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Jefferson College

Highway 61, Natchez, MS
601 442 2901
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Ranked #19 of 32 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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Zaltbommel, The Netherlands
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186 reviews 186 reviews
126 attraction reviews
94 helpful votes 94 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

The reception building has a small exhibit about the years it was a military school. One of the two school/dormitory buildings is open to see the ground floor. Walking trough that building you see the kitchen building and the kind of plaza where they filmed for the TV series North and South. Don't forget to walk the nature trail and... More

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Hammond, LA
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7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

We thoroughly enjoyed our visit to Jefferson College. We learned a few things about Natchez and the history of the college. A part of the mini series North and South was filmed there. Very interesting history and so educational.

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Jackson, Tennessee
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102 reviews 102 reviews
29 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

On our way to Natchez from Vicksburg we stumbled across Jefferson College which is only 1 block off the highway. The grounds are beautiful and the history of this site is impressive. It's worth the stop.

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Spring, Texas, United States
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22 reviews 22 reviews
10 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

We got there to late to go inside, however the ground and view from outside were very impressive, so make the time to drive over to the location for sure.

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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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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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17 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
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
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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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USA
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22 reviews 22 reviews
9 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
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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