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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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This site marks the place where Jefferson Davis was captured by the Yankees as he and his family... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Ginnylane143
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Jacksonville, Florida
Noteworthy event occurred here that helped end the Civil War

The primary draw to this county-operated historic site is that the Confederate President, Jefferson... read more

Reviewed 17 April 2017
mdfstephens2017
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Fitzgerald, Georgia
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  • Very good18%
  • Average10%
  • Poor8%
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“small museum” (6 reviews)
“civil war” (12 reviews)
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338 Jeff Davis Park Rd, Fitzgerald, GA 31750-6343
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

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

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

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

Thank Cam J
Reviewed 27 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

1  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

Thank ga2rwayne
Reviewed 3 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

1  Thank gator1378
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...More

Thank Atlas007365
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!!!!

Thank ugafans2012
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