Beauvoir - The Jefferson Davis Home and Presidential Library
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Biloxi, MS 39531

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Daily Tours Information


Beauvoir is open 7 days a week 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Closed on Christmas Day and Thanksgiving Day


Daily tours of the Mansion run every hour and half hour beginning at 9:30 a.m. the last tour is at 4:15 p.m.


Self guided walking tours including the Beauvoir grounds, Memorial Cemetery, and Presidential Library are available anytime during business hours.


To schedule a group tour please call 228-388-4400 ext 217



 Weddings and Events at Beauvoir

The beautiful historic mansion, Beauvoir, was completed in 1852 as a summer home by James Brown, a Madison County planter, for his wife and children. Beauvoir has long stood the test of both time and coastal natural disasters, and continues to serve as an inspiration for her longevity and perseverance.

Beauvoir’s name in French means “beautiful view,” given to the property and mansion by its second owner Sarah Anne Ellis Dorsey. As you gaze out onto the enchanting Mississippi Sound from the front gallery of the mansion, you will understand its meaning. A “beautiful view” is exactly what you see, whether the sun is high above or during a renowned coastal sunset.

The mansion sits on a 51 acre estate which includes billowing majestic oak trees and a newly restored rose garden. Beauvoir is a National Historic Landmark that offers timeless charm and elegance that you will only find here in the South. Come visit Beauvoir to see for yourself how the mansion and its grounds can serve as your venue for special events. This grand location can provide a romantic and unforgettable backdrop that will not soon be forgotten.


Kali Highbaugh

Tours, Programs, and Events Coordinator

(228) 388-4400 EXT 217 OR (713) 818-2761

OFFICE HOURS: Monday – Friday, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

2244 Beach Boulevard, Biloxi, Mississippi 39531

                 Friends of Beauvoir

                          An Invitation to give the Past a Future!


Beauvoir, A Mississippi Historic Landmark and a National Historic Landmark, was severely damaged by Hurricane Katrina on August 29, 2005. Five of seven buildings on the site were destroyed and the remaining two were damaged, including the house.


Beauvoir, a Mississippi Historical Landmark and a National Historic Landmark, is dedicated to preserving and interpreting the legacy of American hero and Confederate President, Jefferson Davis and the Southern soldier. Thousands of visitors from throughout the nation and the world annually toured the buildings and landscaped grounds of the historic seaside estate.


Besides it's magnificent antebellum buildings, Beauvoir maintained a large collection of items belonging to the Davis family including furniture, art, textiles, and archival materials. The institution also housed a substantial collection of militaria, including several thousand pieces from the collection of Dr. Francis Lord. Most of those items were damaged.


Beauvoir's emphasis has been on restoring the damaged house. However, there are thousands of items need conservation and repair. The task is overwhelming.

               Importance of Membership

Annual membership in the Friends of Beauvoir is more important now than ever before. At this time, we can offer to your membership such benefits as free year-round admission, 10% discount for for Gift Shop purchases, the occasional newsletter, and the tremendous pride of knowing that you helped Beauvoir to recover and continue it's mission. Membership in Friends of Beauvoir provides the core support to help keep Beauvoir going. Therefore, won't you please help


Annual membership in the Friends of Beauvoir is available to any individual who has an interest in preserving history for future generations. The categories and benefits of membership are listed below:

                  General Membership

  • Individual.....$25.00

  • Family..........$50.00

  • Patron..........$100.00-$249.99

  • Sustaining....$250.00-$499.00

  • Benefactor....$500.00-$999.00

  • Sponsor.......$1000.00-$4999.00

  • President's Cabinet......$5000.00+

  • Corporate Membership..$500.00+

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