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Address: 905 Martin Luther King Jr Memorial Drive, MS 39301
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Historic Restored Mansion

We stopped here on our way through Mississippi, and were the only visitors on that rainy day. The woman who took us through and gave us the details of the mansion, and a mansion... read more

Reviewed 20 March 2015
Seasoned L
Sawyer, Michigan
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Houston, Texas
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29 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 October 2016

Found this house due to an Internet search on Mississippi Historic homes. Called to check on hours and spoke to a wonderful docent. Told her we were on the road coming to Merrehope for a visit. She planned on staying late to accommodate our group of 6 Ladies. Our docent was friendly, full of information, and historic tidbits. Merrehope was... More 

Thank LRead44
Eagle, Nebraska
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137 reviews
84 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 April 2016

This beautiful antebellum home is very well worth a visit. It is beautifully furnished and presented by outstanding tour guides. The original house started as a humble house that was continually added onto over the years. The antebellum beauty of this house is unusual and very beautiful. The architecture inside and out are beautiful. The gardens here are not as... More 

Thank Dennis B
Georgetown, Texas
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83 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 September 2015

My Husband and I were on our way back to Texas and taking an extra day so we could stop and see some of the places we missed on our way to Myrtle Beach. When we stopped at the Mississippi Visitor Center the man there told us about this site. The Visitor Center was amazing and the people working there... More 

Thank psycomama58
United States
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202 reviews
48 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 July 2015

I'm not local, but I've lived in Meridian for 3 years and have helped set up displays at Merrehope during the holiday season. Beautiful home and wonderful folks who help preserve it, but in a very, very dangerous part of town. It's a shame because it really is lovely and the history is very interesting. However, I would only go... More 

1 Thank Gozzies
Henderson, Kentucky
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46 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 April 2015

This home is advertised as one of two homes that was not destroyed when Meridian was burned by the Union during the Civil War. Actually, only the original 3-room cottage was standing at that time, so the mansion you see now is not Antebellum. The home is run by the Meridian Restoration Foundation and I am sure it is quite... More 

Thank Lori O
Sawyer, Michigan
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169 reviews
77 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 March 2015

We stopped here on our way through Mississippi, and were the only visitors on that rainy day. The woman who took us through and gave us the details of the mansion, and a mansion being restored behind the Merrihope Mansion, was absolutely chock full of interesting information, and knew every detail of the home. It played some small part in... More 

1 Thank Seasoned L
Owasso, Oklahoma
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84 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 August 2014

This is a lovely old mansion that started out as a small cottage and ended up being a beautiful home of the 1900's. It is still being restored by the Meridian Restoration foundation. It has had several owners over the years. Our docent said it is decorated for Christmas and the hallway still had a tree on display. Next to... More 

Thank Thomandjane
Pensacola, Florida
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195 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 April 2013 via mobile

The house is a gem, but the homes in the area are rough. The ladies that work in the home really know their history. It is worth seeing, but make sure you lock you car doors .

2 Thank needavaca1
Hattiesburg, Mississippi
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15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 September 2012 via mobile

This is the home where Sherman stayed during the Civil War while he and his troops were destroying Meridian. I've been to the house many times. It is beautiful. I even stayed there overnight for a paranormal investigation in October of 2010. If you are a history buff or a fan of beautiful architecture, you will enjoy a visit here.... More 

Thank Dhillhouse325
Toronto, Canada
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46 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 November 2011

Those who like house tours should enjoy this 2-for1 deal. Docents were excellent, providing color commentary to the house, that included (for us) an informative discussion about Mississippi history from the Civil War to Civil rights. Tour groups were small and photos inside were allowed and encouraged. This is a 'must-do' if passing through Meridian. At Christmas they present their... More 

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