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Jefferson College

Highway 61, Natchez, MS
601 442 2901
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Ranked #21 of 29 attractions in Natchez
Type: Educational Sites
Description: The grounds of this historic college include buildings dating from 1817 and a quaint nature trail.
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Lafayette, Louisiana
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34 reviews 34 reviews
5 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2013

Mississippi became a state in the "front yard" of Jefferson College. Wish we could have gone inside each of the buildings, but I understand restoration is ongoing. Free admission -- great for groups.

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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2013

Awesome place to visit, it's an old collage and it was used in THE NORTH AND THE SOUTH as WEST POINT. If you come to town you need to see this

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Corinth, Mississippi
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2013

Visited during a special event with reenactors, period sutlers, lectures and tours of the facility. It was very educational and fun to visit and see the demonstrations. Jefferson College any time of the year is a step back into history especially for those who follow military history.

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Newton, Mississippi
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31 reviews 31 reviews
7 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2012

It is very interesting to see this old school and grounds. Have to say though that I went because of seeing it on The North and The South. It is The movie set for West Point for George and Ory.

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West Monroe, Louisiana
13 reviews 13 reviews
8 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2012

Beautiful old college. Nice little museum in the Admin building. Plus, John Wayne filmed part of The Horse Soldier here.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2012

This College was featured in "The Horse Soldiers". A great walking tour of the buildings is provided at the Visitor's Center.

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Helsinki, Finland
14 reviews 14 reviews
8 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2012

Hard to realize this place is still here and looks just like the scenes filmed there about the cadets assisting in the defense of Vicksburg in the John Wayne movie "The Horse Soldiers" Almost expected to hear the Duke himself.

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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2012

I took a tour if this with my son's school group several years ago. I highly recommend it. Very historical and entertaining.

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San Antonio, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2012

This is a prep school for boys in the late 1800's, the buildings and grounds are well worth the stop, take water if its hot.

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Pensacola, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2011

While it's nice to know that several movies were filmed here and several important people attended (Jefferson Davis), there isn't many displays yet. The good part is that we watched another movie being filmed while we were here!

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