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Windsor Ruins, Port Gibson

Must see · Historic Site · Tourist Spot
Windsor Ruins are in Claiborne County, Mississippi, United States, about 10 miles (16 km) southwest of Port Gibson near Alcorn State University. The ruins consist of 23 standing Corinthian columns of the largest antebellum Greek Revival mansion ever built in the state. The mansion stood from 1861 to 1890, when it was destroyed by fire. The 2.1-acre (0.85 ha) site was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1971 and was designated a Mississippi Landmark in 1985.
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  • So glad we made this a stop on our road trip through Mississippi! After winding down a country road for 10 miles, a sign directs you to the ruins. It is a beautiful, eerie sight to see these columns....  more »
  • If you only visit one historical site in Mississippi, be sure it is Windsor Ruins. You won't regret your decision and you"ll never forget the experience. It is located about 10 miles southwest of...  more »
  • There's something about being physically close to history and the Windsor Ruins deliver. Quiet, haunting and remote, the ruins evoke an era gone by. If you can visit early or late, you'll have the...  more »
  • This is a great place to explore some of Mississippi's mysterious past. These ruins have no pictures of what the original structure looked like. This was originally built in a time when photography was limited. Based off of the layout and other mansions in the area it has had an educated guess as to what it looked like when built. It is definitive off of the beaten path but well worth the drive
  • Fun roadside stop. Pretty remote for no more than 15 or 20 minutes worth of circling and admiring. Recent improvements include a fence, a few signs and a trash can.
  • It was neat to see, especially since I have a picture of my late grandma there. It’s sad that it’s all fenced up now and you can’t actually go in them. Neat little side trip.
  • It must have been a gorgeous home before it was destroyed by fire. The remaining columns are so beautiful and massive.
  • I was surprised to see such massive coloums still standing as a constant reminder of a gone era. It would have been nice to have more historical information about the mansion and it's architecture.

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