Southern Cultural Heritage Center

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Southern Cultural Heritage Center open Mo-Fr, 8:00 am-12:00 pm, 1:00 pm-5:00 pm; Closed two weeks during the Christmas holidays.

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This cultural center tells the story of the Sisters of Mercy who for 132 years educated children and nursed the sick at Saint Francis Xavier Academy and Convent. Tours showcase: the Cobb House (circa 1830), the original school and hospital barracks during the Civil War; the Gothic Revival Convent (1868); the Italianate Auditorium (1885); and the 1937 Academy. Listed in the National Register of Historic Places and is a Mississippi Landmark. Tours are by appointment only. Rates: $5/adults and $3/children and group discounts available. 

  • Baer House Tour Home

    Constructed in 1870 by Lazrus and Leona Baer, the Baer House exhibits inspiration from the Eastlake and Victorian architectural movements. Tours are available by appointment from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m and range from 60 to 90 minutes in duration.