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Address: 2244 Beach Blvd., Biloxi, MS 39531
Phone Number: 12283884400
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Activities: Leisure education
Description: This is the where the Ex-Confederate President Jefferson Davis lived out...
This is the where the Ex-Confederate President Jefferson Davis lived out his remaining years (post Civil War) and where he wrote the Rise and Fall of the Confederate Government. The house is the only thing that is on a scheduled guided tour. The house has a lift at the rear entrance and the library/museum has an elevator for those with some physical challenges. Everything else on the estate grounds is at your own leisure and may take up as much as 3, 4, or more hours. The museum is divided into 3 sections: Rotating Gallery, Soldiers' Exhibit, and Jefferson Davis Exhibit. The Presidential Library consists of books for researching the Civil War (Union and Confederate), Jefferson Davis,various Generals, memoirs of various individuals, some on Mississippi history, as well as reference books for Civil War genealogy. Varina's Garden has been restored according to various letters and correspondences through the Davis years here by Mrs. Davis and a few other that had visited the home. There are animals on the grounds and an attendant if you have any questions about the animals-yes, you can pet them! Make sure to visit the Gift Shop and bring home a treasured memory!
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Interesting historical site.

It was a very interesting visit to a historical site. We enjoyed the exhibits and learning a little more about the Civil War era. The home is lovely and the guide gave some some... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 1, 2015
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Toms River, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

A want to start by saying that we had very high expectations having visited the majority of our official Presidential Libraries and Museums and many presidential homes throughout this great country. Our travel party consists of myself, my wife, my mother-in-law and 4 children - ages 18,15,10, and 8. The actual home was nice and we had about a 25... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

It was a very interesting visit to a historical site. We enjoyed the exhibits and learning a little more about the Civil War era. The home is lovely and the guide gave some some good insights into life at the time the home was occupied.

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Gig Harbor, Washington, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

I thought ok I'll pay and be in and out. Nope walked all over. Took the tour at the Beauvoir a House and was amazed at the amt of info. The history of the place and buildings is amazing. The before and after pics of Katrina. The cemetery was fascinating. This is worth while if you care about our history.... More 

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Portland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

This is a lovely property. We arrived about ninety minutes before they closed and the woman at the gate seemed a little surprised when we said we would pay to come in, even with our AAA discount. The house is elegant and an impressive piece of refurbishment after extensive damage from Katrina. The guide was knowledgeable, but his presentation was... More 

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Macatawa, Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Love Love Love this place. The gift store is fantastic if you like Southern cook books and other amenities. It is a beautiful spot to visit. I enjoyed visiting here several times. A trip back in time.

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Santa Fe ,TX
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

Had a great time touring this home and grounds. Tour guide of the home was excellent . Grounds and cemetery are self guided. There are miniature horses , goats and a camel wondering around the grounds to pet and peacock to see.

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Houston, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

We enjoyed hearing the history and seeing the home. Our tour guide was very knowledgeable. We also loved seeing all the animals! We got to pet almost all of them!

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New Orleans, Louisiana, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

Tour guide was snippy with anyone with a question. Tour was about the house, and don't you dare ask any detailed questions about Jefferson Davis, the US Civil War, or Slavery, none of that is covered on the tour. Go read a good book instead.

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Mansfield,tx
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

Ground work is there . Library and rotating exhibits in the museum are very interesting . The grounds are very pretty and well maintained. The view of the gulf is spectacular. The house it self is a work in loving restoration . The guide was young and fairly knowledgeable. Even through sounding she was reading from a script .It's very... More 

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Columbus, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

This was a not a planed thing learn a lot about the Beauvoir. Learned a lot about Jefferson Davis, He went to school at West Point with Grant. And he also designed the top of the White House.

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Additional Information about Beauvoir

Address: 2244 Beach Blvd., Biloxi, MS 39531
Phone Number: 12283884400
Location: United States  >  Mississippi (MS)  >  Biloxi
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Monday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm

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