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Jefferson College

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Highway 61, Natchez, MS
+1 601-442-2901
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What's the point?

The buildings are all empty so even if you could go in there's nothing to see. The brochure is very... read more

Reviewed May 25, 2017
Anne L
South Bend, Indiana
Example of the early history of the state of Mississippi

It is always very calming to visit Jefferson College. Again, knowing a little bit of the history... read more

Reviewed February 10, 2017
Springfield, Missouri
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The grounds of this historic college include buildings dating from 1817 and a quaint nature trail.
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  • Average12%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible6%
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Highway 61, Natchez, MS
+1 601-442-2901
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Reviewed May 25, 2017

The buildings are all empty so even if you could go in there's nothing to see. The brochure is very light on details & I just couldn't understand why anyone would want to go here.

Thank Anne L
Reviewed February 10, 2017

It is always very calming to visit Jefferson College. Again, knowing a little bit of the history of this place before visiting makes you appreciate it much more and understand the culture of that time.

Thank Natchez2016
Reviewed October 28, 2016

We have driven up to the college in the past but never when it was open. This time we decided to go during business hours. The staff barely greeted us, pointed to the guest book and handed us a brochure. We evidently came at a...More

Thank Jeanne H
Reviewed September 10, 2016

We enjoyed our visit tremendously! You know, every stop we made there was a little Christmas shopping accomplished. Here we can say the same. The grounds and history in Natchez area are priceless. Thanks Kay McNeil for extended your knowledge & excitement

Thank Jennie H
Reviewed July 7, 2016

It is an old college, but it has definitely seen better days. It's a nice stop for the history, but that is honestly about it.

Thank John Y
Reviewed March 30, 2016

You can tour the grounds and buildings free of charge. This site was used as West Point in the TV miniseries The North and South staring Patrick Swazye.

Thank Travelers-1967
Reviewed December 16, 2015

Jefferson College is a great place to stop and visit on your way to Natchez, or just before you get on the Natchez Trace Parkway. Beautiful grounds and a nature trail to enjoy. Stroll around the buildings and enjoy the artifacts on display in the...More

Thank 2WheelTerry
Reviewed August 25, 2015

I have to admit that I wanted to stop here because I knew that this place had been used in North and South. I didn't know that it had been used in the John Wayne film "The Horse Soldiers". Some of the buildings are open...More

2  Thank pkmsMissouri
Reviewed June 10, 2015 via mobile

While visiting Natchez we drove out here to see what all the talk is about. It was listed as a must see along the Natchez Trace. The history of the school was very interesting and the fact that it was started in the early 1800's...More

1  Thank Tim D
Reviewed May 10, 2015

We were driving back to Natchez after visiting the Windsor Ruins and saw the signs to the 1802 Jefferson College, so we decided to add this to our adventure. The grounds are nice and there are several displays to view. Large Live Oak trees are...More

2  Thank JAGIN
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John B
August 31, 2015|
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Normal hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday. Admission is free. For more information call 601-442-2901.