The First White House of the Confederacy
Welcome to The First White House of the Confederacy, the historic home turned museum located in Montgomery, Alabama.
This home was first built in 1835 by William Sayre. It originally featured federal frame architecture and was situated near the river, though today you will find an antebellum-style home sitting across from the Alabama State Captial and Statehouse. The home is so famous because it served as the executive residence of President Jefferson Davis and his family during the first 4 months of the Civil War. It became the Capitol of the Confederate States of America.
During a visit, your group will be able to see many personal items of the former president and first lady, as well as several pieces of authentic furnishings from that period. Tour the home and explore all the rooms, a favorite always being the Relic Room. You will learn about the cotton economy and textile industry, the Civil War, President Davis, and about life in general in the area during this period.