The last home of Jefferson Davis, president of the Confederacy, Beauvoir was completed in 1852. Davis acquired the property in 1877 as a quiet place to write his memoirs. It has been a memorial to Davis and the Confederate soldier since 1903, owned and operated by the Mississippi Division, Sons of Confederate Veterans. Beauvoir is currently being renovated due to extensive damage during Hurricane Katrina.

Location: 2244 Beach Boulevard, Biloxi, MS 39531 Call: 228-388-4400

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Ohr-O’Keefe Museum of Art

The Ohr-O’Keefe Museum of Art is dedicated to the work and legacy of potter George Ohr and emancipated craftsman Pleasant Reed. Its buildings were designed by architect Frank Gehry.

Location: 386 Beach Boulevard, Biloxi, MS 39530. Open Tuesday-Saturday, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Call: 228-374-5547.

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