As a student of history, I was thrilled to happen across this historic gem when I was visiting Alabama in the fall of 2009. My family and I were actually walking around downtown Montgomery, trying to locate the Civil Rights Memorial, when we came serendipitously upon the First Confederate White House.
A couple of tourists had just exited the mansion and they told us the building was open for tours. For free. We were up the walk and at the front door in about TWO NANO-SECONDS!
We couldn’t wait to get in – not because we are fans of the rebels or Southern pride or anything like that. But because we really love old houses! And being a Canadian, I am fascinated with American Civil War era history. Not to mention the fact that we had NO IDEA this place even existed until we stumbled upon it that day.
Have a look at some of the photos we took…