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Columbus Spring Pilgrimage


Mark your calendars for The 77th Annual Spring Pilgrimage in Columbus, Mississippi, March 30-April 8, 2017!


The Columbus Spring Pilgrimage has evolved from a tour of homes more than 76 years ago to today’s delightfully diverse and deeply satisfying 10-day celebration. Southern history, architecture, culture, food and fun – it’s all here.


This award-winning event is widely recognized as one of the best and most authentic home tours in the South. In addition to the more than 650 National Register properties and three National Register Historic Districts, the Pilgrimage embraces and celebrates all of the town's history as it serves up a feast of irresistible cultural flavors. The antebellum mansions of Columbus are impeccably maintained and as resplendent as ever. Many home tours feature recreated activities of the 1800s, complete with period costumes, which add excitement and even more authenticity to this historic event. It’s an experience visitors will long remember!


View our 2016 Spring Pilgrimage Brochure here.


Watch our Spring Pilgrimage YouTube video here.



  • Home and Garden Tours - Historic homes and gardens on tour along with carriage and double decker bus rides. Tickets available at Visit Columbus, 117 3rd St. S., 800-920-3533 or 662-329-1191.
  • Kickoff Party - Crawfish and shrimp boil with live music
  • Half Marathon / 5K Run - Runners from around the world converge on Columbus for this outstanding event!
  • Catfish in the Alley - Enjoy fresh fried catfish and live blues in Columbus' historic Catfish Alley
  • Artisan's Alley - Handcrafted period articles and food items
  • Tales from the Crypt - Graveyard tour re-creates the lives of noted personalities interred in the historic cemetery
  • Garden Party - Stroll through Colonnade Garden with mint juleps and cheese straws.

For more information on Spring Pilgrimage, please call us at 800.920.3533 or 662.329.1191. We look forward to seeing you in Columbus!


Whitehall (c. 1843)

Whitehall (c. 1843)

Open by appointment. Circa 1843 NATIONAL REGISTER HISTORIC DISTRICT   This pillared mansion was built near the street, although the property extended over an entire city block; it includes gardens,…

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Upcoming Events


24 Oct 2016

Visit Columbus welcomes participants for the Mississippi - Tennessee - Alabama Rural Tourism Conference October 24-26, 2016…
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27 Oct 2016

Thrills, chills and a frightfully fun time await at the Columbus Police Department's annual Haunted…
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Genealogy Resources in the Library

27 Oct 2016

Let's go on a genealogical treasure hunt at the library! Thursday, October 27, 2 p.m., Columbus-Lowndes Public…
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