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Address: 2244 Beach Blvd., Biloxi, MS 39531
Phone Number: 12283884400
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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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Good history on not only Jefferson Davis but the whole Davis family. Plus a lot of Civil War artifacts. I especially liked the inscription on the tomb of the unknown confederate... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 2, 2015
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Greenville, Mississippi, United States
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Greenville, Mississippi, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

Good history on not only Jefferson Davis but the whole Davis family. Plus a lot of Civil War artifacts. I especially liked the inscription on the tomb of the unknown confederate soldier.

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Biloxi, Mississippi
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

They people who take care of Beauvoir have done a really good job of keeping normality post Katrina. Its sad to see a lot of Live Oaks missing from the front grounds but nice to see the integrity kept from the damage section of the house. Really neat historical place to visit with lots of antiques from the civil war... More 

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bfleb433
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Lots of history here. It is worth the visit but remember to mind your manners and if you are offended by confederate flags, keep your offense to yourself and go dome place else.

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Kingston, Tennessee
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

A nice place to visit for a little bit of history. The tour was very nice and gave quite a bit of info on the house and the people who owned it. Very relaxing and informative

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paulav
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Much of Beauvoir was ruined by Katrina; I guess they did not see it coming even though it is on the ocean.. There are before and after pictures in the Jefferson Davis library behind the home. Much was destroyed and lost, but $4.6 million in restorations have been done.

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Fairfax, Virginia, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

Wonderful opportunity to touch some Civil War history. As a resident of Virginia it was a treat to see one of the southern most posts of the Confederate States of America! Just knowing President Davis walked these floors was like walking into history. Right off the road, easy in, easy out. Didnt take too long. No reason NOT to avail... More 

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Dardanelle
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Lot of interesting artifacts and history us northerners didn't know. Was sad to learn Katrina did so much damage to such a historic place.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Great place! You'll love it...and take your time to enjoy the library and other places on the grounds. Not just the home itself.

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Camden, Arkansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

Beautifully restored. If you love history, you'll be glad you visited. Friendly, knowledgeable staff, well kept grounds. Easy to get to, near lots of other venues.

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Helena, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

People forget that the Confederacy was a nation for four years. It seems so fitting that the president of that nation could spend his last days in the peace and tranquility of Beauvoir. The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier seems a poetic rememberance of the southern peoples right to determine their own future. It quietly represents the end of an... More 

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