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Address: 2244 Beach Blvd., Biloxi, MS 39531
Phone Number: +1 228-388-4400
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Home of Ex-Confederate President of the Confederate States of America where...

Home of Ex-Confederate President of the Confederate States of America where he lived his remaining 12 years of his life (post-war) and where he wrote "The Rise and Fall of the Confederate Government." Golf Carts are now available to rent. Guided tour of the home showing how life was lived by the President and his family and self guided grounds (Varina's Garden, Cemetery, and nature trail), Museum, separated into 3 sections: Rotating Gallery, Soldier's Exhibit, and President Davis Exhibit. Research Library including reference books to accommodate most genealogy research focused on the Civil War.

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Confederate museum and interesting history lesson

This is the summer home of the Confederate president Jefferson Davis, if you are opposed to the Confederacy or the confederate flag; this is not the place to visit. Southern... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
vacationjunkieok
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Tulsa, Oklahoma
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New Orleans, Louisiana
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50 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

My family was split about visiting Jefferson Davis' former home. It is now a museum with an incredible collection of rebel flags in the gift shop. Some of us objected to even going into this homage to the Confederacy (the rebel flag flies high above) while others felt it could be a history lesson and should be viewed that way.... More 

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Edison, New Jersey
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5 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Tours run on the hour and start to convene at the residence 15 min prior to the start of the tour. The Presidential Library is very small and concentrates of the confederacy. The museum and the tour will walk you through the previous ownership of the home to its ultimate ownership of the Brotherhood of the Confereacy. You can purchase... More 

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California
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13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I rated Beauvoir a 3, because I'm still not quite sure how I feel about this place. My opinion has nothing to do with the Confederacy aspect of the place. I value all history; regardless the players, or who won. I toured there for the historical value, and I really wanted to see a house from that period. Unfortunately, Hurricane... More 

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Tulsa, Oklahoma
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41 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is the summer home of the Confederate president Jefferson Davis, if you are opposed to the Confederacy or the confederate flag; this is not the place to visit. Southern items and confederate flags are in the gift shop. We, being southern, found the historical significance of this place intriguing. This man was intertwined with others in history, that were... More 

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New Baltimore, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The tour guide was so casual and knowledgeable that we were able to visualize Jefferson Davis' time in Beauvoir. It is an easy, rather quick tour but worthwhile.

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Holden, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Unfortunately, much of the Jefferson Davis Museum was ravaged by Hurricane Katrina and most of the amazing relics ruined or lost. The home itself was in perfect order though and made the trip worth it. Our tour guide provided an expertly guided tour through the beautiful home that even us "Northerners" could appreciate.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Loved the history information and the beauty of the home.Very well cared for, especially since Katrina. I would recommend everyone take the tour!

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Garyville, Louisiana
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited for my mom's 80th birthday and was pleased with the friendly and knowlegble staff at all attractions there.

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Woodstock, Georgia
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4 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Not only did I feel bad to pay for a museum that is honoring someone who was instrumental in the deaths of thousands of american's, there was nothing hardly to see. I will say that the man who spoke in the home was extremely knowledgeable and knew his history. I mainly went to see the Christmas lights, but that was... More 

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KC, MO
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Davis home, heavily damaged by Hurricane Katrina has been largely restored. Plus a new Museum and gift shop.

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