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Windsor Ruins

15095 Rodney Road, Port Gibson, Mississippi 39150 USA

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“The Stately Columns Are All That Remain…”

Windsor Ruins are in Claiborne County in the U.S. state of Mississippi, southwest of Port Gibson near Alcorn State University. The ruins consist of 23 standing Corinthian columns of the largest antebellum Greek Revival mansion ever built in the state. The mansion stood from 1861 to 1890, when it was destroyed by fire. The site was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1971 and was designated a Mississippi Landmark in 1985.

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Reviewed by
hope_inthechi

  • 9 Reviews
  • 14 Helpful
November 26, 2014
Rated 5.0

This place is really worth seeing, but read up on the history a bit so you get the full effect. A masterpiece of American entrepreneurial spirit left as a monument to the triumph of the human spirit.

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JC

  • 1 Review
  • 2 Helpful
March 24, 2014

Getting there is a bit out of the way, 10 miles through the backwoods, but the drive is worth seeing the eerie beauty of this historical site. During the American Civil War, the mansion was used by both sides of the war as an observation platform, signal station, and a hospital. After the Civil War, it was a gathering place for figures who are well known today, like Mark Twain.

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Reviewed by
roadtripbubba

  • 17 Reviews
  • 11 Helpful
October 21, 2015
Rated 5.0

The drive out features a narrow country road with gentle curves and a picturesque tree canopy. This alone was worth the side trip; the ruins are iconic; research the history to add meaning as you consider the site.

1 person found this review helpful

Reviewed by
whitakermotors

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December 25, 2019
Rated 5.0

Very impressive, and well worth the drive

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boydstravels

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June 06, 2019
Rated 5.0

Love it

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Reviewed by
jessicarichey

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March 28, 2018
Rated 5.0

In the middle of nowhere but worth the drive. You can feel the history there. Interesting history.

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BillCrowle

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September 05, 2016

Where is the click to a map??

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Windsor Ruins

15095 Rodney Road
Port Gibson, Mississippi
39150 USA

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