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.
Park grounds are open all year.
Jefferson Davis Museum/Gift Shop
The park is open seven days a week from 9:00 a.m. til 4:30 p.m. for monument and museum tours.
Park playground is open year round.
Offered daily April 1 – October 31; 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
November 1 – 15; 11:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Admission to Museum or Monument:
ADULT – Monument and Museum $12.00; Monument or Museum $6.00
SENIORS/MILITARY – Monument and Museum $11.00; Monument or Museum $5.50
CHILDREN 5-12 – Monument and Museum $10.00; Monument or Museum $5.00
AGES 4 & UNDER – Free