About Us

Downtown Hattiesburg, Mississippi is a unique blend of historic preservation and modern sophistication. The historic architecture throughout Downtown reflects the City’s past while the vibrant energy of Downtown heralds it’s path forward. The artistic and cultural center of the City, Downtown Hattiesburg is a place for unique shopping and dining experiences.  With a thriving live music scene and a wide variety of events that celebrate the rich diversity of the community. Downtown is where you can explore the past, see the present and help mold the future of Mississippi’s Hub City.

Downtown Hattiesburg Association (HHDA)

DowntownHattiesburg- also known as the Historic Hattiesburg Downtown Association (HHDA), established in 1985, is a non-profit organization and program of the Mississippi Main Street Association committed to historic preservation and community vibrancy. Since it’s founding, HHDA has helped spearhead the revitalization of Hattiesburg’s historic downtown core.  The organization and its members, working in partnership with city and county government,  have done it by following the four-point program of the National Main Street Center of the National Trust for Historic Preservation: Organization, Design, Promotion, and Economic Vitality.

DowntownHattiesburg is one of 50 certified Main Street Communities in the State of Mississippi.


The mission statement of the Historic Hattiesburg Downtown Association is to revitalize Historic Downtown Hattiesburg in the context of historic preservation and economic vitality, and to make downtown the creative center and heart of Hattiesburg.

The vision statement of the HHDA is to achieve this mission through promotion of the historic district, protection of its historic character and provision of organizational structure to achieve goals, with a focus on the economic development of the district.

We invite you to become a member of the DowntownHattiesburg, and to Get Involved.

For further information please call Executive Director, Andrea Saffle, at 601-606-9921 or e-mail:  info@downtownhattiesburg.com

Hattiesburg Landmark Preservation, Inc. (HLP)

HHDA establish Hattiesburg Landmark Preservation, Inc. (HLP) in 2007 as  as 501(c)3 charitable organization for the purpose of perserving buildings and other structures that are significant in the history of Hattiesburg, providing certain educational programming,  and for receiving donations and grants.

Numerous activities on behalf of HHDA have been conducted through HLP.