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“if only??”

Jefferson Davis Memorial Park
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Nahunta, Georgia
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21 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“if only??”
Reviewed September 28, 2012

if only the south wouldve won without slavery this world i believe wouldve been alot better.we love this ol park i been going here since i was a baby my grandmother was from here and this park backs up to her brothers property..its has all the ol artifacts that just takes u back to the time..we had family reunions here for many decades..

Visited October 2011
2 Thank Lance C
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Nashville, Georgia, United States
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3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Jefferson Davis Memorial Park”
Reviewed August 15, 2012

This small non pretencious out of the way state park near the small town of Irwinville, GA. pays trubute to the actual site where the caputre of Jefferson Davis occured. It has some wonderful, but limited collections. I enjoyed the pictures of the Davis family. I have been visiting this park since the 50's and was alarmed to find out their best piece was not on exhibit. The Columbus Depot uniform was not on display, and the curator could not tell me when it would be available to view. This has occurred since the state of Georgia has taken control of the park. This is one reason I did not give my gggrandfater's pants to this museum. The other reason was they do not even allow the display of the Confederate Battle Flag, I guess the park is ashamed of it, but as you can tell I'm not. 3 of my gggrandfathers fought under the flag, one died fighting for it.

Visited March 2012
3 Thank Glenn H
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Atlanta, Georgia
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37 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Interesting (and free) Historical Tidbit”
Reviewed July 28, 2011

Too many folks' knowledge of the civil war ends at Appomattox. Not so and this tells part of what happened after Lee and Grant shook hands; Davis' capture/surrender (depending on one's proclivities) at Irwinville, GA. This is a state-run site not to be confused with the Davis birthplace memorial in KY. Not as grandiose as a NHS but they do a good job. Excellent film, historical markers and marble marker. Great place to picnic or good food in nearby Fitzgerald. Not far off I-75. Take a break on your trek to/from WDW AND only about an hour away from the Andersonville NHS and National POW museum. Why stop there? A few minutes more to Americus (where Lindberg soloed) and Plains (Jimmy Carter NHS). Who says there's nothing to see in Georgia ?

Visited August 2010
3 Thank aradioman
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Irwinville GA
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“This is the site of the end of the Civil War...”
Reviewed June 10, 2009

Robert E. Lee was not given permission to surrender the Confederacy. Jefferson Davis was headed south to regroup and continue the fight.

This is a very informative museum, as is the Blue and Gray Museum in nearby Fitzgerald.
We live near the park and have enjoyed many visits and functions including a wedding reception in the hall.

Don't expect a fancy presentation. This is a true site with the real artifacts. Learn about the comedy of errors involved in this scirmish, which was probably more common than an exception.

Plan to be in Irwinville for lunch or breakfast and enjoy the best southern food anywhere at Moorhead's Country Store.

2 Thank treefarme
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49 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 192 helpful votes
“Must See Confederate Site”
Reviewed June 29, 2007

Located between I-75 and Fitzgerald, Ga. in the tiny town of Irwinville.There is a small visitor's center which contains an interesting museum and also the place to see a film on the site.
Outside is a short nature trail and a memorial marking the spot where Davis was captured.The staff is helpful and offers informative historical tidbits on Davis' life.

3 Thank rpsv
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