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“Beauvoir is worth visiting!!”
Review of 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.
West Lafayette, Indiana
Level 6 Contributor
183 reviews
108 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
“Beauvoir is worth visiting!!”
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 and a few historic items from the civil war. There is a cementery is on the grounds, many areas to walk, and wildife.

Visited March 2014
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Fort Worth, Texas
Level 3 Contributor
16 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Enjoyed our tour.”
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 answer everyone's questions. She explained the damage that the house sustained during Katrina and what it took to get it back to the state that its in now. Beauvoir is the only historical home still standing on the coast in that area. If you are a history buff you will enjoy this tour. Be sure to walk around on the grounds and visit the cemetery as well.

Visited March 2014
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Sneads Ferry, North Carolina
Level 6 Contributor
109 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
“Very interesting”
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 in Biloxi.

Visited February 2014
Thank Amethyst D
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Griffin, Georgia
Level 3 Contributor
14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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 beautiful. The grounds are well-kept and the view from the front porch overlooking the ocean is spectacular. Beautiful!

Visited March 2014
Thank Sherri W
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Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed March 12, 2014 via mobile

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

1 Thank Michelle W
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