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Farish Street Historical District

Farish Street, Jackson, MS 39202
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Ranked #33 of 42 Attractions in Jackson
Type: Historic Walking Areas, Neighborhoods
Owner description: Wander around this historic neighborhood that runs from Amite Street across to Fortification Street and Mill Street to Lamar Street, to see old homes,... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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English first
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56 reviews 56 reviews
21 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

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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Jackson
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73 reviews 73 reviews
12 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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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34°6′10″N 117°48′58″W
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014 via mobile

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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Washington DC
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284 reviews 284 reviews
99 attraction reviews
168 helpful votes 168 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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Princeton, Kentucky
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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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Carthage, Mississippi, United States
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3 helpful votes 3 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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Jackson, MS
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2012 via mobile

I'm from Jackson and if you are white in this area make sure you have a gun on you. It is a very dangerous part of town. Jackson has the 4th highest crime rate in the country. If you are looking for prostitutes though you'll find 100s here after the the sun goes down.

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Jackson, Mississippi
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28 reviews 28 reviews
6 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2012

The history, commaraderie of races, food, music, fun, just relax and enjoy the good times.

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Jackson, Mississippi
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45 reviews 45 reviews
17 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2012

I am waiting for it to be restored to exciting area it was when I was a child in the 60's-70's

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