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The meticulously restored executive mansion depicts the home in which President Jefferson Davis, his wife Varina, their children, and servants lived during the war. Approximately sixty percent of the furnishings exhibited in the house are known to have been present in the house during the years 1861-1865, and many of the wallpapers, window treatments, and upholstery are reproduced from the originals. It is one of the most historically accurate historic homes in the nation open for public tours.
The Museum's collection includes over 1,500 furnishings that are used to interpret the White House of the Confederacy. Artifacts include furniture, ceramics, glassware, silver, textiles, lighting accessories, decorative objects, paintings, sculptures, toys, and personal effects. Many of these items were owned and/or used by the Davis family (such as Jefferson Davis Jr.'s miniature working cannon) or by the servants (such as the Irish servant Mary O'Melia's tea set).