Highway 50, West Point Mississippi 39773
Situated on the banks of the Tombigbee River, this circa 1852 mansion has four self-supporting carved stairways that connect cantilevered balconies and an octagonal cupola. It is hailed as one of the finest examples of antebellum architecture, and is probably the most-toured private home in the South. Some of the home's original furnishings are still in place; English boxwoods planted at the entrance by the owner's wife are estimated at 150 years old.
It is believed that the first American fox hunt association was formed at Waverly in 1893, in the mansion's library. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the mansion is open daily.
Other History nearby:
(Aliceville) Aliceville Museum
(Amory) Amory Regional Museum
(French Camp) French Camp Historical Area
(Columbus) Friendship Cemetery
(Columbus) General Stephen D. Lee Home and Museum
(Macon) Noxubee County Library
05/17 Coming to The West Point 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.