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Old 02-23-2010, 08:34 AM
 
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We are going to be stopping in Mississippi as one of our rest points for a couple days on our way to Orlando and we want to lay eyes on a few in person while we're there.
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Old 02-23-2010, 09:18 AM
 
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Natchez, MS has lots of antebellum homes, lots of history and several organized tours of the homes. Also make a stop in Yazoo City, where there are some beautiful Victorian/turn-of-the-century/antebellum homes.
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Old 02-23-2010, 11:10 AM
 
Location: Jackson, MS
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Natchez, Vicksburg, Port Gibson, Hazlehurst and Canton all have great antebellum homes, with Natchez being the "mecca."
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Old 02-23-2010, 03:33 PM
 
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Natchez and Port Gibson("the city too beautiful to burn"). Also, check out the Windsor Ruins south of port gibson.
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Old 02-24-2010, 12:11 AM
 
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Columbus and Holly Springs in the central and norther area and Aberdeen! The spring pilgrimage is usually in March or April.
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Old 02-24-2010, 11:00 AM
 
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Ok, Everybody says Natchez? why is that? Was Natchez the hub of Plantation life back in the days or what? is Natchez close to some water? We have included it on our map route.

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Old 02-24-2010, 01:24 PM
 
Location: Jackson, MS
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Natchez is on the Mississippi River and it was once the capital of Mississippi - in fact it was the first capital of the state of Mississippi. Being on the river, it was a busy port since the land near Natchez was home to some of the biggest cotton plantations in the country. Prior to the Civil War, Natchez had the most millionaires per capita of any city in the United States, making it arguably the wealthiest city in the country at the time.
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Old 02-24-2010, 01:49 PM
 
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You really should check out Columbus - pilgrimage info here
2010 Spring Pilgrimage Tours

Columbus was one of the few cities not burned during the CW and there are many many houses there. In addition Waverley Mansion just outside Columbus is not to be missed.

If you come during pilgrimage also don't miss "Tales from the Crypt" where local students present dramatizations of lives of notables.
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Old 02-24-2010, 07:20 PM
 
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Of all the cities mentioned, Natchez and Columbus have the largest collections of antebellum homes. Those are the two places to NOT miss!!
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Old 02-24-2010, 09:43 PM
 
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Natchez and Vicksburg, especially in Natchez. I remember doing a project back in school on the history of Natchez as the capital of MS.... lol so long ago
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