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Official Link to Rosemont Plantation 

http://www.rosemontplantation.com/ 

P. O. Box 814,        Woodville, MS 39669,          601-888-6809

Rosemont Plantation - 1810

Built about 1810 by Samuel and Jane Davis, the parents of Jefferson Davis, Rosemont was the Davis Family home until 1895.

The youngest of ten children, Jefferson Davis was two years old when the family moved here from Kentucky.

It was home to President Davis and he visited here throughout his life.  It is the only Davis built home which survives.

Many Davis furnishings remain in the home, among them the Davis four Poster bed and several family portraits.

Five generations of the Davis Family lived here and are buried here in the cemetery at Rosemont.

An original (c. 1843 ) oil chandelier dominates the center hall.  Huge wood-grained doors open at either end onto galleries which run the length of the home.

Jefferson Finis Davis

The only President of the Confederacy

Jefferson Finis Davis

1824-28 West Point

1828-35 US Army

1845-47 US Congress

1847-48 Mexican War

1848-53 US Senate

1853-57 US Secretary of War

1857-61 US Senate

1861-65 President, Confederate States of America 

Author American Patriot

Rosemont is located one mile east of Woodville, Mississippi on Highway 24 East.    It is 35 miles south of Natchez and 130 miles north of New Orleans.

Rosemont Plantation is open for tours from the first week in March through the first two weeks in December.  Open January and February by appointment only (601) 888-6809. Tours operate Tuesday through Saturday from 10am - 4:30pm, Six  (6) days a week ( Tuesday through Sunday ) during Natchez Spring & Fall Pilgrimage. Adult suggested donation is $8.00, Seniors (55 & over) $7.00 and student price is $4.00. Groups of 30 or more will be accommodated on weekends and during regular hours by special appointment. Catered lunches are available for groups.

The tour includes:
-Guided house tour
-Audio historical and educational presentations
-Stroll the grounds and garden
-Wander through the Davis Family Cemetery - where 5 generations of the family are buried
-Picnic facilities are available for your convenience

Contact us for further information on tours or to book your special group of 30 or more.   http://www.rosemontplantation.com/ 

 

More information on the Natchez Pilgrimages click on this link:        www.visitnatchez.com 

Photo by John Rogers. Copyright by Southern Accents. Inc. March 1987

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