“Remains of large Greek Mansion”
The Windsor Ruins are located in Claiborne County in the U.S. state of Mississippi, about 10 miles southwest of Port Gibson near Alcorn State University. The ruins are those of the largest antebellum Greek Revival mansion built in the state, and have been used in various motion pictures. A fire in 1890 destroyed the mansion, leaving behind these columns that were part of the structure.
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.
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.
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.
In the middle of nowhere but worth the drive. You can feel the history there. Interesting history.
Where is the click to a map??
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