See the azaleas bloom amongst historic antebellum homes as Spring Pilgrimage season gets underway in the historic Mississippi towns of Natchez and Columbus.
Natchez Spring Pilgrimage | March 16-April 16
Established in 1716, Natchez sits high on a magnificent bluff overlooking the Mighty Mississippi River. The historic river city has more than 600 examples of Antebellum Architecture. During the Fall and Spring Pilgrimages, more privately owned historic homes open their doors than any other time of the year. Natchez is treasured worldwide as a living museum of southern history and a hallmark of hospitality. For more information or tickets, head to Natchezpilgrimage.com.
Columbus Spring Pilgrimage | March 28 – April 6
This award-winning event has been widely recognized as one of the best and most authentic home tours in the South. In addition to the more than 650 National Register properties and three National Register Historic Districts, the Columbus Spring Pilgrimage embraces and celebrates all of the Northeast Mississippi town’s history as it serves up a feast of irresistible cultural flavors. For more information, head to visitcolumbusms.org
COLUMBUS SPRING PILGRIMAGE HIGHLIGHTS
Home and Garden Tours | Historic homes and gardens on 10-day tour along with carriage and double decker bus ridesKickoff Party | Crawfish and shrimp boil with live music
Thursday, March 28 | 5PM-8PM
Pilgrimage 5k Run | 6th annual Pilgrimage Run
Saturday, March 30 | 7:15AM Start
Catfish in the Alley® | Enjoy fresh catfish and live blues in Columbus’ historic Catfish Alley
Saturday, March 30 | 10AM-3PM
Tales from the Crypt | Graveyard tour that re-creates the lives of noted personalities interred in the historic cemetery
Friday, March 29; Monday, April 1; Wednesday, April 3; Friday, April 5 | 7PM-10PM
Garden Party | Stroll through historic gardens with mint juleps and cheese straws
Saturday, April 6 | 3PM-6PM