Jefferson Davis State Historic Site
Monument tours have been suspended until further notice due to mechanical issues with the elevator. The park museum, gift shop and grounds remain open.
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.
April 1 - November 15 - 9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
November 16 - March 31 - 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. (gift shop and museum)
**Closed Saturday and Sunday November 16 - March 31 - park access gates will also be closed.**
The gift shop in the Visitor's Center features many unique and hard to find "War Between the States" items including books, flags, chess sets and many other models and figurines. You will also find an exciting line of Civil War t-shirts and caps. Kentucky made items as well as food products and an impressive selection of Kentucky books make this gift shop a must see!
Our visitor's center features exhibits detailing Davis' political life before and after the Civil War and the building of the monument. Also told is the little known story of the Kentucky "Orphan Brigade."
Enjoy your next family outing under the proud auspices of the historic monument. A picnic area, two picnic shelters (near rest room facilities) and a playground are available at the monument site. Large shelter (holds 100) and small shelter (holds 50) are available for rental with 10 days advanced notice. Call 270-889-6100.