Directory Category: Historic Houses

Temple Heights

Temple Heights is one of the state’s best examples of period restoration. The classically-designed house combines Federal and Greek Revival features. The home includes four floors, porches on three sides and 14 Doric columns. The home is the setting for historic narratives about 19th century life in Columbus. Temple Heights has been featured in The Magazine…

Amzi Love

The Amzi Love Home is a popular Pilgrimage tour home in the spring when the azaleas and wisteria are in bloom, but the home is open for tours year-round. Beautiful gardens surround the house, and it has been featured in the New York Times travel section.

Whitehall

Built in 1843 by James Walton Harris, Whitehall was originally designed as a two-story Greek Revival townhouse. The stately mansion exhibits six square, paneled columns at the edge of a wooden porch. The banisters bordering the porch consist of identically-milled hardwood balusters.

The Magnolias

Built in 1850 by prominent planter and physician, Dr. William Alfred Sykes, The Magnolias is an excellent example of late antebellum classic Greek revival architecture. 

Waverley Mansion

Waverley Plantation Mansion exemplifies Southern elegance and beauty. The antebellum home showcases an octagonal-shaped cupola to its self-supporting curved stairways, making Waverley one of the most photographed and unique antebellum homes in the South.

Heflin House Museum

Built in 1858 by Captain W.D. Heflin, this antebellum home is filled with furnishings and objects from the late 1800’s.

Verandah-Curlee House

Originally known as the Veranda House, the home was built in 1857 by surveyor Hamilton Mask. Mr. Mask, along with his brother in-law, Houston Mitchell, founded the town of Corinth in 1855. During the Civil War, the home was a headquarters for Confederate Generals Braxton Bragg and Earl Van Dorn and Union General Henry Halleck.

L.Q.C. Lamar House Museum

Lucius Quintus Cincinnatus Lamar was Mississippi’s most important statesman of the 19th century and certainly one of the state’s most distinguished statesmen into the present. The National Park Service recognized the influential role Lamar played during a critical period of U.S. history by declaring his house a National Historic Landmark in 1975.