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Address: Farish Street, Jackson, MS 39202
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Wander around this historic neighborhood that runs from Amite Street across...

Wander around this historic neighborhood that runs from Amite Street across to Fortification Street and Mill Street to Lamar Street, to see old homes, shops and other buildings, many of which were built by former slaves whose descendants still live and work in the area.

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Not much to see

This area is currently under construction, not much to see there yet. There's an old restaurant by the name of Peaches that's still open for business if you are in the mood for... read more

2 of 5 starsReviewed November 12, 2015
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Clinton, Mississippi
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90 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015

The City of Jackson has spent millions on restoring this area, but still a dump and is not a safe place to visit. Visit the Governor's Mansion, the Old and New Capital buildings. Eat at the Mayflower Café,

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Biloxi
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16 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2015

This area is currently under construction, not much to see there yet. There's an old restaurant by the name of Peaches that's still open for business if you are in the mood for soul food. It is definitely rich in history, but needs a tremendous amount of work. I actually did a photo shoot there 5 years ago, which would... More 

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Pelahatchie, Mississippi
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25 reviews
7 attraction reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

Farish Street was once described as the "Mecca" for black people in Jackson. Living in a community where they were treated as second class citizens, Farish Street gave black people the opportunity to build their own success. After Johnson passed the civil rights act, black people asserted their new found freedoms by going into integrated shops on Capitol Street. Unfortunately,... More 

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4 Thank Jacob B
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119 reviews
56 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014 via mobile

This northerner spent 10 days in Mississippi and Alabama in 2/14. To be only a few blocks from the state Capitol and see 95% of this historic district without any stores or retail is a Shame. The state paved and road and restored it, they just can't make businesses succeed in a really poor, crime-filled area. I hope things change... More 

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5 Thank Froomcat
Jackson
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

It's just a shame that the City of Jackson has not helped more with the revitalization of the Farish Street District. It could be a real attraction. But for now I would say don't go after dark. If you go during the day be sure and check out the Big Apple Inn and have a pig ear sandwich!

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4 Thank NoCruiseControl1
Box Elder, South Dakota
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17 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

We are a Caucasian couple in our mid fifties on an extended visit to the Jackson area. We drove to this historic district to take in what we could of it. We left our vehicle and strolled around on a Sunday afternoon with little to no concern about our safety though we did maintain a keen awareness at all times.... More 

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12 Thank Sunling
Washington DC
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364 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 204 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2013

Farish Street has been "under construction" for a long time. This legendary street, home to R&B and blues music greats has so much potential. Sadly, the area is still struggling. Drive through during the day for a look at the work in progress and to see if there may be something worth stopping for. Best to avoid this area at... More 

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5 Thank sailingboat
Princeton, Kentucky
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8 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2013

I went to Jackson on a Mission Trip. We Will Go Ministries is working very hard on restoring Jackson.. At no time when I was in Jackson was I in fear, and yes I am a white woman whom slept in the Farish District. Was there issues; with drug addicts, homeless, prostitutes Yes, there is. We as Children of God... More 

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3 Thank orio823
Carthage, Mississippi, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2012

There is nothing there. Has potential, but right now - don't waste your time. The street is looking better all the time, but that is all it is a street - no businesses or attractions.

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5 Thank Eric M
Jackson, MS
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13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2012

I attend law school in this district. The area is full of drug addicts, prostitutes and muggers. I pack a pistol every day to school because the area is so horrible.

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