Natchez Spring Pilgrimage of Private Antebellum Homes

March 5th, 2016 - April 5th, 2016

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 (if you buy one house at a time and you pick and choose the houses you want to tour, outside of buying a colored tour package.)

Groups of 20 or more for private houses - $15.00 per person (This is the group price per person per house. We give groups a $3.00 per house, per person discount if you have 20 or more paying customers.)

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 (This is the group price per person per house.  We give groups a $3.00 per house, per person discount if you have 20 or more paying customers. The regular price to see a museum home during Spring Pilgrimage is $20.00 per house.)

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

Adult: $18 | Youth: $12
 

Morning or Afternoon Pilgrimage Package

Purchase each day's morning or afternoon three house package.
Adult: $45 | Youth: $30
 

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 Greenleaves on the Orange Tour.

Spring Pilgrimage Attractions

Enhance your experience by booking a private guide. On weekends reserve your seat at our historic tableaux - a tradition that has been evolving for over 80 years. Bring your finery to attend an elegant formal ball. Make your plans to attend a live theater performance, a stirring African American Tribute and song, a candle light tour at The Towers, musical soirees, mixology classes, and more. Click Here to See Our Spring Pilgrimage Attractions
Purple Tour
March 5, 9, 13, 17, 21, 25, 29 and April 2
Open 9:00 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
March 5, 9, 13, 17, 21, 25, 29, and April 2
Open 1:30 p.m. - 5:00 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
March 6, 10, 14, 18, 22, 26, 30 and April 3
Open 9:00 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
March 6, 10, 14, 18, 22, 26, 30 and April 3
Open 1:30 p.m. - 5:00 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
March 7, 11, 15, 19, 23, 27, 31 and April 4
Open 9:00 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
March 7, 11, 15, 19, 23, 27, 31 and April 4
Open 1:30 p.m. - 5:00 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
March 8, 12, 16, 20, 24, 28 and April 1 & 5
Open 9:00 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
March 8, 12, 16, 20, 24, 28 and April 1 & 5
Open 1:30 p.m. - 5:00 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.

Museum Homes Open Year Round

Stanton Hall, Longwood, Rosalie”. "You can tour any of our mansion homes as well during Spring Pilgrimage. Mansion/Museum homes are open 364 days a year.” “Call for special pricing for groups on museum homes: 1800-647-6742 - or email sales@natchezpilgrimage.com
  
 
 
Saturday July 23, 2016