White House of the Confederacy

Friday–Sunday: 10:00 AM–4:00 PM

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. The House of the Lost Cause exhibit, located within the House, looks at the complex legacies of the Confederacy.

Special COVID-19 procedures for in-person tours: 
We are limiting tour sizes and Masks must be worn at all times to ensure the safety and health of our visitors and staff. Learn more about our COVID-19 Policies and Procedures.

Tour times are as follows:
10:15 AM–11:15 AM | 11:45 AM–12:15 PM | 1:30 PM–2:30 PM | 3 PM–4 PM
We currently do not accept walk-ins for tours of the House. Please secure your tickets ahead of time.

We are now offering live, interactive virtual tours!
Take a guided tour of the White House as part of a small group and participate in a Q&A, all from the comfort of your house.

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.

Virtual Tours of the House (Starting March 25)

Virtual tours go through the entire house with an ACWM guide. You will have the opportunity to interact and ask questions during the tour.

General Admission$10
Member Admission$8
Each admission will grant you a login that is good for your entire household. Tours are held on Thursdays at 1:00 PM (EST) and Saturdays 4:30 PM (EST).

Public In-Person Tours of the House

To ensure the health and safety of both visitors and staff, the majority of the tour will take place outside the House. Visitors will have the opportunity to walk through the rooms on the first floor with a trained guide and take pictures. The walkthrough will conclude in the basement with a Q&A session. 

Senior, Military (Active and Vet),
Teachers, and Students
Youth (6-17)$5
Members and Kids under 5, and
VA Public School Teachers & (K-12) Students
Tours of the White House of the Confederacy last 45 minutes and are at 10:15 AM, 11:00 AM, 11:45 AM, 1:30 PM, 2:15 PM, and 3:00 PM)

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.