Three great reasons to book your field trip or visit us:

  • Historical: The First White House served as the home of the only President of the Confederacy, Jefferson Davis, during the spring of 1861.
  • Educational: Children love to visit the First White House.
  • Proximity: Next to the Alabama Dept of Archives & History building, across the street from the Alabama State Capitol and the Alabama State House.

Admission is free!

We are located in Montgomery, Alabama, at the intersection of Washington Avenue and South Union Street across the street from the State Capitol. We are open Monday – Friday from 8:00 – 4:30, and Saturday from 9:00 – 4:00. We are closed Sundays and state holidays. We welcome tours and ask that you call for reservations if you are bringing a group. We also offer self guided tours and invite you to visit our gift shop. Metered street parking is readily available. We have handicap access and parking in back. For more information, please call 334-242-1861, use our contact page or email us at

We encourage groups to visit, with a 40 person max size. We would appreciate a call in advance to avoid conflicting group tours. You will be welcomed by the receptionist who will answer any questions and provide a brief overview of the house and the times in 1861. Your group tour will be self-guided. We also offer individual and small group self guided tours and invite you to visit our gift shop.

As you can see in the aerial photo below, we are very close to the State Capitol, Dept of Archives & History, and the State House.