Jefferson Davis Memorial.

The Confederacy: Secession Succeeds As Tourist Draw

The State of Georgia has reacquired the 13-acre site in Irwinville, GA, where Confederate President Jefferson Davis was captured by Union forces on May 10, 1865. It will be promoted as a tourist attraction, officials say.

In an unrelated incident this week, Governor James of Alabama said he had no plans to put the Confederate battle flag back on the state Capitol dome. His statement, delivered by an aide, was made after James said on a radio talk show that it had been a mistake for his predecessor, Governor Folsom, to take the flag down.

[05/11/1997]

Jefferson Davis Memorial Historic Site

Address:
338 Jeff Davis Park Rd, Irwinville, GA
Directions:
I-75 exit 78. Drive east 14 miles on Hwy. 32 to Irwinville. Turn left on Jeff Davis Park Rd and drive one mile to the site, on left. Site is toward back of property, topped by a big bust and surrounded by benches for contemplation.
Hours:
Property gate open W-Su 9-5 (Call to verify) Local health policies may affect hours and access.
Phone:
229-831-2335
Admission:
Adults $4.
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