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Jefferson Davis

Jefferson Davis State Historic Site is a memorial to the famous Kentuckian born on this site on June 3, 1808.  A 351-foot obelisk constructed on a foundation of solid Kentucky Limestone, marks the site, and an elevator to the top gives visitors a bird's eye view of the countryside.  

Although Davis is most well-known for his service as President of the Confederacy during the Civil War, he was actually a reluctant secessionist.   Davis distinguished himself as a military and political leader not only during the Civil War, but also as a West Point graduate, Mexican War hero, Mississippi congressman and senator, and Secretary of War during the Franklin Pierce administration.

Hours of Operation

Park Grounds
Open all year.

Museum/Gift Shop
April 3 - November 15
November 16 - March 31, open by appointment only.

* A 48 hour minimum notice is required for group visits on the scheduled closed days.

258 Pembroke-Fairview Rd.
U.S. Highway 68-80
Fairview, KY 42221
Phone: (270) 889-6100
Park Manager: Ron Sydnor

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