Restored Beauvoir.

Beauvoir, Last home of Jefferson Davis, Biloxi, Mississippi, July 2, 2011

Beauvoir, last home of Jefferson Davis, Biloxi, Mississippi, July 2, 2011

Beauvoir plantation is notable as the historic post-war home (1876-1889) of the former Confederate President Jefferson Davis. Its construction was begun in 1848 at Biloxi, Mississippi. It was purchased in 1873 by the planter Samuel Dorsey and his wife Sarah Dorsey. After her husband’s death in 1875, the widow Sarah Ellis Dorsey learned of Jefferson Davis’ difficulties. She invited him to the plantation and offered him a cottage near the main house, where he could live and work at his memoirs. He ended up living there the rest of his life. The house and plantation have been designated as a National Historic Landmark. (Wikipedia)

Badly damaged by Hurricane Katrina, the historic home has since been restored and is open to visitors.

Beauvoir – The Jefferson Davis Home and Presidential Library

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