White House of the Confederacy

We will not be offering guided tours of the House at this time.
Reopening schedule TDB.

1201 E. Clay St.
Richmond, VA 23219

804–649–1861 ext. 100

The White House of the Confederacy.

Built in 1818, this National Historic Landmark served as the executive mansion and home for Confederate President Jefferson Davis, and his family from 1861 – 1865. Owned and operated by the American Civil War Museum, guided tours explore the lives and activities of those who lived and worked there and exhibits exploring the complex legacies of the Confederacy. 

The White House is surrounded by the VCU Health facilities. Parking is free for visitors and is available at the MCV Visitor Parking Deck on 12th Street. Please allow approximately two hours for your visit.

Guided tours of the house are once an hour starting at 10:30 AM.

Save 10% when you purchase your single site tickets online!

Senior, Retired Military, Teachers, and Students$10
Youth (6-17)$6
Active Duty Military$10
Members and Kids under 5Free

Current Exhibits

House of the Lost Cause

Explore how the Lost Cause developed through people associated with the White House of the Confederacy.

Through this exhibit, the American Civil War Museum explores the development of the Lost Cause and its complexities, with an awareness of how current culture was affected. Personal items of Jefferson Davis and his daughter, Winnie Davis will be on display.