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Columbus thrives on its rich heritage grounded in Southern hospitality. Experience the Friendly City’s charm while strolling through a National Register historic district or visiting one of our antebellum homes open year-round for touring. With 676 historic properties within three National Register Historic Districts, a trove of architectural treasures awaits your discovery. Plan your trip today!

Amzi Love/Lincoln Homes (c. 1848)

Amzi Love/Lincoln Homes (c. 1848)

305 Seventh Street South, Columbus, MS

Amzi Love/Lincoln Homes Bed & Breakfast and Gardens (c.1848) 305 Seventh Street South Open Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. or by appointment. The Amzi Love Home is… > Read More

Barristers House (c. 1835)

406 Third Avenue North, Columbus, MS 39701

This grand house was built in 1835 for Mr. Pascal Wade, a prominent citizen of Columbus. The house was built of locally produced brick. The pedimented portico is supported by… > Read More

Barry House (c.1838)

506 4th Street South, Columbus, MS 39701

Known for its fine mill-work, this Italianate two-story house features the original cypress beams and heart-pine flooring. The house was named for William Sullivan Barry and his wife Sarah. Barry,… > Read More

Bryn Bella (c. 1848)

Bryn Bella (c. 1848)

1822 Stinson Creek Road, Columbus, MS 39705

Traditional southern antebellum architecture is beautifully captured by Bryn Bella. Built in 1848 by the William Cox family and designed by James Lull, this stately home boasts heart-pine floors, jib… > Read More

Colonnade (C. 1840)

620 2nd Street South, Columbus, MS

Colonnade Garden is typical of the 1860′s, featuring a boxwood maze, pleasure garden, formal area with fountains, kitchen and herb garden, fruits and berries. Walk through to enjoy the flowers… > Read More

Columbus War Museum

Columbus War Museum

1501 Main Street, Columbus, MS

A museum that honors and recognizes our nation's military members who served during times of conflict. Free admission.  > Read More

Errolton (c. 1848)

216 3rd Avenue South, Columbus, MS

Built in the 1840s, Errolton boasts double parlors with original twin pier mirrors which reflect the beautiful chandeliers into infinity. The original wrought iron fence embossed by the builder Williams… > Read More

Eugenia Summer Gallery

Eugenia Summer Gallery

1100 College Street, Columbus, MS

The Eugenia Summer Gallery is located on the southwest corner of the MUW campus, directly east of the Stark Recreation Center.  This gallery houses the departments of Art and Design… > Read More

Fort House(c. 1850)

510 7th Street North, Columbus, MS

Martha Williams Battle Fort owned this home from 1833 to 1877. With more than twenty rooms and 9,700 square feet, it was an ideal venue for many parties and social… > Read More

Franklin Academy (Founded 1821)

501 Third Avenue North, Columbus, MS

Franklin Academy is Mississippi’s first public school, and has been in continuous operation since 1821. The current building, constructed in 1938, is the fourth one on the site.  > Read More

Friendship Cemetery (c. 1849)

Friendship Cemetery (c. 1849)

4th Street South and 15th Avenue South, Columbus, MS

Founded in 1849, the cemetery was the site of the first Decoration Day in 1866, which led to the modern Memorial Day observance.    Poignant images of the mass loss… > Read More

Highland House (c. 1902)

810 Highland Circle, Columbus, MS

A “robber baron” styled mansion, Highland House was built in the early 1900s. W. S. Lindamood built his brick home on the site of an earlier home that was burned… > Read More

Historic Downtown District

Historic Downtown District

Main Street , Columbus, MS

The district boasts blocks of specialty shops, restaurants, and historic buildings.  > Read More

Leighcrest (c. 1846)

824 7th Street North, Columbus, MS

Leighcrest (c. 1846) NATIONAL REGISTER OF HISTORIC PLACES 824 7th Street North This home has been in the Leigh family since the mid-1800s. Leighcrest was originally part of a 1,000… > Read More

Lowndes County Courthouse

505 2nd Avenue North, Columbus, MS

Lowndes County Courthouse (c.1847)   The Mississippi Legislature met here after Jackson, the state capital, fell to the Union during the Civil War. It was designed by local architect James… > Read More

Mississippi University for Women

1100 College Street, Columbus, MS

Founded in 1884, MUW was the first public college for women in America.  The campus boasts 23 buildings on the National Register of Historic Places.  > Read More

Rosedale (c. 1856)

Rosedale (c. 1856)

1523 Ninth Street South, Columbus, MS

Open by appointment with two-day advance scheduling. Circa 1856 NATIONAL REGISTER OF HISTORIC PLACES This home is considered one of the finest examples of Italianate architecture in Mississippi. Rosedale has… > Read More

Rosewood Manor (c. 1835)

Rosewood Manor (c. 1835)

719 Seventh Street North, Columbus, MS

Visit or call the Tennessee Williams Welcome Center-(662) 328-0222 Open Monday – Saturday by appointment.  Available for garden receptions. Circa 1835 NATIONAL REGISTER OF HISTORIC PLACES This home reigns over… > Read More

Shadowlawn (c. 1848)

1024 College Street, Columbus, MS

Circa 1848 NATIONAL REGISTER OF HISTORIC PLACES Fluted Columns tower over the grand portico of this charming Greek Revival mansion with its Gothic and Italianate details. Shadowlawn houses many wonderful… > Read More

Snowdoun (c. 1854)

Snowdoun (c. 1854)

906 3rd Avenue North, Columbus, MS

Circa 1854 NATIONAL REGISTER OF HISTORIC PLACES Built for James Whitfield, Governor of Mississippi, Jefferson Davis was a guest in this home during his campaign for the U.S. Senate. It… > Read More

Stephen D. Lee Home & Museum (c. 1847)

Stephen D. Lee Home & Museum (c. 1847)

316 Seventh Street North, Columbus, MS

The Stephen D. Lee Home, located at 316 Seventh Street North, was completed in 1847 and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.   Once the home of… > Read More

Temple Heights (c. 1837)

Temple Heights (c. 1837)

515 Ninth Street North, Columbus, MS

Open Tuesday, Thursday & Saturday, 10am-4pm or by appointment. Circa 1837 NATIONAL REGISTER OF HISTORIC PLACES MISSISSIPPI LANDMARK Temple Heights is one of the state’s best examples of period restoration.… > Read More

Tennessee Williams Home and Welcome Center (c. 1875)

300 Main Street, Columbus, MS

Open Monday-Saturday 8:30am-5pm 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… > Read More

The Haven (c. 1843)

315 2nd Avenue North, Columbus, MS

The Haven (c. 1843) NATIONAL REGISTER HISTORIC DISTRICT   Built by Isaac Williams and his brother, Thomas, both of whom, were “free men of color” from South Carolina. Isaac as… > Read More

The Oaks (c. 1835)

904 7th Avenue North, Columbus, MS

The Oaks (c. 1835)   Built by Joseph Sykes, this home is a combination of Greek Revival and Italianate architecture. Originally, the property extended over an entire city block.  > Read More

Twelve Gables (c. 1838)

220 Third Street South, Columbus, MS

Circa 1838 NATIONAL REGISTER OF HISTORIC PLACES Twelve Gables is famous for being the meeting place of local ladies who met in 1866 to plan a special day to decorate… > Read More

Waverly Plantation Mansion (c. 1852)

Waverly Plantation Mansion (c. 1852)

1852 Waverley Mansion Road, Columbus, MS

Open daily, 9am-5pm.  > Read More

White Arches (c. 1857)

White Arches (c. 1857)

122 7th Avenue South, Columbus, MS

Circa 1857 NATIONAL REGISTER OF HISTORIC PLACES Affectionately called “Columbus Eclectic,” the combined architectural elements of Greek Revival, Gothic and Italianate come together to form a most welcoming style. Beautiful… > Read More

Whitehall (c. 1843)

Whitehall (c. 1843)

607 3rd Street South, Columbus, MS

Open Mondays 9:00am-12:00pm. 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, stables… > Read More

Wisteria Place (c. 1854)

801-899 N 6th Ave, Columbus, MS

Circa 1854 This home is distinguished by the six square columns and the handsome balustrade on the portico and balcony. It has retained its original kitchen, attached by a breezeway.… > Read More




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Whitehall (c. 1843)

Whitehall (c. 1843)

Open Mondays 9:00am-12:00pm. 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, stables…

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Hitching Lot Farmers Market

28 Jul 2016

NOW OPEN: The Hitching Lot Farmers Market, located at Second Street and Second Avenue North,…
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CPD Self-Defense Class

28 Jul 2016

Thursday, July 28, the Columbus Police Department is hosting a Self-Defense Class from 7-8 p.m.…
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Artesia Day Back to School Bash

29 Jul 2016

The town of Artesia kicks off Artesia Days annual family fun event on Friday, July 29,…
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