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Jefferson College Today

Jefferson Military College Foundation

Visitor Tours


Jefferson College Today

Historic Jefferson College, listed on the National Register of Historic Places, was restored by the Mississippi Department of Archives and History in phases completed in 1977 and 1984. The restoration was funded in part by the Friends of Jefferson College, a non-profit corporation. Popular annual events include the Copper Magnolia Festival in the fall, a Civil War re-enactment, vintage baseball games, and the Children's Victorian Christmas. Portrayed as West Point Academy in the North and the South television series, Historic Jefferson College has been a popular film location-- for Horse Soldiers, Mistress of Paradise, and two versions of Huckleberry Finn.

The Jefferson Military College Foundation, composed of former students, faculty, and friends of the school, supports Historic Jefferson College through donations of land, artifacts, and funds for program development.

Visitor Tours

Visitors are invited to tour the restored West Wing, the kitchen buildings, Prospere Hall-where interpretive exhibitions, a gift shop, and rest rooms are located-and the T.J. Foster Nature Trail.

DIRECTIONS: Approaching Natchez on Highway 61, you will pass through the town of Washington. Historic Jefferson College signs will direct you to the entrance, at right. At the site entrance, follow the road to the left to parking areas.


Buildings Monday-Saturday 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Sunday 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Grounds Daily sunup-sundown

Mississippi Department of Archives and History.