Built around 1820, this building was a meeting place for Choctaw Chief Greenwood LeFlore and his chiefs during tribal negotiations. The cabin is a picturesque piece of the past, with white oak logs from the property of George Ritchey near Carrollton, MS, hewn to fit with broadax and adze. You can see the ax and adze marks to this day.
The cottage was restored as a Bicentennial project of staff and students and now serves as a charming eatery for travelers and locals on the Trace. The Council House Café is owned and operated by French Camp Academy and provides valuable training opportunities for our students. Profits are used to fund scholarships to French Camp for deserving young people.
Enjoy the rustic dining area or take in the view from the deck or the lawn, under majestic oaks. Try one of our sizable sandwiches, flavorful soups or fresh salads. All our bread is made right here at French Camp. Then top off your meal with either our famous Mississippi Mud Cake or bread pudding.
Open Monday - Saturday, 10:30 a.m. – 7 p.m.