Auburn is available for tours EVERY Wednesday – Sunday, 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., with tours beginning at the top of each hour.
- Adult Ages 13+
- Children Ages 12 & under
Auburn was built for Lyman Harding, first Attorney General of the Mississippi Territory. Harding defended Aaron Burr in his 1807 arraignment, and soon became one of the wealthiest citizens of the city during its territorial period.
The homes architect and builder was the infamous Levi Weeks. Recently arrived from New York under a cloud of scandal, Weeks was hired to design the “most magnificent building in the Territory.” Auburn introduced classical architecture to the Territory, with its classical giant-order Ionic portico, and is one of the purest forms of neo-classical Federal architecture in the city. The most outstanding feature of all the grand design is the free-standing, 360 degree staircase, one of only a few in the United States.
Auburn is neither Greek-Revival, nor is it Ante-Bellum, and we can’t wait to share the reasons for these apocryphal attachments when you visit our halls!