Sites around Alcorn
Oakland Memorial Chapel
Located on campus, Oakland Memorial Chapel is a campus landmark. It is an example of Greek Revival style and was built circa 1838. Located in the lower level of the Chapel is an art gallery featuring the works of artist-in-residence Arthur Rayford. The art gallery is open from noon to 4 p.m.
Go out either entrance to the campus and turn left onto Highway 552 and travel about 5 miles. Here you will find a set of columns which are what is left of a mansion which burned during the Civil War.
Canemount Bed & Breakfast (601-877-3784 or 800-423-0684)
Go out either entrance to the campus and turn left onto Highway 552 and travel about 2 miles. Canemount Plantation is an example of Italianate Revival architecture. Six-thousand acres are home to a magnificent wildlife preserve and offers deep safari tours. It operates a bed-and-breakfast.
China Grove Bed & Breakfast (601-437-5189)
Take Highway 61 south to Lorman, go west a blinking yellow light, north at T-intersection, west onto McDonald Rd., to the left where the road forks. China Grove is a dogtrot-style planter's home built by a veteran of the Revolutionary War. It is a historic bed-and-breakfast Inn.
Rosswood Bed & Breakfast (601-437-4215)
Just east of Lorman, this mansion now functions as a bed-and-breakfast. The mansion was built in 1857 and served briefly as a hospital during the Civil War.
Springfield Bed & Breakfast (601-786-3802)
Go south on the Natchez Trace Parkway about 15 miles and take the Hwy 553 exit. This operating plantation features a colonnaded home built by planter Thomas Green, Jr. In 1792 Andrew Jackson is said to have married Rachel Robards here.
Union Church (601-786-3802)
Union Church is a historic village near Fayette and was settled in 1806 by Scots. The Union Church Presbyterian Church was founded in March of 1817 and the current building was built circa 1852. It is located at the intersection of Highway 28 and Highway 550.
Go south on the Natchez Trace Parkway about 20 miles. Located 1 mile off the parkway, this structure was constructed between 1250 and 1600 by ancestors of the Natchez Indians. It is the second largest earthen mound in the United States and measures 8 acres and is 35 feet tall.
Rosemount Bed & Breakfast (601-888-6909)
Thirty-five miles south of Natchez near Woodville this modest two-story house was the boyhood home of Jefferson Davis.
Stennis Space Center (601-688-2370 or 800-237-1821)
The Stennis Space Center is NASA's lead center for rocket propulsion systems testing for the Space Shuttle and future generation space vehicles. The center tests and flight certifies Space Shuttle main engines. It is a multi-agency, multidisciplinary center for federal, state, academic and private organizations engaged in space, oceans, environmental programs and the national defense. It is located near I-10, 12 miles north of Bay St. Louis.