We’re Now Taking Reservations
Join With Us On Saturday, April 17, 2010 As We Travel To
Holly Springs, Mississippi for their
72nd Annual “Holly Springs Pilgrimage”
Make plans now to attend the 72nd annual Holly Springs Pilgrimage. Feast on antebellum splendor, local
storytellers brimming with the colorful stories of Holly Springs’ past, costumed guides, Pilcher organ recitals in
antebellum churches, a gracious southern luncheon served in a local church and one of a kind arts & crafts
throughout town. This trip sells out each of the past –5- years we offered it within a few short days. Call early
to save reserve your spot.
We’ll leave Camden at 7:30 a.m. from our departure location at the Wal Mart parking lot on Highway 641 in
Camden and travel on our deluxe, luxury motorcoach with reclining seats, large picture windows and an on-
board rest room for your comfort. We’ll arrive in Holly Springs and pick up the local and experienced Tour
Guide that we’ve arranged for so you’ll not only get to see the beautiful old town of Holly Springs, but, all the
while, our costumed storytellers & guides will be sharing some of the charm and history of this engaging
community and it’s “Cast of Characters” from a time gone by.
Pre-Civil War Mansions.
We’ll visit three or more beautifully restored mansions & historic churches built in the 1840’s and 1850’s.
These are not just museum of yesteryear, but most homes are still private residences, and, are not generally
opened to the public. The tentative list of mansions we will visit are shown below.
ATHENIA – circa 1858-1859: Built by Judge Jeremiah W. Clapp, member of the Confederate Congress.
Judge Clapp was a man of small stature and feared capture during the Holly Springs’ 1862 raids, so it is
believed that during the raids, he hid in one of the mansion’s grand columns. The current owners have
identified a crawl space of sufficient size to contain a small person. The home features priceless Zuber
wallpaper and its original bronze gasoliers which have been converted for electricity.
BURTON PLACE – circa 1848: This home was constructed by Mary Mavina Shields Burton, the first woman
in Mississippi to receive a divorce. Designed to conserve heat, the home boasts walls two feet thick, with two
sets of windows and two sets of doors in each frame. It property still retains its original
outdoor kitchen and slave quarters.
MONTROSE & MONTROSE ARBORETUM – circa 1858: Alfred Brooks built this home as a wedding present
for his daughter. The home has been featured on TV & in movies and is used as a magnificent setting for
antebellum weddings and parties. The grounds are covered with fifty different native tree specimens and are
labeled with both common & botanical names. As time permits, we will have the opportunity to visit additional
sites (homes and/or Churches) in Holly Springs. Also, arts and crafts booths will be plentiful throughout the
A VERY SPECIAL AFTERNOON OF MUSIC, ALONG WITH A UNIQUE LUNCH IS ALSO PLANNED.
We’ve arranged for a very special lunch in the Victorian Parlor and Fellowship Hall of the Presbyterian
Church, built in 1860. You can still see a lead bullet from the Civil War still embedded in the floor.
AFTER LUNCH, WE’LL ENJOY A BEAUTIFUL MUSICAL RECITAL IN THE CHURCH.
After the concert, we’ll continue with our tour of homes.
So, what about dinner?
We’ve got you covered there, also.
We’ll leave Holly Springs around 5 p.m., or so, and stop in Jackson for dinner,
which is also included in your tour price.
Deluxe Motor Coach Transportation—— Admission To All Listed Homes & Properties
Lunch and Dinner, including taxes & tips –
And, The Services of Professional Tour Guides
CALL TO REQUEST A COMPLETE BROCHURE 584-9395 OR 1-800-874-3166