What we chose to do
We used Google to look up Civil War history because we were passing through the area.
We booked same day as we visited.
We are history buffs and wanted to see the house and learn more about the president of the Confederate states.
We drove from the hotel we stayed at in Gulfport, which was just a few miles away. It was very easy access.
The tour guide was very well-educated in the history. It was a 30-minute tour and then we were able to visit the library, museum, and grounds at our leisure.
We enjoyed all of it, but my favorite part was the cemetery at the back of the property, and the tribute paid to the soldiers laid to rest there.
There were educational videos about the history, artifacts, and more. The grounds face the Gulf, which makes for a spectacular view from the porch.
The house is enriched in history, and the grounds take you back to that place and time.
The coach that Jefferson Davis was carried in for his funeral is the most exquisite piece I've ever seen.
Yes, this tour has something for everyone including videos and artifacts. The grounds have several smaller buildings and lots of area for kids.
There is also a picnic area or you can go to across the street at the beach.