Located in central Mississippi, Meridian is home to Merrehope. An antebellum attraction that also serves as a meeting place for parties, get togethers, and weddings. It was built in 1858, by a Richard McLemore. It has seen many changes, and was even a apartment building at one time. Now it stands beautifully restored and opened to the public to view.
Also on the property, is the Frank W. Williams house that was built in 1886, and was moved to the location in 1979. It’s also very much worth seeing. Best way to view the homes is by the help of one of the tour guides. They are extremely knowledgeable and friendly. They love to tell the stories of the home and show you around to each room that is open.
A yearly attraction at Merrehope is Annual Trees of Christmas. Large Christmas trees are decorated in different themes and placed in many of the rooms in the mansion. Each year the even is a different theme, and it’s a great attraction to take your kids. Not only will they see beautifully decorated trees, but it’s very educational.
If traveling through Meridian, Mississippi, you must stop by and step back in time with the ladies of Merrehope. Make sure to bring your camera, and take your time through each room. Listen to the well told stories that make you feel like you are right back in the age of the antebellum homes of the South.
To learn more about Merrehope:
Merrehope’s Official Site