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Windsor Ruins

Port Gibson, Mississippi 39150 USA

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“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.

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Reviewed by
hope_inthechi

  • 9 Reviews
  • 11 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.

2 people found this review helpful

Reviewed by
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.

2 people found this review helpful

Reviewed by
roadtripbubba

  • 17 Reviews
  • 4 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
BillCrowle

  • 1 Review
  • 0 Helpful
September 05, 2016

Where is the click to a map??

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