1. The Cinderella House, Starkville
This picturesque home is located in Starkville’s Cotton District. Appearing as if it came straight out of a fairy tale, the home has been appropriately nicknamed the Cinderella House. Aside from the storybook home, the Cotton District includes ample housing, great shopping, and amazing restaurants.
2. Sardis Lake and Recreation Area, Lafayette, Panola, and Marshall Counties
What started off as a flood control facility in the 1930s has turned into a 98,000-acre recreation area, otherwise known as Sardis Lake. Attracting thousands of visitors each year, the area surrounding the lake is also a plus, as it’s ideal for everything from picnicking and hiking to hunting and fishing.
3. Chapel of Memories, Starkville
Located on the campus of Mississippi State University, the Chapel of Memories has both aesthetic and sentimental value. The chapel was actually built from bricks salvaged after the Old Main Dormitory burned down in 1959.
4. Fillmore Street Chapel, Corinth
Completed in 1871, the Fillmore Street Chapel is one of Corinth’s oldest places of worship. Between the awe-inspiring steeples and beautiful arched windows, this historical landmark is bound to amaze.
5. Former Doctor’s Office, Jacinto
This building once served as the office of Dr. Achilles Lucian Moorman, and was actually located in Bexar, Alabama at the time. Considered “folk architecture,” the office is believed to have been built around 1830. Eventually, the charming building was moved to Alcorn County, where it remains to this day.
6. Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Church, Port Gibson
Constructed in 1868, this picturesque church was originally located in the booming river town of Rodney. In 1983, the church was moved to the Grand Gulf Military Park and restored to its original condition.
7. The Castle of Raymond, Raymond
This castle was constructed by William Dale McGee, and actually started off as a modest A-frame house. Almost 20 years after construction began, it evolved into the Castle of Raymond, complete with 18th century furnishings, an authentic replica of the Knights of the Round Table, and other unique architectural elements.
8. Rosalie, Natchez
The mansion known as Rosalie was constructed in 1823 and is considered to be extremely significant because its design became the prototype for later mansions built across the south. The beautiful grounds of Rosalie, which include several oaks and lush greenery, are almost as impressive as the mansion itself.
9. Tishomingo State Park, Tishomingo
Tishomingo State Park has a truly unique landscape, which includes massive rock formations and fern-filled crevices that don’t exist anywhere else in the state. The park’s other notable attributes include an historic cabin that dates back to the 1800s, several sculptures of Native Americans, and a swinging bridge.
10. St. Mary’s Chapel, Natchez
Dating back to 1839, this Gothic-revival chapel was once part of the Laurel Hill plantation. Although services haven’t been held inside the chapel for many years, its enchanting atmosphere has caught the attention of many brides, making it a popular wedding venue.
What are some places in the state that seem as if they’ve come straight from your imagination?