We are so proud to be in the South (spelled with
a capital "S") that you just wouldn't believe it!
are so Southern that, when speaking, we have a knack for
making two or three syllables out of any one-syllable
word! The people of Aberdeen sincerely believe that we
originated Southern Hospitality, and we're "fixin'" to
show how it's done during the 40th Aberdeen
Southern Heritage Pilgrimage, scheduled for the weekend
of April 10, 11 & 12, 2015. You are invited to visit this
magnificent old town and tour its beautiful historic
homes, all of which are wonderful examples of antebellum
and Victorian architecture. They were built by 19th
century planters and merchants, and are
symbols of a bygone era - an era that is truly "Gone With The
Aberdeen is the seat of Monroe County. Located on the banks of the
Tombigbee River, Aberdeen was one of the busiest
Mississippi ports of the nineteenth century. Cotton was
heavily traded in town, and for a time Aberdeen was Mississippi's
second largest city. Today, Aberdeen retains many
historic structures from this period, with over 200
buildings on the National Register of Historic Places. Aberdeen is
still a river port town and steeped in history.
Aberdeen correctly claims to be one of the richest
repositories of nineteenth century architecture in
Mississippi. Eight magnificent antebellum planters'
townhouses and cottages, and beautifully appointed
Victorian homes, along with the historic Elkin Theatre,
will be open for touring and the folks
in Aberdeen have scheduled a number of exciting related
events for your pleasure.
Lies and Legends of the Old Aberdeen Cemetery, a ghostly journey
through our oldest cemetery, relates the amazing stories
of Aberdeen's earliest residents. It even boasts of a
Revolutionary soldier's gravesite. Shortly after sunset,
our trained hosts will treat Pilgrimages goers to a
fascinating trip through the cemetery as they tell
stories of early Aberdeenians who are buried there. The
Civil War deceased can be seen in a
We encourage you to make your plans to visit Aberdeen on
Pilgrimage weekend, selecting restaurants and hotels on
our website that will make your visit even more
For more information about the Pilgrimage, as well as
suggestions regarding related events, please talk to our
genial hostess at the Aberdeen Visitors Bureau, Tina
Robbins. It's a toll-free call to 1-800-634-3538.
Come see us - and become part of the Aberdeen
Experience! Drive on our manicured West Commerce Street parkway
into a world of Southern yesterdays. Aberdeen looks
seeing you, yuh heah?