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The site has great potential

There is not to much to see at this very impressive site. They have a good visitor centre and you... read more

Reviewed 8 October 2017
Brian M
Montrose, United Kingdom
What's the point?

The buildings are all empty so even if you could go in there's nothing to see. The brochure is very... read more

Reviewed 25 May 2017
Anne L
South Bend, Indiana
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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 original buildings built between 1819 and 1839, including the East Wing, President’s House, and West Wing.
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
Highway 61, Natchez, MS 39120
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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

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.

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.

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

Thank Jeanne H
Reviewed 10 September 2016

We enjoyed our visit tremendously! You know, every stop we made there was a little Christmas shopping accomplished. Here we can say the same. The grounds and history in Natchez area are priceless. Thanks Kay McNeil for extended your knowledge & excitement

1  Thank Jennie H
Reviewed 7 July 2016

It is an old college, but it has definitely seen better days. It's a nice stop for the history, but that is honestly about it.

Thank John Y
Reviewed 30 March 2016

You can tour the grounds and buildings free of charge. This site was used as West Point in the TV miniseries The North and South staring Patrick Swazye.

Thank Travelers-1967
Reviewed 16 December 2015

Jefferson College is a great place to stop and visit on your way to Natchez, or just before you get on the Natchez Trace Parkway. Beautiful grounds and a nature trail to enjoy. Stroll around the buildings and enjoy the artifacts on display in the...More

Thank 2WheelTerry
Reviewed 25 August 2015

I have to admit that I wanted to stop here because I knew that this place had been used in North and South. I didn't know that it had been used in the John Wayne film "The Horse Soldiers". Some of the buildings are open...More

2  Thank pkmsMissouri
Reviewed 10 June 2015 via mobile

While visiting Natchez we drove out here to see what all the talk is about. It was listed as a must see along the Natchez Trace. The history of the school was very interesting and the fact that it was started in the early 1800's...More

1  Thank Tim D
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John B
31 August 2015|
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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.