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Jefferson Davis Memorial Park

338 Jeff Davis Park Rd, Fitzgerald, GA 31750-6343
+1 912-831-2335
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Great place for reunions

We have our family reunions at this location. It has an a/c meeting room with kitchen. There is... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Donna B
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Fitzgerald, Georgia
Learned More Civil War History

Enjoyed our time to visit in Irwinville at this quaint museum. The displayed memorbilia and... read more

Reviewed 8 August 2017
Dianne P
,
Sylvester, Georgia
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good20%
  • Average10%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible0%
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“small museum” (6 reviews)
“historic site” (4 reviews)
“civil war” (12 reviews)
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Hours Today: 09:00 - 17:00
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338 Jeff Davis Park Rd, Fitzgerald, GA 31750-6343
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We have our family reunions at this location. It has an a/c meeting room with kitchen. There is playground for kids and a museum

Thank Donna B
Reviewed 8 August 2017

Enjoyed our time to visit in Irwinville at this quaint museum. The displayed memorbilia and artifacts were fascinating. Guide was helpful and friendly...He gave us tips on eateries in nearby Ocilla and Fitzgerald.

Thank Dianne P
Reviewed 9 July 2017

This site marks the place where Jefferson Davis was captured by the Yankees as he and his family were escaping from Richmond, VA trying to get to Florida and then on to Texas. Very informative and interesting 15-20 minute film. Very friendly and knowledgeable staff....More

1  Thank Ginnylane143
Reviewed 17 April 2017

The primary draw to this county-operated historic site is that the Confederate President, Jefferson Davis, was arrested here by Union forces (one regiment from Wisconsin!). The museum is small, but interesting for history buffs, and there was a nice, short little walking trail. Good place...More

1  Thank mdfstephens2017
Reviewed 16 April 2017

Worthwhile stop for Civil War buffs. Inexpensive. Small museum, but informative. Terrific 15-20 minute film is a must. The film explains the capture of Jefferson Davis in detail resulting in the true end of the Civil War (vs. Appomattox). Take the time to walk to...More

1  Thank Melissa W
Reviewed 6 March 2017

Appomattox gets all the attention but Jeff Davis was headed to Texas to try and prolong the war when apprehended here by Michigan cavalry, some of which settled 30 years later nine miles away in Fitzgerald. There is a rental facility, small museum, nice walking...More

1  Thank Cam J
Reviewed 26 February 2017 via mobile

I was looking for something to do today and being a visitor it's nice to sight see while you're in town. I spotted a road sign that alerted me to this historical site. It was about 19 miles from Tifton, GA but the scenery on...More

Thank WMSCV
Reviewed 12 February 2017

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...More

2  Thank Taylor B
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...More

1  Thank ga2rwayne
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...More

2  Thank gator1378
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