Biloxi, Mississippi: Home of Confederate President Jeff Davis

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Beauvoir

Address:
2244 Beach Blvd, Biloxi, MS
Directions:
Beauvoir. I-10 exit 44, eight miles south on Hwy 15, right on Hwy 90.
Hours:
Daily 9 am - 4 pm. (Call to verify)
Phone:
228-388-4400
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Home of Confederate President Jeff Davis
The Rebels' version of Mt. Vernon. Severely damaged by Hurricane Katrina, but like the South, it has risen again. Roadsideamerica.com Report...

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Beauvoir. Beauvoir, Jefferson Davis Home

My father and I visited Jefferson Davis' antebellum home during Mardi Gras. Any damages caused by Hurricane Katrina were not readily apparent. It is a well restored example of Southern postwar lifestyle.

I found nothing to indicate anything "racist" or "redneck" about this intriguing bit of American History. To insinuate otherwise shows a true lack of knowledge as to the cause and ramifications of The American Civil War. Ask questions when you visit and leave your personal bigotries at the door.

The home and grounds are listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Beauvoir was also designated as a National Historic Landmark and a Mississippi Historical Landmark.

[Larry Johnson, 03/18/2009]
Confederate President Jeff Davis' Home

For a real stroll down racist lane, I can't think of anywhere better than Ole Jeff Davis' house. I worked at Beauvior Pre-Katrina and very briefly Post-Katrina during the restoration process. Though this is a genuine historical site with a huge significance in the history of the South, it has become little more than a redneck Mecca. Post-Restoration Beauvior is lame to say the least.

[Kate, 03/02/2009]
Beauvoir, Jefferson Davis Home

Beauvoir, The Jefferson Davis Home has re-opened for business on the beautiful Mississippi Gulf Coast this past June. The house suffered 40% damage (loss of porches, roof damage, etc.) from Hurricane Katrina in 2005. The two cottages, the President Library and reproduction barracks were totally wiped out.

A new white picket fence now surrounds the property and replicas of the cottages are being built. Plans are for a new presidential library to be built out of the flood plain. A rose garden laid out has been marked out like the one set out by Mrs. Davis but lost to time. The goal is to return the Beauvoir property to the 1880s when Jefferson Davis lived there.

Beauvoir is also one of two or three antebellum homes on the beach that survived Katrina -- go see it as soon as possible.

[Jane, 09/21/2008]
Arsonist celebrates Jefferson Davis's birthday, burns Beauvoir

Historic Beauvoir, the Jefferson Davis Shrine in Biloxi, Mississippi, was set ablaze last week, and investigators are calling it a deliberate act of arson. Fortunately, an alert off-duty firefighter noticed the smoke, and put out the inferno with a water-filled trash bag.... [06/13/2004] Complete News Story

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