White House of the Confederacy

Hours
Thursday–Monday: 10:00 AM–4:00 PM
Tuesday & Wednesday: 11:30 AM–4:00 PM

Address
1201 E. Clay St.
Richmond, VA 23219
(Directions)

Phone
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.

Due to the close proximity of our tours, we will require masks for all individuals visiting the White House of the Confederacy, regardless of vaccination status.
Please read our COVID-19 Policies and Procedures for in-person tours. Updated August 9, 2021.

Tour times for Public, In-person Tours:
10:15 AM–11:15 AM | 11:45 AM–12:15 PM | 1:30 PM–2:30 PM | 3 PM–4 PM.

Reservations
Due to the limited capacity of our tours, we strongly encourage that you purchase your tickets ahead of time.

Parking
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.

Accessibility
Due to the historic nature of the home, the White House of the Confederacy is not accessible to wheelchairs and walkers of any size as all entries to the house have stairs. We do offer virtual guided tours of the House on the third Wednesday of every month at 4:30 PM (EST).


Virtual Tours of the House

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 the third Wednesday of every month at 4:30 PM (EST).

Public In-Person Tours of the House

Visitors will have the opportunity to walk through home with a trained guide and take pictures.

Adult$14
Senior, Military (Active and Vet),
Teachers, and Students
$12
Youth (6-17)$7
Members and Kids under 5, and
VA Public School Teachers & (K-12) Students
Free
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)

Due to ongoing maintenance work at the White House of the Confederacy, the ACWM will be temporarily reducing the availability of advance registration for in-person tours of the House. Please check our website for updates regarding House tours. We apologize for any inconvenience. If your desired tour date is unavailable, please contact [email protected].


Current Exhibits

House of the Lost Cause

Due to ongoing maintenance, this exhibit is temporarily closed to the public.

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.