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Shadow Lawn will be one of five historic homes open during the Holly Springs Garden Club’s 81st annual event.

Tour of Homes this weekend

The 81st Tour of Historic Homes will take place in Holly Springs this weekend, April 5-7.

Set in the town that has “All Kinds of Character,” the tour features selected historic homes hosted by costumed guides, local storytellers, tours of the town’s historic churches, luncheons, a characterguided cemetery tour and a Southern Sunday brunch at the Holly Springs Depot.

Historical sites on this year’s tour include Montrose, Finley Place, Live Oaks, Colonsay Cottage, Shadow Lawn, the Church of the Yellow Fever Martyrs Museum, First United Methodist Church, Christ Episcopal Church, the Ida B. Wells-Barnett Museum, Anderson Chapel C.M.E Church and the Marshall County Historical Museum.

In addition to the tour, Holly Springs will be filled with activity throughout the weekend with events for every age and interest.

The Plant-It-Pink Luncheons will be on Friday and Saturday. Enjoy a wonderful homemade luncheon in the historic Holly Springs Depot. Proceeds benefit the preservation and restoration of Montrose as well as the fight against breast cancer. Guests receive packets of flower seeds and are encouraged to go home and “plant it pink.” Seating is limited and reservations are requested.

The ever-popular Walk Through Time guided tour of Hill Crest Cemetery will be held on Saturday. Past residents of the town “come to life” to tell their unique stories to groups of guests.

Twilight Cemetery Tour and Reception will be Saturday evening. It will start and end at Montrose and will include a reception with appetizers and a cash bar. A ride through Hill Crest Cemetery will delight as historic personalities come to life and share their stories as the sun sets over Holly Springs.

Begin your Sunday Tour of Historic Homes with the elegant Southern Sunday Brunch at the Holly Springs Depot. Seating is limited. Reservations are preferred.

For information about these and other weekend events, visitors should call or email 901-230-3576/ or to purchase tickets, call 662-551-0076 or visit

Tickets may also be purchased at the event headquarters at the First Baptist Church Activity Center, 190 East College Ave., or at select event locations.

This annual event is sponsored by the Holly Springs Garden Club, a non-profit organization. All proceeds go to the ongoing preservation of Montrose and its grounds.

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Holly Springs South Reporter

P.O. Box 278
Holly Springs, MS 38635
PH: (662) 252-4261
FAX: (662) 252-3388

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