Coast - Mississippi
Beauvoir - Jefferson Davis
Beauvoir was the
last home of Jefferson Davis, who died in 1889. During a ten year
period after being released from Fortress Monroe, he had sought a
place to call home. From here, he completed the two volume history
of "The Rise and Fall of the Confederate Government."
his death, Mrs. Varina Davis agreed to sell the house for a nominal
fee to the Mississippi Division of the United Sons of the Confederate
Veterans. The house
became the Jefferson Davis Memorial Home for Confederate Soldiers
and Sailors, their wives, and widows, a nursing home from 1903 to
1955. We were here to take a candlelight tour, which included actors
which portrayed the life story of some of the veterans who stayed
Cemetery contains over 700 Confederate veterans and spouses, including
the Tomb of the Unknown Confederate Soldier. The museum also contains
a new Confederate Presidential library, and is a National Historic
Landmark to honor the brave soldiers. A re-creation
of the Hunley was on display, with details provided of the Civil War
Confederate submarine that was well ahead of its time. Follow the
events as the Hunley is raised
and restored in Charleston, S.C.
Activities include: Candlelight
Christmas in December.
Toys are collected for Toys for Tots.
Adults entrance fee is $7.50. Hours are from 9:00 - 5:00 (4:00 fall and
Monday through Sunday, $7.50 for Adults, $6.75 for Seniors, Students,
and Active Military
(all pricing subject to change)
For additional information, call 228-388-9074 or visit online.
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