Columbus, Mississippi

Columbus, Mississippi, with its rich historical heritage, is the perfect destination for anyone who appreciates classic Southern architecture, food and hospitality.

There’s a magical time each day when the sun sets over the Tombigbee River. The soft light dances on the water, inviting anyone who’s strolling along the beautiful Riverwalk that begins in Columbus’ historic downtown to pause and savor the moment.

In fact, savoring the moment is what we do best here in Columbus. This is a place where slowing down is rewarded with a cold mint julep or an architectural tour of centuries-old homes. Our revitalized downtown area is alive with charming shops and Southern food hotspots. Catfish Alley harks back to an African-American hub at the turn of the 20th century, while Mississippi University for Women has been an important destination for education since 1884. And right here at the Riverwalk, we love to celebrate with special events from races to festivals to concerts. Nope, there’s no need to rush through Columbus—unless, of course, you’re aboard one of the supersonic jet trainers at Columbus Air Force Base, in which case, you might be moving at more than 800 miles per hour!

We invite you to explore this place we call home, to savor your own special moments and make some new memories with us, especially during our 78th Annual Columbus Spring Pilgrimage April 5-14, 2018. The award-winning event has been widely recognized as one of the best and most authentic home tours in the South. Showcasing more than 650 historic properties within three National Register Historic Districts, the 2018 Pilgrimage embraces and celebrates all of Columbus’ history as it serves up a feast of irresistible cultural flavors.

Go to for a complete list of attractions and events, and see why Columbus is “The City That Has It All!”


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