The simply elegant retirement home and presidential library of Confederate President Jefferson Davis wasn’t his, originally; Davis was a one-time guest at this peaceful estate on the western edge of Biloxi. He liked it so much, he bought it in 1879 for just a few thousand dollars. The National Historic Site has been open to the public as a museum for years; the arrival in Hurricane Katrina back in 2005 nearly put an end to all that. The home was badly damaged; the collections are about 40 percent smaller than they were. (The presidential library was destroyed, and later torn down.) Good news, though; renovations on the home were successful, and it was able to reopen in 2008 on Davis’ 200th birthday. A new presidential library follows next year.
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