White House of the Confederacy

Top 1% of attractions in Richmond
9 / 10

5 expert reviews

“These two buildings provide a look at a crucial period in the nation's history.”

– Fodor's

"A required stop for Civil War buffs, this excellent museum houses the largest Confederate collection in the country, much contributed by veterans and their descendants." Full review
Lonely Planet
"While this was once a shrine to the Southern 'Lost Cause,' the Confederate White House is recommended for its quirky insights (did you know the second-most powerful man in the Confederacy may have been a gay Jew?)." Full review
Michelin Guide
1 Star
"Confederate president Jefferson Davis and his family lived in this stucco-clad mansion (White House of the Confederacy - 1818) during the Civil War. " Full review
Lonely Planet
Top Choice
"This museum was once a shrine to the Southern 'Lost Cause,' and still attracts a fair degree of neo-Confederate types." Full review

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