Join With Us On Saturday, April 9, 2011 As We Travel To
Holly Springs, Mississippi for the
73rd Annual “Holly Springs Pilgrimage”
We’re Now Taking Reservations
Make plans now to attend the 73rd 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 sold out each of the past –6- years that 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 city.
A VERY SPECIAL AFTERNOON OF MUSIC, ALONG WITH A UNIQUE LUNCH IS ALSO PLANNED.
We’ve arranged for a very special lunch at one of the beautiful mansions for you, also.
AFTER LUNCH, WE’LL ENJOY A DELIGHT TOUR OF THIS BEAUTIFUL TOWN AND IT’S HOMES!
INCLUDED IN YOUR LOW 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 us today to receive a full brochure
584-9395 OR 1-800-874-3166