The Beauvoir is a historic location that commemorates the home of a former President of the Confederate States of America.
Jefferson Davis's onetime residence, this historic building has been facing the Gulf of Mississippi since 1848 when the construction began at the location where it still proudly stands today. The Beauvoir is situated in the waterfront area of Biloxi and is open seven days a week from 9am until 5pm.
In addition to enjoying the historical architecture and a glimpse at some relevant local artifacts, Beauvoir also serves as the home to Jefferson Davis Presidential Library. Visitors to the Beauvoir will also have the chance to stroll through a botanical garden and rummage through souvenirs at the attached gift shop. The incredible views of the Gulf make for excellent photo opportunities for anyone visiting. Unfortunately, the property and buildings there sustained terrible damage from Hurricane Katrina back in 2005, but nearly all of it has since been restored. There are some losses that can't be recovered, but a guided tour of the property will detail these storm-related losses in greater detail and visitors can still get as sense of history and grandeur at this location.
When President Davis had originally lived there in the post-Civil War time period of 1876 to 1889, the entire estate sprawled over 600 acres. Today, its footprint has trimmed down to a still-massive 52 acres of total property. Another very cool historical aspect to this destination is the historic Confederate Cemetary on the property.