Natchez Festival of Music "MAY SEASON 2014" Packages
Natchez Festival of Music's "May Season" Ticket Packages
Fall PilgrimageNineteen antebellum mansions, most of them private residences, open their doors to visitors during this three-week Pilgrimage every fall. Your guides are costumed family friends and descendants of the original owners, whose stories are as real as the bricks and mortar in their hearths. Each house is unique with 18th and 19th century furnishings, porcelain, silver, clothing, tools, documents and diaries.
Visitors enjoying Fall Pilgrimage in Natchez, MS.
Fall Pilgrimage in Natchez, MS, features both 18 and 19th century houses such as House on Ellicott Hill.
House on Ellicott Hill, circa 1798, dining room.
Gospel concert and full Southern dinner at The Carriage House Restaurant during Fall Pilgrimage.
Natchez Little Theatre's production of Little Women.
SEPTEMBER 26 - OCTOBER 13
Privately owned antebellum homes open their doors to the public for 4 weeks
Private Tour Guides
Whether it is your first time to Natchez or your annual trip to Pilgrimage, when you experience your trip through private or group tour, your stay in our beautiful, historic town will be unparalleled! Our licensed tour guides have a deep commitment to Natchez history and represent the most experienced guides in the Natchez area.
Amos Polk's Voices of Hope
A traditional, plantation dinner that includes a stirring performance of Gospel music. The world famous Carriage House Restaurant is the setting for this excellent show. Dinner begins at 6:45 p.m. and the music starts at 7:30 p.m. Every Sunday, Tuesday and Thursday beginning September 29, 2013 and ending October 13, 2013. Call 800-647-6742 or 601-446-6631 for more information.
Take a look at some of the homes that were on the 2013 Fall Pilgrimage Tour below!
400 Duncan Avenue at Auburn Avenue
City of Natchez
- Designed by Levi Weeks for first Mississippi territory attorney general
- Famous for enormous portico, columns, cornices and free standing spiral staircase
- National Historic Landmark
House on Ellicott Hill 1798
211 N. Canal St.
National Historic Landmark
- Andrew Ellicott, in defiance of Spain, raised the American flag on this hill in 1797
- Overlooking the terminus of the Natchez Trace
- Restoration project of Natchez Garden Club
6 Glenfield Rd.
Home of Marjorie Meng
- Two section cottage; Spanish and English Gothic
- Double hallways, unique interior window
- Civil War bullet hole in front door
- Surrounded by original Spanish land grant
Green Leaves 1838
303 S. Rankin at Washington Street
- Richly detailed Greek Revival house and has original furnishings and memorabilia
- Shaded by gigantic legendary live oaks
- Owned by the same family since 1849
J. N. Stone House 1850
804 Washington St.
Joseph B. Stone
- Private billiard hall styled as a Greek temple
- Rare pocket doors ornamented etched stained glass
- Collection of rare antique maps
- Heirloom garments, lap desk, portraits
Brandon Hall 1856
Mile Marker 8.5 on Natchez Trace, 4.9 miles north of US 84
Mr. and Mrs. Ron Garber
- Built by Gerard Brandon, son of first native born governor of Mississippi
- Stately Greek Revival, formerly a working plantation
- Site of the Natchez Trace Parkway inauguration ceremony
Sweet Auburn 1833
34 Old Hwy 84
Mr. and Mrs. Marlon Copeland
- Original home of Dr. John Wesley Monette, renowned for his work in preventing yellow fever
- Original millwork
- Doctor's office, observatory and Monette family cemetery
The Gardens 1794
35 Cemetery Rd.
Dr. and Mrs. Fred Emrick
- Built as a summer retreat for Spanish
- Territorial Governor Stephen Minor
- Served as a Federal hospital during the Civil War
- Occupied by the same family since 1881
The Towers 1798-1826-1858
801 Myrtle Ave
- Grand Italianate facade was built in 1858 containing two-story recessed gallery and third-story tower rooms, later lost to fire
- Contains an exceptional collection of period lace, furnishings, beaded purses and
- Moser glass
The Briars 1814
31 Irving Lane
Mr. and Mrs. Leon Atkins
- South's finest examples of early plantation style architecture
- Marriage site of Jefferson Davis and Varina Howell
- Overlooks the Mississippi River
The Coyle House ca. 1793
307 S. Wall St.
Mr. and Mrs. Lemuel Adams
- One of the earliest buildings in Natchez
- Significant example of the Federal style
- In residential area of the city known as “the Spanish Quarter”
- Brick first story is a later addition built beneath the house, Wall Street cut through a small hill
Magnolia Hall 1858
215 S. Pearl Street at Washington Street
Natchez Garden Club
- Pilgrimage Costume Museum
- One of the finest examples of Greek Revival architecture
- Last great mansion built in Natchez prior to the Civil War
Oak Hill 1835
409 S. Rankin St.
Douglas Mauro and Donald Mc Glynn
- Federal and Greek Revival architecture
- Empire furnishings, Old Paris porcelains, Zuber wallpaper and historical textiles
Pleasant Hill 1803
310 S. Pearl St.
Mr. and Mrs. John Bergeron
- Built by cotton merchant/planter John Henderson
- In 1858, using log rollers, Pleasant Hill was moved one block south by son Thomas Henderson to build Magnolia Hall
- Lovely back gallery and gardens
Rip Rap 1835
411 S. Rankin St.
Mr. and Mrs. Richard Edgin
- Greek Revival with Italienate cast iron embellishments manufactured by Lathrop Iron Works which supplied iron to the Confederacy