White House of the Confederacy

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Thursday, March 16, 2017 - 9:00am
Historic Tredegar, White House and Museum of the Confederacy

Explore stories of people -free and enslaved- who lived before, through, or after the Civil War. How did enslaved African Americans remain hopeful in dark times? Was the freedom won at the end of the War really free? Programs include special tours of the White House and Brown’s Island. Tour space is limited and registration is encouraged.

Programs will be going on at both locations all day. Brown's Island Tours are at 10:00, 12:00, and 2:00 and do not require advance registration. We are encouraging registration for White House Tours, since space is limited. Please follow the link below for your selected tour time to purchase advance tickets. Free parking for our White House location is available in the VCU Medical Center's visitors parking deck. Please allow plenty of time to travel through the deck and find a parking space ahead of your tour. 

10:30 am - 11:15 am

11:30 am - 12:15 pm

1:30 pm - 2:15 pm

3:30 pm - 4:15 pm

Contact Tally Botzer at 804-649-1861 x203 or by email for more information. 

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Thursday, March 16, 2017 - 5:30pm
White House and Museum of the Confederacy

Within the walls of every home are the voices and conversations of residents past and present, public and private.

During special interactive evening tours of the White House of the Confederacy you’ll meet and hear conversations among free and enslaved people from the Civil War era. Uncover their diverse relationships, points of view, values and motivations. Through their voices, you’ll discover that life in the house is often a smaller reflection of life outside its walls.

Two tours are offered each evening. Space is limited, and reservations are encouraged. 

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Thursday, March 16, 2017 - 7:00pm
White House and Museum of the Confederacy

Within the walls of every home are the voices and conversations of residents past and present, public and private.

During special interactive evening tours of the White House of the Confederacy you’ll meet and hear conversations among free and enslaved people from the Civil War era. Uncover their diverse relationships, points of view, values and motivations. Through their voices, you’ll discover that life in the house is often a smaller reflection of life outside its walls.

Two tours are offered each evening. Space is limited, and reservations are encouraged. 

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Thursday, March 23, 2017 - 5:30pm
White House and Museum of the Confederacy

Within the walls of every home are the voices and conversations of residents past and present, public and private.

During special interactive evening tours of the White House of the Confederacy you’ll meet and hear conversations among free and enslaved people from the Civil War era. Uncover their diverse relationships, points of view, values and motivations. Through their voices, you’ll discover that life in the house is often a smaller reflection of life outside its walls.

Two tours are offered each evening. Space is limited, and reservations are encouraged. 

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Thursday, March 23, 2017 - 7:00pm
White House and Museum of the Confederacy

Within the walls of every home are the voices and conversations of residents past and present, public and private.

During special interactive evening tours of the White House of the Confederacy you’ll meet and hear conversations among free and enslaved people from the Civil War era. Uncover their diverse relationships, points of view, values and motivations. Through their voices, you’ll discover that life in the house is often a smaller reflection of life outside its walls.

Two tours are offered each evening. Space is limited, and reservations are encouraged. 

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Thursday, March 30, 2017 - 5:30pm
White House and Museum of the Confederacy

Within the walls of every home are the voices and conversations of residents past and present, public and private.

During special interactive evening tours of the White House of the Confederacy you’ll meet and hear conversations among free and enslaved people from the Civil War era. Uncover their diverse relationships, points of view, values and motivations. Through their voices, you’ll discover that life in the house is often a smaller reflection of life outside its walls.

Two tours are offered each evening. Space is limited, and reservations are encouraged. 

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Thursday, March 30, 2017 - 7:00pm
White House and Museum of the Confederacy

Within the walls of every home are the voices and conversations of residents past and present, public and private.

During special interactive evening tours of the White House of the Confederacy you’ll meet and hear conversations among free and enslaved people from the Civil War era. Uncover their diverse relationships, points of view, values and motivations. Through their voices, you’ll discover that life in the house is often a smaller reflection of life outside its walls.

Two tours are offered each evening. Space is limited, and reservations are encouraged. 

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Friday, March 31, 2017 - 12:00pm
White House and Museum of the Confederacy

Confederate General Thomas Munford called the Battle of Five Forks “the mortal blow which caused the Southern Confederacy to perish forever.” In many ways, the battle marked the beginning of the end of the American Civil War – and destroyed the careers and reputations of two generals. Join author Michael J. McCarthy as he explores this decisive Union victory and its aftermath.