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“If you like history”
Review of Beauvoir

Beauvoir
Ranked #3 of 59 things to do in Biloxi
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Home of Ex-Confederate President of the Confederate States of America where he lived his remaining 12 years of his life (post-war) and where he wrote "The Rise and Fall of the Confederate Government." Golf Carts are now available to rent. Guided tour of the home showing how life was lived by the President and his family and self guided grounds (Varina's Garden, Cemetery, and nature trail), Museum, separated into 3 sections: Rotating Gallery, Soldier's Exhibit, and President Davis Exhibit. Research Library including reference books to accommodate most genealogy research focused on the Civil War.
Reviewed November 5, 2012

We were there in May and really enjoyed our visit. Our guide was very knowledgeable and friendly. The cost to get in was reasonable and once the tour was over you could roam the grounds on your own. The gift shop was small, but had some nice items. I would like to return when they get the library completed.

Thank Mike T
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Reviewed November 3, 2012

Admission price to this site includes tour of a small museum, which is in the same trailer as the office and gift shop, and a 30 minute film about the home and its origins. This is in addition to the tour through the house which takes about half an hour or so. The furniture inside dates back to the mid nineteenth century and the place is well kept. Located in back of the house is a Confederate cemetery which contains a memorial to the unknown Confederate soldier. There are scores of graves of Confederate dead located in the cemetery. The route back to the cemetery is a short walk which takes one over a small bridge which crosses a small body of water. As we were walking back to the cemetery a huge alligator walked across the path and into the water. It was far enough away not to be a threat, however it was interesting to see this.

Thank globeseeker007
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Reviewed October 31, 2012

Ticket office is in FEMA trailer. Our tour guide was not a very good speaker. I found it odd that she took her sneaker off as she was speaking. After the tour she invited us to visit the cemetery and advised us that there were snakes & fire ants. Thanks but we'll pass on that invitation. A presidential library is being contrusted for Jefferson Davis. I think once that is complete & the rest of the property restored it will be a much better attraction.

Thank Mrsomalley
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Reviewed October 26, 2012

Work in progress but mostly restored after suffering significant damage from Katrina. A lot of loving care and effort (and money) has gone into restoring the home and period pieces. New Orlean's river road has more impressive antebellum mansions but they don't measure up to this home in terms of southern history. A must see for everyone - yankees included

Thank Tom V
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Reviewed October 23, 2012

Knowing that this place was almost totally destroyed by hurricane Katrina in 2005 made it a extreme wonder. The main house was exquisitly repaired and returned to a condition much, much better than it's former self. A totallly new library and museum are very near completion and will make this a "Required Stop" for visitors to the Gulf Coast.

Thank Jaded-Bird
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