Montgomery, Alabama: First White House of the Confederacy

Confederate President Jefferson Davis and his family lived in this house for the first four months of the Confederacy. Historical marker outside; first floor tour features relics such as the larger-than-normal bed designed for Davis because of his height. The house was saved and moved to its present spot in 1921, with much celebration, on what would have been Davis's 113th birthday.

Address:
644 Washington Ave., Montgomery, AL
Directions:
Across the street from the state capitol.
Hours:
M-F 8 am - 4:30 pm. (Call to verify) Local health policies may affect hours and access.
Phone:
334-242-1861
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First White House of the Confederacy

First White House of the Confederacy

It's across the street from the State Capitol!

[JW White, 07/31/2020]

Confederate President Jefferson Davis and his family lived in this 1830s Federal era 2-story house for the first four months of the Southern states' secession from the Union. The house, "designated Executive Residence by the Provisional Confederate Congress" in 1861, was disassembled and moved to its Capitol-cozy spot in 1921. In 2020, it was temporarily closed to interior tours, partly shuttered.

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