Don't miss blues in Mississippi! Learn about vintage & current blues at my funky house, Poindexter Park Inn. PPI's tucked in one of Jackson's oldest neighborhoods and near live blues most nights. You may meet singer Dorothy Moore, known for "Misty Blue." Ask about roadtrips to find blues sites like Hacksaw Harney or Robert Johnson or take the self-guided Farish St tour. You might catch King Edward live at Blue Monday or on Saturday see the real deal at Queen of Hearts. Since 1994, PPI has served guests at the property located on the estate of Mississippi's 2nd governor, George Poindexter. Filmmakers, writers and musicians stay at PPI. PPI is near exhibits, capitol city sites, shopping, businesses, colleges and the historic Farish St District. Blues, blueberry bread and brass beds await guests. Rooms have ceiling fans, private baths, and of course AC! Free parking is available. A smoke free inn, bicycle support from the Natchez Trace is offered. Old maps, signs, records, instruments and photo's of blues artists adorn the walls along with posters and original art. The restoration of the circa 1907 house received the Heritage Award of Merit for Residential Historic Architecture in 1997.
4.6 on October 25, 2013
This place has so much character. Its incredibly charming and and cozy. The decor is lovely. I love that its in a residential neighborhood instead of in the middle of downtown. I stayed two nights and had a great time getting to know Marcia a little bit. She knows a lot about Jackson and about delta blues. One of my favorite places I've ever stayed.
4.6 on May 13, 2013
My husband and I so enjoyed our stay with Marcia! She is just a treasure of local history, the Blues and things to do & see in the Jackson area. We loved checking out all the antiques & blues memorabilia that were everywhere in the house. Marcia was so charming, entertaining and generous that we could have just hung around and talked with her for hours. She also provided us with a huge, delicious breakfast. We definitely would recommend staying at Poindexter Park Inn to get a taste of true southern hospitality! Thanks, Marcia!
4.8 on December 26, 2010
We strongly recommend Poindexter Park Inn Bed & Breakfast to anyone who visits Jackson. Owner Marcia Weaver gives an exclusive insight to black history and society, her advices about the black (local) music scene is beyond all criticism. The atmosphere at Poindexter Park Inn Bed & Breakfast is charming and highly personal. This is a definite stop next time we return.
4.4 on August 18, 2009
Fun place to stay. Convenient to downtown. I was there with my son, who will be attending MS school of law, looking for an apartment. The innkeeper, Marcia, was a wealth of knowledge. As a life long resident, she knows Jackson inside and out. I found the inn's history fascinating. The inn is full of Mississippi Blues collectibles. Sketchy neighborhood but I always felt safe and Marcia stated there had never been any problems with the neighborhood. Clean, Cozy and a good breakfast.
3.2 on August 18, 2009
If you want an authentic experience of Southern hospitality, Blues, and history, this is for you! Marcia is a Blues expert and is unsurpassed in her knowledge both personally, and historically of major musicians throughout the area. We were also gifted with breakfast with her each morning, getting to visit in a relaxed and easy way about the history of Jackson, the region, and the music. We received a surprise visit from Dorothy Moore, a delightful gentle woman, with a magical voice and a rich history herself. You just never know who you might get to hang out with when you come to Poindexter Park Inn! The home is a renovated 110 year old house, and each room is simple and homey. Coffee is dark and rich, just the way it ought to be, and there is fresh fruit adorned with lovely edible seasonal flowers. Cereal and a warmed breakfast bread round out the morning meal. Marcia knows her stuff, so if you want to bike ride the Trace, follow the Blues trail, or just meander around Jackson, she has the details to help you have a great time. Thank you Marcia....and Dorothy!
Jackson, MS (JAN) 12 miles
From I-55 & I-20 take Gallatin Street Exit (44). Go North on Gallatin Street (appx 2 mi). West on Amite Street. South on Lemon Street (3 blocks past train viaduct). Vere left on Lemon. At dead end, look for two story yellow house.
Antique Shopping, Aquarium, Art Galleries, Casino, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Swinging River Bridge, Elmore James Gravesite, Eudora Welty & Margaret Walker Homes, Farish Street Blues Markers & History, St. Paddy's Day Parade-3RD Weekend March, Jackson Rhythm & Blues Fest (Aug), Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Rodeo, Zoo
Private Home Bed and Breakfast, Bed and Breakfast, Urban Inn
, Blues artifacts on walls
Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Ceiling fans, Ironing Board, Radio
Bicycle riding trails, Bird watching, Boating, Canoeing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Hunting, Float trips, Tour Farish Street Historic District, Live Blues Nightly, Tour of Historic Greenwood Cemetery, Sailing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Ski rentals, Swimming, Tennis courts, Water sports
As a former city elected official, I can tell guests much about Jackson and central Mississippi. I have researched blues heritage of Jackson and have a self guided tour map available showing many sites. I'm truly a preservationist whether it's old fashion plants or blues records. I enjoy gardening and collecting "old things". I like to read, walk, and do puzzles! I enjoy jazz and blues music.
Vegetarian , On request
Blueberry Bread With Edible Flowers
Blueberries from the owners bushes are in the fresh bread. The hot served loaf has been on the menu from the opening of ppi.