HOLLY SPRINGS, Miss. - The 80th Tour of Historic Homes will take place in Holly Springs, Mississippi, April 20th-22nd.
Set in the town that’s “All Kinds of Character,” the tour features selected historic homes hosted by costumed guides, local storytellers, tours of the town’s historic churches, costumed re-enactors, luncheons, a character-guided cemetery tour, and a Southern Sunday brunch at the Montrose mansion (1858).
Antebellum sites on this year’s tour include Montrose (1858), Cuffawa (1832), Finley Place (1859), Wynne House Inn (1871), Walthall Home (1848), The Church of the Yellow Fever Martyrs Museum (1841), Christ Episcopal Church (1858), the Ida B. Wells-Barnett Museum (1858), Asbury United Methodist Church (1866), Anderson Chapel C.M.E Church(1879), and the Marshall County Historical Museum. Asbury and Anderson Chapel have two of the oldest African-American congregations, dating back to the 19th Century.
In addition to the tour, Holly Springs will be filled with activity throughout the weekend with events for every age and interest. Friday evening features Characters & Cocktails at which guests will enjoy a walking tour, followed by mingling with famous historic characters from the area. The event also features music, food, drink, and souvenir photographs with the characters.
The ever-popular Walk Through Time guided tour of Hillcrest Cemetery will be held on Saturday. Colorful residents of the town “come to life” to tell their unique stories to groups of guests.
The fabulous “Montrose Under the Moonlight” with dancing, heavy appetizers, cash bar, and a silent auction will be held on Saturday evening. Musical entertainment will be provided by the popular Madison Blue Band from Memphis, TN. Guests will also have the unique chance to witness the presentation of the 2018 Pilgrimage Queen and her escort.
For information about these and other weekend events, visitors should call or l 901-230-3576, or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. To purchase tickets, call 662-551-0076 or visit hollyspringsmsgardenclub.com. Tickets may also be purchased at the event headquarters at the Marshall County Library or at select event locations. This annual event is sponsored by the Holly Springs Garden Club, a non-profit organization.
All proceeds go to the ongoing preservation of Montrose and its grounds. Visit HollySpringsGardenClub on Facebook for event news, historical tid-bits, and giveaways.