1861 Girls School


Step back in time to experience a bygone era.  Each summer since 1991, girls aged 14-19 from around the country have come to Columbia, Tennessee to experience the year 1861.  The 1861 Girls School is a week-long summer camp that strives to share a love of history and a more genteel time with its students.  The grace and beauty of the week and the lessons of how to be a lady can be life-changing, and the friendships made are long-lasting. 

The camp is set in an authentic private home amid 300 acres of beautiful Tennessee farmland.  Driving towards the house feels like stepping back in time, as modern sites are left behind. 

The week culminates with commencement exercises and a Grand Ball where the ladies are escorted by the gentlemen of the Jackson College Cadets.

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1861 Girls School