Mississippi plantations offer scenic, romantic and charming environments and landscapes for you to take in and enjoy with your family or spouse. With some of the most fertile ground on earth, plantations in Mississippi are sprawling lands that hold breathtaking views. Antebellum mansions and magnificent homes can be found in the many plantations in Mississippi and are open for tours that offer the chance to experience these historical sites.
Brandon Hall Plantation
Completed in 1856, the mansion that was once the centerpiece of a large cotton plantation on the Natchez Trace has become a bed-and-breakfast inn that is a haven for many history buffs and travelers alike. Guests who opt to stay overnight will get a full Southern breakfast each morning as well as a guided tour of the plantation home. For guests who prefer not to spend a night’s accommodation but visit the Brandon Hall, the Brandon Hall and 28 other antebellum mansions open their doors for public tours during its annual two-week pilgrimage in the fall.
Linden Plantation and Gardens
This plantation was originally designed to be the family home of John Wesley Vick and his new bride, Ann Marie Brabston back in 1827. The home was then passed on to the hands of Anne Marie’s brother, James, and his wife Roche, when Ann Marie died in childbirth. Roche started the magnificent gardens that surround the plantation home which is now a bed and breakfast. The gardens and the home can be toured by groups. Advanced arrangements are required.
The Monmouth Plantation, built in 1818, was once a magnificent antebellum mansion that survived the Civil War. However, through time, the mansion started declining and was reduced to a dilapidated estate that only vaguely resembled its former beauty. Fortunately, a California developer named Ronald Riches, together with his wife, Lani, visited Natchez and fell in love with the mansion, or what was left of it. They purchased Monmouth in the late 1970s and personally saw to the restoration of the mansion to its former glory. Today, Monmouth Plantation operates as a small luxury hotel and is open to the public for self-guided tours either in the late afternoon or early evening hours daily. Guests of the hotel are given a guided historical tour.
Less grand but not the least of the Mississippi plantation homes, Rosemont Plantation was the centerpiece of a plantation owned and established by the parents of Jefferson Davis in 1810. Jefferson Davis, later a president of the Confederate States of America, grew up in this land. Through the years, the main house is still largely original, featuring furnishings and memorabilia belonging to the Davis family. The house and its gardens are open for tours from Tuesday through Saturday for the most of the year. It is open seven days a week during the Natchez Pilgrimage that takes place every fall.