Jefferson Davis Memorial Historic Site, Fitzgerald

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#151 of 184 in Parks in Georgia
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  • Enjoyed our time to visit in Irwinville at this quaint museum. The displayed memorbilia and artifacts were fascinating. Guide was helpful and friendly...He gave us tips on eateries in nearby Ocilla an...  more »
  • This site marks the place where Jefferson Davis was captured by the Yankees as he and his family were escaping from Richmond, VA trying to get to Florida and then on to Texas. Very informative and int...  more »
  • The primary draw to this county-operated historic site is that the Confederate President, Jefferson Davis, was arrested here by Union forces (one regiment from Wisconsin!). The museum is small, but in...  more »
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  • This is the major chill spot for Sloan Kettering and Johnny Hopkins, we had a great time just for a hour break from the monotonous driving..
  • Vernice museum, worth stopping by to learn something. Park Ranger is very knowledgeable and friendly.
  • It's a beautiful place filled with unexpected historical treasures.
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  • Visited the site last week in February 2015 The site is 15 miles from I-75-directions to the site were well marked-there is a memorial and 3 historical markers, along with a monument. The markers describe the events of May 1865 when Jefferson Davis fled to Georgia in an attempt to link up with five major generals of the remaining Trans-Mississippi forces of the CSA. The site was at the capture point in May 1865. Following this, Jefferson Davis was returned to Washington, stripped of his citizenship and imprisoned for two years. It is a well kept site and would be a good addition to any trip down/up I-75

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