Historic Jefferson College

Historic Jefferson College is an 80-acre state-owned historic site that housed Mississippi's oldest institute of higher learning. Chartered in 1802, the college operated primarily as a boys military boarding school until 1964. The beautiful buildings and grounds are complemented by a 40 acre wildlife area with 3 nature trails. Today, the facility is used for camps, lectures, meetings, reunions, Civil War reenactments, Pioneer Living History events, a fiddle contest & music festival, and Saturday hands-on programs for kids and adults.

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Latitude: 31.580476 Longitude: -91.300604 Elevation: 286 ft
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Hours Open

Visitors Center -- Monday-Saturday, 9:00am-5:00pm, Sunday 1:00-5:00pm; Grounds open dawn to dusk every day

Time Period Represented


Seasons Open


Visitor Fees

Free, except for special programs

Accessibility Notes

Wheelchair ramp to Visitors Center, but no other wheelchair access to buildings or bathrooms.  Interpreters are present to provide oral history of site in the Visitors Center. Extensive signage on the 19th century history of the school in the Visitor Center.

Pet Friendly Notes

Dogs on leashes are always welcome. Horses may not be taken onto the nature trail.

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