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Laurel Mercantile CO.

Step back in time and visit our retail store full of heirloom quality, American Made goods. There's a little something for everyone - original apparel, candles, homewares and original artwork and woodworking from LMCo. co-owners and HGTV's Home Town hosts, Erin and Ben Napier. We hope you leave with your bags and hearts full, inspired and proud for all of our hometowns across the USA. Can't make it in person? Visit our online store instead!

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Scotsman General Store

As you shop, grab a glass bottle soda and share in our nostalgia for old-time general stores. Take a peek inside Ben Napier’s woodshop where he creates the custom woodwork you see on HGTV's Home Town (shhhh.....if you're lucky you may catch a glimpse of filming)! We sell our Scotsman brand apparel and handmade wood products, delicious pantry items, nostalgic candies...but our favorite may be the world's largest display of vintage sodas in our walk-in cooler!

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Scotsman Snowball Stand

The Scotsman Snowball Stand is a flavorful and refreshing destination spot, conveniently located in the Scotsman General Store. With endless flavors and unique combinations, treat yourself to a tasty, frozen dessert on a warm, southern afternoon. Enjoy the nostalgia-evoking decor, sit at the counter or lounge in our green space for a spell. Be sure to visit the second floor of the observation deck to spot incoming trains and welcome them with our pull cord train whistle!

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Scotsman Food Truck Park

The Food Truck Park is a great place to unwind and dive into Laurel's best food truck scene. It's conveniently located next to the Scotsman General Store and Snowball Stand. Enjoy delicious lunch options from The 5000, Papadoughs, and more! Relax and play games with your family on the turf and enjoy the sounds of oncoming passenger trains trekking past while you eat.

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Explore Our Hometown

The community of Downtown Laurel is leading the state and southern region in small town revitalization with its considerable growth in the last ten years. Visit Laurel and enjoy our beautiful historic district, art museum, downtown shops and restaurants - as seen on HGTV's Home Town. With close proximity to the Gulf Coast and major southern cities, Laurel is the perfect travel destination or pit-stop for those looking for a place to experience the simple pleasures of small town America.


See everything our historic Downtown Laurel and all of Jones County has to offer with this comprehensive map!

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We believe Laurel has the best places in the world to eat. And to prove it, we put them all on one page so you can try them all!

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Upcoming Events

August 19
Wine Down Downtown

September 3
Mississippi Made

August 19
Wine Down Downtown

October 1
Loblolly Festival

November 25
Black Friday Shopping

November 26
Small Business Saturday

December 2
Christmas Tree Lighting
Christmas Parade

December 3
Pancake Day

December 31
Downtown Countdown


Find out what's happening in Downtown Laurel and around Jones County through our community calendar.

Local Accommodations


Stay like a local at the Laurel Cottages AirBnB. Tucked away in the heart of the Laurel Historic District, you're within walking distance of some of Laurel's most incredible places to visit.

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Local Air BNB's

From renovated downtown lofts, to cozy cottages, you're sure to find a wonderful place to stay among Laurel's many AirBnB options. You may even recognize a few from a certain TV show.

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Local Hotels

Laurel has several local hotel options available, many are located near the interstate for convenience. All of our hotels are just a short drive to our historic downtown Laurel.

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The Visit Laurel & Jones County app is designed to help you plan the perfect vacation, trip or weekend getaway in both Laurel & Jones County!


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