of Aberdeen believe they are the originators of
Southern Hospitality, and they'll set
out to prove how it's done during the 38th
Annual Aberdeen Southern Heritage Pilgrimage,
April 5, 6 & 7, 2013. You're invited to visit this
magnificent old town, tour its beautiful historic homes,
which are wonderful examples of antebellum and Victorian
architecture, built by 19th century planters and
merchants - the remaining symbols of a bygone era - an
era "Gone With The Wind."
right, see a photo made during the very first Aberdeen
Pilgrimage in 1939, showing a group of young hostesses
at The Oaks, now known as The Harrison-Phelan House.
Aberdeen is a river port town - even now -
and steeped in history. It 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 homeswill be open for
touring, and Aberdeen has schedule a number of exciting,
related events for our visitors' pleasure!
Lies and Legends of the Old Aberdeen
Cemetery, a ghostly journey through our oldest cemetery,
relates the amazing stories of Aberdeen earliest
residents. It event boasts of a Revolution soldier's
gravesite. Shortly after sunset, our trained hosts will
treat Pilgrimage goers to a fascinating trip through the
cemetery as they tell stories of early Aberdeenians who
are buried there. Graves of Civil War deceased are
situated in a fenced-in area.
Also included among the myriad Pilgrimage
activities is a Boy Scout Pancake Breakfast, an annual
fund raiser for BSA Troop #39, an Aberdeen Lions Club
Pilgrimage Barbecue, re-enactments and several other
events, including tours and story telling on the
beautiful grounds of the resotred James Creek Missionary
Baptist Church, located on the site of the Adams-French
mansion, a Pilgrimage house.
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
For more information about the Pilgrimage, as
well as suggestions regarding related events, please
talk to Tina Robbins at the Aberdeen Visitors Bureau - a
toll-free call to 1-800-634-35389.
Come see us . . . and become
a part of the Aberdeen Experience! Drive on our
manicured West Commerce Street parkway into a world of
Southern yesterdays. Aberdeen looks forward to
As you can see in the
photo at left, even Danver's Restaurant in Tupelo is
excited about the Aberdeen Pilgrimage!