The Museum of the Confederacy

1201 E. Clay Street, Richmond, VA 23219 Directions
+18046491861x142
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what a GREAT organization
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I loved it. Learned a lot. Can't wait to go again.
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It was a fabulous experience. They were very welcoming.
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The Museum is a first rate experience.. The displays are interesting and informative. We especially enjoyed the Battle Flags.
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The tour of the White House of the Confederacy was a great treat! The history of that time of our country was very interesting.
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Great experience!
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Great museum!
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Great place to take out of town guests. Hope we do not lose this important piece of our American, Virginia and Richmond history. Absolutely recommend becoming a member to everyone to help keep this museum going.
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I really enjoy going to the museum, it's always interesting to see how our history was made. It's like taking a trip back in time.
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Had a great time, there is plenty to see and learn at this location. Still waiting on membership card.
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The White House of the Confederacy constituted the social, political, and military headquarters of Confederate States of America President Jefferson Davis during the Civil War. Later named a National Historic Landmark, the building still stands today. Daily guided tours lead guests through the grand 19th-century structure, which houses more than half its original wartime furnishings.

The White House is only steps away from The Museum of the Confederacy's Richmond location, where a core exhibit chronicles the Confederacy from its beginnings to General Robert E. Lee’s surrender at Appomattox. Opened 25 years after that fateful event, the nonprofit museum displays artifacts from a collection of more than 15,000 items. They include Stonewall Jackson's sword, a letter from Pope Pius IX, and all the pennies Jefferson Davis etched his face onto in his spare time.

Meanwhile, another 400 artifacts adorn the permanent exhibit at the museum's Appomattox location. Here, a dozen audiovisual stations, parole lists, and the uniform coat worn by Lee illustrate the event that brought the Civil War to a close.

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