Department of Parks
Jefferson Davis Birthday Commemoration Set for June 1-3
FAIRVIEW, Ky. -- This year marks the sesquicentennial of the Civil War. The Jefferson Davis State Historic Site will mark this event with the 204th Birthday Commemoration of Jefferson Davis, first and only president of the Confederate States of America, on June 1-3.
The park will have two battle re-enactments, food, re-enactors representing Civil War figures, a pageant, a Civil War flag display and a program on the generals of the Civil War.
All events are free, except for monument/museum tours. The cost for the tours is $5 for adults, $4 for seniors and military personnel and $3 for children 12 and under. For more information, call 270-889-6100, or visit www.parks.ky.gov.
This year’s event is sponsored by Best Western of Hopkinsville, Christian County Tourism & Convention Commission, Oak Grove Tourism & Convention Commission, United Southern Bank; Heritage Bank; Planters Bank and Supreme Court Justice Bill Cunningham.
Jefferson Davis State Historic Site is a memorial to the Kentuckian born on this site on June 3, 1808. Jefferson Davis is known for serving as president of the Confederate States of America during the Civil War. He also was a U.S. Military Academy graduate, U.S. congressman and secretary of war. Jefferson Davis State Historic Site is located just off Highway 68/80 in Fairview.
The Kentucky State Park System is composed of 50 state parks plus an interstate park shared with Virginia. The Department of Parks, an agency of the Tourism, Arts and Heritage Cabinet, operates 17 resort parks with lodges -- more than any other state. For more information on Kentucky parks, visit our website at http://www.parks.ky.gov