We are so proud to be in the South (spelled with a capital "S") that you just wouldn't believe it! We 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 the remaining symbols of a bygone era - an era that is truly "Gone With The Wind."

   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 graves of Civil War deceased can be seen in a fence-enclosed area.

   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 enjoyable.

     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 forward to seeing you, yuh heah? 

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