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Museum of the Confederacy


When you’re at the Museum of the Confederacy, you’ll confront the real stories and people during one of the most difficult times in our nation’s history. There are several temporary and permanent exhibitions in Appomattox and Richmond, and you can take a guided tour of the White House of the Confederacy as well. To learn a lot about more the past exhibitions, online, and current exhibitions, look on the site for the one you’re interested in on the main website for the Museum and White House of the Confederacy.

You can see the biggest collection of Confederate items in the world at this museum. There are personal effects, letters, and artwork from the Civil War era. You can see the sword that Robert E. Lee carried. You can see the plumed hat of J.E.B. Stuart. You can see the weaponry of Stonewall Jackson. You can go on a guided tour of the White House of the Confederacy, and it’s restored to its elegance as the president of the Confederacy, Jefferson Davis, had it throughout the war. You can also visit the Haversack store and pick up some reproduction artifacts and novelty items.

A lot of people miss the fact that it’s also called the “White House” of the Confederacy. They just notice the word, museum, and neglect the rest. The Confederacy was trying to establish its own country, and they had to have a Presidency and a White House. The President was Jefferson Davis. This is the real deal, and it’s the authentic taste of the Confederacy. You can only get it here in Richmond, Virginia.

The beautifully restored classy mansion shows what it was like to live in the home of Jefferson Davis, and you can see how he, his wife, Varina, his children, and their servants lived. About 60^ of the furnishings in the house were verified to have been there throughout the Civil War from 1861-1865, and several of the window treatments, wallpapers, and upholstery are remade based on the originals. It is a home that is very historically accurate.

There is also a vault where you can see more than 1,500 furniture items that are utilized to help understand the White House of the Confederacy. There are textiles, silver, lighting accessories, ceramics, paintings, toys, sculptures, and personal items too. A lot of these items were used by the Jefferson family itself.

Museum and White House of the Confederacy
1201 E Clay St Richmond, VA 23219
Phone: 804-649-1861
Website: http://www.moc.org