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Day Package: SATURDAY, APRIL 15

April 15 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm


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Morning Tours, Lunch & Learn, and Afternoon Tours

Day Package Time:9-5pm

Price: $115 adult; $85 student

Morning Tour: 9-12pm

Aldan Hall

901 7th Ave N
Circa 1840

Built by lawyer John Shelby Topp, the house originally was a Federal structure of two rooms over two with a central stair hall. The transom and sidelights around the double front doors upstairs and down could be removed easily to facilitate air circulation. Planter James Sykes bought the house in 1854, enlarged it, and added the Greek Revival portico with two fluted octagonal columns. The tour features a Civil War diary and a Brilliant Period Cut Glass collection of distinction. The home was lovingly restored in the 1980s by the late Allen Wayne Bryan and updated in 2020 by his wife Betty.

Home of Mrs. Betty S. Bryan

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

Lunch & Learn 11:30 am – 1:00 pm

Master Gardeners Daphne Bordelon & Lucy Harpole: Plants to Attract Butterflies and Hummingbirds

Highlights: Plants to Attract Butterflies and Hummingbirds

About the Speaker: 

“Plants to Attract Butterflies and Hummingbirds” is the captivating subject explored by Columbus Master Gardeners Daphne Bordelon and Lucy Harpole. Who has not wished to rock on the porch each morning with coffee and enjoy watching  butterflies and hummingbirds as they bring joy and beauty to each day just by flying about among the plants? Join us and learn how to attract them to your garden.

About the Venue

  • Location: MSU Lowndes County Extension Service Building. 485 Tom Rose Rd.


✓ Presentation by an expert

✓ Lunch

x Handicap Accessible

x Transportation

Prepare for the Activity:

Event Location: MSU Lowndes County Extension Service Building. 485 Tom Rose Rd.

Important information Know before you go:

  • Dress comfortably
  • Any dietary restrictions or food allergies, unfortunately, cannot be accommodated
  • No photography allowed
  • Street parking
  • Event will take place rain or shine

Afternoon Tours 2 – 5 pm

Amzi Love

305 7th St S
Circa 1848

An Italianate structure with Gothic and Greek Revival features, Amzi Love is the only home on tour that has remained in the same family for seven generations. Many of the furnishings and artifacts are original to the house. Amzi Love has been on the Columbus Spring Pilgrimage since 1951–72 years! Owner Sid Caradine is a direct descendant of Amzi Love. His wife Brenda is a founder of the Tennessee Williams Tribute in Columbus. Reviewed by Fodor’s Travel Guide and the New York Times Travel Magazine.

A very special addition to the tour is William Wagner displaying “Art on the Porch” at Amzi Love. An accomplished artist, he will exhibit and discuss his artworks which will be for sale.

 Home of Mr. & Mrs. R. Sidney Caradine, III / National Register

The Parsonage

922 7th St N
Circa 1946

A generous two-story front porch welcomes visitors to this unchanged Colonial Revival structure, a 20th century presentation of a favorite American architectural style, dominant from 1890 until 1940. This hilltop home, parsonage for the First Methodist Church for nearly four decades, presents an interesting example of adaptable 18th century American design. With an interior enhanced by a collection of 19th century art and French-inspired antiques, it became the aerie of the late Dr. Jack Hammond White and his wife Emilie.

Home of Mrs. Emilie Cunningham White



April 15
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Columbus Mississippi
Columbus, 39701 United States + Google Map