Monday, August 6, 2018

New Orleans - Day 6

Our last stop on our way back to New Orleans to go home was to visit the Beauvoir Estate, the post-war home of the President of the Confederate States of America, Jefferson Davis. This is where he retired and worked on his memoirs until his passing.

Located in Biloxi, Mississippi, the building was severely damaged during Hurricane Katrina in 2005. It has taken many years for it to be restored. Even now, twelve years later, there are parts of the home that are closed to the public due to the damage the hurricane caused.

It is always so interesting to learn about such a dividing, yet important time in US History. It is incredible to believe that there are still people, who after 150+ years still idolize the Confederacy.

There have been a lot of debates in the news recently about renaming schools and removing monuments that revere Confederate political and military figures. Some wished them gone. Others want to keep them as a reminder of our history.

The grounds were somewhat maintained. The library sparse. Not surprising, since  Jefferson Davis was indited for treason and lived his remaining years on the philanthropy of others. Our guide, dressed as a southern belle, spoke mainly about the history of the home and the damage from Katrina.

Andrew, who is fascinated by anything princess themed, thought she was a princess. 

That concluded out New Orleans Trip, which was the perfect mixture of history, culture and fun!