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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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Abita Springs, Louisiana
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80 reviews 80 reviews
27 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014 NEW

This was the end of our Civil War History tour for us. We have seen as many civil war sights as we could this year. We started in Tennessee at the Franklin Battlefield, Gettysburg, several Confederate Museums, cemeteries, & Battlefields in VA, N.C., S.C., GA, and ending it in MS. This was a great ending for us cause a lot... More

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Dallas, Texas
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94 reviews 94 reviews
29 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014 NEW

Beauvior. Driving into the grounds you receive a warm welcome, tours of the house are on the half hour, we arrived just after a tour had started so we went to the presidential library. Nice displays, a lot of informative history. The Jefferson Davis house, is in nice shape after all the damage it received from Katrina, nice tour. Walked... More

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Lake Charles, Louisiana
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

I brought my 11 year old son to tour the grounds and we were lucky enough to go on a day when they were doing a civil war battle reenactment . The was a man dressed as Jefferson Davis who answered questions for the tourist along with a woman who played his wife. The people participating in the battle took... More

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Glasgow, Kentucky
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33 reviews 33 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

The third weekend in October (17-19) 2014 is what is called Fall Muster. There are Civil War campsites, sutlers, and a battle reenactment on Saturday and Sunday. Sunday there will be a church service and a Memorial for the unknown soldier. This is IN ADDITION to the other WONDERFUL things to see and do around the grounds. PLEASE, PLEASE--if at... More

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PEI
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30 reviews 30 reviews
7 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

This was a very enjoyable visit and addition to our stay in Biloxi. The history is great and to see both how it was preserved and the restoration after Katrina was very nice. Loved our guide, he was very informed on the history and engaged the crowd.

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Alabama
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

A must visit for the history buff. Beautiful home and library, staffed by very knowledgeable folks. Have been there several times and never fail to learn something new. make this a destination.

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Oklahoma City
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129 reviews 129 reviews
74 attraction reviews
92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

Jefferson Davis' home - was awesome. Our guide knew so much about the area and told us all about the family and its history. He made the tour enjoyable for old folks as well as the children. This is an amazing home with unbelieveable artifacts. To know what it suffered during Hurricane Katrina and be in such good condition is... More

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Salisbury, North Carolina
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

Very well restored and maintained, informative and friendly guide. Impressive amount of preserved original items.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

Very neat and historical place. The house tour was done by Rosie, and she is very knowledgeable about the history and pieces of furniture. You've also go upstairs by the library and get your old-time photos taken, the photographer is the funniest man ever!!! We loved it all!

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Greensboro, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

What a beautiful home is Beauvoir, the last residence of Jefferson Davis, former president of the Confederate States os America and author of The Rise and Fall of the Confederate Government. It is a step back in time and a very eye opening history lesson. If you are in Biloxi/Gulfport and love history or Southern architecture, make time for a... More

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