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Address: 2244 Beach Blvd., Biloxi, MS 39531
Phone Number: 228 388 4400
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9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Activities: Leisure education
Description: Take a guided or self-guided tour of this grand plantation home where...
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.
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Great tour!

Our family has been to Biloxi countless times and passed right by this gem everytime until this trip! Great tour guides, beautiful property, and family atmosphere! Definitely a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 20, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW via mobile

Our family has been to Biloxi countless times and passed right by this gem everytime until this trip! Great tour guides, beautiful property, and family atmosphere! Definitely a must see! Definitely should have gone sooner!

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Palmdale, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

Beautiful restoration of a very historic place.Jefferson Davis wrote his memoirs here. Very interesting architecture.

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Sugar Land, Texas
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22 reviews 22 reviews
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW

While some of the exhibits in the museum were less than impressive, we felt it was worth a quick visit before touring the home. Jefferson Davis spent the last 12 years of his life at Beauvoir, and our tour guide made it seem as though Jefferson and Varina had just departed. We also enjoyed a walk around the extensive grounds.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

This was very cool to see a flashback into history. The grounds are beautiful and have animals in the back. The people are very informative. Could spend hours getting lost in the history of Jefferson Davis.

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Atchison, Kansas
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35 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015 via mobile

Worth going to. Much of the orginal house and all of the out buildings were lost to Katrina. They have rebuilt so the house is beautiful. They say that 80% of the furnishings were used by the Davis'

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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157 reviews 157 reviews
51 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

My wife and I wanted to see this home. I am a history buff and she was interested in seeing the house after seeing an article in a magazine of the damage Katrina inflicted. Neither of us was disappointed. It was raining when we got there. The ticket booth said a tour was getting ready to start and we rushed... More 

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Byhalia, Mississippi
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10 reviews 10 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

Everyone should make time to visit Beauvoir if you are traveling to the Gulf Coast. It is such an historical place. The grounds are beautiful. Many artifacts were destroyed by Katrina, but it was amazing to see how much they have done over the past 10 years. Work is still underway at the museum, but we enjoyed the exhibits and... More 

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Tampa, Florida
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266 helpful votes 266 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

The House had been rebuilt after badly being damaged by Katrina, and the tour was very informative. The Presidential Library and museum was small, but still very interesting. Their is also a petting farm on the back side of the property as well as a Confederate Cemetery. I was on a War Between The States battlefield tour and it was... More 

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Mobile, Alabama
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

Very hard to view rooms because of limited space restricted by metal guardrail. Some had to wait outside room area. Male tour guide was very condescending to visitors when they asked a question. For example he responded, "Didn't you pay attention when I gave speech;" plus other demeaning remarks---very unprofessional. It's probably the same tour guide who demeaned the children... More 

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Collingwood, Canada
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36 reviews 36 reviews
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

I spent my visit in the library-museum portion and walking through the grounds. Didn't go through the actual house itself. Very in depth and personal accounting of the civil war that was not what we ever get in Canada. Very clean, organized and well laid out. Well worth the cost.

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