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First White House of the Confederacy

644 Washington St, Montgomery, AL 36130-3012
+1 334-242-1861
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Walk through history

This is a well preserved moment in time. The docents are informative and helpful with information... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
char1scott
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Mobile, AL
historic

Definitely worth the visit. Jefferson Davis was an interesting fellow, with a sad history. This is... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Debbe K
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Built in 1835, this was the home of the Confederacy President, Jefferson Davis.
  • Excellent59%
  • Very good31%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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644 Washington St, Montgomery, AL 36130-3012
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"original location"
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"southern history"
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"period pieces"
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"great piece of history"
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"across the street"
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"original items"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a well preserved moment in time. The docents are informative and helpful with information from the area and story of the house.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Definitely worth the visit. Jefferson Davis was an interesting fellow, with a sad history. This is part of American history.

Thank Debbe K
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This house preserves a divisive moment of history without recognition of the broader regional and national contexts. Throughout the house, the guide book refers to Davis as "President Davis" and lavishes attention on domestic details such as Davis' Wedgewood washstand and bedroom slippers. By isolating...More

Thank Kato F
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a beautiful, historic home that was once occupied by President Jefferson Davis and his family after Montgomery was temporarily selected as the capital of the new Confederate States of America. The home is well-preserved and kept. The displays are authentic and contain items...More

Thank JP1747
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Close walk to Civil Rights Museum, Capitol complex, Dexter Ave. King Memorial Baptist Church, and First Baptist Church of Montgomery...entry is free. House has great displays and is laid out well. Staff is friendly, helpful, and knowledgeable. Great place to educate kids and enjoy Montgomery.

Thank Matt R
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This was the first White House of the Confederacy, where Jefferson Davis lived for a short time. It’s just beside the State Capitol and is worth a visit, it’s all part of the history. We were there at the weekend and there was plenty parking

Thank Anne B
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Interesting to see how they lived. There's free parking at the back. We were greeted with a cold bottle of water which was very much appreciated.

Thank Chocolateloverlondon
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was with friends that weren't as interested in visiting this site as I was. Luckily, there was no admission, so we could just pop in, And on a brutally hot day, the fantastic docent who greeted us, ran and brought back a tray of...More

Thank bearbranchgirl
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Other reviewers have already pretty much said it. This place is an homage to Jefferson Davis and the confederacy. It's completely one sided in its portrayal of Davis, the Civil War, his role in it, and who he was as a person. I asked the...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Pro - this place is free Con - it’s a weird mixture of random mix matched relics. There was only one person working lunch time on a Saturday so there are a couple of photo copied self guided to explain what you’re looking at. As...More

Thank webbsm
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