Tickets Now Available for the Christmas Home Tour!

December 7th & 8th, 2013

Purchase Tickets Today: Advance Online Tickets $15

*Tickets are $20 after December 5th and can be purchased at the Marshall County Historical Museum at 220 East College Avenue. Call 662-252-3669  or go to for group rates or additional information.
All proceeds go to benefit the Marshall County Historical Museum. If you’re not able to attend or would like to help. Please donate today!

 Click here to view information of the homes and sites on tour.


Thistledome- 1840


Fitch Farms Galena Plantation- 1842


Polk Place- 1836


Magnolias- 1852


Hugh Craft- 1851


Herndon- 1845


Chalmers Institute- 1837


Gwydir- 1886


Burton- 1842


Yellow Fever Martyr Church- 1841


Marshall County Historical Museum- 1903

Finley Place

Finley Place- 1859



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.