Open for tours Tuesday - Saturday, 10am - 3pm
Memories of days gone by are alive at Merrehope and the F.W. Williams house, both historic homes in Meridian. Each home stands as a testament to time. Each speaks volumes about Meridian’s history. Merrehope is the only historic home open to the public. Despite General William T. Sherman’s Civil War claims that “Meridian no longer exists,” Merrehope is one of Meridian’s only remaining Greek Revival homes.
The Victorian F.W. Williams Home, circa 1886, evokes an era of the fashionably rich. No expense was spared in the elegant interior decoration of this home.
The F.W. Williams home is closed to tours at this time.
905 Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive
Meridian, Mississippi 39301
Raise the Roof
The Meridian Restorations Foundation has launched the “Raise the Roof” Capital Campaign, our comprehensive plan to save and operate Merrehope and the F.W. Williams Home. A new roof is needed at Merrehope as well as immediate repairs to both houses.
Under the Board’s leadership, Merrehope, a Mississippi Historic Landmark and listed on the National Registry of Historic Places, has been awarded a grant from the Mississippi Department of Archives and History for a new roof and repairs to the damage and deterioration caused by leaking rainwater. The roof is critical but only part of the vision. The Meridian Restorations Foundation is determined to restore Meridian’s oldest homes to their past grandeur. We are also dedicated to establishing long term maintenance for both Merrehope and the F.W. Williams home.
Join the momentum, and let’s give these treasures the love and care they deserve, so they can be enjoyed today and for future generations.
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Mourning at Merrehope
Full Month of October
Experience the period of mourning set by Queen Victoria. In it’s second year at Merrehope, this eye opening exhibit has been expanded to depict even more traditions, rituals and superstitions.
Mourning Monday at Merrehope
Monday, October 30th • 5:30pm - 7:30pm
Mourning Monday, a special one evening only presentation by funerary historian Erin Lybrand, is back by popular demand during Mourning at Merrehope that runs the full month of October.
Mixing Spirits at Merrehope
Tuesday, October 17th • 6:00pm - 8:00pm
This evening of enchanting cocktails and divine food pairings is inspired by the spirits of Merrehope.
Limited Tickets Available - $75 each
Must purchase in advance. Must be 21 or older.
Sponsored by: Weidmann’s and Cathead Distillery.
Trees of Christmas at Merrehope
Daily Tours November 19th - December 31st, 2023
Daily Tours and Special Events