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Biloxi, Mississippi: Home of Confederate President Jefferson Davis

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Beauvoir

Address:
2244 Beach Blvd, Biloxi, MS
Directions:
West edge of the city, on the north side of US Hwy 90/Beach Blvd, just east of the Mississippi Coast Coliseum.
Hours:
Summer daily 8-6; off-season 9-5 (Call to verify) Local health policies may affect hours and access.
Phone:
228-388-4400
Admission:
Adults $12.50
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Home of Confederate President Jefferson Davis

The Rebels' version of Mt. Vernon. Severely damaged by Hurricane Katrina, but reopened in 2008.

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Inside Beauvoir.

Home of Confederate President Jefferson Davis

We visited the house and grounds with our kids. Our docent was friendly and knowledgeable, told great stories about finding some hidden features of the house, and how the house weathered Hurricane Katrina. It has a great view of the gulf too! Tour was reasonably priced and took about an hour.

[Sam Hunt, 07/17/2023]
Home of Confederate President Jeff Davis

I feel nothing but regret after visiting and spending money here. We took a half hour tour of the house and slavery was glossed over so callously, I gasped. This stop, for me, was just an immense waste of time and $12.50. While browsing the store, the clerk started aggressively bemoaning too many laws and how easily everyone is offended now by Confederate statues. She crowed about Beauvoir being private property so they would never come down. Meanwhile, keep in mind this was totally unsolicited. Pass on Beauvoir, just like we passed on the Confederacy.

[Nichole, 12/29/2017]

Camel and horse.

Home of Confederate President Jeff Davis

This was a beautiful estate with lots to do for all ages. All three of our children (5, 6, 14) enjoyed it as much as we did. Our 6 year old wants to go back. A must see for history buffs.

[Heather, 07/07/2015]

Jefferson Davis started the (ultimately unsuccessful) US Army Camel Corps.

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]
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