If you are in the area make sure to take advantage of going to see Waveland. The many buildings on site give you a real glimpse into what life was like. We were fortunate to be there the same weekend that there was an art show on the grounds that was fun to take in as well. For the price of 5 dollars that day we took a tour of the mansion and were able to attend the art show. Even without the added bonus of the art show a tour of Waveland is highly recommended. The tour guides were very well versed in the history of this lovely mansion. Make sure to pay attention to the sad story of the one son who does much to lose the family fortune . There are many stairs to climb to the next level so if you are not up for that tour the main level and opt out. There are no places to rest while inside of the mansion. The slaves quarters (at the outdoor kitchen ) are very interesting to see as well. One can get a sense of the immense parts of life represented here . This is a must stop if you are in the area.