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Historic Home Tours

The town of Columbus, Mississippi is a place that thrives on its rich heritage and inescapable Southern charm. One of the best ways to experience the history and culture of this pleasant locality is to take a stroll around one of its famous historic properties. From grand antebellum plantations to Italianate in-town mansions, Columbus’s 676 historic places and 23 National Register properties are obligatory stops for even the most casual passersby.


Amzi Love/Lincoln Homes (c.1848)

Amzi Love/Lincoln Homes (c.1848)

305 7th Street South, Columbus, MS

Open Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. or by appointment.   The Amzi Love Home is a popular Pilgrimage tour home in the spring when the azaleas and… > Read More

Rosedale (c.1856)

Rosedale (c.1856)

1523 9th Street South, Columbus, MS

This home is considered one of the finest examples of Italianate architecture in Mississippi. Rosedale has recently been entirely restored to its original 1856 state, including original paint colors and… > Read More

Rosewood Manor (c. 1835)

Rosewood Manor (c. 1835)

719 7th Street North, Columbus, MS

This home reigns over four-and-a-half acres of landscaped lawn which includes three thousand boxwoods. Like many homes in Columbus, it was built on a hill because low places were considered… > Read More

Temple Heights (c. 1837)

Temple Heights (c. 1837)

515 Ninth Street North, Columbus, MS

Temple Heights is one of the state’s best examples of period restoration. The classically designed house, on the National Register of Historic Places and Historic American Buildings Survey and designated… > Read More

Tennessee Williams Home and Welcome Center (c. 1875)

Tennessee Williams Home and Welcome Center (c. 1875)

300 Main Street, Columbus, MS

The Tennessee Williams Home and Welcome Center is the first home of Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Tennessee Williams. The author made history with well-known plays such as A Streetcar Named Desire,… > Read More

The Stephen D. Lee Home and Museum (c. 1847)

The Stephen D. Lee Home and Museum (c. 1847)

316 7th Street North, Columbus, MS

Once the home of CSA Gen. Stephen D. Lee, it was restored in 1960 by the Historical Society and the Society for Preservation of Antiques. It is now houses the… > Read More

Waverley Plantation Mansion (c. 1852)

Waverley Plantation Mansion (c. 1852)

1852 Waverley Mansion Road, Columbus, MS

Waverley Mansion exemplifies Southern elegance and beauty.  The antebellum home showcases a octagonal shaped cupola to its self-supporting curved stairways, making Waverley one of the most unique antebellum plantation homes… > Read More

Whitehall (c. 1843)

Whitehall (c. 1843)

607 3rd Street South, Columbus, MS

This pillared mansion was built near the street, although the property extended over an entire city block.  It includes gardens, stables and servants quarters. During the Civil War, it served… > Read More




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R.E. Hunt Museum

The R. E. Hunt Museum & Cultural Center is a registered 501(c)3 non-profit organization founded in 2011 and supported by alumni, voluteers and friends.   R. E. Hunt opened its…

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Upcoming Events

Hitching Lot Farmers Market

27 Aug 2016

NOW OPEN: The Hitching Lot Farmers Market, located at Second Street and Second Avenue North,…
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Love and Laughter Tour

02 Sep 2016

The Love and Laughter Tour Friday, September 2, 8 p.m.; doors open at 7 p.m.…
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Tennessee Williams Tribute

08 Sep 2016

The 15th annual Tennessee Williams Tribute is Sept. 8-11, 2016 in Columbus, Mississippi. For event details…
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