Thanks to a Bicentennial Grant from the Mississippi Humanities Council, you can visit Carrollton on your smart device as well as in person. The annual Pilgrimage and Pioneer Day Festival will be held October 6-7. Five homes will be open for home tours for a fee. But the big excitement will be the free walking tour that you can download to your smart device to learn about the history and architecture of 26 buildings in Carrollton. While the walking tour does not get you in the buildings, it will enhance your walk from home to home.
To Mississippians, Walt Grayson is the voice of Mississippi, taking us along on trips down “Mississippi Roads” for a “Look Around Mississippi.” Now he takes us through Carrollton’s history and architecture. Although the app has been available through the Apple and Google Play stores only a few weeks, visitors are already coming to walk through Carrollton with Walt.”
Pilgrimage homes will be open Friday and Saturday, from 9 am to 5 pm. These are family homes, not museums or staged exhibits. Tickets will be sold at the Town Hall at 701 Lexington Street. Adult tickets are $25. Tickets for students grades 1-12 are $10.
More information about the Pilgrimage and Pioneer Day Festival check us out on Facebook or at www.VisitCarrolltonMs.com.