Beauvoir392 Votes Currently Closed
- Address: 2244 Beach Blvd, Biloxi, MS 39531, United States, 39530
- Timings: 09:00 am - 05:00 pm Details
- Phone: +1-2283884400
- Fax: +1-4359469777
- Ticket Price: 13 USD
- Time Required: 01:30 Hrs
- Tags: Library, History Museums, Landmark, Historical Site, War Memorial, Cemetery, Specialty Museums, Green House, Landmarks, Historic And Protected Sites
James Brown, a plantation owner, built the house for his large family in 1952. It changed owners twice, and was owned by a Mrs. Dorsey, family friend to Jefferson Davis himself. Davis, who wanted a quiet place to retire with his books and writings, fell in love with the house, and on Mrs. Dorsey’s death, inherited it. Today, it serves as a memorial to Davis and the Confederate Soldier. Some of the house was destroyed by Hurricane Kartina; these have been reconstructed. Highlights are:
- Jefferson Davis Statue
- Jefferson Davis & Sons Statue – Includes Davis's adopted black child Jim Limber.
- Library Pavilion
- Hayes Pavilion
- The Beauvoir – The house itself, a Louisiana Raised Cottage.
- Varina’s Rose Garden
- The Oak Tree
- Tomb of the Unknown Confederate Soldier
- Jefferson Davis Soldiers’ Home Cemetery – The graves are mostly from Mississippi Regiments.
You can use the place as a venue for a most Romantic wedding.
Beauvoir Travel Tips
- Hourly tours begin at 9.30am and the last tour is at 3.30pm.
- Closed on Thanksgiving Day.
Entrance Ticket Details For Beauvoir
- USD 7.50 from 6-18 yrs old.
- USD 10 for AAA, Military and Senior (65 yrs and over).
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74.95% of people who visit Biloxi include Beauvoir in their plan
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56.86% of people start their Beauvoir visit around 1 PM - 2 PM
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People usually take around 1 Hr 30 Minutes to see Beauvoir
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Beauvoir Reviews & Ratings
Exact same review as for the library. It is on the same property. They have done a great many repairs since Hurricane Katrina damaged it so much in 2005. It faces the Gulf of Mexico. I am currently listening to the podcast "1865" which discusses the assassination of Abraham Lincoln, and the repercussions and how the ending of the Civil War came to an unraveling so much. Jefferson Davis may have been the 1st and only President of the Confederacy, the emphasis here is on the states rights, specifically to own slaves. This is a narrow view of states rights, but the only one they held. I missed out on the beginning of the tour, but what I did get was informative, if a bit too narrow. The grounds, cemetery and library are immaculate, and this should be enough of a testament. The staff members are very friendly, this is a good place. I just think that the view of the history should be broader, especially when so many are still disenfranchised even in 2019. I would suggest coming here to see it as a reminder of the past and that it should not be repeated. There are reenactments, though I have not seen it, I would be interested. Pretty informative.
Visited Beauvoir in early April. Beautiful place. Very fitting name. Tour guide was knowledgeable and passionate about history. Great experience. I recomend it to many of my friends and family.
I enjoyed the historic value of the place even if I didn't agree with the man. Beautiful home and grounds.
Very interesting visit. Unfortunate that Hurricane Katrina did so much damage to this piece of history, but they are working on getting things restored. There was quite a bit under construction when we visited, but the tour guide was very knowledgeable and charismatic. I learned a lot about history and enjoyed the grounds.
I was very happy to be able to tour here and see this Historic property. The place has been lovingly restored( still ongoing) after being almost destroyed by hurricane Katrina. Considering the proximity to the water, it is amazing it survived. The tour was very informative to say the least. The folks that work here are passionate about the property and the history here and it shows.