Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, Historic Jefferson College was restored by the Mississippi Department of Archives and History in phases completed in 1977 and 1984. The restoration was funded in part by the Friends of Jefferson College, a non-profit corporation. Popular annual events include the Copper Magnolia Festival each fall, Civil War re-enactments, vintage baseball games, and the Children’s Victorian Christmas.
The T.J. Foster Memorial Nature Trail is named after the first director of the site. The trail features a longer loop about one mile in length through fairly rigorous terrain, and a shorter, less taxing quarter-mile loop. More than 65 species of native and non-native vegetation are identified on the trails by small metal placards. The 20 large, new signs will highlight the animals, insects, plants, and other features found along the nature trail.
Portrayed as West Point Academy in the North and the South television series, Historic Jefferson College has been a popular film location – for Horse Soldiers, Mistress of Paradise, and two versions of Huckleberry Finn.
Monday-Saturday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Sunday, 1 p.m. – 5 p.m.
Director: Robin Seage Person, email@example.com