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Beauvoir

2244 Beach Blvd., Biloxi, MS 39531
228 388 4400
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Ranked #3 of 36 Attractions in Biloxi
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, History Museums, Specialty Museums
Activities: Leisure education
Owner description: Take a guided or self-guided tour of this grand plantation home where Jefferson Davis, the only president of the Confederacy, spent the last 12 years... more » Owner description: Take a guided or self-guided tour of this grand plantation home where Jefferson Davis, the only president of the Confederacy, spent the last 12 years of his life. This 51-acre site also houses a Civil War Museum, the Tomb of the Unknown Confederate Soldier, a historic cemetery and Davis's library. « less
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New Orleans, Louisiana
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014 NEW

Beautiful setting and great history of the Civil War and cemetery. Especially gorgeous at Christmas holiday time.

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Petal, Mississippi
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

The Beauvoir is great way to learn about the history of the area and the Jefferson Davis family. The staff does a great job giving a tour of the property, and the property itself has been very well maintained (and rebuilt since Katrina). The tour of the house runs about 45 minutes -- definitely worth the time. We enjoyed it!

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Church Point, Louisiana
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Was excited about this place so much history there..It was President Jefferson Davis's home..The art work furniture are antques are so beautiful..Next time I go to Beauvoir I'll be doing more shopping at the gift shop there

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Crystal River, Florida, United States
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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

A wonderful piece of history. We took the tour and were amazed. The house was different and a assume luxurious for the time but I wouldn't have wanted to live there, too chopped up. All aside it was a great day tour and a wonderful look at the past!

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Jacksonville, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 via mobile

One of the best things about this area is the history and doesn't get any richer than this. We have been waiting for the restoration and opening of the new library and it was well worth the wait. Beauvoir has been lovingly restored and has never looked better. The library is a huge improvement over the trailer they used for... More

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Chattanooga, Tennessee
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Enjoyed the house, but the presentation was too long (20 mins on porch in heat and then at least that long in the house). Not enough on Jefferson Davis.

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San Antonio, Texas
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

Had a great time visiting the Jefferson Davis home. Our tour guide did a great job explaining the history behind the home and the renovation that was completed after the storm. The wagon ride around the property was pretty cool. All of the people there were very nice, the lady up front taking your money as you drive in was... More

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Columbus, GA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

Had a wonderful visit going to Beauvoir, the retirement home of Jefferson Davis and to the Library and Museum. We even got to ride on a Mule drawn wagon around the grounds and visited the cemetery. Saw a short film before tour and spent a total of about 3 hours there. Would definitely go back.

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Silsbee, Texas
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

The antique furniture is so good, this is a definite high point. Thankfully, most was restored after hurricane Katrina and the mansion itself. Kudos to those who gave their time and expertise to restoring these priceless antiques. Regardless of one's view of the War Between the States, this is definitely worth seeing.

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Denham Springs, Louisiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014 via mobile

Good visit for locals, southern out of towners and Yankees alike. Nice respectable traditional property of the antebellum south. Incredible historical venue.

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