The First White House of the Confederacy

The First White House of the Confederacy Photography by David Robertson Jr. We are closed on weekends and State holidays.

The FWHC staff and volunteers wish everyone a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.
12/24/2023

The FWHC staff and volunteers wish everyone a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.





12/15/2023




The First White House will be closed on Christmas Day, December 25, 2023 and New Year’s Day, January 1, 2024.  The house...
12/15/2023

The First White House will be closed on Christmas Day, December 25, 2023 and New Year’s Day, January 1, 2024. The house will be open during regular business hours, 8:00 AM to 3:30 PM, the rest of the month. Shown here is the President’s Study used by President Jefferson and First Lady Varina Davis during their residency from February to June, 1861.



Christmas at the First White House in the motif of early 1870s decorations (also known as the Victorian era).  Decoratio...
11/29/2023

Christmas at the First White House in the motif of early 1870s decorations (also known as the Victorian era). Decorations by Philip K. Thompson of Montgomery, Alabama.




Dear Friends,The First White House of the Confederacy will be closed this coming Thanksgiving Day, November 23, 2023.  W...
11/17/2023

Dear Friends,

The First White House of the Confederacy will be closed this coming Thanksgiving Day, November 23, 2023. We will reopen on Friday, November 24, 2023. On behalf of the entire White House staff, we wish a wonderful Thanksgiving Day to you and yours!



The First While House will close early at 11:00 am, Friday, October 6, 2023.  The staff apologizes for any inconvenience...
10/02/2023

The First While House will close early at 11:00 am, Friday, October 6, 2023. The staff apologizes for any inconvenience. Painting by Joe Wilson is on an authentic floor plank from The First White House of the Confederacy.



Fall has arrived the First White House with table center pieces and seasonal decorations by local Montgomery interior de...
10/02/2023

Fall has arrived the First White House with table center pieces and seasonal decorations by local Montgomery interior decorator Mr. Philip K. Thompson.



Did you know the USS Akron, a rigid airship commissioned by the U.S. Navy in 1931, overflew the City of Montgomery that ...
08/14/2023

Did you know the USS Akron, a rigid airship commissioned by the U.S. Navy in 1931, overflew the City of Montgomery that same year as part of a “Goodwill Tour” across the South. The ship crashed off the New Jersey coast in 1933, killing 73 men. In the bottom right you can make out the First White House of the Confederacy as it appeared in the early 1930s after the house was moved from the intersection of Bibb and Lee Streets in 1919 by the First White House Association.




Did you know the First White House of the Confederacy's connection with the Fitzgerald Home, Montgomery, Alabama?  Mr. W...
07/17/2023

Did you know the First White House of the Confederacy's connection with the Fitzgerald Home, Montgomery, Alabama? Mr. William Sayer, who built The First White House between 1832 and 1835, is an ancestor of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s wife, Zelda Sayer. After meeting Fitzgerald at a Montgomery country club, in 1920 Zelda married him after the popular success of his debut novel, This Side of Paradise. The Fitzgerald's resided in their Montgomery home in the historic Old Cloverdale Neighborhood from 1931 to 1932.




Original currency circa 1860s, 5, 10, and 20-dollar Treasury Notes (Bank notes) issued by the Confederate and State of A...
06/19/2023

Original currency circa 1860s, 5, 10, and 20-dollar Treasury Notes (Bank notes) issued by the Confederate and State of Alabama governments. Just some of the many historical items for public viewing here at the The First White House of the Confederacy.

Jane (on the guitar) and Jessica (on the fiddle) Ivory performing “The Girl I Left Behind Me” for guests on the pouch th...
04/22/2023

Jane (on the guitar) and Jessica (on the fiddle) Ivory performing “The Girl I Left Behind Me” for guests on the pouch this sunny Saturday afternoon.

The First White House of the Confederacy will be open from 9:00 AM to 3:30 PM, Saturday, April 22, 2023 and closed on Mo...
04/03/2023

The First White House of the Confederacy will be open from 9:00 AM to 3:30 PM, Saturday, April 22, 2023 and closed on Monday, April 24, 2023, Confederate Memorial Day.

March showers bring April flowers to The First White House of the Confederacy
04/03/2023

March showers bring April flowers to The First White House of the Confederacy

Spring has arrived at the First White House of the Confederacy with an orchid framed by a French 19th century Rocco Revi...
03/20/2023

Spring has arrived at the First White House of the Confederacy with an orchid framed by a French 19th century Rocco Revival Style mirror gracing the front hall of the former home of President Jefferson Davis.



02/28/2023

Have fun at the First White House! Now open Saturdays 9-3:30pm.

08/10/2022
We are back open! We are resuming our regular operating hours. We are open Monday - Friday, 8:00 am - 3:30 pm. Tours are...
08/01/2022

We are back open! We are resuming our regular operating hours. We are open Monday - Friday, 8:00 am - 3:30 pm. Tours are self guided at your own pace. Staff are avilable if you have any questions. Hope to see you soon!

Museum Spotlight!In 1818, Enoch and Frances Bell along with their 6 children of Twiggs County, Georgia made a 300-mile j...
07/15/2022

Museum Spotlight!

In 1818, Enoch and Frances Bell along with their 6 children of Twiggs County, Georgia made a 300-mile journey to Dallas County, Alabama. Their youngest child, Susannah was two years old. Twenty-eight years later in January 1846, Susannah finished this piece quilt before the arrival of her twin sons. Each star consists of 150 diamond shaped pieces of fabric. These different type of fabrics were popular at the local general stores. She was an accomplished quilter and it is evident in how each point is perfect. These textiles are a testament to the women in their creativity and ingenuity in making a utilitarian object so beautiful.

Garden Spotlight at the museum!Hibiscus coccineus; Great Red Hibiscus, Scarlet Rosemallow, or Texas Star Hibiscus. This ...
07/13/2022

Garden Spotlight at the museum!

Hibiscus coccineus; Great Red Hibiscus, Scarlet Rosemallow, or Texas Star Hibiscus. This native perennial of the United States was discovered in the mid eighteenth century growing in the swamps of Georgia, Florida, and Louisiana. By the beginning of the 1790's, it was used as an ornamental in gardens.

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644 Washington Avenue
Montgomery, AL
36104

Opening Hours

Monday 8am - 4:30pm
Tuesday 8am - 3:30pm
Wednesday 8am - 3:30pm
Thursday 8am - 3:30pm
Friday 8am - 3:30pm

Telephone

(334) 242-1861

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