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Jefferson Davis State Historic Site

258 Pembroke Fairview Rd, Us Highway 68 80, Fairview, Kentucky 42221 USA

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Opens Fri 9a
  • Independent
  • Wheelchair
    Accessible
  • Outdoor
    Seating

“351-foot obelisk”

Jefferson Davis State Historic Site is a memorial to the famous Kentuckian born on this site on June 3, 1808.  A 351-foot obelisk constructed on a foundation of solid Kentucky Limestone, marks the site, and an elevator to the top gives visitors a bird's eye view of the countryside.   Although Davis is most well-known for his service as President of the Confederacy during the Civil War, he was actually a reluctant secessionist.   Davis distinguished himself as a military and political leader not only during the Civil War, but also as a West Point graduate, Mexican War hero, Mississippi congressman and senator, and Secretary of War during the Franklin Pierce administration.

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mark.kroger

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December 28, 2015
Rated 5.0

A very cool roadside attraction worth the detour. Take an elevator ride to the top of the monument and tour the small museum/gift shop.

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Jefferson Davis State Historic Site

258 Pembroke Fairview Rd, Us Highway 68 80
Fairview, Kentucky
42221 USA

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Closed Now
  • Sun, Mon, Fri, Sat: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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  • Independent
  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • Outdoor Seating
  • Yes Parking

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