Take a step back in time when you visit one of Mississippi’s historic homes. Many historical establishments in the state’s six lower counties are of national significance, hosting artifacts that tell of monumental times in human history.
History lives on in Mississippi’s historic homes where visitors of all ages can observe photographs, documents, antique furniture, and more that date all the way back to the 1700’s. Found along the beaches as well as in urban and rural districts, these homes offer visitors a chance to learn about their occupants, and what life was like on the Mississippi Gulf Coast when they were constructed.
Visit Mississippi’s very own time machines when you step foot into our historic homes.
PLEASENT REED HOUSE
Built by Pleasant Reed c.1887 and owned and occupied by members of the Reed family for nearly 100 years, the Pleasant Reed House is an example of the picturesquely detailed “shotgun” houses that became one of the dominant residential types on the Mississippi coast during the late nineteenth century. The house was moved to the Ohr-O’keefe Museum of Art in 2003. While the original home was destroyed by Hurricane Katrina in 2005, Pleasant Reed Interpretive Center was rebuilt from the restoration plans of the original house in 2008.
Bond-Grant House was built by William K. Duke as a wedding present for his daughter, Vera, who married B.A. Bond in 1904. The house is currently home for Biloxi’s Main Street organization.
The Charnley-Norwood House, originally constructed in 1890, and completely rebuilt following an 1897 fire, has quite an impressive history in the context of its influence on 20th century American residential architecture.
KATE LOBRANO HOUSE
This little shotgun Victorian cottage is home to the Hancock County Historical Society. If you’re on a quest for photographs, documents and memories from Bay Saint Louis’ past, look not further than 108 Cue Street.
The LaPointe-Krebs house, built in 1757, is the oldest structure in Mississippi and is the oldest confirmed building in the Mississippi Valley.
OAK CREST MANSION INN
Twelve acres of serenity surround the mansion that was built in 1920. The Oak Crest grounds present country living at its finest.
OLD BRICK HOUSE
Old Brick House was constructed between 1835 and 1840 by William Rodgers of New Orleans. The city of Biloxi currently operates the house as an event venue.
PASS CHRISTIAN SCENIC DRIVE HISTORIC DISTRICT
This lovely self-guided tour through the historic district of Pass Christian is a must for anyone who appreciates grant homes and beautiful Live Oak trees.
BEAUVIOR, THE JEFFERSON DAVIS HOME
This house is where former U.S. Senator and C.S.A. President Jefferson Davis’ lived following his release from imprisonment in 1865, until the end of his life in 1889. Davis spent his time here writing his book “The Rise and Fall of the Confederate Government,” which was published in 1881.
THE GRAND MAGNOLIA
The Grand Magnolia was built in 1894 as Krebs Manor and nests comfortably among old oak and magnolia trees. This historic home is a cozy inn, where visitors to the Gulf Coast of Mississippi can enjoy a night’s sleep.
THE REDDING HOUSE
Amongst all the remarkable architecture of downtown Biloxi there is but one surviving mansion listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Built in 1908, the pristine, bright white Redding House on Jackson Street remains in a league of its own.
THE SHAW HOMESTEAD
Time travel through Mississippi’s past in the footsteps of Piney Wood’s homesteaders. Follow in the Shaw’s footsteps around the grounds as you explore the jar house, corn crib, barn, and smokehouse.
THE WHITE HOUSE HOTEL
The White House Hotel began entertained many guests in the late 1800’s. The hotel would grow from a small Victorian boarding house into the current structure by the mid-20th century. Renovations began in the early 2000’s that restored the hotel to the fabulous modern facility it is today.