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... the Pilgrimage Tours. An old socially and financially connected family. The house was described as having lots of family memorabilia. That’s true, but it looks like a hoarder’s paradise. There was stuff everywhere. Some were valuable artifacts. There was a sword from one of Napoleon’s generals. Every bride in the family uses it to cut her wedding cake. There were letters from Jefferson Davis to family ...
... to see. It’s clutter everywhere, but displayed in a more interesting way than some of the others we’ve seen. Ginger, the owner, is a great collector who has found a way to display her collections. Oh by the way, this is a house that is lived in everyday by Ginger and James, who open it for tours and very special events as well as operate a bed and breakfast in the house.
The afternoon was spent at ...
... late in the 19th century. The house has been passed down to the successive women in the family for the last 130 years. It also is filled with antiques collected by the family over the years. This one felt dark and closed in by all the things around us.
Interesting note: The builder of the original portion of the house came to Natchez from the north with a letter of introduction ...
... a home with 23 rooms faced by Corinthian columns. During the war, it was used as a Union hospital and thus spared from being burned. (There was also a Yankee soldier shot in the front door.) After the war the family lost most of the land, but retained the house and a few acres. In 1890, a house guest left a cigar burning the upper hallway and the house burned completely leaving the 23 columns of the ...
... enjoyable and informative commentary as his horse, Will, pulled the surrey through the streets of town at a relaxed pace. We got to see many historic homes, including the home of Captain Thomas Leathers, the riverboat captain, and William Johnson, a prosperous black freeman (who owned slaves) and barber.
After our tour we took a drive up the Natchez Trace to see the "Emerald Mound" - one of the largest Indian mounds in North America. We also stopped ...