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“An Important Piece Of Confederate History”

Jefferson Davis Memorial Park
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Griffin, Georgia
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135 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“An Important Piece Of Confederate History”
Reviewed January 29, 2013

Well off the beaten path you will find this important piece of Confederate history--the place where Jefferson Davis, President of the Confederate States of America was captured after the formal surrender by General Robert E. Lee to General Ulysses S. Grant at Appomattox Courthouse in Virginia. The little museum is interesting and quite affordable. Make absolutely sure to see one of the every-thirty-minutes-during- the-day viewings in the museum of the video about the capture of Jefferson Davis as the video is the centerpiece of the whole experience.

Visited January 2013
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Roswell, Georgia
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87 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Great Historic Site”
Reviewed December 21, 2012

This site is located a few miles off of I-75 but worth the trip if you are a civil war buff. The museum is small but has some very interesting artifacts. Walk down a path to a site where Confederate soldiers were killed then stand at the spot where Jefferson Davis was captured. Quietly reflect on the impact this war had on our great country and it will send chills through you.

If you visit in April the azaleas and dogwoods are beautiful. They make the Masters jealous! Bring your lunch and enjoy the grounds.

Visited December 2012
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2 Thank Joe B
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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
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2 Thank Lance C
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Nashville, Georgia, United States
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47 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 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
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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
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