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Afternoon Tours: SATURDAY, APRIL 1

April 1, 2023 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

 

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Afternoon Tours 2 – 5 pm 

Price: $40 adult; $30 student


Ridge House

571 Ridge Road
Circa 1835

Constructed c. 1835, only 14 years after Columbus was founded, the single story frame house was reputed to be the post office and residence of the city’s first postmaster, Gideon Lincecum. Moved in 1846 to College Street, a brick ground floor was added to create a Charming Greek Revival southern cottage. To save it from demolition, Bob and Elizabeth Proffitt bought it for $10, then moved it to its present Ridge Road location in 1973. In 2021, John F. Klosterman III purchased the house and began a loving and thoughtful renovation. Now titled Ridge House, guests are welcomed to a fully functioning vacation rental and event space.

Owned by John F. Klosterman III


Kidd’s Tavern

8439 Hwy 12 E
Circa 1826

Built as a tavern and stagecoach stop by a Mr. Thomason, there were two rooms downstairs and two upstairs with the wide central “dog trot” hall. Sold to the Kidd family, it was operated as a tavern and coach stop until after the Civil War. Stories abound of those wild frontier days. The next owners, the Wood family, used the home as a seminary for training Cumberland Presbyterian preachers. Today the Aaron Lorenz family lives very comfortably in this charming and historic home.

The home of Mr. & Mrs. Aaron Lorenz

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Date:
April 1, 2023
Time:
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Columbus Mississippi
Columbus, 39701 United States + Google Map