Museums bring history alive, like a skeleton found underneath your house. Dig up the past with this Groupon.
Choose Between Two Options
- $20 for a one-year individual membership (a $40 value)
- $25 for a one-year family membership, which includes two adults and children younger than 17 (a $55 value)
Along with free admission to the White House of the Confederacy in Richmond, as well as admission to the museum’s Richmond and Appomattox locations, membership benefits include free research access, invitations to members-only events, and 10% discounts on gift-shop and event purchases.
The Museum of the Confederacy
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.