Dunleith Historic InnDunleith Historic Inn is a great example of the 19th century style. A former plantation house built in the Greek Revival style was renovated and converted into an impressive hotel and a restaurant, capable of organizing weddings and other functions. The spacious courtyard still has the air of the 1850s about it and the Dunleith grounds contain an old dairy barn and a well-preserved cotton warehouse, all accessible to the guests.
Rosswood PlantationRosswood cotton Plantation originally spread across over 1200 acres. Established long before the Civil War, this plantation boasts a large, 14-rooms mansion, with 10 fireplaces and ceilings reaching as high as 14 ft. The original slaves' quarters are also preserved and could be visited during the Rosswood Plantation trip. The plantation is officially recognized as a Mississippi Landmark and has its place in the National Register.
Oak Alley PlantationOak Alley Plantation is really a magnificent place. The original mansion, walled by ageless oaks and accessible via a picturesque alley, under a tight canopy of branches and leaves, was thoroughly restored in 1925. Now Oak Alley offers beautiful accommodation, whether in the mansion itself or in one of the overnight cottages around it. It also caters for weddings and group events and is famous for a number of movies that were filmed there (including 'Primary Colors' or 'Interview with a Vampire'.
Woodland PlantationWoodland Plantation was built in the 1830s. A grand home that was built on the grounds survived the Civil War, as did four two-story brick slave quarters. In 1883 the Spirits Hall was built - formerly known as St. Patrick's Catholic Church. In 1960 hurricane Betsy destroyed some of the buildings in Woodland Plantation, but that only triggered massive renovations works. At present Woodland offers rooms and accommodation, caters for weddings and private parties, provides rooms for conferences. For guests who like nature and outdoor activities Woodland organizes fishing and birding tours.
Circle M PlantationLocated in the fertile lands of Eastern Mississippi, the Circle M Plantation was turned into beautiful hunting grounds over 75 years ago. The former plantation revives the classical values of the old gentlemen's ways - concentrating on hunting and fishing activities. Circle M offers various lodging options; moreover, it has a game room, a gourmet dining room, a swimming pool and picnic facilities. Shooting competitions are regularly held in this fabulous place that offers the full package to all fans of the old style outdoor activities.
The Mississippi plantations outlined here give a taste of Southern history and what the homes and people were like back them. Do yourself a favor and visit one of these Mississippi plantations soon and experience the nostalgia and education of days gone by.