la Pointe Krebs House view from northwest
LaPointe-Krebs House

The La Pointe – Krebs House was constructed in 1757 and that makes it the oldest standing scientifically-confirmed structure in the country between the Rockies and the Appalachians. The house is the ancestral home to the Krebs family. It is significant as both a colonial site and as a Native American site. Being that the land has been virtually unchanged throughout the years, it remains close to as it appeared 10,000 years ago. It is considered by archaeologists to be one of the most important archaeological sites on the Gulf Coast. The house recently completed the most massive restoration that’s ever been performed on it. The adjacent museum building on the property is open and serves as an interpretive center for not only the House itself but also the history of the Pascagoula area and Jackson County. Formerly known as The Old Spanish Fort – LaPointe-Krebs House is neither a fort nor Spanish, but it is indeed old – as the oldest portions of the house pre-date the American Revolutionary War by over two decades.


4602 Fort St., Pascagoula, MS 39567
(228) 471 5126