The American Civil War Museum- White House and Museum of the Confederacy, Richmond

(4.2/5 based on 950+ reviews on the web)
Established in 1896, The American Civil War Museum- White House and 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 The American Civil War Museum- White House and Museum of the Confederacy a part of your Richmond vacation plans using our Richmond vacation trip planner.
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TripAdvisor
  • The Confederate White House has been preserved and presented very well. It is an important icon in US history, and the museum adds context. Definitely recommend touring it and the State Capitol if vis...  more »
  • A three story museum with an elevator. Many interesting artifacts, flags and uniforms especially, with accompanying in depth information boards. We were in Richmond for only a half a day. We only stay...  more »
  • The White House and the Museum come together on one ticket, and they are next door to each other. The tragedy of that war can be overwhelming but if you are history buffs (like us) then it is well wor...  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.