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2015 Spring Pilgrimage Brochure - Columbus, MS

75th YEAR
April 6 -18
75 Years of Exemplary Historic Home Tours
and Unparalleled Hospitality
A Vintage Year.
We all know that some things get better with age.
The Columbus Spring Pilgrimage, for example, has evolved
from a tour of homes 75 years ago to today’s delightfully
diverse and deeply satisfying 16-day celebration.
Southern history, architecture, culture, food and fun –
it’s all here. Columbus Spring Pilgrimage 2015:
Historic, exciting, essential.
Come savor this vintage year with us.
Catfish in the Alley® Festival • Crawfish & Shrimp Boil
Home, Garden & Church Tours
Carriage Rides• Double Decker Bus Rides
Tales from the Crypt
2nd Annual Pilgrimage Half-Marathon and 5K Run
Welcome to
Welcome to the 75th Annual Columbus Spring
Pilgrimage – an award-winning event that has been
widely recognized as one of the best and most authentic
home tours in the South. 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!
Driving tour CDs and Columbus informational brochures
are available at the Tennessee Williams Home and Welcome
Center – located at 300 Main Street. This Victorian
structure is the first home of renowned playwright
Tennessee Williams – winner of the Pulitzer Prize for his
works, A Streetcar Named Desire and Cat on a Hot Tin Roof.
Events Schedule. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
Ticket Information. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
Special Events. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
Tales from the Crypt . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
Green Tour. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
Blue Tour. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
Orange Tour. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
Yellow Tour . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
Candlelight Red Tour. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
One Day Tour. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
Friends of the Foundation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
Upcoming Events. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
Columbus’ Spring Pilgrimage is an annual project of the
Columbus Cultural Heritage Foundation and Visit Columbus.
117 Third Street South, Columbus, Mississippi 39701
Toll free (800) 920-3533 • Phone (662) 329-1191
Fax (662) 329-8969 • [email protected]
Pilgrimage Events
2pm-5pm.......Orange Tour
5pm-8pm.......Kickoff Party
9am-12pm.....Green Tour
2pm-5pm.......Blue Tour
7pm-10pm.....Red Tour
9am-12pm.....Blue Tour
2pm-5pm.......Green Tour
7pm-10pm.....Tales from the Crypt
9am-12pm.....Orange Tour
2pm-5pm.......Yellow Tour
7pm-10pm.....Tales from the Crypt TUESDAY, APRIL 14
9am-12pm.....Yellow Tour
2pm-5pm.......Orange Tour
9am-until.......Carriage Rides
7pm-10pm.....Red Tour
9am-12pm.....Blue Tour
2pm-5pm.......Green Tour
7pm-10pm.....Red Tour
9am-12pm.....Green Tour
2pm-5pm.......Blue Tour
7pm-10pm.....Tales from the Crypt
9am-until.......Carriage Rides
9am-12pm.....Orange Tour
2pm-5pm.......Yellow Tour
9am-until.......Carriage Rides
7pm-10pm.....Tales from the Crypt 9am-12pm.....Yellow Tour
2pm-5pm.......Orange Tour
7pm-10pm.....Red Tour
9am-until.......Carriage Rides
9am-12pm.....Green Tour
2pm-5pm.......Blue Tour
7pm-10pm.....Tales from the Crypt
7am...............Half Marathon
8am...............5K Run
9am-until.......Carriage Rides
9am-12pm.....Blue Tour
2pm-5pm.......Green Tour
10am-3pm.....Artisans Alley
10am-6pm.....Catfish in AlleyВ®
3pm-6pm.......Garden Party
4pm...............Mayor’s Unity Picnic 9am-until.......Carriage Rides
7pm-10pm.....Red Tour
9am-12pm.....Yellow Tour
10am.............Book Signing
Tennessee Williams Home
noon-until......Carriage Rides
2pm-5pm.......Orange Tour
1pm-6pm.......One Time Homes
7pm-10pm.....Red Tour
2pm-5pm.......Yellow Tour
Tickets available
* except as noted
117 3rd Street South
(behind Tennessee Williams
Home and Welcome Center)
(800) 920-3533 or
(662) 329-1191
Home Tours:
Adults: $25 per person
Senior Citizen/Military: $22
Students (K-12): $12
Groups of 20+: 10% discount
Prices are per tour per person /
Only one discount per person
Carriage Rides:
$5 per person
Chronicles of
the Blue and the Gray
$5 with purchase of tour ticket
$8 without purchase of tour ticket
(bus does not run on Blue Tour)
Saturday, March 28 • 7:30pm
Music by John Purifoy
Free to the public
Rent Auditorium, The W
1100 College Street
Garden Party:
Kickoff Party
Double Decker Bus Rides:
$10 per person
*Half Marathon & 5K:
Register at: www.racesonline
Monday, April 6 • 5-8pm
Crawfish and shrimp boil,
live music.
Tennessee Williams Home Lawn
300 Main Street
*Tales from the Crypt:
Tales from the Crypt
Adults: $5 per person
Students (K-12): $3 per person
Tickets available at cemetery
• Pilgrimage headquarters (Visit Columbus) will be open for ticket
sales 8:30 am-6 pm, Monday-Saturday and 12 pm-5 pm on Sunday.
On Candlelight Tour dates, the headquarters will be open from
8:30 am-8:30 pm.
April 8, 10, 13, 15, 17 • 7-10pm
Graveyard tour that re-creates the
lives of noted personalities interred
at the historic cemetery.
Friendship Cemetery
Carriage Rides
April 9, 10, 11, 12, 16, 17, 18
9am - until
Sunday: noon - until
• Tour homes may be seen only as
scheduled in the brochure.
Catfish in the AlleyВ®
• For a fee, guides are available for
groups by prior appointment.
• Information in this brochure is
accurate at press time;
4 subject to change.
Artisans Alley
Saturday, April 11 • 10am3pm
Handcrafted period articles
and homemade food items.
Tennessee Williams Home
300 Main Street
Half Marathon / 5K Run
Mayor’s Unity Picnic
• Reservations are available for
groups or individuals by phone.
• No smoking, beverages, interior
photographs, or stiletto/
spike-heeled shoes, please!
Saturday, April 11 • 3-6pm
Stroll through Colonnade
Garden with mint juleps and
cheese straws. ($10 admission)
Colonnade Garden
620 Second Street South
Saturday, April 11
7am • Half Marathon
8am • 5K Run
For more information, visit
• Visitors may obtain tour tickets and maps at Visit Columbus
prior to beginning self-guided tour.
• Please arrive at the last tour home
at least 30 minutes before tour ends.
Garden Party
Additional Information
available at the
Tennessee Williams Home
and Welcome Center
300 Main Street
Saturday, April 11 • 10am-6pm
Enjoy a catfish cook-off and live
music in Columbus’ historic
Catfish Alley.
Downtown Columbus
Saturday, April 11 • 4pm
Music, food and fellowship
for all! Event is free and
open to the public.
Columbus Riverwalk
117 Moores Creek Road
Book Signing
Saturday, April 18 • 10am
Meet local author Michael
Smith and autographed copies
of books will be available for
Tennessee Williams Home
300 Main Street
in theAlley
at The W
10 am - 6 PM
Saturday, MARCH 28
7:30 PM
Rent Auditorium, The W campus
John Purifoy’s concert, “Chronicles of the Blue & the Gray”
based on the poem by Francis Miles Finch.
Complimentary tickets available at Visit Columbus located at
117 Third Street South.
and k Run
Saturday, April 11 AT 7 am
Starting at the Tennessee Williams Home, 300 Main Street
Participate in the second annual Columbus Pilgrimage
Half-Marathon and 5K! Whether you’re a novice runner or
seasoned athlete, this great race is not to be missed. The halfmarathon unwinds on a scenic course that takes you along
the Tombigbee River bed and ends at the historic river bridge
while the 5K loops through some of the South’s most beautiful,
historic neighborhoods.
7 am Start - Half-Marathon / 8 am Start - 5K
Fourth Street, downtown Columbus
Catfish cooking contest, live music
This year’s event – the seventh annual – will feature a day of
fun for the whole family, including a catfish cook-off, vendors,
fabulous food, cold beverages and some of the best blues
musicians in the South.
The name �Catfish Alley’ recalls a time in the 1800s when
African American fishermen would catch catfish in the
Tombigbee River on First Street and bring the fish to Fourth
Street, where it would be fried and sold. The aroma of catfish
cooking permeated the air; and soon, the alley became known
as a hub for thriving African-American businesses, blues music
and delicious food.
Now, nearly 200 years later, the
alley will once again be filled with
the sounds of blues and smell of
catfish cooking as thousands of
residents and visitors gather for
this festival, which celebrates the
many achievements of AfricanAmericans in Columbus and
Lowndes County.
Throughout the day, guests will
have the opportunity to enjoy
Mississippi-raised catfish, as well
as entertainment by musicians
including: the Terry “Harmonica” Bean One-man Band from
Pontotoc, Mickey Rogers and the
Mickey Rogers Band from Greenville, and Grady Champion and
his Blues Band from Canton. All
of the musicians have performed
throughout Mississippi, the South and in several European
�Catfish in the Alley®’ is free and open to the public. Food
and beverage will be available for purchase that day, as well
as tickets for a nominal fee to serve as a judge in the catfish
Wednesday, April 8
Friday, April 10
Monday, April 13
Wednesday, April 15
Friday, April 17
Saturday, April 18 at 10 am
Tennessee Williams Welcome Center
The Spring Pilgrimage will feature a special book-signing event
at the Tennessee Williams Welcome Center on April 18. В Guests
will have the opportunity to meet local author Michael Smith,
author of Rivers. Smith will conduct readings of his work and
guests will have an opportunity to speak with him personally.
Complimentary refreshments will be served and signed copies of
books will be available for purchase. В Garden Party
Saturday, April 11 • 3 - 6 PM
Colonnade Garden • 620 Second Street South
Stroll through Colonnade Garden with
mint juleps and cheese straws.
Ticketed event: $10.00
Friendship Cemetery
Fourth Street South and Fifteenth Avenue South
Please arrive no later than 9 pm
Tickets $5 for adults and $3 for students (K-12)
This graveyard tour promises to be a memorable experience
for lovers of history and drama, for it is a combination of
both. Tales from the Crypt re-creates the lives of noted
personalities interred at the historic Friendship Cemetery,
the site of the Confederate Decoration Day that inspired the
poem, The Blue and the Gray.
Tales from the Crypt is an
award-winning project of history
students from the Columbusbased Mississippi School for
Mathematics and Science. The
project won the Governor’s
Award for Excellence in the
Arts and was named a national
finalist for the Save our History
Classroom Award. The students
select, research and portray the
characters, assisted greatly by
the Columbus-Lowndes Public
Tales from the Crypt is a treat for the entire family!
Tuesday, April 7
Thursday, April 9
Saturday, April 11
Monday, April 13
Wednesday, April 15
Friday, April 17
9am – 12pm
2pm – 5pm
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9am – 12pm
Tuesday, April 7
Thursday, April 9
Saturday, April 11
Monday, April 13
Wednesday, April 15
Friday, April 17
2pm – 5pm
9am – 12pm
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2pm – 5pm
2pm – 5pm
1523 Ninth Street South
This home is considered
one of the finest examples
of Italianate architecture in
Mississippi. Rosedale has been
entirely restored to its original
1856 state, including original
paint colors and wallpaper
patterns. The home features
the nation’s largest collection
by American craftsman
John Henry Belter.
1822 Stinson Creek Road
Traditional Southern antebellum
architecture is beautifully
captured at Bryn Bella. Built in
1848 by the William Cox family
and designed by James Lull, this
stately home boasts heart pine
floors, jib windows that access multiple porches, and grand top and
bottom hallways. Built with hospitality and fresh country breezes in
mind, Bryn Bella was once a 5,000-acre cotton plantation and is still
a lovely reminder of when “Cotton was king.”
circa 1848 / Chrissy and Keith Heard
National Register / Restoration Award Historic Columbus
circa 1856 / Mr. and Mrs. Gene Imes / National Register
Stephen D. Lee
Florence McLeod
Hazard Museum
316 Seventh Street North
Once the home of CSA General
Stephen D. Lee, this home was
preserved and restored in 1960
by the Lowndes County Historical Society and the Society for the
Preservation of Antiquities.В It contains many original Lee family
furnishings and portraits as well as an extensive Civil War collection.
circa 1847 / Owned by the Stephen D. Lee Foundation
National Register / Mississippi Landmark
122 Seventh Avenue South
Affectionately called
“Columbus Eclectic,”
combined architectural
elements of Greek Revival,
Gothic and Italianate come
together to form White Arches’
welcoming style. Beautiful
woodwork, mirrored glass doorknobs, a three-story cupola, and even
original bedroom closets add to its allure.
Circa 1857 / Mr. and Mrs. Dick Leike / National Register
1219 Third Avenue North
Named after the stately Magnolia
tree in the front lawn, this Greek
Revival house was built in 1853.
The front door opens to an
oversized hallway that runs from the front door to the back of the
house, a unique characteristic of the historic “double shotgun” style
home. Downstairs, the study and master suite on one side of the
hall and music and dining room flanking the other are filled with art
and antiques. In 1900, the Mayor of Columbus, David McClanahan,
purchased the home and incorporated the old kitchen house into
the main structure. He also enlarged the house for his wife and ten
children and included a secret compartment in the master bedroom
where he hid his liquor from his teetotaling wife!
circa 1853 / Pete and Lee Tortorici
1852 Waverley Mansion Road
Waverley Mansion showcases an
octagonal shaped cupola to its
self-supporting curved stairways,
making it one of the most unique
antebellum plantation homes in the South. Restored to its former
grandeur, this showplace is open for tours year-round.
circa 1852 / Robert Snow Family / National Historic Landmark
National Register / National Restoration Award
Monday, April 6
Wednesday, April 8
Friday, April 10
Tuesday, April 14
Thursday, April 16
Saturday, April 18
2pm – 5pm
9am – 12pm
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2pm – 5pm
2pm – 5pm
and Gardens
circa 1835 / Mr. and Mrs. Dewitt Hicks / National Register
905 Third Avenue North
An Italianate townhouse,
Baskerville Manor delights the
visitor’s eye with an asymmetrical
arrangement of lines and shapes,
brick walls, a symmetrical tower
on the side, and a plethora of
porches. This home features the
only standing coach house in Lowndes County.
circa 1860 / Ms. Rachel George
607 Third Street South
620 Second Street South
Built in 1843 by James Walton
Harris, Whitehall was originally
designed as a two-story Greek
Revival townhouse. This stately
mansion exhibits six paneled
square columns at the edge of
a wooden porch. The banisters
bordering the porch consist of
identically-milled hardwood balusters. Inside, heart pine floors and
handsome woodwork provide the background for the Boggess’ collection
of 18th and 19th century antiques.
Colonnade Garden is typical of
the 1860s, featuring a boxwood
maze, pleasure garden, formal
area with fountains, kitchen
and herb garden, fruits and
berries. Walk through to enjoy
the flowers blooming in the
footprints of each gardener who
has lived here in the past.
circa 1843 / Dr. and Mrs. Joe Boggess & Family
National Register / Historic American Buildings
305 Seventh Street South
As the only home on pilgrimage
that has remained in the same
family for eight generations, many
of the fine furnishings are original
to the house. Amzi Love is a tour
home that has been reviewed in
Fodor’s Travel Guide and the New York Times Travel Magazine.
circa 1848 / Mr. and Mrs. R. Sidney Caradine, III / National Register
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719 Seventh Street North
This home boasts a Greek Revival
facade with a Federal influence
and reigns over four and a half
acres of landscaped grounds,
including 3,000 boxwood.В The
encircling brick drive was originally
built to accommodate carriages.В Rosewood Manor is one of the oldest brick homes in Columbus and has
a museum-quality collection of decorative arts, and has a quaint chapel.
Wednesday, April 8
Friday, April 10
Sunday, April 12
Tuesday, April 14
Thursday, April 16
Saturday, April 18
circa 1840 / Dr. and Mrs. Ryan Hill / National Register
906 Third Avenue North
Built for former Mississippi
Governor James Whitfield,
Snowdoun hosted Jefferson Davis
during his campaign for the U.S.
Senate. The home is designed
around an octagonal center hall.
The rooms that open off of the
hall are square with triangular
closets. Its seven porches are accessible via jib windows, which open
outward at the bottom to serve as doors.
Circa 1854 / Ashley and Wayne Chitman / National Register
Tuesday, April 7
Thursday, April 9
Saturday, April 11
Tuesday, April 14
Thursday, April 16
Saturday, April 18
7pm – 10pm
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One Day
Sunday, April 12
1pm – 6pm
216 Third Avenue South
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, William
B. Weaver, stands regally in front
of the home.
circa 1848
Mr. and Mrs. Keith Gaskin
National Register
220 Third Street South
Twelve Gables is famous for
being the 1866 meeting place
of the local ladies who planned
a special day to decorate the
graves of the Confederate War
dead buried in Friendship
Cemetery. This ceremony is
the origin of our nation’s
Memorial Day.
Circa 1838 / Mrs. Ray Y. Gildea, Jr. / National Register
Temple Heights
515 Ninth Street North
This classically-designed house
combines Federal and Greek
Revival features. The home
includes four floors, porches
on three sides and 14 Doric
columns. The home, with a museum-quality collection of decorative
arts, is the setting for historic narratives about 19th century life in
circa 1837 / Mrs. Dixie H. Butler
National Register / Mississippi Landmark
1024 College Street
Fluted columns tower over the
grand portico of this charming
Greek Revival mansion with its
Gothic and Italianate accents.В Shadowlawn houses many
wonderful Victorian collections,
including novelty clocks, calling card receivers, and aesthetic silver
and silverplate.В It is an excellent example of Antebellum and
early Victorian lifestyles.В Standing stately on the corner beside the
Mississippi University for Women (MUW), Shadowlawn was beautifully
restored in 2001 and is now a wedding venue and bed and breakfast.
circa 1848 / Mrs. Burnette Avakian / National Register
315 2nd Avenue North
This house was built by two
brothers, Isaac and Thomas
Williams, both of whom were
“free men of color” from
South Carolina. They owned a
blacksmith shop on the corner
of the property and both were
considered prosperous. The
broad, low-gable roof is typical
of South Carolina low country
architecture. The raised
cottage is reinforced with
handmade bricks and its chimneys still stand perfectly straight after
over 150 years.
Circa 1843 / Mr. Frank Troskey / National Register
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One Day
Sunday, April 12
1pm – 6pm
Friends of the
302 College Street
The Amzi Love Home (c. 1848) and
Lincoln Home Bed and Breakfast
Inn (c. 1833): These homes are joined
by gardens, a footbridge and reflecting
fish pool. Featured in Fodor’s Travel
Guide and The New York Times Travel
Magazine. Offers a picturesque Victorian
setting for weddings, receptions and
corporate retreats.
305 7th Street South and
714 3rd Avenue South
(662) 328-5413
For B & B reservations (662) 574-4275
The Ole Homestead is a
vernacular raised cottage probably
constructed by Charles Abert when
he moved to Columbus in 1825.
It was originally two rooms over
two rooms facing the Tombigbee
River. In 1835 Abert sold the
home to John Kirk who added an
east wing facing College Street. It is the oldest building remaining within
the original corporate limits of Columbus and among the oldest raisedcottage houses in Mississippi. Former residents include Congressman
H S Bennett and Confederate surgeon James Hopkins. The historic
landmark received the 2014 Trudy Allen Award for residential restoration
in Mississippi from the Mississippi Heritage Trust.
Circa 1825 / Karen and Rufus Ward / National Register
The Cedars
1305 Military Road
Legend has it the
county’s gold and
silver were once stored
here, but history is the
real treasure in the
home believed to be
the oldest surviving house in north Mississippi, first built as a one-room
log cabin with loft around 1818. Captain Edward Randolph, a soldier in
the War of 1812, enlarged and enhanced the Cedars to suit his station,
an elegant evolution still preserved in the courtly welcome of the graceful
columned veranda that opens the way to charming features like the
exposed log wall of the parlor.
Circa 1810 / Bob Raymond / National Register
Avakian-Shadowlawn: Gourmet
breakfast, wi-fi, king size beds with plush
bedding and professionally laundered
sheets, complimentary mini bar,
well-lighted parking. Christian
owned and operated.
1024 College Street • (662) 327-3600
Backstrom’s Country Bed and
Breakfast: Southern hospitality greets
you at the front door. This unique brick
and wood home is located in a beautiful
wooded setting, is only minutes from
downtown, and offers plenty of privacy.
Enjoy rocking on the porch after a
bountiful country breakfast.
4567 Hwy 182 East • (662) 328-7213
Cartney-Hunt House (c. 1828):
Constructed by one of the region’s first
prosperous merchants, this Federal-style
brick home offers accommodations
with the feel of another era.
Delightfully furnished with antiques
and fine reproductions, it features three
spacious guest rooms, each with a
private bath. Listed on the National
Register of Historic Places, this inn
is located at 408 7th Street South in
Columbus’ Southside Historic District.
(662) 244-7232
The Jackie O’ House: Only 1.2 miles
from downtown Main Street, a truly
hidden gem quaintly tucked away at the
end of 9th Street South. Six beautiful
suites, each with a private bath, Wi-Fi and
breakfast. Functions for every occasion
with liquor license available.
1700 9th Street South • (662) 327-5100
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Puckett House: Available for meetings,
receptions and lodging. Located on the
campus of historic Mississippi
University for Women.
1100 College Street (MUW Campus)
(662) 329-7126
Courtyard by Marriott:
The Courtyard by Marriott opened in
March of 2014 and is in the heart of
Columbus, making it a great location
for the Golden Triangle area. The hotel
features The Bistro, your destination for
breakfast, or drinks and dinner.
1995 6th Street North
(662) 245-1540
Fairfield Inn & Suites:
Our custom-designed hotel offers
beautiful guest rooms and king suites,
a sparkling outdoor pool and whirlpool,
spacious and well-equipped fitness
center, meeting room and board room.
Our multi-purpose Great Room features
an Internet Bar, 24-hour business
center, social seating areas and our
complimentary hot and cold breakfast
buffet service. Great value and courteous
service all backed by a name you can
believe in: Marriott.
2011 6th Street North
(662) 241-1990
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HOTELS – continued
River Chase Inn: Welcome
Pilgrimage guests! If you’re looking
for an affordable, comfortable,
Hyatt Place Columbus: The newest
home-style stay in our famous historic
hotel in Columbus! All 99 rooms are
Columbus, River Chase Inn is the place
large and spacious. Each has a cozy
Corner Sofa with pullout bed, a 42” flat for you! With a fresh new look, we offer
screen T.V., a mini-fridge, complimentary a complimentary hot breakfast, guests’
laundry, and a wonderful pool area with
high-speed Internet access and a
charcoal grill. We love pets and pet
complimentary A.M. Breakfast Skillet.
owners. Located right off Hwy. 82 and
Offering an in-house Starbuck’s, a
luxurious full bar, a 24/7 Menu, Fitness across from exclusive Brickerton
Shopping Center, you can shop at
Center and outdoor pool. You will be
within walking distance of many of your one-of-a-kind boutiques, receive full spa
favorite restaurants and great shopping. treatments, or sip on gourmet coffee.
You’ll be glad you found us!
101 Hospital Drive Extended
2015 Military Road • (662) 328-6720
(behind Longhorn Steakhouse)
(662) 370-1800
Wingate Inn: We have
meeting rooms and offer a
Quality Inn: Pilgrimage rates;
complimentary deluxe continental
adjacent to Leigh Mall;
breakfast buffet. All rooms include a
free deluxe breakfast bar;
microwave and refrigerators in all guest refrigerator, microwave, coffee maker,
alarm clock, hair dryer, and iron/ironing
rooms; iron and ironing boards; free
high-speed wireless internet in all guest board. Two restaurants, spa and specialty
shops within walking distance.
rooms; free passes to nearby fitness
129 Brickerton Street • (662) 327-9999
center; lobby-based business center;
restaurants within walking distance;
pet friendly.
1210 Highway 45 North
(800) 221-2222 • (662) 329-2422
Ramada: Conveniently located near
Highways 45 and 82, just minutes from
historic downtown Columbus, MS.
Our hotel features 115 guest rooms
that come complete with refrigerator,
microwave, LCD HDTV and free Wi-Fi
Internet access as well as over 2,000
square feet of meeting space. Other
amenities at our pet-friendly Columbus
hotel include a business center, ample
free parking, meeting rooms, business
center, laundry and valet services.
Suites, non-smoking and handicapped
accessible rooms are also available and
kids 17 and under stay free with an
adult at our hotel in Columbus, MS.
1200 U.S. 45 •(662) 327-7077
CafГ© on Main: Southern cooking at
its best, located in the Ruth’s Building
in the center of downtown Columbus!
The menu changes daily, but offers
over 8 entrees, including the best fried
chicken around! We also have over 10
home-style vegetables and/or casseroles,
including fried versions prepared just
like your grandmother would! We have
salads, sandwiches, burgers and over 30
delicious homemade desserts!!! It also
has its very own unique Gift and Sweet
Shop filled with our homemade desserts,
gift baskets, ice cream parlor, and more!
Handicap accessible, deliveries, special
orders, private parties, and catering
Open Monday-Friday: 11am-2pm
and Sunday: 10:30am-3:30pm.
101 5th St South
Menu Line (662) 241-0045
(662) 241-4401 • (662) 564-0764
Harveys Restaurant: Prime rib,
steaks, salads, and pastas. Fine
dining in a casual atmosphere.
Historic downtown Columbus, just
one block from The Tennessee
Williams Welcome Center.
Curbside to Go available.
Monday-Thursday: 11am-9:30pm
Friday-Saturday: 11am-10pm
Sunday: 10am-9pm
200 Main Street • (662) 327-1639
Sweet Peppers Deli: Delicious wraps,
sandwiches, salads, potatoes, and
desserts. Box lunches and catering
services available. Online ordering
available, download our
Sweet Peppers Deli app.
Lunch and dinner:
Sunday-Thursday: 11am-10pm
Friday-Saturday: 11am-11pm
2017 Hwy 45 North, Jackson Square
Shopping Center • (662) 328-6889
Jackson Square Grill:
Delicious entrees, pastas and salads,
sandwich wraps, and burgers. We
have something to please everyone’s
palate. Curbside to Go available.
Lunch and dinner:
Monday-Thursday: 11am-10pm
Friday-Saturday: 11am-1pm
Sunday: 11am-10pm
1927 Hwy 45 North, Jackson Square
Shopping Center • (662) 328-8656
Table of Plenty: World-class food
served with Southern hospitality.
Catering, packaged meals, onsite
cooking for events, weddings and
parties of all sizes. We have a wide
selection of appetizers, entrees,
desserts and specialty items. We also
feature Two Daddies BBQ for all your
outdoor catering needs. Voted best
caterer in the Golden Triangle.
513 Main Street at The Southern
(662) 570-1748
[email protected]
J. Broussard’s: Dishes like cajun
shrimp toast, pecan pane catfish
and creole glazed duck breast with
roasted poblano and cheddar grits,
set this family-run destination apart
from others, with each menu item
prepared from fresh, locally available
ingredients and served by a caring
staff. Truly a haven for foodies,
make sure J. Broussard’s is a part
of your trip to our lovely city!
210 5th Street South
(662) 243-1480
Krispy Kreme:
Enjoy our premium-quality sweet
treats, including our signature,
hot Original Glaze doughnut being
made throughout the day & night
in our Doughnut Theater. Also try
our seasonal beverage, which will
perfectly compliment your doughnuts
of choice. The Hot Now Light is
beckoning, come experience the joy
that is Krispy Kreme.
Open daily 6am-11pm.
1725 Highway 45 N • (662) 848-0044
UMI Japanese Steakhouse:
Voted BEST last 4 years in Mississippi
Magazine. Very fresh Sushi, HIBACHI
entertainment, reasonable prices, and
friendly service.
1721 Hwy 45 North • (662) 570-4769
Zachary’s: Located in historic
downtown Columbus across from
the Court House with outdoor patio
dining available. Serving delicious
grilled wraps, specialty salads, pasta
and homemade soups.
Lunch and dinner:
Monday-Friday: 10:30am-1am
Saturday: Open 4pm
205 5th Street North
(662) 240-0101
Beard’s Antiquities on Fifth:
Beard’s Antiquities on 5th is a
charming antique shop in the center
of historic downtown Columbus.
We have wonderful American and
European antiques, local art, rugs,
Romantique chalk paint, custom
draperies, estate jewelry, sterling
silver and much more.
Please come and visit.
124 5th Street South
(662) 570-1180 or (662) 386-6157
Waverley Plantation Mansion
(c. 1852): A National Historic
Landmark, the mansion is open for
tours daily. Snow’s Antiques is located
on site: fine antiques at reasonable
prices. The Snow Family thanks you
for your patronage.
(662) 494-1399
The Shops at Brickerton: Spend the
day at the Shops at Brickerton, offering
front door parking with a variety of
shops and services. You’ll find unique
shopping for dazzling outfits and
one-of-a-kind gifts, an oxygen bar,
and a full-service hair salon and day
spa. Treat yourself to the area’s finest
gourmet coffee shop and the best
homemade goods around.
Conveniently located at the intersection
of Hwy 82 and Military Road
(662) 327-4676
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Pryor & Morrow: The architects
of Old Waverly Gold Club, Snowdoun
restoration, Poindexter Hall renovation
and the Tennessee Williams Welcome
Center offer comprehensive
architectural and engineering
design services for your commercial,
educational, health care, or
governmental projects.
(662) 327-8990
Smith Landscaping & the
Greenhouse: A full service garden
center and landscaping service.
604 18th Avenue North
(662) 327-6664
Trustmark National Bank:
People you can trust.
Advice that works.
Banking, investments, insurance.
624 Main Street • (662) 329-7000
A Better Way to Bank Since 1888.
900 Main Street • (662) 328-2345
T.E. Lott & Company, PA:
Quality,Integrity, Service &
Professionalism Since 1926.
Audits, reviews and compilations,
tax planning and preparation, payroll
services, estate and trust tax preparation,
management advisory services, pension
and profit sharing services, quickbooks
advisors, accounting and bookkeeping
services, business valuation, technology
counseling, online tax preparation.
221 North 7th Street • (662) 328-5387
Serving all your insurance needs.
2320 Commerce Drive
(662) 328-0492
Crye-Leike Properties Unlimited:
#10 in the nation,
#1 in the mid-South.
Hwy 45 North • (662) 328-1150 or
(800) 293-1150 •
Waukaway Distributors, Inc.:
Distributors of the area’s purest
drinking water. Bottled at the source
of Waukaway Springs in Clarke County,
Mississippi. Convenient delivery of
pure and fresh spring water to your home
or business.
400 College Street • (662) 328-7730
The Commercial Dispatch:
Columbus’ award-winning
daily newspaper.
(662) 328-2424 •
Annunciation Catholic Church:
The oldest Catholic Church in Northeast
Mississippi, it once served a parish that
included Corinth and Meridian.
Eucharist: Sunday, 8 am and 10:30 am;
808 College Street • (662) 328-2927
WCBI-TV: Your home for Local News,
Weather, and Sports is WCBI and
WCBI.COM! Watch NCIS, Big Bang
Theory, SEC football, and all your
favorite CBS shows on WCBI… Your
News Leader! Watch The Flash,
Vampire Diaries, and Hot in Cleveland
on CW4! For Your Local News, Weather,
and Sports watch WCBI News at 9p on
CW4. Watch Walking Dead, Modern
Family, and The Simpsons on My
Mississippi…TV For Everyone!
(662) 327-4444 • [email protected]
Magnolia Business
Konica Minolta-Printers and MultiFunctional Systems Sales and Service
• Document Management SolutionsSquare 9 • HP and Lexmark Printer
Service • Rental and Leasing Options •
Network Consulting, Service and Support
• Computer Sales, Service and Support
• Statewide Martin Yale Paper Handling
Equipment and Service • Private Cloud
Back-Up Services
(662) 244-8894
C & P Printing: Serving Columbus
and North Mississippi for over 35 years.
104 Gardner Blvd., Columbus, MS
39702 (662) 327-9741 or
(662) 327-9742 • Fax: (662) 327-9751
[email protected]
From storefront signs to embroidered
hats to color copies, we print it all.
Large format posters, vehicle decals
and banners on weather proof
environmentally safe vinyl. Bring in
your own design or have our graphic
designer do it for you. Conveniently
located at 1112 Main Street Columbus
(662) 329-3341
First Baptist Church:
Established in 1832.
Sunday: 8:45am Worship Service;
10am Sunday School;
11am Contemporary Service;
6pm Evening Service.
202 7th Street North
First United Methodist Church:
Organized in 1823.
Sunday: 8:45am The Invitation Service;
10am Sunday School;
11am Morning Worship.
602 Main Street • (662) 328-5252
Main Street Presbyterian Church:
Chartered on May 3, 1829 by
missionaries from Mayhew Mission.
Completed in 1885, the church was built
according to the latest style of church
architecture of the period. Stained glass
windows depict Christian symbolism.
Worship: Sunday, 10:40am and 6pm
701 Main Street • (662) 328-2523 www.
Missionary Union Baptist Church:
Conceived and organized in 1833.
It is among the pioneer churches of
Mississippi and the oldest AfricanAmerican church in Northeast
Worship: Sunday, 10:45am
1207 5th Avenue North
(662) 327-5408
St. Paul’s Episcopal Church:
Holy Eucharist:
Sunday, 8am & 10:30am;
Sunday School: 9:15am;
Morning Prayer: Monday-Friday, 8am;
Evening Prayer: Monday-Friday, 5pm
318 College Street • (662) 328-6673
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SPECIAL FRIENDS of the Foundation
Columbus Air Force Base
Located seven miles north of Main Street, CAFB is one of the Air Force’s
crown jewels in the Southeast. One third of all U.S. Air Force pilots receive
their initial pilot training in Columbus, earning their coveted “silver wings.”
The base began in the early 1940s as an Army Air Corps pilot training base
and was closed from WWII’s end until 1951, when the Korean War brought it
back to life. During the Cold War, its runways trembled under roaring B-52s;
but in 1969, the base returned to its original role of training the world’s best
pilots and warriors. As home to the 14th Flying Training Wing, CAFB is one of
the busiest airfields in the Air Force and, on occasion, accommodates a space
shuttle ferry flight. With a population of nearly 3,000 military and civilian
personnel, CAFB members stand ready to deploy across the world at a
moment’s notice. Because of the current security restrictions, the base
cannot accommodate visitors.
For more information, visit
Mississippi University for Women
A tradition of excellence for women and men. Established in 1884 and
welcoming men since 1982, The W was founded as the first public college for
women in the United States. The W’s beautiful and historic campus is one of
the nation’s most architecturally distinguished, with 23 of its more than 60
buildings listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The W has a national
reputation for academic excellence. U.S. News & World Report has consistently
ranked The W as a best value or best buy based on the combination of excellent
academic programs and affordable cost. For more information or a tour of
campus, please call the Office of Admissions.
(877) 462-8439 ext. 7106 •
Big Show Rentals: If you’re looking
for party or wedding supplies to rent
for that next special event, call Big
Show Rentals of West Point, MS today!
Our rental company offers a wide
assortment of items for rent – from
weddings to birthday parties, you can
rely on us for prompt customer service
and quality products.
(662) 295-6787
Columbus Arts Council: Our mission
is to present, promote and support
the arts and arts education. Visit the
Rosenzweig Arts Center to discover our
many opportunities in art.
501 Main Street • (662) 328-2787
The Columbus Lowndes Chamber
of Commerce: Whether we’re growing
your business, connecting you to the
community or providing customized
support for your business needs, the
Chamber is your source for success in
Lowndes County.
1102 Main Street • (662) 328-8369
Visit Columbus:
Experience Columbus in a way you
won’t soon forget! Let Visit Columbus
help you plan your next reunion,
group tour, or conference.
(800) 327-2686 • (662) 329-1191
Columbus Marina: The Southernmost covered docks on the Tenn-Tom.
295 Marina Drive, mile marker 335
(662) 327-8450
Main Street Columbus, Inc.:
Enhancing local culture and quality
of life through planned growth and
diversification. Come to the 2015
Market Street Festival May 1-2!
107 5th Street North
(662) 328-6305
Rex’s Rentals: Weddings, parties,
special events. We rent tents, tables,
chairs, linens, china, glassware,
flatware, silver and many more items
to make your event special. Check out
one of our many tents located at the
Tennessee Williams Welcome Center
during Pilgrimage.
Owners Rex and Lisa Dickerson.
Monday – Friday:
8 am-5 pm; Saturday: 9 am-12 pm.
210 2nd Avenue North
(662) 328-4416 •
East Mississippi Community College
Established in 1927, the college has grown in recent years to include more than
5,000 students. EMCC offers a number of academic and university transfer
programs at an affordable cost, while also boasting one of the State’s most
productive workforce and job placement divisions.
Campus (662) 243-1900 • Columbus Air Force Base extension (662) 434-2660
Tennessee-Tombigbee Waterway
The Tenn-Tom Waterway offers adventure for all who traverse this Deep South
mecca. Antebellum homes, Civil War sites and Native-American burial mounds
are found all along the route. There are a number of quaint museums and
shops for those who enjoy exploring small cities. Sports enthusiasts can enjoy
fishing, water sports and outdoor activities. The Southern penchant for parties
and festivals means lively entertainment, and guests are always greeted with the
friendly warmth of that well-known Southern hospitality.
(800) 457-9739 •
Stephen D. Lee Home
The Stephen D. Lee Home was built in 1847 by Major Thomas Garton Blewett,
a prominent early citizen of Columbus. The house and its outbuildings
originally occupied the entire city block. It became the last home of General
Stephen Dill Lee who married Major Blewett’s granddaughter, Regina Harrison.
General Lee was instrumental in the establishment of the Vicksburg National
Military Park and of Mississippi State University, where he served as the
University’s first president. The house is furnished with many original
decorative pieces and furniture, which were returned to the house by the Lee
descendants. The Florence McLeod Hazard Museum, a local history museum,
is located on the second floor of the home and is comprised of a collection of
artifacts and memorabilia of the Blewett and Lee families as well as a Civil War
collection. Also on the second floor is a bedroom that has been restored and
furnished with original Lee family pieces. The Lee Home is on the National
Register of Historic Places and is a Mississippi Landmark. The Lee Home
also serves as an educational and cultural center for the community.
316 7th Street North • (662) 327-8888 •
[email protected]
U pcoming
Mark your calendar now because Columbus never
stops celebrating with a year-round schedule of
excitement and fun. Our events run the gamut –
from fairs to festivals and more.
•Market Street Festival
•Juneteenth Festival
•Fireworks on the Water
•Southside/Townsend Park
Blues Festival
•Crawford Cotton Boll Festival
• Artesia Days
• Roast N’ Boast
•Possum Town Triathlon
•Tennessee Williams Tribute
• Seventh Avenue Heritage Festival
• Caledonia Days
• Eudora Welty Writers’ Symposium
•Decorative Arts and Preservation
Forum & Antiques Show and Sale
• Ghosts and Legends Tour
2015 Recreational Tournaments
•Pilgrimage Half-marathon and 5K
•MSA North District Soccer Tournament
•MACJC Golf Conference Championship
hosted by Lion Hills Golf Center
•Tennessee Tombigbee Waterway Crappie Masters
One Pole Ultimate Challenge
•Possum Town Triathlon
throughout the year for the latest information about
upcoming events and recreational tournaments
Columbus has earned designations from:
Preserve America, a federal initiative that encourages
and supports community efforts to preserve and enjoy
our priceless cultural and natural heritage and
Dozen Distinctive Destination by the
National Trust for Historic Preservation.
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Natchez Trace Parkway
Tuscaloosa, AL
Tupelo, MS
Birmingham, AL
Jackson, MS
76th Annual Columbus
Memphis, TN
Spring Pilgrimage:
Mobile, AL
Nashville, TN
New Orleans, LA
Little Rock, AR
Baton Rouge, LA
Miles to Columbus from:
Columbus Convention & Visitors Bureau.
117 Third Street South, Columbus, Mississippi 39701
Toll free (800) 920-3533 • Phone (662) 329-1191
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