Museum of the Confederacy

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Part of this museum is the former White House of the Confederacy, containing Civil War artifacts, manuscripts, Confederate imprints (books and pamphlets) and photos–and that’s not all: It also has a ghost. This portion of the museum is believed to be haunted by the spirit of Jefferson Davis’ 5-year-old son.

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    1201 E Clay St
    Richmond, VA 23219
    United States

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    37.54073899999999, -77.42959080000003
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    1. My wife and I passed through here when we were in Richmond. The drove by this place and wanted to stop,but there is really no place to park. I stopped and asked an elderly man about this place and he said that he usually sits outside on the benches that are there,he said he never sees anything,but he does get an eerie feeling of someone “watching him.” He did tell me of the ghost of the little boy. He said that he hears laughter of a little boy inside the building when no one is there. My wife and I plan to come back at night when we return to Virginia.

    2. Diane M Zielaznicki  |  

      We were there 3 years ago and I was in the parlor. I felt my upper torso get ice cold and my arms tingled. I asked the tour if they felt this way and they looked at me like I was crazy. I never had an experience like that in my life.

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