number: +1 334-242-1861
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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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Fantastic place, and the guide is exceptional!

Do not miss this fascinating place - full of wonderful exhibits, and truly "coming alive" thanks to Bob, the amazing guide who will welcome the visitors and share his vast... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
elkabelka
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Boulder, CO
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Boulder, CO
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Do not miss this fascinating place - full of wonderful exhibits, and truly "coming alive" thanks to Bob, the amazing guide who will welcome the visitors and share his vast knowledge and passion for the history presented here.

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Hickory, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

In viewing a home for the political leader of the Confederacy, you have two choices, Montgomery or Richmond. While the home in Virginia is more elegant and yes, the Davis family spent more time there, this site in Alabama is an unexpected treat. It's quaint compared to Richmond and has numerous unique artifacts but is limited by its own size.... More 

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Alabama
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This was my husband's first visit to this historical dream although he is a native Alabamian. It has a "hold" on me; I have been several times, but still a hunger remains to see it again. The Guide, a native of New York, was full of information in addition to being available and very personable. There is a very interesting... More 

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Bay Minette, Alabama
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A great piece of history in a beautiful setting in downtown Montgomery. Even though the tour is self guided, the staff was very helpful. Lots of interesting and actual pieces from Davis and the Civil War.

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Sharon, Massachusetts
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The First White House of the Confederacy is an interesting place, but not particularly impressive. The tour guide made the whole visit worthwhile. He is a witty and engaging guide and happy to discuss the place in detail. Pretty much a real character. Worth your time.

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Rocky Mount, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We loved it. And it was free. And a great experience. History that is unrevisionist and memorabilia from the War and Jefferson Davis.

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Green Cove Springs, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Montgomery was the first Confederate capital and Jefferson Davis lived there for a few months, until the capital was moved to Richmond. Most of the furniture and furnishings in the house belonged to Davis. If they charged money to see it, it might be iffy, but it’s free and well worth a look. It will balance all the liberal revisionist... More 

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Wetumpka, Alabama
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I lived in Montgomery 30 years before I finally entered the Little White House. I enjoyed walking about this small home of history and was so disappointed it is treated like an afterthought. There are no tours and it is not open on weekends. Like many things within the state, it is not promoted. For a town seeking tourist this... More 

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Irthlingborough, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Even to foreigners to whom the Union/Confederate schism is not a mainstream part of history this was a very interesting visit, enhanced by the enthusiasm and knowledge of the duty staff member who brought some aspects alive.

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Raleigh N C
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016 via mobile

Bob was the docent-- talk about an encyclopedia of facts. He is it!! Wonderful museum so full of facts thanks to Bob and the relics room beautiful furnishings. Definitely a step back in time

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