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Windsor Ruins, Port Gibson

Must see · Historic Site · Tourist Spot
Windsor Ruins are in Claiborne County, Mississippi, United States, about 10 miles (16 km) 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 2.1-acre (0.85 ha) site was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1971 and was designated a Mississippi Landmark in 1985.
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  • A quick drive on the Natchez trace brings you to Windsor ruins. It’s always open and has a great history. You use to walk around it but now it’s fenced  more »
  • Fun little detour off the Natchez Trace parkway. It's interesting how the remains of a burned building can look so scenic and romantic, but they do. To me it invoked plantations destroyed during...  more »
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  • This is a great place to explore some of Mississippi's mysterious past. These ruins have no pictures of what the original structure looked like. This was originally built in a time when photography was limited. Based off of the layout and other mansions in the area it has had an educated guess as to what it looked like when built. It is definitive off of the beaten path but well worth the drive
  • Fun roadside stop. Pretty remote for no more than 15 or 20 minutes worth of circling and admiring. Recent improvements include a fence, a few signs and a trash can.

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