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Historic Jefferson College

Closed Now: 09:00 - 17:00
Open today: 09:00 - 17:00
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nice historical place

Virtually no staff. It is a self tour and it's a neat place to see since it is so old. It would... read more

Reviewed 7 August 2018
Tracy W
Jefferson College

Nice stop as you travel highway 61. We were greeted in the Visitor Center by the Curator and she... read more

Reviewed 16 April 2018
Daytona Beach, Florida
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Historic Jefferson College was the birthplace of Mississippi’s statehood in 1817. Established in 1802, the school was the first institution of higher learning chartered in the Mississippi Territory. Today, the site operates as a museum with several...more
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Highway 61, Natchez, MS 39120
+1 601-442-2901
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Historic Jefferson College is a very interesting piece of history that does not get enough attention. Between walking through the West Wing Building and the boys dorm turned Visitor Center, it really is a quaint little gem that I hope does not get ignored for...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very nice that’s this has been kept up for all these years. If they would charge a few bucks and offer a tour, they’d have some $$ to do some restoration. Should stop by and look around anyway.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank wmcbryde21
Reviewed 7 August 2018

Virtually no staff. It is a self tour and it's a neat place to see since it is so old. It would be nice if a tour were offered with more interesting historical facts. Still worth seeing. takes just about 30 minutes. Nice place to...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Tracy W
Reviewed 1 July 2018

The history is amazing to learn and this location was used for the West Point scenes in the movie the North and South. If you visit you will have to figure out which part was in the movie. A must see for Patrick Swayze fans...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank DennisODaniel
Reviewed 19 April 2018

This well maintained college was built in 1817 and due to lack of attendance was closed in 1964. The empty halls give you an idea of what was a great place. You can tour the buildings and grounds and a nature trail. A great place...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Dennis B
Reviewed 16 April 2018

Nice stop as you travel highway 61. We were greeted in the Visitor Center by the Curator and she was very helpful with the history of the grounds. The mini series North and South was filmed here as well as a John Wayne movie. Some...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Petergun1962
Reviewed 8 October 2017

There is not to much to see at this very impressive site. They have a good visitor centre and you can get into the ground floor of only one of the other buildings. You can walk a couple of trails in the grounds. The potential...More

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank Brian M
Reviewed 25 May 2017

The buildings are all empty so even if you could go in there's nothing to see. The brochure is very light on details & I just couldn't understand why anyone would want to go here.

Date of experience: May 2017
1  Thank Anne L
Reviewed 10 February 2017

It is always very calming to visit Jefferson College. Again, knowing a little bit of the history of this place before visiting makes you appreciate it much more and understand the culture of that time.

Date of experience: October 2016
1  Thank Natchez2016
Reviewed 28 October 2016

We have driven up to the college in the past but never when it was open. This time we decided to go during business hours. The staff barely greeted us, pointed to the guest book and handed us a brochure. We evidently came at a...More

Date of experience: October 2016
1  Thank Jeanne H
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Normal hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday. Admission is free. For more information call 601-442-2901.