Jefferson Davis Presidential Library

  • Historically Known As: Beauvoir
  • Also Known As: Jefferson Davis Shrine also Jefferson Davis House

  • Address: 2244 W Beach Blvd
  • Vicinity: Beauvoir Rd
  • Hours: Daily tours of the Mansion run every hour beginning at 9:30 am the last tour is at 4:15 pm
  • Phone: (228)388-4400
  • Travel Genus: Sight , Visit
  • Sight Category: Museums
  • Activity Category: Tour



Y/M/D Person Association Description Composition Food Event
Y/M/D Person Association Description Composition Food Event
1852/00/00 Beauvoir is built by James Brown, plantation owner from Madison County, Mississippi. The house was started in late 1848 and was completed in 1852.
1877/00/00 Jefferson F Davis Home Jefferson Davis begins renting a quiet retreat from Sarah Dorsey where he can write his books and papers.
1880/00/00 Jefferson F Davis Home Jefferson Davis inherits Beauvoir

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Particulars for Jefferson Davis Presidential Library:
Sight Category Building
Area of Significance Military
Level of Significance National
Criteria Person
Area of Significance Politics-government
Owner Private
Other Description Raised cottage
Historic Use Single dwelling

US National Registry of Historic Places Data »

Accurate at time of registration: 3rd September 1971

Registry Name: Beauvoir
Registry Address: 200 W. Beach Blvd.
Registry Number: 71000448
Resource Type: Building
Owner: Private
Architect: unknown
Architectural Style: Other
Attribute: Raised cottage
Area in Acres: 87
Contributing Buildings: 1
Other Certification: Designated National Landmark
Certification: Listed in the National Register
Nominator Name: National Historic Landmark
Level of Significance: National
Area of Significance: Military, Politics-government
Applicable Criteria: Person
Period of Significance: 1875-1899
Significant Year: 1877, 1889
Associated People: Davis,Jefferson
Historic Function: Domestic
Historic Sub-Function: Single dwelling
Current Function: Recreation and Culture
Current Sub-Function: Museum

Activities »

Activity Category Tour

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