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Save My Place

On August 29, 2005, Hurricane Katrina swept through the Mississippi Gulf Coast, leaving a landscape of destruction.

Yet the landscape of memory remains.  Your grandmother’s house.  The neighborhood where you learned to ride your bike.  The church where you were married.  People who love the coast long to talk about what makes this place so special to them.  Many of the charming summer cottages and stately beach front homes that defined the coast are gone, only photographs and memories remain since that endless wet day in August 2005.  Other treasured places, so badly damaged in the storm, have been saved through the heroic efforts of the people of the Mississippi Gulf Coast.  Join us this August to celebrate ten years of hard-won preservation victories.

Follow The Preservation Trail

The Mississippi Heritage Trust invites you to follow the Preservation Trail and celebrate Mississippi’s amazing victories following Hurricane Katrina.  From Bay St. Louis to Pascagoula, visit with the special people who have saved our special places.  Our self-guided day of celebration includes 23 beautifully restored historic places that define the Mississippi Gulf Coast.

Saturday, August 15, 2015  |  10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Download our printable flyer as your guide.
Purchase tickets online

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.

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


Special thanks to Bill Ellison and Temperance Babcock for the Save My Place soundtrack.



Save My Place logo developmentSpecial thanks to the family of Walter Anderson for graciously allowing the use of his art, Biloxi Beach Lighthouse, in the Save My Place logo.