May 23, 2012

Jeff Davis's White House

Photography is not allowed in the Confederate White House in Richmond. This picture shows some of my classmates outside with the Museum of the Confederacy in the background.

The White House of the Confederacy is an interesting place to visit. You don't have to be a fan of Jeff Davis to enjoy it! The decor is authentically Victorian, not to modern tastes but historically significant. I love seeing the faux finishes, some of which look cool and some as tacky as Contact paper.


  1. I thought that only the US presidential residence in Washington DC is called the White House.

  2. Well, this one served as the executive mansion of the Confederate States of America during the Civil War. I don't know whether people called it the White House at that time.


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