“Those involved with the pilgrimage were extremely
friendly and gracious. It was truly a genteel southern
Those are the words of a 2016 Pilgrimage visitor who who
was impressed by the welcome she received as she
purchased tickets and visited homes
and events. That's a reflection of the way Aberdeen
folks treat visitors all the time. We hope you'll come
to see us during the 2017 Pilgrimage, which offers an
outstanding group of homes on the tour, including
Lauri Mundi, one of the finest examples of
architure, anywhere. It will
be on the pilgrimage tour for the first time!
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
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 Pilgrimage
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. Call 662-369-9440.
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?