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Beauvoir, Biloxi

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Jefferson Davis, the only Confederate president, spent the last 12 years of his life at Beauvoir. Davis retired to the plantation estate following the Union's victory in the Civil War. Explore the home and grounds on your own, or take a guided tour. The 20.6 hectare (51 acre) site includes a Civil War museum, Davis's library, and a confederate cemetery, which contains the Tomb of the Unknown Confederate Soldier. The property suffered significant damage during Hurricane Katrina in 2005, but continues to be a worthwhile stop. Davis's former home appears on the National Register of Historic Places and is a U.S. National Historic Landmark. Take a look at our Biloxi online road trip planner to schedule your visit to Beauvoir and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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  • Beautiful spot filled with history. Great for all ages and easy to find across from the water. I would suggest checking it out.  more »
  • The staff will be very upfront about what is and what is not a reconstruction. Essentially, Katrina destroyed or heavily damaged everything with the exception of Beauvoir itself, Jefferson Davis's hom...  more »
  • We toured the home with a guide in period dress. She really knew her facts and could tell us about the town of Biloxi and about hurricanes hitting the house and structures outside. The house is in nee...  more »
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  • The house and grounds were more than I expected and the guide was very knowledgeable. I expected a limited display after the Katrina disaster. Well worth the admission fee. Lots of history to take in... It was also interesting to see how a person handled a lifestyle that he was born into...an institution and way of life that had been accepted and was the norm and legal for a great many years in the United States and many other countries around the world. Persons that will judge a lifestyle from more than 150 years ago, by today's standards and mores, may have an issue with the whole thing.
  • Great tour and well worth a visit. This was not on our list when visiting the Gulf coast but we are happy that we stopped to take the tour and visit the museum. We loved the house and hearing about the history of Jefferson Davis. The tour guide was informative and very open to questions. The museum is very interesting and included as part of the house tour.
  • Came with my family. Took the tour of the main house and drove rental gulf carts around. My 1 year old LOVED all the animals, especially feeding the goats!
  • Had an awesome time a specially the tour of the house it's self guide was awesome and very very nice. And smart definitely going back
  • Excellent experience. Tour guide was informative, interesting and welcoming of questions. Loved the house, the period pieces, personal belongings of the Davis family, and the impact of/restorations after Katrina. The cemetery was in a lovely setting. Museum was interesting, especially the old Stars and Bars flag. Gift shop had lots of interesting books for all ages. A great visit.

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If you come to Biloxi for its major attractions--gambling and live entertainment--book a room at one of the city's casino resorts. They offer every comfort of home plus private swimming pools, workout facilities, spa centers, on-site restaurants, and access to championship golf courses. To stay more affordably, consider one of Biloxi's smaller motels, located near major roads with amenities like cable TV, free Wi-Fi, and secure parking. You can also try one of the area's bed and breakfasts, which provide clean rooms and complimentary southern-style breakfast.
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