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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.
Reviewed 5 June 2014

The museum and the Confederate White House share a reception area in the Museum.

On one hand I strongly recommend taking a tour of the Confederate White House. The home of President Jefferson Davis is worth touring. The tour guide was very knowledgeable and the whole place "oozes with wonderful history".

On the other hand, next door is the Museum of the Confederacy. As I discovered it is one of two (the other being at Appomattox). Personally, I was disappointed by the lack of interesting objects. It was a quick stop and whether it has the value worthy of the entrance fee, frankly I couldn't decide. In ways I was disappointed. Interesting for young kids, no.

Lastly, don't forget to get your parking receipt validated. Parking is shared and it can be hard to find a spot. Validation saves you the parking fees.

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Reviewed 3 June 2014 via mobile

While passing through richmond I decided to go see this museum. Finding parking can be insane but that's any downtown city. Once you get past the parking find your way into the museum you will see the opening of the small piece of history that's left of this enormous time. The museum is 3 levels and only 10 dollars. Full of clothing, flags and firearms from the time. There is not a lot of story behind it all but if your in the museum for the reasons as most of us will be, just seeing the things they wore, the sacrifice they put forth is worth the visit and the price.

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Reviewed 31 May 2014

When you step into the Museum of the Confederacy, you experience what life must have been like for the men trying to establish the foundation of our country, especially Abraham Lincoln. You can really lose yourself in the exhibits, they are so well done. The location is not the easiest to find, but it is well worth the effort and something school-age children might really enjoy. Our nine year old granddaughter really enjoyed it.

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Reviewed 29 May 2014

Wonderful preservation of confederate history of the US civil war. The white house of the confederacy stands immediately adjacent to the museum and was wonderful to tour. We walked through the room Abraham Lincoln spent an hour in when he visited immediately after the fall of Richmond. The museum is full of civil war relics such as uniforms, guns, and paintings. This attraction is a historical treasure that preserves the momentous events in American history. Very well done.

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Reviewed 29 May 2014

It is easy to get to and set up to enjoy. It is amazing what these men did for this country and this state. We should never forget any of them and visit these museums with our children and grand-children.

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