If you’re a fan of flipping houses, DIY projects, or have ever dreamed of living in a fixer-upper, you have probably watched an episode (or two) of HGTV’s Home Town.
Over the past five years, America has fallen in love with the charm of small-town Laurel as Ben and Erin Napier help residents and newcomers find their dream home. The love they have for Laurel is evident as they work to revitalize their hometown one house at a time.
What many might not know about the show is that quite a few Hattiesburg stops, including restaurants, shops and homes, appear on the show. The Hub City is only 30 miles away from Laurel and would be a great addition to your Home Town Mississippi tour.
Check out our list of places to visit in Hattiesburg that have appeared on Home Town!
The Lucky Rabbit
The Lucky Rabbit is only open on the weekends.
The Lucky Rabbit is open every weekend on Saturday and Sunday and features consigns from local artists, craft vendors, and others who specialize in refurbrishing furniture and odds and ends in a "Pinterest" style. It is a self-proclaimed junk shop that also features boutique clothing, accessories, a t-shirt shop, art, decor, and is full of nostalgia.
Season 3, Episode 5: Erin shops in the Hattiesburg junk shop.
The vintage store is famous for its owners Abby and Brandon Thaxton's talent to recreate popular tv show sets for ultimate photo op experiences. Photo ops are located inside The Lucky Rabbit and are always free to the public during regular business hours (Saturdays 9-6 and Sundays 11-5). In recent years, the store has had Stranger Things, The Office, Home Alone, Griswald Family Vacation, and Schitt's Creek photo sets.
Location: 217 Mobile St., Hattiesburg, MS 39401
Columbia Block & Brick
Also, in Season 3, Episode 5, you can spot Ben in Hattiesburg business Columbia Block & Brick. Customers will be greeted by a couple of furry friends upon entering the store before shopping for all of their home and outdoor needs. Family-owned and managed for more than 75 years, the store is South Mississippi's premier local block, brick, and stone supplier.
Ben at Columbia Block & Brick in Season 3, Episode 5
Location: 6686 US Hwy 98 W., Hattiesburg, MS 39402
The Depot Kitchen & Market
Located in Downtown Hattiesburg, The Depot Kitchen & Market is the perfect stop for gourmet coffee, a delicious lunch, or scratch-made breakfast biscuits. The local stop was named a top foodie destination in Hattiesburg by Wherever I May Roam.
Ben and Erin eating at The Depot Kitchen & Market during Season 3, Episode 14
Location: 209 Buschman St., Hattiesburg, MS 39401
Mohawk Steel Glass Blowing
You can find Mohawk Steel and Glass Co. located at the Thomley Christmas Tree Farm, which has been growing and harvesting trees for more than 100 years. Guests visiting the glassblowing shop will be able to make their own glass art to take home and enjoy for many years, like ornaments, bowls, cups, and more. This is the perfect setting for a date night, fun outing with the kids, work event, or holiday party.
Erin at Mohawk Steel & Glass Co. during Season 5, Episode 10
Location: 50 Hegwood Rd, Hattiesburg, MS 39402
Several Hattiesburg homes appear on the show, too, with a couple of them located in Downtown Hattiesburg's historic district. While you can’t go inside these, visitors CAN enjoy the Hattiesburg Historic Neighborhood Walking Tour. Make it a challenge and see if you can spot a few homes that have made their television debut on the hit show.
The Draughon House, Season 3, Episode 14
The Dreyfus House, Season 5, Episode 1
That's a wrap on HGTV's Home Town stops in HBURG! We have enjoyed spotting these Hattiesburg jewels in Home Town over the years, and cannot wait to see a few more!
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