Jefferson Davis State Historic Site is a memorial to the Kentuckian born on this site on June 3, 1808. The monument is a 351-foot obelisk constructed on a foundation of solid Kentucky limestone. An elevator takes visitors to the top for a bird's eye view of the countryside. A museum on the grounds provides visitors with a bit of insight into this leader's fascinating life.
Davis may be best known for his service as President of the Confederacy during the Civil War but the popular West Point graduate also had a distinguished military career before serving as a congressman and senator.
Historic Site Park Grounds
Open all year.
Jefferson Davis Museum/Gift Shop
The park is now open on Saturdays and Sundays through March for monument and museum tours. Saturday and Sunday hours are 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM. Monday through Friday gift shop and museum is open from 9 - 3 but not monument tours through the rest of March.
The monument will be available for touring of groups of 15 or more. Groups must schedule with the park staff in advance by calling 270-889-6100 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
Park playground is open year round.
Spring/Summer/Fall Tours offered daily April 1 – October 31; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
November 1 – 15; 11:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
- Monument/Museum $10; Monument or Museum $5
– Monument/Museum $9; Monument or Museum $4.50
– Monument/Museum $8; Monument or Museum $4
Ages 4 and under free