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“Home town!”

Jefferson Davis Memorial Park
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Columbia, SC
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18 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Home town!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 28, 2014

I grew up in Fitzgerald in the 1950's when this park was undeveloped compared to the wonderful experience of living history it now offers. Congrats to the park administrators and the state of Georgia for seeing the potential and developing it into an excellent history lesson.

Visited May 2014
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Atlanta, Georgia, United States
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87 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
“Very nice historic site.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 28, 2014

This site is packed full of artifacts of the time period when Jefferson Davis was President and later the site of his capture. The 18 min video was most informative.

Visited March 2014
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Atlanta, Georgia
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664 reviews
266 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 304 helpful votes
“Worthy of a great leader”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 26, 2014

This is a wonderful place to learn about President Jefferson Davis and is the site of his capture by the invading army of the North. Excellent museum bequeathed with historical items and manned by a knowledgable curator.

Visited February 2014
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Warner Robins, Georgia
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Nice historic site to visit”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 23, 2013

Very informative and historical site. Interesting artifacts on display including the original marker (tree stump and wagon axle) placed by yankee soldiers after the capture of Jefferson Davis. Be sure to watch the 18 min. video that tells the story of how JD was captured in May 1865, ending the Confederacy. Price $4.00 for adults.

Visited June 2013
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2 Thank Ron M
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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”
5 of 5 bubbles 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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