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Farish Street Historical District

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Address: Farish Street, Jackson, MS 39202

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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Waste of Time Unless You Are Into Destroyed Buildings

This is an area that was a booming commerce area for the African American population, it fell into rack and ruin and was to be redeveloped into an entertainment area but those... read more

2 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
Clinton, Mississippi
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Flowood, Mississippi
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63 reviews
42 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There is so much of historical Jackson tied up in this place, but they continue to let it fall apart, and you do not want to be anywhere near here around sunset for fear of your lie.

Thank John Y
Clinton, Mississippi
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145 reviews
75 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is an area that was a booming commerce area for the African American population, it fell into rack and ruin and was to be redeveloped into an entertainment area but those plans fell apart under financial abuse of public and private funds. The area now is mostly vacant buildings, false storefronts not finished and a couple of night clubs.... More 

1 Thank tbb603h
Fairfax, Virginia
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94 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2016

My colleague and I walked from the Old State Capital Museum to the current State Capital then on to this area on a circuitous route back to the King Edward Hilton Garden Inn. The Farish Street Historical District was labelled as such on street signs. But, there must be some brochure that we did not have. There were a couple... More 

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Flowood, MS
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256 reviews
37 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2016

I am not sure why this is listed as places to see. It is in a dangerous part of town and although there is a revival of the downtown buildings, there is nothing to see on this street. I work in the area and even in working hours I am very careful of where I walk and my surrounding. I... More 

4 Thank KathyJx
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2016

boy i'm surprised I didn't get murdered here it looks like a dump. don't take your kids here, or anyone, or your worst enemy mate.

1 Thank Robert J
Dallas, Texas
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272 reviews
213 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2016

So despite seeing all the boarded and abandoned buildings..I still wanted to experience it..I wanted to experience Peaches the restaurant, but it was always closed..and the uncertainty got to be too much..so there really is not to much to do here..as everything is shut tighter than a drum...I did experience some unusual characters but they only asked me for water... More 

1 Thank Marta E
Jackson, Mississippi
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50 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2016

The city has been working on this area for over 20 years and it has never gotten a good group of businesses. Call it unfinished.

Thank sam m
Richland, Mississippi
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15 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2016 via mobile

I would avoid this area. High crime, collapsed/abandoned buildings. It's a shame that a historically significant area like this has become little more than a dangerous eyesore.

1 Thank kingdbooo
Clinton, Mississippi
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115 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 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,

2 Thank Robert H
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16 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 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 

1 Thank Renny S

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