This Charming Town In Mississippi Is Perfect For A Summer Day Trip
Itching to get out of town for the day? The pretty little town of Holly Springs has fewer than 8,000 residents, but it offers tons of things to see and do during a summer day trip. You’ll find Holly Springs in Marshall County, in the northern part of Mississippi.
Wander through the town square, enjoying little shops and some serious small town charm.
Discover Holly Springs’ history on a tour of antebellum homes.
You’ll find many historical homes offering tours in this quaint little town. This is the Antebellum Davis House - donated to the National Audubon Society by sisters Ruth Finley and Margaret Finley Shackelford. Now it's part of the Strawberry Plains Audubon Center. Tour this home every Saturday afternoon, by appointment. Call 662-252-1155.
Take a walk through the grounds at Strawberry Plains Audubon Center.
You'll see tons of birds, other wildlife and some beautiful plants and flowers.
Stop at Phillips Grocery for a delicious burger.
Phillips Grocery is located in a building dating back to 1892 (when it was a saloon). It operated as a grocery beginning in 1919...then started serving the most amazing burgers in Mississippi when Mr. and Mrs. W.L. Phillips bought it in 1948. This little spot is full of Holly Spring history with its antique signs, vintage furniture (sit in an old school desk!) and other memorabilia. 541 E Van Dorn Ave.
Visit the Ida B. Wells Museum.
Ida B. Wells was an amazing woman who fought for women’s rights, civil rights and the abolishment of lynching. From her humble beginnings as a slave born in 1862, to her work as a teacher, mentor and journalist, Ida was a beacon of hope to many. Learn more about her life at the museum, which is open Monday - Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Saturday from noon to 5:00 p.m. 220 North Randolph Avenue.
Enjoy Holly Springs National Forest.
The largest section of Holly Springs National Forest is just southeast of town. Visit in the spring to see the beautiful, blooming dogwoods, or enjoy wild magnolia in the summer. Wander through the forest on a nature walk, camp in one of two campgrounds or just enjoy a picnic lunch. This gorgeous forest is home to many migratory bird species throughout the year, so don’t forget your binoculars!
Go swimming, kayaking or canoeing at Chewalla Lake Recreation Area.
This gorgeous lake is begging for you to visit while you're at the Holly Springs National Forest. It’s surrounded by trees and also offers a sandy beach where you can relax, bask in the sun or enjoy a picnic. The area offers flush toilets, showers, picnic areas, a playground and camping spots with RV hookups, if you’re looking for an overnight adventure.
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