Mississippi University for Women

Women made history in Columbus. Founded in 1884 as The Industrial Institute and College, The W was the first public college for women in the United State of America. It later became Mississippi State College for Women and eventually Mississippi University for Women, affectionately known as The W. The university first admitted men in 1982. … Continued

Bryn Bella (c. 1848)

Traditional southern antebellum architecture is beautifully captured by Bryn Bella. Built in 1848 by the William Cox family and designed by James Lull, this stately home boasts heart-pine floors, jib windows accessing multiple porches, and grand top and bottom hallways. Built with hospitality and fresh country breezes in mind, Bryn Bella, once a 5,000-acre plantation, … Continued

Errolton (c. 1848)

Built in the 1840s, Errolton boasts double parlors with original twin pier mirrors which reflect the beautiful chandeliers into infinity. The original wrought iron fence embossed by the builder Williams B. Weaver, stands regally in front of the home.

Colonnade Garden (c. 1840)

Colonnade Garden is typical of the 1860′s, featuring a boxwood maze, pleasure garden, formal area with fountains, kitchen and herb garden, fruits and berries. Walk through to enjoy the flowers blooming in the footprints of each gardener who lived there in the past. This private residence is one of the many examples Columbus’ impeccably maintained … Continued

Lowndes County Courthouse (c. 1847)

The Mississippi Legislature met here after Jackson, the state capital, fell to the Union during the Civil War. It was designed by local architect James Lull, and remodeled by R.H. Hunt in 1905.

Shadowlawn Bed & Breakfast (c. 1848)

Fluted Columns tower over the grand portico of this charming Greek Revival mansion with its Gothic and Italianate details. Shadowlawn houses many wonderful Victorian collections including novelty clocks, calling card receivers and aesthetic silver and silver-plate. It is an excellent example of the Antebellum and early Victorian lifestyles. Beautifully restored in 2001, this historic home … Continued

Twelve Gables (c. 1838)

Circa 1838 NATIONAL REGISTER OF HISTORIC PLACES Twelve Gables is famous for being the meeting place of local ladies who met in 1866 to plan a special day to decorate the graves of the Confederate and Union soldiers in Friendship Cemetery. This ceremony led to our country’s Memorial Day. This private residence is one of … Continued

Tennessee Williams House Musem & Welcome Center

Make your first stop in Columbus the Tennessee Williams House Museum & Welcome Center. Here you’ll be greeted by one of our friendly and knowledgeable Travel Counselors, who are ready to help make the most of your trip. While you’re here, enjoy a tour ($5 per person) of the first home of legendary playwright Tennessee … Continued

Snowdoun (c. 1854)

Built for James Whitfield, Governor of Mississippi, Jefferson Davis was a guest in this home during his campaign for the U.S. Senate. It is designed around an octagonal center hall. The rooms opening off the hall are square with triangular closets. Snowdoun’s seven porches are reached by jib windows which open out at the bottom … Continued

Whitehall (c. 1843)

Built in 1843 by James Walton Harris, Whitehall was originally designed as a two-story Greek Revival townhouse. The stately mansion exhibits six square, paneled columns at the edge of a wooden porch. The banisters bordering the porch consist of identically-milled hardwood balusters. Inside the home, heart-pine floors and handsome woodwork provide the background for the … Continued

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