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Richmond, Fredericksburg and the Northern Neck Sights

Museum and White House of the Confederacy

  • 1201 E. Clay St. Map It
  • Richmond
  • House/Mansion/Villa

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These two buildings provide a look at a crucial period in the nation's history. The museum (a good place to start) has elaborate permanent exhibitions on the Civil War era. The "world's largest collection of Confederate memorabilia" includes such artifacts as the sword Robert E. Lee wore to the surrender at Appomattox. Next door, the "White House" has in fact always been painted gray. Made of brick in 1818, the building was stuccoed to give the appearance of large stone

blocks. Preservationists have painstakingly re-created the interior as it was during the Civil War, when Jefferson Davis lived in the house.

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Sight Information


1201 E. Clay St., Richmond, Virginia, 23219, United States

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Sight Details:

  • Combination ticket $12; museum only, $9; White House only, $9
  • Mon.–Sat. 10–5, Sun. noon–5


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