Behind the Big House Tour Schedule Announced!

Join us April 12th- 14th!

Hugh Craft House is the starting point for the Behind the Big House Tour and is open daily from 9:30 am–4 pm

*All quarters highlighted in RED will be available to tour during the entire Pilgrimage led by either Joseph McGill or a Preserve Marshall County volunteer with relevant flat panel exhibits at each site. Please note the Plantation Office and Davis House will only be available to tour Friday & Saturday from 10 am-2 pm.

Friday, 13 April
10 am – 1 pm – Joseph McGill at Burton Place slaves’ quarters
(Lunch Break from 1-2)
2 pm- 3 pm – Joseph McGill & Justin Rogers, present on Religion and Slavery, musical performance by Alex Mercedes at Christ Church
3 pm – 5 pm – Joseph McGill at McCarroll Place Quarters

Saturday, 14 April
10 am – 12 pm- Joseph McGill at Magnolia Place slaves’ quarters
(Lunch Break from 12-1)
2 pm – 4 pm – Joseph McGill at Craft slaves’  quarters




Preserve Marshall County & Holly Springs, Inc. (501c3) formed in 2005 with the hope of bringing historic preservation advocacy and educational outreach to the community. As one of our inaugural undertakings we acquired Chalmers Institute and are currently working to not only pay off the bank note on the property but to stabilize and eventually rehabilitate Chalmers Institute into regional resource once more. Constructed in 1837, Chalmers Institute, was Mississippi’s first legislatively recognized University. Within these walls countless leaders, writers, educators, and citizens received the educational foundations that would help to shape their lives, careers, and region’s history. Its enrollment actively continued until 1879 when it became another casualty of the Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1878. This proud structure entered its second life as residence until the 1980s. It now awaits its third life as a contributing member of the community with your help.

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