Places of Interest

There are about 175 historic homes and buildings in the Holly Springs/Marshall County area. Listed below are a few of them:

Dunvegan (circa 1845)

154 West Gholson Avenue, Holly Springs, MS 38635, 662-252-2943, Unusual English Basement style home filled with Regency and Empire antiques.

Grey Gables (circa 1849)

390 College Street, Holly Springs, MS 38635, 662-252-2943, originally begun as a simple dwelling then embellished in the 1870s with flamboyant Italianate features. Shortly after “The Late Unpleasantness”, the owner was killed by a band of military stragglers who invaded his home. Furnished with outstanding antique furniture; including pieces by Mallard and a vast collection of Sevres porcelain.

Montrose & the Montrose Arboretum (circa 1858)

335 East Salem, Holly Springs, MS 38635, 662-252-2515, A two-story columned Greek Revival built as a wedding present for the daughter of Alfred Brooks. Now operated by the Holly Springs Garden Club as a house museum. The arboretum contains over 50 different specimens of trees native to the area.

The Terrace (circa 1844)

315 West Chulahoma, Holly Springs, MS 38635, historic downtown, 662-252-2943, this pioneer cottage is where the first baby in Holly Springs is said to have been born.

Walter Place (circa 1858-59)

330 West Chulahoma Ave., Holly Springs, MS 38635, 662-252-2515, Used by Union General Ulysses S. Grant and his family during the Civil War. Architecturally unique combination of Gothic and Greek Revival.

Museums and Art Galleries

The Marshall County Historical Museum located on Van Dorn Ave, you can reach it by dialing 662-252-3669. The Museum Ida B. Wells Family Art Gallery is on Randolph Street, 662-252-3232 and the Kate Freeman Clark Art Gallery is on College Ave, Gallery there number is 662-252-5300.

Other resource links

Holly Springs Tourism & Recreation Bureau

Mississippi Arts Commission

Audubon Center – Strawberry Plains

Industrial Development Authority