Guided Tours

Guided Tours

The White House of the Confederacy

Join trained interpretive staff for a guided tour of the former home of Confederate President Jefferson Davis. Daily tours explore the life of Davis and his family, the enslaved and free servants in the house, and the home’s role in Civil War Richmond. 

Format:

Tours last approximately 45 minutes and depart multiple times each day. 

Fall Schedule (Sep. 5 - Nov. 12)
Mon, Wed, Fri: 10:30 am, 11:30 am, 12:30 pm, 1:30 pm, 2:30 pm, 3:30 pm, 4:30 pm
Tue & Thu: 11:00 am, Noon, 1:00 pm, 2:00 pm, 3:00 pm, 4:00 pm
Sat & Sun: 10:30 am, 11:15 am, Noon, 12:45 pm, 1:30 pm, 2:15 pm, 3:00 pm, 3:45 pm, 4:30 pm

If you have further questions, please call the Museum at (804) 649-1861 x110.

Unless otherwise noted, the house is only accessible via guided tour. More information about its location or directions can be found here.

Cost:

Admission is required for tours, with pricing listed here. We do not sell tickets or reserve spaces in advance for our daily tours. Group tours and rates are available for both student groups and adult groups.

Accessibility:

Due to its historic nature, the White House of the Confederacy is not wheelchair/stroller accessible and includes multiple flights of ascending and descending stairs.

Infant and Toddler Policy:

For parents with small children, please consider the following guidelines during your visit to the White House of the Confederacy:

  1. For conservation reasons, please do not offer children food or drink on a White House tour.
  2. For the safety of your child and the collections, please hold your child’s hand at all times.
  3. If your child cries or disturbs other guests, the guide may ask you to leave the tour. The family member who accompanies the child will be accommodated on the next tour, or receive a full ticket refund.
  4. Strollers and hard-frame child carriers are permitted in the Museum, but should be handled with caution. Strollers and carriers should be parked in the basement of the White House prior to a tour.
  5. While on a White House tour, please do not let your child play with any objects that can be thrown or make noise. This prevents possible disturbances for guests and the possibility of objects damaging historic items in the Museum’s collection.

Advance tickets/reservations are not available for daily tours.

For general information about house tours, please contact us at (804) 649-1861, ext. 110.

Historic Tredegar

Tredegar History Tour: Tredegar Iron Works was the Confederacy’s most important industrial complex during the Civil War. In peacetime, it supplied the vast expansion of the railroad industry; in war, it produced the largest number of cannon in the Confederacy. Discover the vital role of the iron works, the diverse people who worked there, and the historic buildings on site.

Fall Schedule (Sep. 5 - Nov. 12)
Mon - Fri: 11:00 am, 2:00 pm
Sat & Sun: 11:00 am, 1:00 pm, 3:00 pm

Appomattox

Surviving in Civil War Appomattox: What was life like for people – both free and enslaved – living in Appomattox during and after the Civil War? How did the war affect their lives? What choices did they make to adapt? Find out during this outdoor 30-minute guided discussion of our 19th century cabin areas. 

Fall Schedule (Sep. 5 - Nov. 12)
Wed - Fri: 11:30 am, 1:00 pm
Sat & Sun: 11:30 am, 1:00 pm, 2:30 pm
(schedule is subject to change)

 

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