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Farish Street Historical District

Farish Street, Jackson, MS 39202
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Don't Risk Your Life

Very High Crime Area plagued with drugs, prostitution, murder, and carjackings. The police do not... read more

Reviewed 13 January 2018
Farish Street District

Not know the history until after the fact, I drove through the Farish Street District after... read more

Reviewed 19 May 2017
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Wander around this historic neighborhood that runs from Amite Street across to Fortification Street and Mill Street to Lamar Street, to see old homes, shops and other buildings, many of which were built by former slaves whose descendants still live and work in the area.
  • Excellent3%
  • Very good9%
  • Average21%
  • Poor25%
  • Terrible42%
12 Jan 2018
“Don't Risk Your Life”
19 May 2017
“Farish Street District”
Farish Street, Jackson, MS 39202
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Reviewed 13 January 2018

Very High Crime Area plagued with drugs, prostitution, murder, and carjackings. The police do not actively patrol the area and everything is in disarray. The are has not been revitalized as it was promoted and it's an area people should just stay away from. Don't...More

Thank Devildog126
Reviewed 19 May 2017

Not know the history until after the fact, I drove through the Farish Street District after stopping for a snack at the Big Apple Inn. After researching the history I read that Farish Street was the economic hub for the black community of Jackson, MS...More

Thank B G
Reviewed 17 October 2016

I really enjoyed this area. I stopped in some shops and learned even more about the area. The man in the shoe repair shop is a fountain of information, his shop has been there since the 1930s.

2  Thank Tim G
Reviewed 10 August 2016

There are jewels on Farish street but the execution of the district's plan has been non existent. It reminds me of the neighborhoods up in the New England states. It takes $100.00 to get $10.00 worth of work done.

1  Thank Rickey B
Reviewed 8 July 2016

There is so much of historical Jackson tied up in this place, but they continue to let it fall apart, and you do not want to be anywhere near here around sunset for fear of your lie.

1  Thank John Y
Reviewed 28 June 2016

This is an area that was a booming commerce area for the African American population, it fell into rack and ruin and was to be redeveloped into an entertainment area but those plans fell apart under financial abuse of public and private funds. The area...More

3  Thank tbb603h
Reviewed 7 May 2016

My colleague and I walked from the Old State Capital Museum to the current State Capital then on to this area on a circuitous route back to the King Edward Hilton Garden Inn. The Farish Street Historical District was labelled as such on street signs....More

Thank BonVoyage2U
Reviewed 20 April 2016

I am not sure why this is listed as places to see. It is in a dangerous part of town and although there is a revival of the downtown buildings, there is nothing to see on this street. I work in the area and even...More

6  Thank KathyJx
Reviewed 31 March 2016

boy i'm surprised I didn't get murdered here it looks like a dump. don't take your kids here, or anyone, or your worst enemy mate.

3  Thank Robert J
Reviewed 16 March 2016

So despite seeing all the boarded and abandoned buildings..I still wanted to experience it..I wanted to experience Peaches the restaurant, but it was always closed..and the uncertainty got to be too much..so there really is not to much to do here..as everything is shut tighter...More

2  Thank Marta E
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