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“Sheds light on dark days”

The White House and Museum of the Confederacy
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: The White House and Museum of the Confederacy are located in downtown Richmond's historic Court End neighborhood, just a few blocks from Capitol Square. Guided tours of Jefferson Davis' executive mansion leave from the Museum lobby throughout the day and typically last around 45 minutes. Three floors of exhibits in the Museum chronicle the war years through the personal belongings of Confederate leaders like Robert E. Lee as well as those of common soldiers and citizens on the homefront.
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“Sheds light on dark days”
Reviewed 24 May 2014

`This is a great place for Civil War buffs to visit. The historical artifacts and stories told are fascinating. See it together with the White House of the Confederacy next door.

Visited September 2013
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Richmond, Virginia
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“Diamond Awaiting to be Discovered”
Reviewed 24 May 2014

Toured last week. House guide great. Spoke clearly & loud. Told funny stories. Amazing House & Musuem

Visited May 2014
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Everett, Washington
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“Historic Must-See!”
Reviewed 22 May 2014

This museum is very nicely organized and the displays are terrific. Even if you are not a Southerner or from Southern ancestors, you will appreciate the different perspective of historical events than you typically see in museums about the War Between the States. The description of the daily life and the life of a soldier are really eye-opening.

Visited May 2014
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Leesburg, Virginia
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“Worth a Visit”
Reviewed 20 May 2014

This museum is a nice stop if you are in Richmond. It provides a nice history of the war and has some artifacts. The White House of the Confederacy is also next door so I would recommend getting the combined ticket of $15 to see the museum and the house. The house tour is guided and was very well done. Parking is free on the weekends in the VCU Hospital visitor parking lot. it is a small, cramped garage though. I believe parking is free on the weekdays too. The museum website provides more information about parking.

I was at the museum and white house tour for about 2 hrs. Once I was done I walked over to the capital building since it was a short 7 minute walk away.

Visited May 2014
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New Bern, North Carolina
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“Well Worth the Search”
Reviewed 19 May 2014

This museum is very well designed and laid out, but quite challenging to find. After much wandering about downtown streets,I finally located it literally surrounded by the VCU Medical College on Clay Street. I was walking. If you are trying to find it by car, I honestly do not know where you would park. Given that, it is well worth the effort. The Museum is in a modern building next to the antebellum mansion that served as the White House of the Confederacy. In glass covered displays you can view hundreds of personal belongings from soldiers and civilians of the Civil War period - uniforms, flags, personal items, military equipment and weapons from numerous battles. They have the majority of General Lee’s campaign possessions, Stonewall Jackson's sword and cap, and some notable images, documents and artwork from the Confederate era. You are given a guided tour of the White House and our guide was both knowledgeable and funny. The whole experience allows you to really feel and understand what it was like to be here in the Confederate Capital during and after the war.

Visited May 2014
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