Burt-Stark Mansion

400 N Main ST
Abbeville, SC 29620


Built in the 1830s, this Greek-Revival house was the site of the first reading of the secession papers, giving birth to the Confederacy. The "Cause" died here as well. On May 2, 1865, less than a month after Lee's surrender at Appomattox, the war council of the Confederate forces met with President Jefferson Davis and formally disbanded the armies. A National Historic Landmark, the house contains Stark family antiques, including the furnishing used by Jefferson and his war council.

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400 N Main ST
Abbeville, SC 29620

Phone: 864-366-0166


  • Civil War
  • Admission : $10; $8 per person for groups of 10+
  • Days and Hours of Operation : F-Sa 1-5pm year round and by appt.
  • Days and Holidays Closed : Closed January and major holidays