In Montgomery, Alabama you will find the first White House of The Confederacy, where Jefferson Davis, the president of the confederate States once resided for just under a year until it was moved to Richmond. This free attraction tells the history of the house as it relates to the Civil War.
The house is fully retro fitted with period furniture and many original and authentic belongings of Mr and Mrs Davis are on display. It genuinely feels like walking around a presidential civil war era Alabama home.
Tours of the ten rooms are self-guided, the artifacts on display are quite self-explanatory and need little explanation in general as there is a host of historic literature at your disposal during the tour. Prior to your visit there is a wealth of historic information available to read up on that’s located on their website.
If you are planning a school field trip or group tour, why not prompt your group to get their phones and tablets out on the bus ride and encourage the group to indulge in a brief history lesson. I’m sure the bus driver will appreciate the silence, especially on field trips! Please note that groups should not exceed more than forty people.
Admission and full access to the First White House of The Confederacy is free of charge. You will be greeted at the entrance by the receptionist who will provide further instructions upon your arrival. There is a gift shop located at the house and we urge you to support the upkeep of the house by making a purchase or by making a donation. Donations can be made online via their website or on site. They rely on your support to maintain the upkeep of the house. Donations are tax deductible.
For group bookings adequate advanced notice is required to avoid clashing with other groups, I recommend calling long in advance with your dates and times (even for smaller groups and families as they may be booked out on any given day).
The house is open Mondays to Fridays 8:00 to 16:30, on Saturdays 9:00 to 16:00 and is closed on Sunday and on all State holidays.