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The First White House of the Confederacy
One of Montgomery's most historic homes,
travel in time as you walk through this home furnished in the 1850's style.
This 1834 Italianized home was built by Mr. William Sayre as his primary residence. Sayre, served as an early City Councilman, two term Mayer, and helped build the railroad linking Montgomery with Mobile.
Prior to 1861, consecutive owners were instrumental in building the gas company, icehouse, Montgomery's banking system, and an owner of one of Montgomery's Iron Works factories. These owners were instrumental in modernizing Montgomery into a bustling Antebellum City by 1861.
In the spring of 1861, the newly formed Confederate government rented this home as an executive residence for President Jefferson Davis and his young family.
Hours of Operation
8:00 am - 3:30 pm
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Tours are self guided.
Admission is free!
Groups with more than 10 individuals need to make reservations at least two weeks prior to your arrival. Please call us with your reservation or if you have any questions.
We are located in historic Downtown Montgomery.
644 Washington Avenue
Montgomery, Ala 36130
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