Follow the Preservation Trail

The Charnley-Norwood House in Ocean Springs will be open as part of the Save My Place Preservation Trail on August 15.

The Charnley-Norwood House in Ocean Springs will be open as part of the Save My Place Preservation Trail on August 15.

As we approach the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, it is hard to look back over the past ten years without feeling a tidal wave of emotions.  Yes, loss and sadness are certainly there, but I find, for myself, that I also feel so much pride.  I remember the sense of purpose we shared as we came together as neighborhoods, communities, and as a state to try to salvage as much of our precious history as possible after that devastating day in August 2005.

On Saturday, August 15, the Mississippi Heritage Trust invites you to remember these amazing preservation victories and visit twenty-three of our treasured historic places from Bay Saint Louis to Pascagoula, many almost lost to wind, flood, and a maze of bureaucratic red tape. Spend a day learning about Mississippi’s preservation victories from the people who stood their ground and fought to preserve the rich architectural heritage that makes the Mississippi Gulf Coast such a special place.

Save My Place

Preservation Trail

Saturday, August 15, 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Bay St. Louis

100 Men Hall
Bay St. Louis Little Theatre
Valena C. Jones Center Boys & Girls Club


Biloxi Lighthouse
Mary Mahoney’s
Saint Michael’s Church
Old Brick House
Saenger Theatre
Biloxi Cemetery
Magnolia Hotel, Mardi Gras Museum
Biloxi Schooners


West Pascagoula Colored School


Centennial Plaza
Lynn Meadows Discovery Center
Rectitude Lodge

Ocean Springs

Charnley Norwood House
Walter Anderson Cottage
12 Oaks


LaPointe-Krebs House
Round Island Lighthouse
Mississippi Maritime Museum, Old Pascagoula High School

Pass Christian

Randolph School

Pearl River

Shaw Homestead

Tickets:  $10/person or free for Mississippi Heritage Trust members.  Not a member?  Join today!
Purchase tickets online or on the day of the event at the Biloxi Visitors Center, Randolph School (Pass Christian) and LaPointe-Krebs House (Pascagoula).

The Preservation Trail is a self-guided tour.  Each participant will receive a Save My Place journal and a lovely postcard memento from each site visited.  Download a copy of the Save My Place Preservation Trail flyer and share it with your friends.

Explore Mississippi’s stories of restoration and renewal following Hurricane Katrina at

Special thanks to Chateau Blessey Bed and Breakfast and The Peoples Heritage Foundation for their support of the Save My Place Preservation Trail.

Categories: Gulf Coast, Historic Preservation, Hurricane Katrina, Preservation People/Events


3 replies

  1. Thanks Lolly…..


  2. Really looking forward to this tour. Excited to see Centennial Plaza and the Shaw Homestead.

    I will use the opportunity to check in on some of MHT’s previous 10 most endangered places that are still in peril such as the 33 Ave School, the Markham Building in Gulfport, the Austin House in Ocean Springs, and Old Fields in Gautier.


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