The Jefferson Davis State Historic Site will mark the 206th Birthday of Jefferson Davis with a weekend of history and fun for everyone.
The park will have many activities for family fun and learning including:
• A free movie Friday evening on the side of the monument
• Battle re-enactments on Saturday and Sunday
• Historians representing and presenting Civil War figures
• Miss Confederacy Pageant for young ladies from 3 to 21 years old
• Period Ladies Tea
• Book signing
• Civil War Flag display from both armies
• Field surgeon and field hospital
• Period ball
• Artillery, infantry, cavalry and medical demonstrations
• Accurate Civil War soldier camps
• Monument and museum tours
The Jefferson Davis State Historic Site is a memorial to the famous Kentuckian born on the site of the current park on June 3, 1808. Jefferson Davis. He is most notably known for his service as the president of the Confederate States of America, during America’s “Civil War” but that was not his only accomplishment. He was also a West Point graduate, a decorated Mexican War Hero, a U.S. Congressman, a U.S. Senator, Secretary of War under President Franklin Pierce, Son-in-Law of President Zachary Taylor, and many other positions of honor within Public Service. In short,when the people called, he answered.
All events are free, except for monument/museum tours. The cost for the tours is $5 for adults, $4 for seniors and military personnel, and $3 for children 12 and under.