Historic Home Tours

The town of Columbus, Mississippi is a place that thrives on its rich heritage and inescapable Southern charm. One of the best ways to experience the history and culture of this pleasant locality is to take a stroll around one of its famous historic properties. From grand antebellum plantations to Italianate in-town mansions, Columbus’s 676 historic places and 23 National Register properties are obligatory stops for even the most casual passersby.

Discover Columbus’ historic homes and book your tour today.

Amzi Love/Lincoln Homes (c.1848)

Open Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. or by appointment.

The Amzi Love Home is a popular Pilgrimage tour home in the spring when the azaleas and wisteria are in bloom, but the home is open for tours year-round. The house is intact with original furnishings from 1848 when the house was built. Mr. Sid Caradine, owner and curator, is the seventh generation of his family to live in the house.

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Rosedale (c.1856)

Open by appointment with two-day advance scheduling.

This home is considered one of the finest examples of Italianate architecture in Mississippi. Rosedale has recently been entirely restored to its original 1856 state, including original paint colors and wallpaper patterns. The home features the nation’s largest furniture collection by American craftsman John Henry Belter.

Contact Information:

Phone Number: (662) 328-0222
Phone Number: (800) 920-3533

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The Stephen D. Lee Home and Museum (c. 1847)

Open Friday 10am-4pm or by appointment.

Once the home of CSA General Stephen D. Lee, this home was preserved and restored in 1960 by the Lowndes County Historical Society and the Society for the Preservation of Antiques. It contains many original Lee family furnishings and portraits as well as an extensive Civil War collection. The home is a Mississippi Landmark and listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Contact Information:

Phone Number: (662) 435-2368
Email: leehomemuseum@yahoo.com

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Waverley Plantation Mansion (c. 1852)

Open daily, 9am-5pm.

Waverley Plantation Mansion exemplifies Southern elegance and beauty. The antebellum home showcases a octagonal shaped cupola to its self-supporting curved stairways, making Waverley one of the most photographed and unique antebellum homes in the South.

The home has graced the covers of prestigious national and international publications. It was also featured on the A&E television series, American Castles. Lovingly restored to its former grandeur over a period of more than 25 years by the Robert Snow family,

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