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The Museum of the Confederacy

1201 East Clay Street, Richmond, VA | Official website
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Museum of the Confederacy
  • Type: Historic Homes/Mansions, Museums
  • Time to Spend: 1 to 2 hours
Overall Rating: 3.5 (3.5)
Value: 4.0 (4.0)
Facilities: 3.0 (3.0)
Atmosphere: 3.5 (3.5)
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Frommer's calls the Museum of the Confederacy a "required stop for Civil War buffs," thanks to its comprehensive collection of Confederate artifacts, weapons and art. There are also several war flags on display, like the flag of the 11th Alabama Infantry, the Headquarters Flag of General Robert E. Lee and the flag that was draped on the on Jefferson Davis' casket in 1893.  The museum's location, on East Clay Street, is also significant -- the mansion next door was once Davis' home. You can visit both the museum and the Confederate president's abode, which is also known as the Confederate White House.

But travelers do warn that parking might be an issue. The available parking garage (On North 12th Street) can't accommodate large trucks, and street parking is limited.

You can visit the Museum of the Confederacy by itself or just tour the White House. But several travelers opt for the combo ticket instead. Both sites are open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday and from noon to 5 p.m. on Sundays. Admission to one of the sites costs between $5 and $9, dependent on age; combo tickets costs between $7 and $12. Visit the museum's website for more information.

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