- Type: Historic Homes/Mansions, Sightseeing
- Time to Spend: 1 to 2 hours
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Beauvoir was the retirement home of Confederate President Jefferson Davis, and it's a must-see for Civil War enthusiasts. The main residence -- a Louisiana-raised, cottage-style plantation with a smaller, single-room east cottage -- has been lovingly cared for by the Mississippi Division of the Sons of the Confederate Veterans. And Beauvoir has had several different uses after the Davis family moved on, first as a Confederate Veterans retirement home, then as a memorial to its most renowned owner. Sharing the 52-acre property is an additional Civil War museum, a historic Confederate cemetery, a botanical garden and presidential library.
Although the grounds are open year-round, battle reenactment fans should visit in mid October to catch the Fall Muster festival. One TripAdvisor user explains: "There were so many actors dressed in the old time period while they re-enacted a scene from the Civil War. And they had vendors selling lots of cool things. … Definitely go to Fall Muster if you are in town then."
The Beauvoir grounds are located right off of the city's beach on Biloxi Boulevard. The grounds are open daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tours start at $9, and don't forget to ask about the military discount. Check out the property's website for more information.