Antique Shopping
Along The
Mississippi
Gulf Coast

  • Antiquing is a shopping activity;
  • An antique (Latin: antiquus; old) is an old collectible item. It is collected or desirable because of its age (see definition), beauty, rarity, condition, utility, personal emotional connection, and/or other unique features. It is an object that represents a previous era or time period in human society. It is common practice to define "antique", as applying to objects at least 50 years old. Collectibles are, generally speaking, the possible antiques of the future and generally less than 50 years old.

    Antiques are usually objects which show some degree of craftsmanship, or a certain attention to design such as a desk or an early automobile. They are most often bought at antique shops, or passed down as an estate. Some valuable antiques can be bought from antique dealers and auction services or purchased online through websites and online auctions.

    Countryside Antiques Waveland, MS 228-467-2338
    Treasures of the Bay Waveland, MS 228-220-4716
    Moor-Haus Antiques Bay St. Louis, MS 228-467-4347
    Antique Maison Bay St. Louis, MS 228-466-4848
    Magnolia Antiques Bay St. Louis, MS 228-467-8170
    Iron Magnolia Pass Christian, MS 228-918-6468
    The Market Connection Pass Christian, MS 228-669-5754
    Alston's Antiques Gulfport, MS 228-868-3985
    Circa 1909 Gulfport, MS 228-897-7744
    Centuries Antique Mall D'Iberville, MS 228-392-4445
    Antiques + D'Iberville, MS 228-392-2005
    Eclectiques Biloxi, MS 228-806-4444
    Vieux Marche Antiques Ocean Springs, MS 228-872-4441
    Bernard Clark's Antiques Ocean Springs, MS 228-875-9996
    J & B Antiques Pascagoula, MS 228-769-0542

     

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    History of the Mississippi Gulf Coast. Decided upon by King Louis XIV that the crown should make a more permanent stake in this vast area, Pierre Le Moyne, Sieur d’Iberville, was commissioned to plant a colony somewhere near the mouth of the Mississippi. In October 1698, he set sail from France with about 200 colonists aboard. Six months later, he arrived at Biloxi Bay and landed on its East Side. It was then on April 8, 1699, d’Iberville selected the site of present-day Ocean Springs to build Fort Maurepas for the first settlement by the French for Colonial Louisiana. A replica of this fort was created and may be visited. It is a particularly lively place for the Fort Maurepas Reenactment or the annual Landing of D’Iberville, celebrated in Ocean Springs. The Mississippi Gulf Coast, once home to the Biloxi Indians and later to d’Iberville’s French, changed hands countless times over the centuries. With each new flag, a new culture was infused. Traces of Spanish rule may be seen—and touched—at the Old Spanish Fort in Pascagoula, built in 1718.

    Located on West Ship Island, Fort Massachusetts was one of the last masonry coastal fortifications built in the United States. Construction began prior to the onset of the Civil War, and almost immediately the Confederates seized the unfinished fort. By late 1861, Federal forces regained control of the fort, and used it as a prisoner-of-war camp. In 1862, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers resumed construction of the fort, completing it in 1866.

    Although Fort Massachusetts fell victim to advancing military technology, its beauty and craftsmanship remain as symbols of a strong, yet passive coastal defense. An enchanting, seventy-minute ferry ride transports visitors to West Ship Island, where park rangers provide guided tours of Fort Massachusetts.

    Beauvoir, built in Biloxi from 1848 to 1852, is a graceful antebellum home on Beach Blvd in Biloxi that is evidence of the Southern planter society bestowed upon the Mississippi Gulf Coast.

    Beauvoir, the retirement estate of Confederate President Jefferson Davis, is an exceptional example of the antebellum and Victorian homes that once graced the Coast. The exquisite, recently restored cottage-style residence was completed in 1852 and stands on a spectacular 52-acre site overlooking the Gulf of Mexico. Given that Beauvoir is on the National Register of Historic Places and holds designations as both a Mississippi Historical Landmark and a National Historic Landmark, touring the home is essential.