Jefferson Davis State Historic Site, Fairview
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Jefferson Davis was the first and only President of the Confederacy during the Civil War. This was his birthplace in Fairview, Kentucky. It is ironic that Abraham Lincoln the US President was also bor... read more »
We were here about 6years and loved it. We went by again to take a selfie with the monument in the background before the bleeding heart liberals demand that it be destroyed. I had forgotten how tall i... read more »
It was marvelous even under renovation. An unsuspected treat. The staff were friendly and knowledgeable. About pres. Jeff Davis and the monument
This monument is a pleasant and unexpected surprise for anyone traveling in the back country of Kentucky. The concrete obelisk is 351 feet high. It is the tallest unreinforced concrete structure in the world. It is also the second tallest obelisk in the world after the Washington Monument which stands at 555 feet high. It's the fifth tallest monument in the United States. The view from the top of the monument is breathtaking! Because the surrounding land is completely flat you can see for miles and miles on a clear day. In addition to the obelisk there is a nice playground for kids and a nice little museum and gift shop. It's definitely worth a visit!
Some might say its a crude smaller version of the washington monument...well if ya didnt like it shouldnt have went,and no sense in reviewing it! Its a very nice place,view from the top is awesome,nice little road trip to get out of the house on a Saturday.
Timothy Ford Malone
Impressive - The park is open from May 1 until October 31 so plan your trip accordingly. The reason for the choice if monument style is obvious. While his philosophy was abhorrent, he was Co-President for 3 years.
Total waste of time, I drove an hour out of our way on a Tuesday just to find out the tower is only open on fri sat and Sun, witch is really disappointing considering we skipped land between the lake's to be there by 4(Google said they were open til 5 but I guess that's the gift shop) and then the "museum" didn't even have anything on Jefferson Davis just civil war stuff.
A crude and smaller copy of the Washington Monument. Because it is unreinforced concrete, it will probably someday collapse. That lack of planning seems to mirror the lack of planning that was the Confederacy. Hopefully, no one will be injured. Interesting in the fact that people would want to memorialize someone who turned against their own country.
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