2244 Beach Blvd., Biloxi Mississippi 39531
228-388-9074 Toll Free: 800-570-3818
Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, this was the last home of Jefferson Davis, U.S. senator and Secretary of War as well as President of the Confederate States of America. The 1853 house and pavilions are restored on 52 acres of landscaped grounds; furnishings are mostly original Davis pieces. Other accessible portions of the property include the Confederate cemetery, a museum, Davis Family Gallery, Theatre, Tomb of the Unknown Confederate Soldier, and gift shop.
A recently-opened Jefferson Davis Presidential Library includes an extensive Southern history archive, a portion of Davis' personal library and documents with a biographical exhibit on this Southern political figure, and a theatre/lecture hall. Group tours of the main residence and the cemetery are offered and group rates available; call tour office for reservations. Open daily except Thanksgiving and Christmas.
Other History nearby:
(Biloxi) Beauvoir - Jefferson Davis Shrine
(Theodore) Bellingrath Gardens and Home
(Mobile) Bragg-Mitchell Mansion
(Mobile) Carlen House Museum
(Mobile) Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception
(Mobile) Church Street East
05/24 Coming to The Biloxi area
Pensacola Repticon Show Pensacola FL April27-28 Features two days of reptile fun, with over 100 tables of top-quality reptiles, amphibians, exotic pets and pet products, hourly seminars and presentations, door prizes sponsored by Exo Terra, and much more!
New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival New Orleans LA April25 The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, a/k/a Jazz Fest, is a 10-day cultural feast in which thousands of musicians, cooks and craftspeople welcome 500,000 visitors each year. There are two main components: the Louisiana Heritage Fair and the Ev ening Concert Series. The Lousiana Heritage Fair is the signature feature of the Festival, showcasing unforgettable music on 12 stages, delicious Louisiana cuisine in two large food areas, and crafts artisans from the region and around the world demonstrating and selling their work.
Pensacola Crawfish Festival Pensacola FL May4-6 The festival is one of the largest crawfish boils in the state and is always held in downtown Pensacola on the beautiful waterfront of Bartram Park. The Pensacola Crawfish Festival brought a little of the Louisiana bayou right here to Pensacola Bay.
Gulfport Music Festival Gulfport MS May10-11 Huge weekend music festival featuring headliner entertainment, food booths, and more!
Hangout Music Festival Gulf Shores AL May17-19 Located directly on white sandy beaches surrounded by palm trees, the festival treats guests to a unique festival experience and consistently features a diverse selection of top touring artists.
Best of the Bayou Festival Houma LA September29-30 Taking place in Historic Downtown Houma, the festival features Cajun and French food, music, weddings, crafts, pirogue racing, antiques, and more.