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Museum of the Confederacy, Richmond
(4.2/5 based on 900+ reviews on the web)
Established in 1896, Museum of the Confederacy features the former White House of the Confederacy and a collection of artifacts, manuscripts, books, and photographs from the Confederacy and the American Civil War. Take a guided tour of the White House of the Confederacy, and learn about history through audio and interactive displays. With three stories of exhibits, you can browse through the world's largest and most comprehensive collection of Confederate artifacts. See furniture, flags, weapons, uniforms, paintings, and even homemade soap. Inspect uniforms carefully--you'll be able to see bullet holes from the battles on some pieces. Make Museum of the Confederacy a part of your Richmond vacation plans using our Richmond vacation trip planner.
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  • We bought a triple ticket, to the Museum, the Confederate White House and the Tredegar Civil War Museum. All three of these were excellent, in different ways. The White House tour was given by a very ...  more »
  • If you don't know much about the confederacy you will learn a lot if you read the displays. No tour of the museum.The 45 minute tour of the White House was ok (we waited 15 minutes for its 11:00 start...  more »
  • This museum is located in the middle of a hospital complex. Interesting and educational exhibits. The Confederate White House was interesting only because of the opulent rooms and at the same time the...  more »
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  • If you have any interest in the Confederacy as an institution this is a must see. The "white house" tour is very well done, and the house has an incredible amount of originals. It's a fantastic portrait of how one of the greatest American traitors (or patriots) lived on a day to day basis. The tour guide was extremely knowledgeable, but also knew when not to answer questions, because she was not an expert, which is equally important. Highly recommended.
  • It's fantastic with the best collection of civil war artifacts around..the flags are unbelievable and the mansion is breathtaking.The tour guide was good but could have been a little nicer.He seemed to think we all should know certain things..he was funny and entertaining but could have been more patient.Not everyone has worked there for 18 yrs.
  • The museum is extremely hard to find, and even harder to find parking for. With AAA discount, admission and Confederate White House tour (which was the best part) was reasonably priced. The museum is self-paced... I wish I'd paid for the headset... so much reading!
  • I was surprised at how nice and informative the museum was. They have a great collection of authentic memorabilia and it is organized in an informative and interesting manner.
  • Cool museum, but I was hoping to see a little bit more. I wish the photographs were actual and not copies. Overall a good visit though.