GRAND FALL PILGRIMAGE: THE HOUSE ON ELLICOTT HILL CIRCA 1798

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Adult Ages 13+
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HOUSE ON ELLICOTT HILL

THE ELLICOTT HOUSE IS HOME TO A PIECE OF AMERICAN HISTORY

  • A grand and rare surviving example of an early vernacular building form once typical of the Lower Mississippi Valley…
  • Built by James Moore between 1798 and 1801, this West Indian style house is one of the first in the Mississippi Territory to exhibit Federal style design elements. Boasting fine Federal fanlights and mantels, it is the last remaining 18th-century merchants house on Canal Street.
  • The hill, on which the house now stands, is the spot where surveyor Andrew Ellicott encamped and in 1797, under orders from George Washington, raised the American flag in defiance of Spain; Thus claiming Natchez as U.S. territory.