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Jefferson Davis Memorial Park

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Address: 338 Jeff Davis Road, Fitzgerald, GA 31750
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+1 912-831-2335
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Wed - Sun 09:00 - 17:00

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This is where the Civil War really ended

For a Civil War historian, the great conflict between the North and the South didn't end when Robert E. Lee surrendered to Ulysses S. Grant at Appomattox Court House on April 9... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Taylor B
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Chicago, Illinois
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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

For a Civil War historian, the great conflict between the North and the South didn't end when Robert E. Lee surrendered to Ulysses S. Grant at Appomattox Court House on April 9, 1865. It ended a month later, on May 9, when President Jefferson Davis of the Confederate States of America was captured by Union troops at Irwinville, Georgia. Today,... More 

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Pigeon Forge, Tennessee
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017 via mobile

This site is very small, it includes a picnic area short hike and a monument at the site where Jefferson Davis was taken into custody by Union troops. There is a museum with a short film and some artifacts, For the Civil War or history buff it is a good find. Not far from the interstate, very reasonable admission to... More 

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Arabi, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

This is one of my favorites! It's needs support! The museum is rich with artifacts and shows a great movie ! Best place to learn part of the true history ! There is a walking trail to where Jeff Davis was captured ! In November the 2nd weekend every year they put on a great civil war reenactment! Complete with... More 

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Douglas, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

It is a small building with a small museum and short movie. But very there was very nice. Everything was clearly labeled and while kept inside and out. Even the bathrooms where very clean and the grass moved unlike stated in others reviews. It is ran entirely by one man. And he is very knowledgeable and nice. We ended up... More 

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Bristol, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

I've always loved coming here! It is so nice and well kept. I just wish it was advertised more. I tell so many about it and they didn't even know it!!!!

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Pinckney MI.
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016 via mobile

I'm a "Yankee", and love Civil War stuff. I saw the sign on I-75 heading North from Florida and just decided to stop by. There was much more to see than I expected. The lady who was the "hostess" had a wealth of information and clearly loves her CW history. She was very friendly and talkative. Unfortunately, my dogs were... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016 via mobile

We drove 90 miles to see this yesterday. The website said it was open. When we arrived, the museum was locked. We had packed a picnic lunch, which we had to eat in the car because the picnic tables were nasty. As we were finishing lunch, a man in a camry type vehicle drove up, looked at us, and went... More 

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Jacksonville, FL
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 April 2016

There are many events that you could point to as the end of the Civil War: Lee's surrender at Appomattox Court House, Lincoln's Assassination, the Compromise of 1877, etc. The capture of Jefferson Davis near Irwinville, GA belongs in this conversation. Thus the Jefferson Davis Memorial Park is a very significant site in terms of Civil War history. Unfortunately, the... More 

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Nashville, Tennessee
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 April 2016

The Jefferson Davis capture site is in the middle of nowhere at least 90 minutes from any real civilization. If you go by GPS and the address listed here it is still further down the road before you get to the site and museum. A small fee is charged and a video is available to watch. The museum has several... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2016

Great place to go and learn something about the history of the South. Very well kept and good for the kids too!!!

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