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A working plantation for over 200 years, the house was begun in 1789 by wealthy Virginia planter Thomas Marston Green Jr. and reflects the architectural style prevalent at that time; furnishings are from a somewhat later period. Andrew Jackson and Rachel Robards were married at the plantation in 1791. The 1,000 acre grounds are still farmed. Picnicking is permitted.

Open daily until dusk; closed major holidays. Springfield is one of the first houses in America to have a full colonnade across the entire facade and is the first such mansion to be built in the Mississippi valley.

Location: Highway 553, Fayette Mississippi 39069 Telephone 601-786-3802

Other History nearby:
(Natchez) Dunleith
(Port Gibson) First Presbyterian Church
(Port Gibson) Grand Gulf Military Monument Park
(Natchez) Grand Village of the Natchez Indians
(Natchez) House on Ellicott's Hill
(Natchez) Longwood

05/17 Coming to The Fayette 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!
Breaux Bridge Crawfish Festival Breaux Bridge LA May3-5 The Breaux Bridge Crawfish Festival has become one of the largest gatherings of world famous Cajun, Zydeco and Swamp Pop musicians and plays host to over 30 bands on three stages during the three-day festival.
Gulfport Music Festival Gulfport MS May10-11 Huge weekend music festival featuring headliner entertainment, food booths, and more!
Louisiana Peach Fest Ruston LA June21-22 The fun begins on Friday in Ruston’s historic Railroad Park at 6:30 p.m. with Dixie Tradition, followed by a return festival appearance by Chubby Carrier and the Bayou Swamp Band at 8:30 p.m.
Le Festival de la Viande Boucanee Ville Platte LA June29-30 This festival, which translates into the "Smoked Meat Festival", has a World Championship Cookoff, culinary demos, Cajun smokehouse in action, and Cajun Heritage exhibitions. Thirty hours of non-stop music are also an attraction of the festival.
Cracklin Festival Port Barre LA November8 This festival is held in November in Port Barre. Four days of fun include family entertainment, Cajun and Country music, food, cooking contests, arts and crafts, and a parade.