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Natchez Spring Pilgrimage of Antebellum Homes

Spring Pilgrimage 2016  
March 5 - April 5 
Most of these private historic houses are
only open for viewing 8 days a year - this is what has brought visitors back to Natchez for over 85 years!

 
Individual private house ticket is $18.00.

Groups of 20 or more for private houses - $15.00 per person

Museum Houses- Stanton Hall and Longwood- individual ticket is $20.00 per person

Museum Houses- Groups of 20 or more is $17.00 per person.

Twenty-four antebellum mansions, most of them private residences, open their doors to visitors during this four-week Pilgrimage every spring. 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.
Single-House Tour
 Adults | $15          Youth | $10 
Morning or Afternoon Pilgrimage Package 

Purchase each day's morning or afternoon
 three house package for:
Adult | $45            Youth | $24
 
 
 
 

Visitors greeted by costumed hosts at Stanton Hall during Spring Pilgrimage.

Costumes of Natchez Spring Pilgrimage.

Inspiring singer in Southern Road to Freedom--gospel story of African American Natchez experience.

Natchez Little Theatre's production of Southern Exposure

Natchez participants in Spring Pilgrimage.

Rosalie, house on Natchez Spring Pilgrimage

Azaleas are in full bloom during spring in Natchez.

Historic Natchez Tableaux Soiree dancers.

The sweetheart waltz in the Historic Natchez Tableaux.

Explore the back porch at Green Leaves on the Peach Tour




PILGRIMAGE ATTRACTIONS
For tickets, call 1.800.647.6742 or email tickets@natchezpilgrimage.com

Advance reservations are required 

Antebellum Home Tours
Privately owned antebellum homes open their doors to the public for four weeks.

Private Tour Guides
Whether it is your first time in Natchez or your annual trip to Pilgrimage, when you experience Natchez through a 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.

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Save the Hall Ball

This once per year ball is absolutely a magical night at one of our state's most magnificent mansions....Stanton Hall.   
Saturday March 19, 2016 from 9:30-1:00 AM, following that evening's performance of  The Natchez Historic Tableaux. 

410 High Street in downtown Natchez, MS
Black Tie/Open Bar at The Carriage House 
Cocktail buffet and breakfast by Chef Bingo Starr
Featuring, "Momentum"...a dance band from Atlanta, GA
$100 per person or $125 per person if you attend the Tableaux as well
Please call NPT to purchase your ticket.

For patron ticket information, contact freibergerkatiea@@belsouth.net
The ball is held by the Pilgrimage Historical Association to raise funds for the preservation of Stanton Hall and Longwood.  
You will not want to miss this night of great food, dancing, entertainment and glorious atmosphere.  



The following performances are all scheduled for Spring Pilgrimage 2016-between the dates of March 5 - April 5 :

Historic Natchez Tableaux
First performance of the Tableaux is Friday, March 4, 2016
$15 | 8 p.m. | Friday & Saturday | City Auditorium
From the Natchez Indians' battle with the French and the glory days of the Natchez elite to the triumph over slavery and the dismantling of the Forks of the Road slave market by the United States Colored Troops of the Union Army, experience the deep history of Natchez through storytelling, music, dance, and costumes at the Historic Natchez Tableaux. This 83-year-old tradition offers a peek into the past and a greater understanding of the people and events that have shaped nearly 300 years of Natchez history. 
 
Southern Exposure
$15 | 7:30 p.m. | Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday, & Sunday
Natchez Little Theatre

A parody of the Natchez Spring Pilgrimage. This satirical comedy is a very entertaining and humorous depiction of the town of Natchez during Pilgrimage in the 1950s. Presented every Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday, and Sunday during Spring Pilgrimage.

 
Southern Road to Freedom
$15 | 8 p.m. Tuesday, Thursday, & Saturday | Holy Family Church

The Holy Family Gospel Choir presents this stirring tribute to the struggle and victory of the African American experience in Natchez from the Colonial period to present day. Presented Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday during Spring Pilgrimage.

Future productions TBA for Natchez Little Theatre
Natchez Little Theatre
has productions at the following times for Spring Pilgrimage 2016

$15 | 7:30 p.m. | Monday, Wednesday, & Friday

A Musical Portrait of Natchez
$30 | Wednesdays | 6 p.m. | Cash bar | The Carriage House

Sip cocktails in the courtyard of the Carriage House as the Natchez Festival of Music presents a musical journey through 250 years of Natchez history with performances of classical music, Jazz, and everything in between.
Make dinner reservations at the Carriage House
immediately following the concert. 

From Ragtime to Swing: Bud Scott plays again at Elms Court
$25 | 5:30-7:30 p.m. | March tbd | Elms Court

Wear your dancing shoes to Elms Court to see local musicians bring famed Natchez bandleader Bud Scott back to life through an intimate concert with light refreshments and a few toe-tapping tunes. 

J.N. Stone House presents a Soiree Musicale
$20 | 6 p.m. | March tba , and April tba | J.N. Stone House
(Available when scheduled)

Enjoy a private classical piano performance by Joseph Stone, a graduate of two prominent American conservatories, at this unique program of music along with complimentary wine.



Candlelight Tour of the Towers
$35 | 7-9 p.m. | Date TBA | The Towers
Advance reservations required

An intimate evening at this grand Italianate antebellum mansion with a tour given by the owners of the home followed by refreshments and music.
 

Tales of a Dunleith Duo
Available by appointment only for groups of 20 or more
A historical skit of the lives of John Roy Lynch and Alfred Vidal Davis, presented in three parts in between dinner courses designed by The Castle Restaurant's culinary team at historic Dunleith Inn. 

King's Tavern Mixology Classes
Take an afternoon or night to enjoy the fun and spirited class of Mixology, the art and science of cocktails, at the King's Tavern! This class allows for the guest to experience making real and proper cocktails along with food bites to enjoy mixology to its fullest. Friday nights at 8 p.m. is "The Forgotten Classics", Saturdays at 4 p.m., "A Taste For Rum," and 8 p.m., "Hemingway Gin,"  and Sunday afternoons at 4 p.m., "Free Style" Please contact Natchez Pilgrimage Tours at 601-446-6631 or King's Tavern at 601-446-5003 to purchase tickets! Tickets are $35 per person and must be purchased at least 24 hours in advance. 

Purple Tour

Open 9 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.


 

Auburn 1812


400 Duncan Avenue at Auburn Avenue
Antebellum Auburn & the City of Natchez
  • Home of the first Mississippi attorney general 
  • Established this style of columned portico in the South
  • Freestanding spiral staircase
  • Tour dates for Auburn for Spring Pilgrimage 2016:  March 5, 9, 13, 17, 21, 25, 29 and April 2.
  • Tour times are from 9:00AM - 12:30PM

Greenlea 1855


211 South Wall Street
Carby Family
  • Original geometric garden
  • Gracious back gallery and courtyard
  • Fine Greek Revival town home
  • Tour dates for Greenlea for Spring Pilgrimage 2016:  March 5, 9, 13, 17, 21, 25, 29 and April 2.
  • Tour times are from 9:00AM - 12:30PM

Texada 1798


222 South Wall Street
Randy & Helen Smith
  • Most highly valued house in 1805 city tax roll
  • Built by a Spaniard, later used as Mississippi's first capitol building
  • A family home, finely restored in the 1960's and furnished with appropriate period antiques
  • Tour dates for Texada for Spring Pilgrimage 2016:  March 5, 9, 13, 17, 21, 25, 29 and April 2.
  • Tour times are from 9:00AM - 12:30PM
Green Tour

Open 1:30-5 p.m.
 

Lansdowne 1853


 
17 Marshall Road
 Marshall Family
  • Occupied by descendants of the original builder on land; owned by family since 1780's
  • Original Zuber wallpaper
  • Original furnishings
  • Tour dates for Lansdowne for Spring Pilgrimage 2016:  March 5, 9, 13, 17, 21, 25, 29, and April 2.
  • Tour times are from 1:30 - 5:00.

The Burn 1832


712 N. Union Street
Green Family
  • One of Natchez's most significant purely Greek Revival homes
  • Terraced gardens with over 100 heirloom camellias & azaleas
  • Setting for the novel Pilgrimage, A Tale of Old Natchez
  • Tour dates for The Burn for Spring Pilgrimage 2016:  March 5, 9, 13, 17, 21, 25, 29 and April 2.
  • Tour times are from 1:30 - 5:00.

Twin Oaks 1832


71 Homochitto Street
Charboneau Family
  • Originally home of notorious couple Pierce & Cornelia Connelly
  • Collection of silver made by Profilet, ancestor of present owner
  • Guests enjoy a tasting of Chef Regina Charboneau's butter biscuits and almond sweet tea
  • Tour dates for Twin Oaks for Spring Pilgrimage 2016:  March 5, 9, 13, 17, 21, 25, 29 and April 2.
Peach Tour

Open 9 a.m.- 12:30 p.m.

Elms Court 1835-1840


542 John R. Junkin Drive
MacNeil Family
  • Lavish ironwork
  • Terraced gardens
  • Remains of 1850's residential gas works
  • Tour dates for Elms Court for Spring Pilgrimage 2016:  March 6, 10, 14, 18, 22, 26, 30 and April 3.
  • Tour times are from 9:00AM - 12:30PM

Magnolia Hall 1858


215 South Pearl Street at Washington Street
 The Natchez Garden Club
  • Pilgrimage costume museum
  • Blend of Victorian & Greek Revival architecture
  • Last great mansion built downtown before the Civil War
  • Tour dates for Magnolia Hall for Spring Pilgrimage 2016:  March 6, 10, 14, 18, 22, 26, 30 and April 3.
  • Tour times are from 9:00AM - 12:30PM

Airlie | 1790


9 Elm Street
Freiberger Family
  • Used as Federal hospital during Union occupation of Natchez
  • Preserved rough hewn beams, small-paned windows, and fireplaces
  • Built during the Spanish period
  • Tour dates for Airlie for Spring Pilgrimage 2016:  March 6, 10, 14, 18, 22, 26, 30 and April 3.
  • Tour time are from 9:00AM - 12:30PM
Orange Tour

Open 1:30-5 p.m.

 

Hope Farm 1775-1789


147 Homochitto Street at Duncan Ave.
 Banta Family
  • Early Spanish governor's home
  • Furnished with rare Natchez antiques
  • Lovely old-fashioned gardens
  • Tour dates for Hope Farm for Spring Pilgrimage 2016:  March 6, 10, 14, 18, 22, 26, 30 and April 3.
  • Tour times are from 1:30 - 5:00.

Green Leaves 1838


303 S. Rankin St. at Washington St.
Beltzhoover Family
  • All original furnishings and family memorabilia 
  • Lush grounds and gardens
  • Occupied by descendants of the Koontz-Beltzhoover family since 1849
  • Tour dates for Greenleaves for Spring Pilgrimage 2016:  March 6, 10, 14, 18, 22, 26, 30 and April 3.
  • Tour time are from 1:30 - 5:00.

Choctaw Hall circa 1836


310 N. Wall St.
Mr. David P. Garner & Mr. Lee Glover
  • Transitional style from Federal to Greek Revival
  • Furnished with William IV & Early American Empire
  • Collection of signed Jacob Petit French Porcelain and  Family Silver
  • Exceptional late-Federal staircase, in a cantilevered spiral rising from the rear hall to the cupola.
  • Tour dates for Choctaw Hall for Spring Pilgrimage 2016:  March 6, 10, 14, 18, 22, 26, 30 and April 3.
  • Tour times are from 1:30-5:30.
Pink Tour

Open 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

 

House on Ellicott Hill 1798


211 North Canal Street
The Natchez Garden Club
  • First American flag raised in Mississippi on this hill in 1797
  • One of the first houses built in Natchez
  • National Historic Landmark
  • Tour dates for House on Ellicott Hill for Spring Pilgrimage 2016:  March 7, 11, 15, 19, 23, 27, 31 and April 4.
  • Tour times are from 9:00AM - 12:30PM

Routhland 1817


131 Winchester Road
The Charles E. Ratcliffe Family
  • Built as a Federal cottage and is on a portion of the original Routh grant
  • Later the residence of Civil War Brigadier, General Charles Clark, 24th Governor of Mississippi
  • Magnificent live oaks registered with the Louisiana Live Oak Society
  • Tour dates for Routhland for Spring Pilgrimage 2016:  March 7, 11, 15, 19, 23, 27, 31 and Apirl 4.
  • Tour times are from 9:00AM - 12:30PM

Shields Town House 1860


701 North Union Street
William Samuel Perkins Family
  • Beautiful gardens and courtyard
  • Exquisitely furnished with period antiques
  • Last fine town house built before Civil War
  • Tour dates for Shields Town House for Spring Pilgrimage 2016:  March 7, 11, 15, 19, 23, 27, 31 and April 4
  • Tour times are from 9:00AM - 12:30PM 
Blue Tour

Open 1:30-5 p.m.

 

Pleasant Hill 1832


310 S. Pearl Street
Mr. & Mrs. John Bergeron
  • Built by cotton merchant, planter John Henderson
  • In 1858 Pleasant Hill was moved with log rollers, one block south in order for son Tom Henderson to build Magnolia Hall
  • Lovely back gallery and gardens
  • Tour dates for Pleasant Hill for Spring Pilgrimage 2016: March 7, 11, 15, 19, 23, 27, 31 and April 1.
  • Tour times are from 1:30 - 5:00.

The Towers 1798-1826-1858


801 Myrtle Avenue
Ginger and James Hyland
  • Exceptional collections of period lace, furnishings, beaded purses, & Moser glass
  • Five lush acres of sculpture gardens
  • Fine Italianate mansion
  • Tour dates for The Towers for Spring Pilgrimage 2016: March 7, 11, 15, 19, 23, 27, 31 and April 4.
  • Tour times are from 1:30 - 5:00

Elgin 1792-1840-1855


1 Elgin Plantation Road at Dunbar Road
 Calhoun Family
  • Quintessential plantation home on 25 acres
  • Informal gardens
  • Tour follows Dr. Jenkins' diary kept from 1841-1855
  • Tour dates for Elgin for Spring Pilgrimage 2016: March 7, 11, 15, 19, 23, 27, 31 and April 4.
  • Tour times are from 1:30 - 5:00.
Yellow Tour

Open 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

 

Hawthorne 1814


23 Hawthorne Place at Lower Woodville Road
Jenkins Family
  • Four identical elliptical fanlight doorways
  • Magnificent live oaks and parklike grounds
  • Family heirlooms and Natchez-made antiques
  • Tour dates for Hawthorne for Spring Pilgrimage 2016:  March 8, 12, 16, 20, 24, 28 and April 1 & 5.
  • Tour times are from 9:00AM - 12:30PM

Linden 1800


1 Linden Place at Melrose Avenue
 Feltus Family
  • Occupied by the same family since 1849
  • Richly detailed Federal doorway
  • All windows open to gracious front and back galleries
  • Tour dates for Linden for Spring Pilgrimage 2016:  March 8, 12, 16, 20, 24, 28 and April 1 & 5.
  • Tour times are from 9:00AM - 12:30PM

Governor Holmes House 1794


207 South Wall Street
Cates Family
  • Home of David Holmes, first elected governor of Mississippi
  • One of the few surviving residences from Natchez Spanish period
  • Original brick-between-post construction & picturesque courtyard with original cisterns
  • Tour dates for Governor Holmes House for Spring Pilgrimage 2016:  March 8, 12, 16, 20, 24, 28 and April 1 & 5.
  • Tour times are from 9:00AM - 12:30PM
Red Tour

Open 1:30-5 p.m.

 

Brandon Hall 1856




Mile Marker 8.5 on Natchez Trace
Garber Family
  • 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
  • Tour dates for Brandon Hall for Spring Pilgrimage 2016:  March 8, 12, 16, 20, 24, 28 and April 1 & 5.
  • Tour times are from 1:30 - 5:00.

Richmond 1784-1832-1860


31 Government Fleet Road
John Shelby Marshall Family
  • Original furnishings
  • Occupied by Marshall Family since 1832
  • French Plantation, Colonial, and Greek Revival architectures
  • Tour dates for Richmond for Spring Pilgrimage 2016: March 8, 12, 16, 20, 24, 28 and April 1 & 5.
  • Tour times are from 1:30 - 5:00.

Selma 1811


467 Selma Estates Road
Bornman Family
  • Built by Gerard Brandon, father of first Mississippi-born governor
  • Interior walls and ceilings are original blue poplar board
  • Typifies early Mississippi planter's cottage
  • Tour dates for Selma for Spring Pilgrimage 2016:  March 8, 12, 16, 20, 24, 28 and April 1 & 5.
  • Tour times are from 1:30 - 5:00.
  
 
 
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