Rebuilt after hurricane Katrina, this historic home features carefully preserved artifacts, recovered from the storm and ... More
Beauvoir, The Jefferson Davis Home
Rebuilt after hurricane Katrina, this historic home features carefully preserved artifacts, recovered from the storm and meticulously cared for. The house and grounds continue to be improved for visitors and history lovers.
My husband & I visited on March 5, 2011 and the two ladies in the office were VERY RUDE to us both. Even tho my husband served in the Army during WW 2 in Okinawa, Japan, both ladies did not believe he was a veteran until he presented proof (why would he lie about that?). They did not like it because he was an actual veteran, so they became hateful to him when he showed them the proof. Is this the proper way our veterans shuld be treated??? NO! I say the two (ugly) ladies shuld be replaced with nice ladies whom arent so snobbish & hateful!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! This is BAD business!!!!!!!!
We visited there this past weekend. It was a nice tour. Found graves of some ancestors buried in the cemetary out back. There was lots of damage after Katrina, but has been restored nicely. Nice cool breeze coming off gulf waters. Very enjoyable.
It was great before, now in the process of fixing it again. Loved the actual home he was in. Great history lesson if you visit. Call ahead to see when open again. Oh come when the do the recreation of the battle on the grounds of Jeff Davis. (The fall muster)-oct I think- and I think there's another in the spring.
i was there in 2001.and i got to know more about jeff davis
By A Yahoo Contributor, 8/10/07
this is grate place to learn about jeff davis. it was place where i could see the beach from the porch and walk through cemetery back of the house of the unknowed soldier and other hero of the confederate how die for the cause.
I LOVE this place, it is like going back in time. Yes, the storm destroyed much of it - but people all over America are sending money and it will re-open in 2008 just as it was! A great shrine for a GREAT American - Jefferson Davis. Go there, you will love it!
The people are so very nice, and the ocean is just across the street. I am going back to spend money to help the region, and to make sure I do my part to save and retore this beautiful old home!
We had the good fortune of visiting Beauvoir twice before Katrina and we do plan on returning for a visit again in the future. We were very concerned for Bequvoir and the library when we first heard of Katrina's approach and were hoping for the best. We were very saddened when we heard the news of the destruction but am very encouraged to hear about the reconstruction being done when we visited its web site. We plan on donating what we can to help in the reconstruction and encourage others to visit the web site and do the same. We cannot do enough to help keep our history for our future generations to visit, enjoy and learn from and this site was a fantastic learning center as well as just a beautiful place to visit. Here is hoping for a quick recovery for Beauvoir and restoration of as many artifacts as possible.
The Beauvoir house is still there, although it is badly damaged. Many of the artifacts have been lost, and some will be restored. There is a foundation set up to help restore the home. Check the site for donation information. Thanks to everyone who has expressed concern for this landmark. Many of our landmarks have been lost (Grass Lawn, Tullis Manor, the Pleasant-Reed House) but Beauvoir can be saved and the lighthouse is ok :)
Those of us who are MS Gulf Coast natives appreciate the concern and passion people show for our historical and important national treasure. We have a local contribution site set up to aid in the rebuilding of Beauvoir. It will return! Donald Trump and other celebrities, as well as citizens from all over the US have contributed money toward the rebuilding effort. Thank you to everyone for your concern! MS loves you!
This whole tragedy of the hurricane is beyond the scope of my thinking and understanding. Tears seem so trite when viewing the devastation and the human suffering, our pitiful donations seem so slight. But to have lost dear Beauvoir seems beyond the pale. Our visit to Beauvoir in 1996 was a welcome respite from the casinos. The peace in touring the grounds was wonderful, the history of the place and the dignity of the people was evident at every turn. We will be looking for the rebuliding fund of which I pray there will be a great one.
I enjoyed the artifacts and beautiful display of old southern living. A great memory with fantastic pictures to look at with my children in our photo album. The grounds were beautiful and well-kept. I hope that most of the artifacts were kept from harm's way. Would love to return to visit it one day.
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