South Region

Attractions

Rosalie Mansion - This Federal style mansion is enhanced by wide galleries, Doric columns, and Federal fanlights above the exterior doors. The house is set inside an antique cypress picket fence, adjoining the Bicentennial Garden, a four-acre park overlooking the mighty Mississippi, and the site of the annual ""Great Mississippi River Balloon Competition and Festival"" held in October each year.

Magnolia Hall - One of the three most outstanding examples of Greek Revival architecture in Natchez. Downstairs, elegant and spacious rooms are filled with beautiful antiques of the period while the upper floor showcases the only costume museum in Natchez, featuring Victorian clothing and original gowns of the Pilgrimage queens.  215 South Pearl St., Natchez. (601) 442-6672.

Hattiesburg Zoo - The Hattiesburg Zoo is nestled in a grove of oak and pine trees. The 40 acre park houses a 21 acre zoological garden. The zoo exhibits prairie dogs, Siberian Tigers, Lemurs, and more. The Hattiesburg Zoo also offers a carousel, gift shop, train and more.

USM Museum of Art - The USM Museum of Art features exhibits of national shows, in addition to solo and group exhibitions by professional and student artists. Selected works from the department's permanent collection are always on display.

Mississippi Cultural Crossroads - This center provides an outlet for the talents of local and regional quilters. On display are handcrafted heirloom quilts and children's art exhibits. Home to the Peanut Butter and Jelly Children's Theater.


Rosswood Plantation - Once a cotton plantation, this beautiful Greek Revival mansion is now the centerpiece of a thriving tree farm. Tour the mansion and examine 1800s plantation diaries and documents.

Museum of the Southern Jewish Experience - The museum's mission is to collect artifacts, photographs, art, and manuscripts to tell this story through oral histories, research, exhibitions, and community programs. The collection, which includes synagogue architectural elements, furnishings, stained glass, sculpture, a historic pipe organ, ceremonial objects, and textiles, reflects both Jewish and southern culture.

Lauren Rogers Museum of Art - Nestled among century-old oaks in Laurel's charming Historic District sits the Lauren Rogers Museum of Art. The museum features outstanding collections of European and American art, Native American baskets, English Georgian silver, and Japanese woodblock prints, as well as an extensive art history library.

Lansdowne Plantation - Experience the gracious lifestyle of an antebellum plantation home at Lansdowne. Over one hundred wooded acres provide a park-like setting for the house, its two dependencies and old family cemetery.  17 Marshall Road, Natchez.  (601) 446-9401.

      

    

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