Museum and White House of the Confederacy
Civil War buffs flock to the Museum of the Confederacy, which houses the most comprehensive collection of Confederate artefacts, personal memorabilia and art to be found anywhere in the United States. The exhibits include 550 battle flags, 215 uniforms, including those of well-known officers, and 1,000 military buttons. Art works on display include E.B.D. Julio's heroic painting, 'The Last Meeting of Lee and Jackson'.
Beside the museum is the White House of the Confederacy, the 1818 mansion in which Confederate President Jefferson Davis and his family lived during the Civil War. It is still furnished with original items. Visitors have to join a tour to see the White House. These depart regularly throughout the day.
Address: 1201 East Clay Street
Telephone: (804) 649 1861
Opening times: Monday to Saturday 10am to 5pm; Sunday 12pm to 5pm.
Admission: Museum: $10 adults, $6 children 7-18; White House: $10 adults, $6 children. Combo ticket: $15 adults, $8 children. Other concessions available.