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Located off the Natchez Trace Parkway at French Camp Academy, the area is comprised of the circa 1840 Huffman Log Cabin and the 1846 Col. James Drane House. The cabin, now a gift shop and visitor center for the academy, features rare dogtrot-style architecture; its two rooms are connected by a breezeway. Additional buildings are located behind the cabin, including a cafe.

The Drane house was built in the Federal style by one of the area's earliest settlers who later served in the State legislature as representative, senator and president. Restored in Civil War period-style, the house is furnished with antiques.

The area also features a new museum building, bread bakery, a bed and breakfast inn, the Rainwater Observatory and Planetarium, and the Blucher Arts Center. Open Monday through Saturday; closed major holidays.

Location: 1 Fine Place, French Camp Mississippi 39745 Telephone 662-547-6482

Other History nearby:
(Greenwood) Cottonlandia Museum
(French Camp) French Camp Historical Area
(Columbus) Friendship Cemetery
(Columbus) General Stephen D. Lee Home and Museum
(Macon) Noxubee County Library
(Columbus) Tennessee Williams Home

08/15 Coming to The French Camp area
World Catfish Festival Belzoni MS April6 This whiskers and fin festival held every April celebrates the world's largest catfish fry. Bands ranging from Gospel, Country, to Rock-n-Roll and Blues! Free Kids Zone!
Kentuck Festival of the Arts Northport AL October19-20 Nationally and internationally acclaimed folk artists, 270+ folk, visionary, and contemporary artists and expert craftspeople presenting their work to you, free hands-on art-making for children in Kentuck for Kids and throughout the park, interactive live demonstrations by expert craftspeople—basketmakers, blacksmiths, woodworkers, traditional potters, fiber and fabric artists, quilters, jewelers, and a glassblower, live music and story-telling, food and fellowship.