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
Admission to Museum or Monument
Jefferson Davis Museum/Gift Shop Hours of Operation
April 1 – November 15 Sunday – Saturday 9:00AM - 4:30PM
November 16 – March 31 Monday – Friday 9:00AM – 3:00PM
The monument is open seven days a week from 9:00AM - 4:30PM for tours April 1 –November 15
Play ground is open April 1 - November 15th and closed November 16 – March 31.
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 and under free