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

2 of 5 starsReviewed April 15, 2014
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Pelahatchie, Mississippi
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
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 

Was this review helpful? Yes 3
Top Contributor
90 reviews 90 reviews
37 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 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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112 reviews 112 reviews
26 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 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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Box Elder, South Dakota
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
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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Washington DC
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315 reviews 315 reviews
104 attraction reviews
186 helpful votes 186 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
4 helpful votes 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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Carthage, Mississippi, United States
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5 helpful votes 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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Jackson, MS
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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
29 helpful votes 29 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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