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“Wonderful piece of history ”
Review of Beauvoir

Beauvoir
Ranked #5 of 62 things to do in Biloxi
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Home of Ex-Confederate President of the Confederate States of America where he lived his remaining 12 years of his life (post-war) and where he wrote "The Rise and Fall of the Confederate Government." Golf Carts are now available to rent. Guided tour of the home showing how life was lived by the President and his family and self guided grounds (Varina's Garden, Cemetery, and nature trail), Museum, separated into 3 sections: Rotating Gallery, Soldier's Exhibit, and President Davis Exhibit. Research Library including reference books to accommodate most genealogy research focused on the Civil War.
Reviewed 17 May 2017 via mobile

Must visit if you are into history, particularly Southern. Tour guide knowledgeable and had lots of little insights into the time period that were new to us.

Thank ale-man58
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Reviewed 15 May 2017

if you go to Biloxi you suggest you stop and visit Beauvior..the house and the museum. it is educational and very interesting as it is part of the southern culture. also the confederate graveyard on the property. they have the tomb of the unknown confederate soldier.

Thank h0rsetrader
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Reviewed 13 May 2017 via mobile

We enjoyed our tour of Beauvoir - it was $12.50 pp- there were only 6 of us taking the tour when we went at 3:30. Our guide was very friendly and was a local and knew a lot of side stories that had us laughing. She also told us all about the devastation of hurricane Katrina to this area. The house and its contents as well as the painting of the interior was very interesting... it took about 30-45 min and then we walked the grounds and saw the cemetery as well as the presidential library/gift shop building. Well worth the reasonable price.

Thank swampfoxmom
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Reviewed 13 May 2017 via mobile

This was my second visit to this site. I came right after Katrina Hurricane and it's amazing to see the transformation in such a short time.
A great history story that all should visit!

Thank Waxah
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Reviewed 12 May 2017 via mobile

We had planned a tour of the home, visiting the well-stocked gift shop first, and then proceeded on. We read up on the history of the home before going to see it, so had a good idea already of the home’s “changing of the hands”. However, it takes a great tour guide to give you more than you ever expect, and that’s what we got with our visit! Storms were on their way in, high winds, lots of rain on its way, we went ahead and got our tickets thinking we’d have time before it hit us. Only 3 of us took the tour at that moment, (actually, only 3 of us at the whole site! Did others know something we didn’t?) and our guide was glad to be able to give the tour. Our first impression of the home was wonderful, and stepping inside was just such a treat! We started our tour, with our guide very elegant and interesting, explaining the wall décor, the stories, the explanation of the outbuildings, and just as he was leading up to a move, his radio went off, instructing him to lockdown the house for the storms and bring us back to the center! He was calm and cool, following the proper protocol, and made sure we were safe and heading into the museum quickly. Here’s the cool thing… it was his first day on his own to give a tour, and THIS happens? Instead of letting us down, (and since the rains were pouring enough that we planned to stay inside for a while) he came with us to visit the museum artifacts, relay the stories, educating us about the firearms and how they were used, telling us of the families and the problems that arose personally for Mr. Davis, and making sure we had a full and complete visit! This guy knew his stuff, (and actually appeared to have come from the civil war era, dressed in the clothing of the time) and shared with us with such energy and delight! How lucky were we, that what could have been a rainy and wasted afternoon, of not being able to walk the grounds, but rather became an educational day filled with great stories and big smiles! Can’t remember his name, but HURRAH for him! Thanks so much for making our stormy day brighter!

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