Wednesday, October 1, 2014


Monday, September 29 – We headed to downtown Montgomery, AL, this morning to visit the Capitol Building and the First White House of the Confederacy. They are located across the street from each other. There is plenty of parking available. We parked the big truck about three blocks away at the college stadium, and it was FREE!

We visited the First White House of the Confederacy first.

White house of the confederacy

White house of the confederacy

This is a free, self-guided tour. At the door, you pick up a tour guide printout that describes the many historical antiques throughout the home. You are welcome to tour every room both on the ground floor and upstairs. The 1835 house is completely furnished with original period pieces from the 1850s and 1860s.

Jefferson Davis’ bedroom.
First Whitehouse of the Confederacy

First Parlor
First Whitehouse of the Confederacy

Did you notice the arrangement on the piano in the photo above. Here is what it looks like close up. Cotton is huge in this area.

First Palour

Marsha loved this bowl.
First Palour

Upstairs bedroom.

One of the guest bedrooms.

Guest bedroom.

The original flag that draped over Mr. Davis’ coffin.confideracy flag

The only complaint Paul had was the lighting was quite dim making it difficult for him to see many of the displays. (it has nothing to do with “old guy eye sight”). Marsha loved this house and said it is a must see. She could spend hours and hours in a museum like this, but Paul was able to wrestler her out in about an hour.

Next post…Alabama Capitol.

Thanks for stopping by. Hope to see y’all back real soon. Have a great day!