1852 Waverly Mansion Rd
West Point, MS 39773
Waverley is a National Historic Landmark Greek Revival home that commemorates the antebellum South. The plantation was a self-sustaining community, complete with gardens, orchards and livestock. In later years, Waverley had its own lumber mill, tannery and hat-manufacturing operation. Lt. Gen. Nathan Bedford Forrest was a friend and frequent visitor of the owner, Col. George Hampton Young. General Forrest spent three weeks recuperating at Waverley during the Civil War. He resided in the Egyptian Room and used the home as a headquarters. The octagonal cupola of the home served as an observation point for watching the river and the prairie for troop movement. Today, the restored mansion is open for tours.