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Beauvoir

2244 Beach Blvd., Biloxi, MS 39531
228 388 4400
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Ranked #5 of 35 attractions in Biloxi
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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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Columbus, Ohio
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19 reviews 19 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

This is Jefferson Davis' house. It's lovely and furnished with period furniture and family artifacts. The presidential library for the only president of the Confederate States of America is also there. There was a great historical film on the use of camels by the US military when Jefferson Davis was secretary of war. However, the gift shop and displays that... More

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OLYMPIA
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94 reviews 94 reviews
13 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014 via mobile

As a great great grandson of a northern soldier, I found this museum a great learning experience. The Davis home, which is the forefront of this park, was the place that Jefferson Davis, the first and only President of the Confederacy, came to write his memoirs after the Civil War. It is a beautiful old mansion with a history that... More

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West Lafayette, Indiana
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74 reviews 74 reviews
42 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

We were staying near Beauvoir, the retirement of of Jefferson Davis, and decided to visit. The home has survived many hurricanes and is still standing. A beautiful home, off the gulf. The education center/library offers three short films on the history of the house and the Davis family. At the time of our visit, an art show was on display... More

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Fort Worth, Texas
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

I have been here before but this time took my daughter while we were her for spring break. We both were touched by the amount of destruction that Katrina did to this area. To see Beauvoir still standing after such a horrific storm is amazing. Our tour guide was awesome. She was very friendly and informative. Took the time to... More

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10 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014 via mobile

Went here with my boyfriend, mother and great aunt. Was a great scenic tour during the first week of Marci gras. Our tour guide was very nice, talked loud enough so we all could hear, and answered all the questions the other people had. The property is very well kept and all the staff was friendly. A must-do if you're... More

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Griffin, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

Beauvoir was a nice detour from the usual beach activities. My husband is a civil war buff, so I was kind of reluctant about this but decided to anyway. I'm so very glad I did!! It was a great activity! The museum was nice. The guided house tour was great with interesting facts and humor sprinkled throughout. The house is... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

We had a great tour guide who was very informative. He also had a wonderful sense of humor. It was approx 30 minutes long or so and enjoyed the history of the place. The teens with me loved it and thought it was pretty cool. Definitely a must see and do...beautiful beautiful beautiful

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Walden, Tenn
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143 reviews 143 reviews
52 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

Beauvoir, the retirement home of Jefferson Davis, is a beautiful structure, lovingly restored after Hurricane Katrina and beautifully furnished. The new "presidential library" is palatial but as of now contains only a large theater showing several good films (although why we saw ten minutes on Davis's camel experiment in the antebellum West is a little mystifying) and a semi-schlokey gift... More

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Athens, Georgia
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19 reviews 19 reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

Maybe it was the "luck of the draw"-my guide was excellent. He gave the history of the house from its construction in1852 up through the restoration after Hurricane Katrina, pointing out architectural details, incidents in the lives of past inhabitants, and the history of the beach itself which incidentally was manmade by the Corps of Engineers in the mid-1940's. The... More

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Friendswood, Texas, Usa
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19 reviews 19 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

We visit at least once a year. Love the old homestead. Now they are restoring the grounds with rose garden, herb garden, and vegtable garden.

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