Southern Cultural Heritage Center open Mo-Fr, 8:00 am-12:00 pm, 1:00 pm-5:00 pm; Closed two weeks during the Christmas holidays.
This cultural center tells the story of the Sisters of Mercy who for 132 years educated children and nursed the sick at Saint Francis Xavier Academy and Convent. Tours showcase: the Cobb House (circa 1830), the original school and hospital barracks during the Civil War; the Gothic Revival Convent (1868); the Italianate Auditorium (1885); and the 1937 Academy. Listed in the National Register of Historic Places and is a Mississippi Landmark. Tours are by appointment only. Rates: $5/adults and $3/children and group discounts available.