Rankin CountyCity Population 20,096
Rankin County Chamber of Commerce

Brandon Opry

Home of genuine country music. First and third Saturday of each month at 6:30 p.m. Admission.

Old Brandon Cemetery

Corner of Old Hwy. 80 and Old Depot Rd.601.825.4668

Established in the early 1830s, the cemetery contains more than 1,000 graves. The burial site of Confederate Brig. Gen. Robert Lowry. Open year-round. Free.

Pelahatchie Creek Paddle Trip

Lakeland Dr. (Hwy. 25)601.354.3448

Paddle trips on Pelahatchie Creek. Ross Barnett Reservoir FHS Map can be obtained at Buffalo Peak Outfitters. Available outfitter: Pearl River Kayak. 601.966.5456

Rankin County Historical Museum

1451 W. Government St.601.825.2672

The museum consists of three buildings for tours: Atkins-McRae Store, Neely-Wilson House and the Goshen Springs Post Office. By appointment only.

Shiloh Splash Park

Zero-depth water feature covers 8,700 sq. ft. and consists of water cannons, a fort and other aquatic devices. Open during summer months and September. 
Mon - Sat, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m; Sun, 1 - 6 p.m. Hours vary. Admission.

St. Luke's Episcopal Church

104 N. College St.601.825.5839stlukes.dioms.org

c. 1925. Tour this quaint, historic old church and browse through the gift shop. Daily, 9 a.m.- 4 p.m. Free.

Lincoln CountyCity Population 13,205
Brookhaven-Lincoln County Chamber of Commerce

Ard's Dairy Farm

Third generation dairy farm on 1,200 acres. See daily operations of a working farm, take a free wagon ride and bottle feed a calf.

Brookhaven Little Theatre

The Brookhaven Little Theatre is one of the oldest continually running theaters in the state of Mississippi. They host an average of six plays a year with each being performed eight times.

The Coffee Pot

900 Block Five, First St.601.825.4668brookhavenchamber.org/wp

This unique structure with a coffee pot on the roof is a former restaurant from the 1920s. Drive-by.

Foster- Smith Log Cabin

The structure was built in 1825 in Copiah County and moved to Lincoln County in 1955. It was later moved to its public location in Railroad Park in 1997. The hand-hewn logs and simple furnishing exemplify the country home of the pioneer period.

The Haven Theatre

Second oldest community theatre in Mississippi. See website for scheduled performances.

Historic Victorian District

The perfect way to experience the Historic Victorian District is through a self-guided walking or driving tour of the mansions on “Mississippi's Most Victorian Street,” South Jackson Street and the surrounding area.

Historic Whitworth College / Mississippi School of the Arts

The Historic Whitworth College campus touches three centuries of Mississippi history. This Mississippi School of the Arts is now located on the campus, which has been designated as a Mississippi landmark and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Janie's Bakery

206 S. Whitworth Ave.601.833.4321

Family owned and operated since 1939. Offers a variety of cakes, cookies, pastries and delicious dough items.

Lincoln County Historical and Jewish Heritage Museum

W. Chickasaw and S. Church St.601.833.8023

The Lincoln County Historical and Jewish Heritage Museum was built in 1896 as the Temple B'Nai Shalom. The museum features artifacts and history relevant to Lincoln County and rotating monthly exhibits.

Military Memorial Museum

125 S. Whitworth Ave. 601.833.0073

The Military Memorial Museum is located in the Old Train Depot. It houses photos, artifacts and personal items of area veterans. The museum also features a display of military equipment dating back to World War I.

Mt. Zion Mountain Bike Trail

“The Biggest Little Trail in Mississippi.” Six miles of flowing single track with variety of terrain packed in the loop. Three trails can be used for biking, hiking or running.

Tapestry of Christ

First Baptist Church Sanctuary • 200 E. Monticello St. 601.833.5118

Hand-woven tapestry of Christ praying in the Garden of Gethsemane. Tapestry measures 22’ x 24’ and was made near Beijing, China. By appointment. Free.

Madison CountyCity Population 12,578
Canton Tourism

Allison’s Wells School of Arts & Crafts, Inc.

Summer art classes for children and workshops for young filmmakers. Allison’s Wells Quilters, Magnolia Wool Dust Association and specialty classes.

Canton Multicultural Center & Museum

Multimedia interactive museum with interviews about slavery, civil rights, early African-American businesses, education, family and music. Included is an exhibit on Sister Thea Bowman. By appointment. Mon - Fri, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m; Sat, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Howcott Monument

This 20-ft. gray obelisk was built between 1894 and 1900 by William Hill Howcott to honor his body servant, Willis Howcott, a faithful servant and friend who followed him into battle and was killed. Drive-by.

Madison County Courthouse

c. 1855. Pre-Civil War courthouse, located in the heart of downtown Canton. Home to the Canton Flea Market Arts & Crafts Show and Victorian Christmas Festival. Mon - Fri. Free.

Madison County Old Jail Museum

c. 1870. This red brick building was used as the county jail for over 90 years. National Register of Historic Places. By appointment.

Movie Museums

The Movie Museums include sets from John Grisham's A Time To Kill, Willie Morris' My Dog Skip and other movies filmed in Canton. Multicultural Center. By Appointment.

Wilkinson CountyCity Population 1,574

Camp Van Dorn World War II Museum

Honors more than 40,000 soldiers who trained for action in WWII at Camp Van Dorn near Centreville from 1942 to 1945. Mon - Fri, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.; first and third Saturdays of the month.

Hinds CountyCity Population 481

Christ Episcopal Church

Hwy. 553 at Church Hill Fork 601.786.3982

c. 1857. Gothic Revival church made of stone on a terraced knoll. Oldest Episcopal church in Mississippi. Mon, Wed and Fri, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.; Tue and Thu, 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. Donations accepted.

Historic Church Hill Community

Hwy. 553 601.786.3982

Cedars Plantation, Wagner’s Store and historic Christ Episcopal Church are part of what originally made up the “Old Maryland Settlement.” The community was part of Spanish Villa Gayoso. Call for hours.

Hinds CountyCity Population 26,212
Clinton Visitor Center

Bikes of Old Towne

Jefferson St., Leake St. and Monroe St. www.clintonms.org

Experience the Bikes of Old Towne public art project showcasing the works of Clinton artists as you stroll the brick streets of Olde Towne Clinton.

Clinton Cemetery

600 College St.clintonhistoricaltour.com

c.1800. Oldest cemetery in central Mississippi and burial site for families, settlers, college presidents, and Union and Confederate soldiers.

Clinton Community Nature Center

The Nature Center is 33 acres of woodlands near historic Olde Towne featuring 2.5 miles of walking trails with native trees and flowers. Gift shop. Open daily, dawn to dusk.

Clinton Visitor Center

33 acres of woodlands near Olde Towne. 2.5 miles of walking trails with native trees and flowers. Gift shop. Trails: daily, dawn to dusk.

Mississippi College

200 S. Capitol St. 601.925.3000 www.mc.edu

Mississippi College, founded in 1826, is America's second oldest Baptist university and Mississippi's oldest institution of higher learning.

Olde Towne Depot

The Olde Towne Depot serves as a welcome center to Olde Towne Clinton, and a museum of our community's rich history through rail-related displays.

Olde Towne Historic District

Jefferson St., Leake St. and Monroe St.www.oldetownedepot.com

Boasts over 80,000 sq. ft. of original brick streets laid in 1929. Olde Towne has an eclectic mix of retail shops, restaurants, art galleries and historic homes. Listed as a National Register Historic District in 2017.

Provine Chapel

Mississippi College • 200 College St. 601.925.3218www.mc.edu

c. 1860. During the Civil War, the chapel was spared by Gen. William T. Sherman and served as a Union hospital. The building, with antebellum architecture, hosts concerts, weddings and special events. By appointment.

Red Brick Roads Walking Tour

Beginning with Olde Towne Depot, the self-guided digital walking tour showcases the sights, sounds, and rich heritage of the community.

The Samuel Marshall Gore Galleries

Mississippi College • 199 Monroe St.601.925.3880www.mc.edu

One of central Mississippi's jewels, the Gore Galleries is a lasting tribute to celebrate Dr. Sam Gore of Clinton. The gallery showcases the works of award-winning Mississippi artists and internationally recognized artists.

Sculptures by Dr. Sam Gore

1300 Pinehaven Rd. (Clinton Visitor Center) and 199 Monroe St. (Samuel Marshall Gore Art Gallery)

Masterpiece of Dr. Sam Gore, celebrated sculptor, is on display at the Clinton Visitor Center off the Natchez Trace Parkway. “Fallen Comrades” salutes veterans and depicts longtime Clinton friends during the Korean War. Visitors Center: Mon - Sat, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.; Sun, 1 - 5 p.m. Gallery: Mon - Fri, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.; Re-opens Tue, 6 - 8 p.m.

Tanglewood

301 Jefferson St. clintonhistoricaltour.com

The plantation-style cottage was owned by Captain William Lewis of the Mississippi College Rifles. The house features a 12-ft. wide center hall and 14-ft. ceilings.

Town Spring Park

The spring was one of many supplying water to Native Americans traveling on the web of paths that early settlers called the Natchez Trace. After Clinton was surveyed in 1829, the spring was the major source of water for residents. The town's water plant was moved to the town square in 1926.

Wyatt Waters Gallery

307 Jefferson St.601.925.8115 wyattwaters.com

Gallery boasts an extensive collection of original watercolor paintings, as well as prints, calendars, books and cards. Gift shop.

Copiah CountyCity Population 5,939
Crystal Springs Chamber of Commerce

Chautauqua Park

74-acre site with wooded, rolling hills and flowing springs. Nature area, with 2.5 miles of trails with treetop elevated wooden boardwalk. Features clear springs, spring-fed creeks and a 35-acre lake.

Robert Johnson Heritage & Blues Museum

The museum is a tribute to Robert Johnson, “King of the Delta Blues Singers.” It houses a collection of murals of Johnson and other bluesmen. Guitars donated by musicians on display. By appointment.

Hinds CountyCity Population 1,317

Champion Hill Battlefield

Champion Hill Rd. 601.446.6502

The importance of this battle to the outcome of the Civil War was upstaged by the fall of Vicksburg. Drive-by.

Coker House

Hwy. 467 E 601.446.6502

This antebellum home, used during the Civil War as a hospital and artillery site for both Confederate and Union forces, stands on the Champion Hill Battlefield. Drive-by.

Dirt’s Garden

109 Mt. Moria Rd. 601.668.6209

Leon Goldberry’s, better known as “Doctor Dirt,” one-acre private garden is full of flowers and trees such as scarlet cockscombs, banana trees, lemon yellow sunflowers and more. Open year-round. By appointment.

Jefferson CountyCity Population 3,515

Frog Farm Sculpture Garden

186 Old Hwy. 61 601.786.6449

A folk art sculpture garden where life-sized frogs and other amphibians are displayed. Daily. 10 a.m. - sundown.

Harrison House

414 Rodney Rd. 601.786.6448

c. 1900. Situated on property owned by African-Americans since the turn of the 20th century, this home is a virtual time capsule with displays of memorabilia, books, contracts, deeds and pictures.

Madison CountyCity Population 1,886

Mississippi Petrified Forest

National Natural Landmark with 36-million-year-old petrified logs. Nature trail, museum, picnic area and R campground. Gift shop. Pet friendly. Daily, Apr 1- Labor Day, 9 a.m. -6 p.m.; Sep 1- Mar 31, 9 a.m.- 5 p.m. Admission.

Flora Depot Museum

Main and Kearnoy Park601.613.4209

Open the first and third Saturdays of each month, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Rankin CountyCity Population 7,823
Chamber of Flowood & Visitors Center
115 Laurel Park Cv., Ste. 108 601.932.8007flowoodchamber.com

Crystal Lake

The perfect spot for anglers and family picnickers, the facility has two picnic areas complete with tables and trash receptacles, restroom facility, handicap accessible fishing piers and renovated boat launch.

Nature Trail

4077 Flowood Dr.

The Nature Trail features sculptures, covered pavilions, an outdoor classroom, wooden benches and picnic spots. The lake is a habitat for ducks, waterfowl, native amphibians and reptiles.

Winner's Circle Park

The park features pavilions, tennis courts, walking trails and play equipment (including equipment for physically challenged and wheelchair-bound children). Seasonal events include Movies-n-Moonlight and Christmas Lighting.

Amite CountyCity Population 1,008

Gloster Arboretum John James Audubon Foundation

1334 Arboretum Ln. 601.225.4132

The late Sara and Frank Gladney of Baton Rouge, LA, established the John James Audubon Foundation to preserve the unique indigenous plant associations of the area.Daily, dawn to dusk. Free.

Copiah CountyCity Population 4,374
Copiah County Tourism
201 Downing St.691.894.4487

Copiah County Courthouse

A Mississippi Landmark, the courthouse was designed by famous designer J. Riely Gordon and constructed in 1902. The second floor and courtroom have been beautifully restored. Mon - Fri, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Depot and Mississippi Music Museum

138 N. Ragsdale Ave. 601.894.3752

Items of local history plus an extensive display from the Mississippi Musicians Mississippi Hall of Fame that honors Mississippi musicians and their influence on the music of the world. Mon - Fri, 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Millsaps Hotel

Built in 1907, a Mississippi Landmark and listed in the National Historic Register. The Calling Panther Heritage Foundation is working to restore this hotel. One of the few railroad hotels in Mississippi.

Robert Johnson Walking Tour

138 N. Ragsdale Ave. 601.894.3752

Tour starting at the Robert Johnson Blues Trail Marker at the Old Railroad Depot. Visit places where he played and see another marker in his honor.

Hinds CountyCity Population 176,614
Visit Jackson
111 E. Capitol St., Ste. 102601.960.1891 ext. 328visitjackson.com

Alamo Theater

333 N. Farish St. 601.352.3365

Located in the historic Farish Street District, the Alamo Theater functioned as a cinema and performing-arts venue for African-Americans. Tours by appointment.

Arts Center of Mississippi

201 E. Pascagoula St. 601.960.1500

A non-profit organization for the advancement of the arts in the Jackson area that is dedicated to integrating the arts into community life.

Belhaven University

1500 Peachtree St. 601.965.7044 belhaven.edu

Established in 1833, Belhaven is one of 30 institutions in the nation accredited in all four areas of the arts - visual, music, theater and dance.

The Cedars

4145 Old Canton Rd. 601.366.5552fondren.org/cedars

Built around 1840, The Cedars is Jackson's oldest residential structure. Dotted with majestic cedar, oak and magnolia trees, the house provides an intimate setting for weddings and receptions. Cultural and community events are held throughout the year as Fondren Renaissance Foundation sponsors a visual and performing art series free and open to the public. Consider The Cedars for your next occasion. Fondren Renaissance Foundation.

Civil Rights Driving Tour

A self-guided driving tour showcasing key buildings, churches and other sites significant to the Civil Rights Movement in Mississippi.

COFO Civil Rights Education Center

1400 John R. Lynch St.601.979.4348 sites.jsums.edu/cofo

The Council of Federated Organizations (COFO) was established in 1961 by civil rights leaders to create solidarity among all civil rights organizations functioning in the state during the 1960s. Mon - Thu, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Group tours by appointment.

Eudora Welty House & Garden

The Eudora Welty House is a literary museum located in the historic Belhaven neighborhood. Eudora Welty was a Pulitzer Prize-winning author of international acclaim. Her home and garden have been beautifully restored to the 1925-1945 period. National Historic Landmark. Tours: Tue-Fri, 9 a.m., 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. Reservations recommended.

Farish Street Historical District

Amite to Fortification and Mill to Lamar St.601.960.1891visitjackson.com

This late 19th-century, grid-patterned, 125-acre neighborhood is the largest predominantly residential district in Jackson on the National Register of Historic Places. Currently under renovation. Drive-by.

Fire Museum & Public Fire Safety Education Center

Artifacts including: records, an 1870 parade uniform, communication equipment, pictures, helmets and fire apparatus, such as a 1904 horse-drawn steamer, 1917 chain-driven American LaFrance and 1936 Seagrave. Mon - Fri, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

The Fondren Historic District

N. State St. and Old Canton Rd.601.981.9606fondren.org

Rapidly becoming known as a destination for arts, entertainment, retail and dining in the Jackson area, this booming historic neighborhood offers a variety of opportunities for visitors. Open daily.

Greenwood Cemetery

Burial site of six Confederate brigadier generals and over 100 soldiers, as well as past governors of Mississippi and Pulitzer Prize-winning author Eudora Welty.

International Museum of Muslim Cultures

201 E. Pascagoula St.601.960.0440 www.muslimmuseum.org

America’s first Islamic-history museum. Contains exhibits describing the Muslim experience and placing it in context with other cultural and religious groups.

Jackson City Hall

219 S. President St.601.960.1084jacksonms.gov

c. 1847. Former hospital for both Confederate and Union soldiers and emerged unscathed when Jackson was burned on three different occasions.

Jackson Municipal Art Gallery

839 N. State St. 601.960.1582 jacksonms.gov

An antebellum home serves as a venue for local, emerging artists featuring monthly art exhibits. Tue - Sat, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Jackson State University

1400 John R. Lynch St. 601.979.2272 www.jsums.edu

JSU occupies a scenic campus and serves as the educational, cultural and spiritual heart of the African-American community statewide. On campus you’ll find the Art Gallery, F.D. Hall Music Center and Margaret Walker Alexander National Research Center.

Jackson Zoological Park

2918 W. Capitol St.601.352.2580 jacksonzoo.org

The Jackson Zoo is the city’s premier destination to see wild animals from throughout the world, shown in natural habitats.

Manship House

420 E. Fortification St. 601.961.4724 www.mdah.ms.gov/new

One of the few antebellum houses in Jackson, and a rare example of Gothic Revival architecture, offering a glimpse of the daily life of an interesting 19th-century middle-class family. Tue - Fri, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Group tours by appointment.

Margaret Walker Center

The Margaret Walker Center is an archive and museum dedicated to the preservation, interpretation and dissemination of African-American history and culture. Located on the campus of Jackson State University, Ayer Hall.

Medgar Evers Home

2332 Margaret Walker Alexander Dr.601.977.7839

The home of slain NAACP Field Secretary Medgar Evers is a simple reminder of the sacrifices made during the Civil Rights Movement.

Medgar Evers Library & Statue

4215 Medgar Evers Blvd. 601.982.2867 jhlibrary.org

The library is located in Medgar Evers’ neighborhood on the street renamed in his honor. View of life-sized bronze statue. Evers was the first field secretary of the NAACP in Jackson at the time of his death on June 12, 1963. Mon - Fri, 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.; Sat, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Merci Train

Also known as the "Forty and Eight," this World War II wooden train car was given to Mississippi as a gift of gratitude by France.

Millsaps College

1701 N. State Street601.974.1000millsaps.edu

Privately-supported, national liberal arts college founded by members of the Methodist Church in 1890.

Mississippi Agriculture & Forestry Museum

The Mississippi Agriculture and Forestry Museum cultivates an appreciation for past, present and future Mississippi agriculture. Explore a 1920s small town, or rent one of our rustic style buildings for receptions, meetings or parties. Create memories that will last a lifetime. Mon-Sat, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; 1-6 p.m.

Mississippi Children's Museum

Engaging exhibits and hands-on programs beckon children to this dynamic museum. Explore cultural arts, science and technology, health and nutrition, literacy and Mississippi heritage. Visit and be inspired. Tue-Sat, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sun, 1-6 p.m.

Mississippi Civil Rights Museum

Shares the stories of a Mississippi movement that changed the nation. The museum promotes a greater understanding of the MCRM and its impact by highlighting the strength and sacrifices of its peoples. Tue - Sat, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.; Sun, 1 - 5 p.m.

Mississippi Farmers Market

Year-round market showcasing Mississippi's best produce. Watch chef demonstrations, enjoy live entertainment and purchase handmade crafts. Restaurant on site. Open Sat, 8 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Mississippi Governor’s Mansion

c. 1841. Greek Revival mansion. The mansion is the second-oldest continuously occupied gubernatorial residence in the United States. In 1975, the mansion was designated a National Historic Landmark. Tue - Fri, 9:30 - 11 a.m. Tours on the half hour. Reservations required for groups of 10 or more. Call to confirm availability. Free.

Mississippi Museum of Art

Mississippi’s largest art museum, the Mississippi Museum of Art holds an extensive collection of more than 5,000 works, including the world’s largest collection of art by and relating to Mississippians and their culturally-diverse heritage. Tue - Sat, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.; Sun, 12 - 5 p.m. Extended hours during special exhibits.

Mississippi Museum of Natural Science

The museum is tucked away within historic LeFleur’s Bluff State Park. It has exciting exhibits, including life-size displays of habitats, an aquarium and a greenhouse. Three-mile hiking trail through beautiful forest to Mayes Lake. Mon - Fri, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.; Sat, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.; Sun, 1 - 5 p.m.

Mississippi Music Experience

Designed to tell the story of Mississippi, the birthplace of American music, visitors can travel a timeline hall starting in the 1800s. Located inside The Iron Horse Grill.

Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame & Museum

1152 Lakeland Dr.601.982.8264msfame.com

Interactive exhibits, touch-screen television kiosks accessing archival footage, achievement data, biographical information and more. Gift shop. Mon - Sat, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Admission.

Mississippi State Capitol

Built in 1903, this Beaux Arts-style statehouse was designed by architect Theodore Link and boasts an array of scagliola and marble from around the world. National Register of Historic Places. Mon - Fri, 9:30 a.m., 11 a.m., 1 p.m., 2:30 p.m. Group tours by appointment.

Museum of Mississippi History

Encourages people to explore and appreciate our state's history. We present rich and complex stories that illustrate how our shared past influences our future together. Tue - Sat, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.; Sun, 1 - 5 p.m.

Mynelle Gardens

Natural setting of azaleas, daylilies and camellias. Hundreds of perennials, annuals and naturalized bulbs bloom seasonally and year-round. Mar - Oct, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.; Nov - Feb, 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. Closed major holidays. Admission.

The Oaks House

Boyd House, c. 1853. One of few extant structures in Jackson that survived the Civil War, this cottage and the Victorian gardens of an early Jackson mayor take visitors back to 19th-century life in Jackson. Tours by appointment. Admission.

Old Capitol Museum

Begin your walking tour on State Street at Capitol with the newly restored Old Capitol Museum, a National Historic Landmark. See this Greek Revival masterpiece that served as state capitol from 1839 to 1903. Tue - Sat, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.; Sun, 1 - 5 p.m. Guided tours available by request. By appointment for groups of 10 or more.

Old Mt. Helm Baptist Church

300 E. Church St.601.353.3981www.mthelm.org

Located in the Farish Street Historic District. Congregation originally met in the basement of the old First Baptist Church until 1867. State historic marker. Daily, 9 a.m. - 12 p.m., 1 - 5 p.m.

Russell C. Davis Planetarium/Ronald E. McNair Space Theater

South’s largest planetarium. Witness the advanced optical-mechanical star projection and Mega HD system in addition to laser light “concert.” Open daily, except Mondays. Closed major holidays. Please call for times. Admission.

Smith Robertson Museum & Cultural Center

The first school for African-American children in Mississippi. Mon - Fri, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.; Sat, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. No guided tours on Monday. By appointment for groups of 10 or more. Admission.

Tougaloo College

500 W. County Line Rd.601.977.7700www.tougaloo.edu

Tougaloo College is a historically black, private, liberal-arts institution founded in 1869 by the American Missionary Association. Tougaloo played a vital role in the Civil Rights Movement in the 1960s. Group reservations required. Donations accepted.

War Memorial Building

120 S. State St.601.354.7207

A monument dedicated to the Mississippi men and women who gave their lives defending our country. The War Memorial Building features unique doors depicting scenes from the Battle of Ackia in 1736 with a tribute throughout the building to Mississippians’ roles in wars through the Vietnam conflict. Open daily. Call for hours.

William F. Winter Archives & History Building

A haven for genealogists. Founded in 1902, this is the second-oldest state archives department in the country. A comprehensive historical agency, the William F. Winter Archives contains US Bureau of Census records, news footage dating to 1954, government documents, historical maps dating from 1582 and over one million photographs. Mon, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.; Tue - Fri, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.; Sat, 8 a.m. - 1 p.m. Closed on major holidays.

Amite CountyCity Population 683

Amite County Courthouse

W. Main St. 601.657.8022

One of the oldest operating courthouses in Mississippi. Contains original records from 1807 and commemoratives of Confederate soldiers.Mon - Fri, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Ebenezer Baptist Church

2856 Ebenezer Church Rd.601.248.0894

Oldest active Baptist church with continuous ministry in the state. Established May 6, 1806. Celebrated its 200-year anniversary in 2006. Tours by appointment.

Jerry Clower Museum

Located in the East Fork community, approximately eight miles east of Liberty. The museum features memorabilia that highlights the career of Howard Gerald “Jerry” Clower, a popular comedian best known for his stories of the rural south. Mon - Fri, 8:30 a.m. - 3 p.m. By appointment.

Liberty Presbyterian Church

Church St. at Broken St. 601.657.8077

Liberty Presbyterian Church served as a Union hospital during the Civil War. On the grounds stands one of the first monuments to the Confederacy, built in 1871 and dedicated to Amite County soldiers. 
Open daily. Tours by appointment.

Little Red Schoolhouse

Clinic Dr. off Hwy. 569601.657.8077

Built in 1853. The two-story, two-room music building of the girls finishing school was the only building left by Union soldiers after they destroyed the Amite Female Seminary. Visit the Little Red Schoolhouse and learn about the history of Amite County. National Register of Historic Places.By appointment. Free.

Jefferson CountyCity Population 6,415

Alcorn State University

University Campus, Hwy. 552 W601.877.6130www.alcorn.edu

Alcorn State University is the oldest public historically black land-grant institution in the United States and the second-oldest state-supported institution of higher learning in Mississippi. Main campus features historic buildings such as Belle Lettres, Oakland Memorial Chapel and Old President’s Home. Tours by appointment.

Old Country Store

18801 Hwy. 61 S601.437.3661

The 1875 building remains in its natural state, unrestored. Stop at the Old Country Store, located just off the Natchez Trace Parkway between Port Gibson and Natchez, and enjoy local crafts and the down home Southern cooking restaurant. People travel for hours to partake in the “Heavenly Fried Chicken.” Gift shop. Open daily.

Madison CountyCity Population 21,938

Chapel of the Cross Episcopal Church

674 Mannsdale Rd., Hwy. 463 N 601.856.2593 chapelofthecrossms.org

c. 1850. The Chapel is an example of Gothic Revival design with a lofty bell tower, tall narrow windows and arch entrances. Designed by the noted architect, Frank Wills. The Chapel’s bricks were slave-made “river bottom” bricks, cast on-site from area clay. Historic cemetery. Site of the annual “A Day in the Country” festival on first Saturday in October. Mon - Fri. Guided tours available. By appointment. Free.

Cypress Swamp

Natchez Trace Parkway, Milepost 122662.680.4027 www.nps.gov/natr/index.htm

Enter a trail winding through towering cypress trees with water reflections; its subtle beauty and peaceful setting can soothe a tired soul. Free.

Reunion

105 Reunion Blvd.601.605.9797 reunionms.com

Preserving nature's bounty. Making the balance of work and play easier. Wooded trails, 400 acres of lakes, beach, playground. Award winning 18-hole championship golf course, tennis, fitness center, swimming, dining. Exceptional barn/equestrian amenities — boarding, riding instruction and more.

Simpson CountyCity Population 4,298
Magee Chamber of Commerce

Magee Heritage Museum

First Ave., NW Magee 601.849.2517

A growing collection of historical papers, pictures and memorabilia showcasing Magee's beginnings in the early 1800s. Call for hours of operation.

McNair Springs

McNair Springs Rd. 601.849.2517

Pure and cold free-flowing spring water.

Pike CountyCity Population 2,125

Central House Village

110 E. Railroad Ave. 601.341.5340

Eight unique shops with antiques, jewelry, beautiful handmade gift baskets and specialty items unique to Mississippi. Enjoy a meal at the Magnolia Food Company. Shops: Wed - Sat, 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. Café: Mon - Sat, 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Magnolia Cemetery

S. Prewitt St.601.783.6333

Burial site of Confederate Brig. Gen. Evander McNair. Daily, dawn to dusk.

Franklin CountyCity Population 4,298
Town of Meadville
75 Main St.601.384.5208

Clear Springs Recreation Area

Off Hwy. 84 601.384.5876

Activity area, bicycle path, developed and primitive camping, fishing, hiking, long-distance hiking trails, picnic area, swimming and water playground.

Simpson CountyCity Population 2,540

Mendenhall City Hall

172 W. Maud Ave. 601.847.1212

Originally the historic Thames House, this beautiful structure was restored in 1992 and donated to the City of Mendenhall for use as a city hall. Mon - Fri, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

MG&G: Mendenhall Grocery & Grain

102 Main St. S. 601.847.3277

This old country store specializes in Simpson County/Mississippi-made products, gift baskets, jewelry and much more while retaining its 1928 ambience. Mon - Fri, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.; Sat, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Extended hours during the holidays.

Simpson County Courthouse

100 Court Ave. 601.847.2474

Built in 1907, designed by Andrew Bryan and is considered one of the best examples of Classical Revival architecture in the state. Call in advance to schedule tours. Mon - Fri, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Lawrence CountyCity Population 1,670
Lawrence County Chamber of Commerce

Atwood Water Park

Park features furnished cabins, full camping hookups, bathhouses, boat ramp on the Pearl River, playground and lighted walking trail.

Cooper’s Ferry Park

Downtown riverside park overlooking the Pearl River. Historic ferryboat route. Scenic overlook deck, trails, gazebo, treetops boardwalk, splashpad, water wheel and butterfly garden. Open year-round. Dawn to dusk. Free.

Elisha Douglas Cabin

Smith Ferry Rd., Sontag 601.587.7518

Built in 1858 and recently restored and moved to central Sontag. Extraordinary example of single-pen log cabin. Built by founder of Shiloh Baptist Church. Inquire at neighboring country store about touring.

Lake Mary Crawford

Lake Mary Ln.601.587.7853

Features fishing, water skiing, nature trail, full camper hookups and bathhouse.

Lawrence County Military Museum

Broad St.601.587.7731

Museum featuring military heroes originating from Lawrence County.

Lawrence County Regional History Museum

125 E. Broad St.601.587.7731

Museum chronicling the settlement and heyday of Lawrence County.

Longino House

Caswell St.601.587.7731

Beautifully restored home of Governor Andrew Longino featuring a doctor's office and a blacksmith's shop on the grounds. Tours by appointment.

River Road & White Sand Creek Bridge

Hwy. 43 to Conerly Rd., Silver Creek preserveriverroad.com/Perserve_River_Road/Welcome.html

Road established 1812; iron bridge dated 1813. Take in the beautiful scenery as you travel as pioneer settlers did on what was the primary corridor between port cities during Mississippi's territorial era.

Adams CountyCity Population 17,162
Visit Natchez

African-American Museum of History and Culture

The museum serves as a depository of information and artifacts that pertain to the African-American community from 1719 to present day in southwest Mississippi and surrounding areas. Mon - Fri, 10 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.; Sat, 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.

ArtsNatchez

The gallery is situated in the heart of downtown on Main Street. Spend a few minutes browsing through the local artwork and you will know why each artist has a deep love for Natchez and expresses it in his/her work. Mon - Sun, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Auburn

c. 1812. First house in Mississippi constructed using architectural principles. A spectacular unsupported spiral staircase greets visitors in the entry hall. Tue - Sat, 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. Special times during pilgrimages.

Bluff Park

101 S. Broadway

The greatest natural attraction that Natchez has to offer is the Mississippi River, and the best vantage point from which to take in her beauty and splendor is the bluff. The best time to be on the bluff overlooking the river is at sunset, because, weather permitting, sunsets on the river can be a spectacular sight to behold.

Carriage Rides

Canal St. Depot601.442.4581

Natchez day and night tours. Day tours daily, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m., weather permitting. Day tour tickets at Natchez Visitor’s Center or from carriage drivers. Night tours by appointment.

Charboneau Distillery

An artisan distillery located in downtown Natchez, in one of the oldest buildings in Mississippi. Tours available hourly. Fri, 5 - 8 p.m.; Sat, 12 - 6 p.m.

City Sightseeing Natchez Hop-On Hop-Off Bus

Tour Natchez through an open-top, double-decker bus and see Natchez’s top attractions. With 10 major stops, all narrated in person by a friends and information tour guide, you decide what to see and when. Tour at you own pace and enjoy the city of Natchez’s attractions, restaurants and shopping. Stops include Monmouth Historic Inn, St. Mary Basilica, Natchez Under-the-Hill and historic downtown shops to name a few. Buses run approximately every 30 – 45 minutes. Tue – Sun, 8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. Tickets sold at the Natchez Visitor Center.

Clarmount Baptist Church

114 Cemetery Rd.601.304.1008

Clarmount Baptist traces its beginnings to 1857 when the congregation purchased land in Giles Bottom. The church moved from the low river lands to its present site a few years later. By appointment.

Downtown Karla Brown

Tours, trips and shuttle service.

Dunleith

84 Homochitto St.800.433.2455dunleith.com

c. 1856. Stately white colonnade surrounded by 40 acres of landscaped gardens and wooded bayous. Member, Bed & Breakfast Association of Mississippi.Tours daily, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Emerald Mound

Natchez Trace Parkway, Milepost 10.3601.445.4211www.nps.gov/natr/index.htm

The second-largest Indian ceremonial mound in the nation covers nearly eight acres. Built by ancestors of the Natchez Indians in 1400 AD. A trail leads to the top, where visitors can view a primary mound and a secondary mound. Daily, dawn to dusk.

Evans Bontura Smith House

c. 1851. Built by Robert D. Smith, a free African- American who operated a carriage service in historic Natchez. Once operated as an inn by Portuguese merchant Jose Bontura. By appointment.

Everyday Adventure

Guided biking and kayaking tours.

First Presbyterian Church

A fine example of Federal-style architecture, built by a congregation organized in 1817. Stratton Chapel was added in 1901 and is considered an architectural gem in the Romanesque Revival style. Also home to a collection of over 500 photographs of historic Natchez. Self guided tours. Mon - Sat, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Forks of the Road

St. Catherine St. at Liberty Rd.601.446.6345

Site of the second-largest slave market in the South. Although no remnants of the slave market remain, on-site kiosks provide visitors with valuable information. Open daily. Free.

Grand Village of the Natchez Indians

This National Historic Landmark was the location of the ceremonial mound center for the Natchez Tribe from 1200 until 1730. Museum, educational programs, reconstructed mounds and a dwelling. Mon - Sat, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.; Sun, 1:30 - 5 p.m. Closed major holidays. Donations accepted.

Historic Downtown Natchez

Downtown

Oldest permanent settlement on the Mississippi River. Scenic streets, historic houses, churches, buildings, restaurants, quaint shops and river walks make Natchez an experience to remember.

Historic Jefferson College

Historic school, named for Thomas Jefferson, operated from 1811 to 1964. Site features a museum, historic buildings, a picnic area and nature trails. Mon - Sat, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.; Sun, 1 - 5 p.m. Free.

Holy Family Catholic Church

16 Orange Ave.601.445.5700

c. 1894. First African-American Catholic Church in Mississippi. A school occupies the main floor, with the sanctuary above. Open daily, no structured tours. By appointment. Mass Wed and Fri, 7 p.m.; Sat, 5 p.m.; Sun, 8 a.m. Donations accepted. Free.

House on Ellicott Hill

House stands remarkably preserved on a perch where Gen. Andrew Ellicott first raised the American flag over Natchez on Feb. 27, 1797. Well-maintained, it is one of the earliest structures built in Natchez. Fri - Sat, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. Hourly tours; last tour begins at 2 p.m.

Jefferson Street United Methodist Church

c. 1872. Handsome building constructed on the site of two earlier churches. The congregation, one of the earliest in the state, built its first church in 1807. By appointment. Free.

Kyle House

617 High St.601.445.0728

c. 1820. This frame cottage is the only building associated with a free African-American dating back to the early statehood period, and is one of the few remaining examples of the small houses that once dotted the streets of downtown Natchez.

Linden

This historic bed and breakfast was once the home of Thomas B. Reed, first elected US Senator from Mississippi. Federal period architecture. Front door used as model for Tara in Gone With the Wind. Member, Bed & Breakfast Association of Mississippi. Tours available Thu - Sat, 11 a.m.

Loess Bluff

Natchez Trace Parkway, Milepost 12.4601.445.4211www.nps.gov/natr/index.htm

An unusual land formation caused by a deposit of topsoil called loess, dating to the Ice Age. Open daily.

Longwood

140 Lower Woodville Rd.601.442.5193natchezpilgrimage.com

The largest octagonal house in North America. Oriental-inspired architecture. Remains unfinished because construction was halted at the onset of the Civil War. Open daily, 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Tours every 30 minutes, times vary during pilgrimages. Admission.

Magnolia Hall

National Historic Landmark. The last great mansion to be completed in Natchez prior to the War Between the States. Features a Henderson family museum collection of pilgrimage costumes and doll collection. 
Tours Thu - Sat, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. Last tour begins at 2 p.m. Admission.

Melrose

One Melrose-Montebello Pkwy.601.446.5790natchezpilgrimage.com

National Historic Landmark. This centerpiece of the Natchez National Historic Park was one of the original pilgrimage homes in 1932. Features original appointments and dependencies. Daily, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Tours every hour on the hour. Admission.

Mississippi River Biking Trail

Through the Mississippi Delta to Natchez601.359.7883

A newly developed 300-mile biking trail. Uses existing roads through the Mississippi Delta and continues on the Natchez Trace Parkway into Natchez.

Monmouth Historic Inn

c. 1818. Home of Gen. John A. Quitman, an early Mississippi governor of Mexican War fame. Contains many original Quitman pieces. Magnificent gardens amidst 26 beautifully landscaped acres. Member, Bed & Breakfast Association of Mississippi. Tours daily, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Mount Locust Inn

Natchez Trace Parkway, Milepost 15.6662.680.4027www.nps.gov/natr/index.htm

The only remaining example of a frontier “stand” or inn. Has been restored to its original appearance. Daily, 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. Free.

Natchez Bluff Park

Scenic park, with gazebo and picnic area, overlooks the Mississippi River. Historical marker commemorates the remarkable life of Richard Wright, a famous African-American author born near Natchez in 1908. Another marker lists more than 200 victims of a fire at the Rhythm Night Club on St. Catherine St. in 1940.

Natchez Brewing Company

413 Franklin St.828.713.5311natchezbrew.com

Natchez Brewing Company is located in historic downtown Natchez. The beer is crafted with a passion for local flavor and a love for tradition. Taproom and tours available.

Natchez City Cemetery

Numerous Union soldiers and famous citizens of historic Natchez are buried here among impressive monuments and poignant headstones. Open daily. 8 a.m. to dusk.

Natchez Costume & Doll Museum

Located inside Magnolia Hall, this collection includes antique dolls and costume gowns worn by the queens of past pageants during Spring Pilgrimage. Fri - Sun, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Admission.

Natchez in Historic Photographs

405 State St.601.442.2581

Over 500 photographs tell the story of a small Southern river town from the Civil War era to World War II. Includes photos of riverboats and life along the river. Mon - Sat, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Donations accepted. Free.

Natchez Little Theatre

Enjoy a local playhouse performance. The Natchez Little Theatre offers numerous productions throughout the year. The city is fortunate to have an array of surprisingly talented actors, and we are sure you will not be disappointed with your ticket purchase. Call or visit website for current productions and season schedule.

Natchez National Cemetery

41 Cemetery Rd.601.445.4981

Natchez National Cemetery dates to 1866, one of 21 national historic cemeteries established in that year. Located on a bluff overlooking the Mississippi River, the site's topography influenced its unique layout of irregular shaped burial sections, terraced hillsides, and gravel and grass pathways. Daily, 8 a.m. to sunset.

Natchez National Historical Park

One Melrose-Montebello Pkwy.601.442.2658www.nps.gov/natc/index.htm

Established in 1988 to preserve and interpret the history of Natchez. Includes the William Johnson House, c. 1841, and Melrose, c. 1845. Grounds open daily, 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. Melrose open daily, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Natchez Pilgrimage Tours

Offers a one-call booking service for groups which includes house tours, entertainment, special events, meals, accommodations, step-on guides, foreign language guides and more.

Natchez Trace National Scenic Trail

National Park Service, 2680 Natchez Trace Parkway662.680.4027www.nps.gov/natr/index.htm

Provides hiking opportunities and is administered by the Natchez Trace Parkway.

Natchez Trace Parkway

National Park Service, 2680 Natchez Trace Parkway800.305.7417www.nps.gov/natr/index.htm

Stretches 444 miles from Nashville, TN, to Natchez. Scenic route with abundant wildlife. Visitors have access to multitudes of self-guided interpretive trails, campgrounds, rivers, streams, lakes, ancient Indian burial mounds, historical markers, natural and cultural exhibits and agricultural lands.

Natchez Trails Museum of Streets

Cyclists are welcome on the streets of downtown Natchez, and they may also join walkers in exploring the historical bluff trail and parts of the nature trail overlooking the Mississippi River. These trails also provide interpretive wayside panels with interesting information and images.

Natchez Under-The-Hill

Historic district famous as a 19th-century flatboat and steamboat landing on the Mississippi River. Once notorious, it was called the “Barbary Coast of the Mississippi.” Saloon and casino gaming.

Old South Winery

65 S. Concord Ave.601.445.9924oldsouthwinery.com

Founded in 1979, Old South Winery continues a family tradition dating back to the early 1800s by producing a number of fine muscadine table wines. Tours available.

Open Air Tours

Open Air Tours (O.A.T) is a 45 – 60 minute narrated tour of the historic district of Natchez in an open, 5-passenger electric vehicle. Tours begin at the Natchez Visitor Center. Tours are seven days a week at 9:15 a.m., 10:15 a.m., 1:25 p.m. and 2:15 p.m.

Pine Ridge Presbyterian Church

Pine Ridge Rd.601.334.6136

Home to the oldest congregation of the denomination in the state. By appointment.

Quapaw Canoe Company

Outpost Natchez offers wilderness expeditions on the Lower Mississippi River, its Back Waters, Bayous, Oxbows, and Flood Plain between the levees. Tours can be arranged by the day or the week.

Rhythm Night Club Museum

Five St. Catherine St.601.442.6597rnconsitemm.org

Learn about the tragic fire of 1940 that claimed 207 lives while dancing to the famous orchestra of Walter Barnes. Mon - Sat, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Admission.

Rosalie

National Historic Landmark. Overlooking the Mississippi River, this Federal-style mansion was named for the French fort built nearby in 1716. Rosalie served as Union headquarters during the Civil War occupation. Daily, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Tours every hour on the hour. Times vary during pilgrimages. Admission.

Rosalie Historic Gardens

Four acres of formal gardens with brick pathways, antique garden urns and wrought iron benches. Additional six acres of meadow overlooking the Mississippi River just above historic Natchez Landing. 
Nov - Feb, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.; Mar - Oct, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Admission.

Rose Hill Missionary Baptist Church

607 Madison St.601.445.4386

Site of Mississippi’s oldest African-American Baptist Church, from the 1830s. The Romanesque Revival-style building, built in 1908, replaced the earlier structure. By appointment. Sunday services, call for rates.

St. Catherine Creek National Wildlife Refuge Birding & Wildlife Viewing Area

Nearly 1,000 acres of exceptional birding opportunities for neotropical migrants and forest-breeding birds. Magnolia walking trail and beautiful cypress lakes.

St. John’s United Methodist Church

323 Martin Luther King St.800.647.6724

Built between 1886 and 1892 as First Baptist Church and was acquired in 1915 by the congregation of St. John’s Methodist Church. One of the oldest African- American church buildings in Natchez. Call for hours.

St. Mary Basilica

c. 1841. The oldest Catholic church in Mississippi. It is truly a must-see while you are in Natchez. Daily, 7 a.m. - sunset.

Stanton Hall

401 High St.601.442.6282

National Historic Landmark. Occupying an entire city block, Stanton Hall is surrounded by century-old live oak trees. Impressive proportions, such as 16.5-ft. ceilings and a 70-ft. hallway. Daily, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Tours on the half hour. Times vary during pilgrimages. Admission.

Temple B’nai Israel

213 S. Commerce St.601.445.5407

c. 1905. Temple replaced the 1872 structure that stood on the site. By appointment. Donations accepted.

The Towers

The bed & breakfast is located on the north end of downtown Natchez and rests on close to five beautifully landscaped acres. Tours by appointment only.

Trinity Episcopal Church

Opened in 1822, this is the oldest church building in Natchez. Built in the Federal-style with a gilded dome. A remodeling gave Trinity its present handsome Greek Revival appearance. Self guided tours. Call in advance for guided group tours. 
Mon - Fri, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

William Johnson House

210 State St.601.445.5345

Operated by the National Park Service. Bookstore, exhibit room and fully furnished recreated living quarters. 
Daily, 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Free.

Zion Chapel African Methodist Episcopal Church

228 N. Martin Luther King Jr. St.601.442.1396

Built in 1858 by the First Presbyterian Church to serve African-Americans and rural white people. By appointment. Donations accepted.

Pike CountyCity Population 481

Osyka Historic Museum & Jail

The museum and jail are located in downtown Osyka. Call in advance for tours.

The Pumpkin Patch at Oak Knoll Farm

5042 Old Mill Rd.601.542.5635

Activities include: face painting, story time, animal viewing, hayride to pumpkin patch, hay maze and picnic area. Open October 1 - 31. Reservations required. School tours available. Admission.

Rankin CountyCity Population 23,986
Pearl Chamber of Commerce
110 George Wallace Dr.601.939.3338

Outlets of Mississippi

Located at the intersection of I-55 and I-20 near Jackson, the Outlets of Mississippi is the state’s largest outlet shopping destination. Featuring a collection of more than 80 designer and name brands including COACH Factory, Michael Kors, Gap Factory Store, Banana Republic Factory Store and Nike Factory Store. Shoppers enjoy savings up to 65 percent off regular retail every day. Visit OutletsofMS.com for more information. Mon - Sat, 10 a.m. - 9 p.m.; Sun, 12 - 7 p.m.

Mississippi Braves Baseball

Trustmark Park, One Braves Way601.932.8788

Watch the minor league AA team for the Atlanta Braves play at home at the Trustmark Stadium. Check website for game schedule. Mon - Fri, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Rankin CountyCity Population 1,461

Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park Camp-Resort

143 Campground Rd.601.854.6859

Attractions include 95-acre lake, water zone, beach, game room, golf cart and boat rentals, minigolf, spacious hookup sites and cabins. Daily. Admission.

Rankin CountyCity Population 1,461

The Piney Woods Country Life School

The 2,000-acre, co-educational campus creates a living/learning environment for 200 students from all over the world. Blues Trail Marker and museum. Tour buses welcome. By appointment.

Claiborne CountyCity Population 1,840
Port Gibson/Claiborne County Chamber of Commerce

First Presbyterian Church

605 Church St.601.437.4351

Architecture features a golden hand atop the steeple pointing toward heaven, as well as chandeliers from the famous steamboat, Robert E. Lee. Daily. Sunday services. Call in advance to schedule a tour.

Grand Gulf Military Park

12006 Grand Gulf Rd.601.437.5911

Civil War battlefield site. Museum, historic buildings, cemetery, observation tower, campgrounds and view of the Mississippi River. 
Sun - Sat, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Closed major holidays. Admission.

Mississippi Cultural Crossroads

This center provides an outlet for the talents of local and regional quilters. On display are handcrafted heirloom quilts, children’s art and photographic exhibits. Workshops offered. Donations accepted. Admission.

No Easy Journey

Matt Ross Administration Bldg., 615 Market St.601.437.8905

An exhibit of photographs, text and material objects of the Civil Rights Movement. Mon - Fri, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Port Gibson Battlefield

Old Rodney Rd. at Point Lookout601.446.6502

Shaifer House, site of opening shots in the Battle of Port Gibson. Confederate forces were entrenched at Magnolia Church. Part of the battle was fought on Bruinsburg Road. Call for hours.

Port Gibson City Hall

1005 College St.601.437.4234

Restored Greek Revival building was once the center- piece for the Port Gibson Female College. Houses the Allen Collection, “Picturing Our Past,” photo exhibit of Claiborne County from 1906 to 1915. Call for hours.

Ruins of Windsor

15095 Rodney Rd.601.437.4351

c. 1859-61. Spared during the Civil War, it burned in 1890. Twenty-three fluted columns are all that remain. Featured in the movie Raintree County, with Elizabeth Taylor. Open daily. Free.

St. Peter’s AME Church

409 Church St.601.437.4614

A simplified version of the High Victorian Gothic style. Original weatherboards and octagonal spire were replaced with brick facing. By appointment. Donations accepted.

Temple Gemiluth Chassed Jewish Synagogue

708 Church St.601.437.4708

c. 1891. Moro-Byzantine Revival design. Determined by the Mississippi Department of Archives and History to be the oldest Jewish synagogue in the state still standing. A Mississippi Landmark. By appointment.

Windsor Ruins Loop Touring Biking Trail

A 33-mile hybrid/road biking trail. Highlights include Ruins of Windsor and a replica of the first Presbyterian church in Mississippi.

Wintergreen Cemetery

613 Greenwood St.601.437.8846

One of the most beautiful cemeteries in Mississippi. Originally the family cemetery of Samuel Gibson, founder of Port Gibson. Daily, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Hinds CountyCity Population 1,711

Confederate Cemetery

312 Port Gibson St.601.857.8041www.raymondms.com

140 graves of soldiers, mostly from Tennessee and Texas, mortally wounded during the Battle of Raymond, May 12, 1863. Daylight hours.

Driving Tour of Historic Raymond

Self-guided driving tour includes Hinds County Courthouse, c. 1857; St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, c. 1854; Confederate Cemetery, established in 1863. Brochure available from Raymond City Hall.

Dupree House & Mamie’s Cottage

Transitional Greek Revival/Italianate architecture. Two historic structures in a magnificent setting. Offers guided group tours by appointment. National Register of Historic Places.

Gibbs-Von Seutter House

Transitional Federal/Greek Revival architecture. Historic house, conveniently located in downtown Raymond, hosts tours, private functions and events. National Register of Historic Places. By appointment.

Grand Gulf/Raymond Scenic Byway

Grand Gulf Military Park to Raymond Military Park601.857.8041www.raymondms.com

50 miles of back roads in Claiborne and Hinds counties that relate early Natchez Trace history from Indian Territory days to Gen. U.S. Grant’s campaign.

Hinds County Courthouse

Outstanding example of Greek Revival architecture. Used as a hospital for Confederates wounded after the Battle of Raymond. National Register of Historic Places. 
Mon - Fri, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Closed major holidays.

Little Big Store, Raymond Train Depot

Store in historic depot offers rare and vintage albums, CDs, tapes and posters. Rated in the top five in the nation for rare vinyl records. Mon - Sat, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.; Sun, 1 - 5 p.m.

Marie Hull Gallery

Hinds Community College, Art Department601.857.3275

Permanent exhibits by Mississippi artists with changing national, regional and local works. Mon - Thu, 8 a.m. - 3 p.m.; Fri, 8 a.m. - 12 p.m. Closed when school is out.

Raymond Military Park

Hwy. 18 and Port Gibson St.601.857.8041www.friendsofraymond.org

A portion of the battlefield where Union and Confederate soldiers clashed May 12, 1863. Interpreted, three-quarter-mile walking trail and recreated Union and Confederate battle lines. Daylight hours only.

St. Mark’s Episcopal Church

Used as a hospital for Union soldiers after the Battle of Raymond. Bloodstains remain visible on the floors. National Register of Historic Places. By appointment. Donations accepted. Free.

Texas Monument

Hwy. 18 at Port Gibson St.601.857.8041www.raymondms.com

Granite monument dedicated by Austin Civil War Round Table and Texas Historical Commission in memory of the Seventh Texas Infantry, which fought here on May 12, 1863.

Madison CountyCity Population 24,258
Ridgeland Tourism Commission & Visitors Center
1000 Highland Colony Pkwy., Ste. 6006601.605.5252visitridgeland.com

Antique Mall of the South

367 Hwy. 51601.853.4000

14,000-sq. ft. climate-controlled show room is home to over 70 vendors of timeless antiques. Located just off the historic Natchez Trace Parkway, every visit offers a new experience with constantly rotating inventory. Mon - Sat, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.; Sun, 1 - 6 p.m.

Bicycle Revolution Mobile Bike Rentals

Offering bike rentals delivered to you on site for full and half day rentals to enjoy Ridgeland's bike paths.

Bill Waller Craft Center

Natchez Trace Parkway, 950 Rice Rd.601.856.7546craftsmensguildofms.org

Home to the Mississippi Craftsmen's Guild, the 20,000-sq.ft. The Bill Waller Craft Center has many functions, such as retail gallery, museum, education center, art referral agency, community gather place and visitors’ center. Mon - Sat, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Sun, 12 - 5 p.m. Free.

Friendship Boat

99 West Ramp Rd.601.862.3569

Double decker cruise vessel with full kitchen and sound system available for large group outings on the Barnett Reservoir.

The Hangout Indoor Rock Climbing

Features two bouldering walls with a connecting overhang. Shoe rentals available.

Mag Ridge BMX

USA BMX-sanctioned BMX track where all ages are welcome.

Main Harbor Marina Boat Rentals

Full service marina with all you need to enjoy a day on the Rez with pontoon boat, jet ski, paddle board and kayak rentals. Fishing and boating supplies.

Ridgeland Multi-Use Trail

From west of Highland Colony Pkwy. to the Ross Barnett Reservoir601.853.2011

The 14.76 mile multi-use trail provides visitors and residents a superb outdoor recreational amenity. Users can view wildlife and woodlands with access to the Natchez Trace Parkway, the Reservoir and urban conveniences.

Ridgeland Retail Trail

http://visitridgeland.com/rrt800.468.6078

The 14.76 mile multi-use trail provides visitors and residents a superb outdoor recreational amenity. Users can view wildlife and woodlands with access to the Natchez Trace Parkway, the Reservoir and urban conveniences.

Ridgeland Trails - Mountain Bike

521 Giles Ln.tricountymtb.org

The 14.76 mile multi-use trail provides visitors and residents a superb outdoor recreational amenity. Users can view wildlife and woodlands with access to the Natchez Trace Parkway, the Reservoir and urban conveniences.

Renaissance at Colony Park

1000 Highland Colony Pkwy.; I-55 at Old Agency Road Exit601.519.0900renaissanceatcolonypark.com

Lifestyle center masterpiece with an elegant, old-world design. An inviting village center that plays host to an ongoing array of special events. An unrivaled venue for modern and upscale shopping, dining and entertainment. For leasing information call 601.352.1818.

Ross Barnett Reservoir

The 33,000-acre Ross Barnett Reservoir features parks, campgrounds, boating, boat ramps, fishing, swimming, paved trails, pavilions, disc golf and wildlife viewing.

Sweet Olive Tour Boat

Seats up to 30 guests in year-round, climate controlled comfort for daily tours of the Ross Barnett Reservoir. Special event and themed cruises available, as well as private charter.

The Township at Colony Park

I-55 N Exit 107 at Colony Park Blvd.thetownship.com/t

A master-planned, mixed-use development in the heart of vibrant Ridgeland. A unique mixture of shops, offices, hotels, fitness, condominiums and single family homes. Events occur year-round.

Jefferson CountyCity Population Under 100

Rodney Presbyterian Church

Rodney Rd. 601.853.0230

During Gen. U.S. Grant’s campaign to capture Vicksburg, Rodney was heavily shelled by Union naval forces. Cannonball is embedded in the facade. Ghost town.

Walthall CountyCity Population 1,609
Walthall County Economic Development Authority

China Grove Church

Built in 1861 of heart pine using hand-crafted techniques. Listed on the National Historic Register.

Holmes Water Park

Launch your canoe in Magee's Creek or take a leisurely stroll along the creek bank and explore "The Trail of Seven Bridges" or have a bird watching adventure under the shady pines.

Lake Walthall

34 Lake Walthall Rd.601.876.6980www.co.walthall.ms.us

55-acre lake stocked with largemouth bass, bluegill, redear and channel catfish. Boat launch and courtesy pier. No camping.

Magee’s Creek

118 Dillons Bridge Rd.601.354.7303canoeandtrailoutpost.com

Those who love the outdoors can enjoy canoeing and tubing. Canoe trips can be arranged by calling the Canoe and Trail Outpost at 601.876.6964. Cabin rentals available.

Railroad & Transportation Museum

Enter the Museum through the Whistle Stop Gift Shop and enjoy a historical view of the early years of this community.

Walkers Bridge Water Park

New River Rd. near Hwy. 48 E601.876.2680www.co.walthall.ms.us

Simple paved boat launch, covered pavilion, picnic tables, plenty of parking, lovely sandy bank with access to the scenic Bogue Chitto River.

Walthall County Courthouse

The courthouse and adjacent jail are on the National Historic Register with an architectural style of the late 19th and early 20th century American movement.

Jefferson CountyCity Population 640

Historic Union Church Community

Settled by Scots in 1806. Site of Varnado’s Store, 1863 Grierson’s Raid and Union Church Presbyterian Church founded in 1817. Current building, c. 1852. Galatia Methodist Church, c. 1859.

Jefferson CountyCity Population 640

Museum of the Southern Jewish Experience

3863 Old Morrison Rd.601.362.6357www.isjl.org
Warren CountyCity Population 23,856
Vicksburg CVB

Anshe Chesed Cemetery

Clay St. (access at Grove and Hope St.)601.636.9421

Adjacent to Vicksburg National Military Park, the cemetery dates back to 1864. A lunette fortification was built on the property by the Confederacy. Mon - Sat, dawn to dusk.

Attic Gallery

The oldest independently-owned art gallery in the state of Mississippi featuring Southern folk art, contemporary fine art, handmade pottery, glass and jewelry and “blues” related items.

Bethel AME Church

805 Monroe St.601.636.5777

c. 1875. The first African-American Methodist Episcopal church in Mississippi. The first African- American Masonic Lodge in Mississippi was organized here in 1875. Open year-round. By appointment.

Beulah Cemetery

Old Jackson Rd. off Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.601.638.4287

The only African-American cemetery in Vicksburg, established by the Vicksburg Tabernacle #19 Independent Order of Brothers and Sisters of Love and Charity around 1884. Call in advance for tours.

Biedenharn Coca-Cola Museum

1894 site where Coca-Cola was first bottled. Featuring Coca-Cola and Biedenharn family history. Old-fashioned soda fountain and gift shop. Mon - Sat, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.; Sundays, 1:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Admission. Free under six.

Blue Cat Guide Service

Rod and reel fishing for trophy blue catfish in the Mississippi River. By appointment.

Catfish Row Children’s Art Park

Clay St. and Levee St.601.634.4514vicksburg.org

Outdoor exhibits depicting Vicksburg's rich history. Playful areas, gardens, splash fountains and murals. Daily, 9 a.m. - 8 p.m. Free.

Cedar Hill Cemetery & Soldiers Rest

326 Lovers Ln.601.634.4513

One of the oldest cemeteries in the US that is still in use. Final resting place for Confederate soldiers of the Civil War. 7 a.m. - dusk.

Cedar Hill/Soldier’s Rest Cemetery Tours

Driving tour of Vicksburg’s Historic Cedar Hill Cemetery. Includes Soldier’s Rest Confederate burial ground, funerary art and stories of Vicksburg history.

Chotard Landing Resort

Outdoor recreation along the Mississippi River and oxbow lakes. Public fishing and hunting. 30 miles north of Vicksburg on Hwy. 465.

Christ Episcopal Church

c. 1839. Oldest public assembly building in Vicksburg. Daily services were conducted despite heavy artillery shelling during the Civil War siege of 1863. By appointment. Donations accepted.

Church of the Holy Trinity

Features six rare Tiffany stained-glass windows. Only 11 such windows exist in Mississippi. National Register of Historic Places. By appointment. Free.

Duff Green Mansion

c. 1856. Lovely three-story antebellum home built by skilled slave labor and used as a hospital during the Civil War. By appointment.

George Washington Ball House

921 Main St.601.636.7915

c. 1822. George Washington Ball was a distant cousin of our first president. Contains an interesting variety of memorabilia and furniture. Tours by appointment.

Grey Oaks Plantation

4142 Ridfle Range Rd.850.341.9900greyoaksplantation.com

Elegant adaptation of an 1830s home surrounded by acres of landscaped grounds and towering oaks, taking on the aura of a romance novel. By appointment.

H.C. Porter Gallery

1216 Washington St.601.661.9444hcporter.com

Fine art gallery featuring original paintings, original serigraphs and fine art prints and photographs by nationally recognized Mississippi artist H.C. Porter.

Haunted Vicksburg

Tours begin at the corner of Monroe St. and Grove St.601.618.6031hauntedvicksburg.com

Walking tours of Old Town Vicksburg with tales of horror, death and haunting in the Old South, Mar - Oct. Driving tour of Vicksburg's most "spiritually active neighborhoods." Nov - Feb.

Historic Downtown Vicksburg

Rich in natural, historical and architectural resources, downtown Vicksburg is a beautiful home to an exceptional mix of retail shops, restaurants, museums, art galleries, antique shops and other attractions.

Holly Grove Missionary Baptist Church

746 Johnson St.601.638.1591

First established in 1863. Church services are conducted each Sunday morning and Wednesday evening. Donations accepted. Free.

Jackson Street Missionary Baptist Church

1416 Jackson St.601.634.6535

c. 1905. Gothic Revival-style church thought to be the largest church built and owned by African-Americans in Mississippi.

Jacqueline House

Vicksburg's only museum for the exclusive study of the history and culture of people of African descent. African-American artifacts, art archives, photography and audio visual collections. By appointment. Call for hours.

Jesse Brent Lower Mississippi River Museum & Riverfront Interpretive Site

910 Washington St.601.638.9900www.lmrm.org

Features an orientation theater, river model, interactive and educational exhibits for all ages and tours of the Motor Vessel Mississippi IV. Provides a glimpse of life along the Mississippi River. Mon - Sat, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.; Sun, 1 - 4 p.m. Free.

King Solomon Baptist Church

1401 Farmer St.601.638.7658

c. 1880. Gothic Revival-style church was founded by King Solomon as a mission in 1859 under the name of Mount Pleasant Baptist Association. Sun, by appointment.

Licensed National Military Park Guided Tours

Guides offer visitors the unique opportunity to explore the battlefield and city with a licensed professional. Tours are easily arranged for individuals and groups of all sizes. Two-hour minimum.

Maggio Historic Tours

Tours begin at corner of Cherry and Crawford St.601.831.5869

Walking tours through one of the most historic districts in Vicksburg. Learn about the history of approximately 35 homes and establishments. By appointment.

Margaret’s Grocery

4535 N. Washington St.

Folk art. Margaret’s Grocery has huge towers of pink, white and yellow masonry surrounding the original store building. The structure is the work of the Rev. H.D. Dennis. Drive-by.

Martha Vick House

1300 Grove St.601.831.7007

c. 1830. The last Vick family home in Vicksburg. Built for the daughter of Vicksburg's founder. Mon - Sat, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.; Sun, 1 - 5 p.m. Admission.

McRaven Tour Home

c. 1797. Hear the fascinating and sometimes eerie stories about Mississippi’s most haunted house (second most haunted in the nation). History, haunted and combination tours. Admission.

Mississippi Sweet Tea Tours

Meet at Catfish Row Art Park or hotel pick-up601.667.0123mssweetteatours.com

Explore the rich history of African-Americans in Vicksburg from the Civil War era through today. Dining tours also available for sampling from five locally-owned Vicksburg restaurants. By appointment.

NRoute Trolley Express

1445 Harrison St.601.636.1053vicksburg.org

The 24-passenger Trolley Express combines the nostalgic charm of the past with modern day comforts. Open Mon - Fri, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. Admission.

Old Courthouse Museum

Features a plethora of artifacts, illustrations and documents. Gen. Grant raised the U.S. flag and addressed troops from this site. Mon - Sat, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.; Sundays, 1:30 - 4:30 p.m. Admission.

Old Depot Museum

World’s largest collection of War Between the States ship models. Collection of riverboat and naval vessels with Mississippi names. Extensive model railroad layouts on display. Admission.

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Pemberton’s Headquarters

1018 Crawford St.601.636.0583

c. 1835. Occupied by Confederate Lt. Gen. John C. Pemberton during the Siege of Vicksburg. Pemberton held council of his chief officers on July 3, 1863 to discuss plans for surrender. Call in advance for tours.

Principal Tours

Visitor Information Center, 52 Old Hwy. 27601.529.2890www.hauntedvicksburg.com

Historic city tour around Vicksburg featuring history, architecture, museums, tour homes, restaurants and attractions. By appointment.

Quapaw Canoe Company- Vicksburg Outpost

Offering wilderness expeditions on the lower Mississippi River, its back waters, bayous, oxbows and flood plain between the levees. Reservations available daily.

Pleasant Green Baptist Church

817 Bowman St.601.638.5683

c. 1898. Two-story brick Romanesque Revival-style church where Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. spoke in the summer of 1964. Call for hours.

Southern Cultural Heritage Center

For 132 years the Sisters of Mercy educated children and nursed the sick at St. Francis Xavier Academy and Convent. Tour includes the Cobb House and Gothic Revival convent. Admission.

Southern Heritage Air Museum

An affiliate of the World War II Museum, the museum features an aircraft collection and aviation artifacts. Guests can also schedule a plane ride. Tue - Sat, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. or by appointment.

St. Mary’s Catholic Church

1512 Main St.601.636.0115

c. 1906. Founded in 1906 by Father Heick of the Society of the Divine Word. The Romanesque Revival- style church replaced a 1906 classroom structure.

Strand Theatre

Opening as a movie theater in 1934, The Strand Theater is located inside the Adolph Rose Building in downtown, and is on the National Register of Historic Places. The Westside Theatre Foundation reopened the theatre in 2011 as a movie theatre and performance space.

Tara Wildlife

6791 Eagle Lake Shore Rd.601.279.4261www.tarawildlife.com

Located in the Eagle Lake community with eight miles of Mississippi River frontage and 9,000 acres of oxbow lakes makes this an ideal rustic setting for a getaway or retreat. Experience diverse recreational activities including birding, nature trails, wildlife watching and more. Two lodges and three houses/cabins.

USS Cairo Museum

Restored Union ironclad gunboat sunk during Civil War. Museum contains artifacts found on board. Vicksburg National Military Park. Mon - Sun, 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. Admission.

Vicksburg Campaign Trail

3201 Clay St.601.636.0583

Nationally significant sites associated with Union Gen. Ulysses S. Grant’s campaign and siege of Vicksburg. Self-guided driving tour. Brochure available from the Vicksburg National Military Park.

Vicksburg National Cemetery

This 1,800-acre park is the second largest national cemetery. Daily, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Closed Christmas Day. Admission.

Vicksburg National Military Park

1899. Marble and granite monuments, strategic markers and cannon displays commemorate the 47-day Civil War siege and defense of Vicksburg. Daily, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Closed Christmas Day. Admission.

Vicksburg Riverfront Murals

Historic Downtown Riverfront, Levee St.601.636.9421

Life-sized depictions of the history of Vicksburg using the flood wall as a canvas to capture the city's crucial past and present role in American history.

Vicksburg Theatre Guild at the Parkside Playhouse

Offering live theater for over 80 years and home to the Guinness Book of World Records' longest running show, "Gold in the Hills." Visit website for tickets and showtimes.

Wesley United Methodist Church

1318 First East St.601.636.6754

Wesley’s first building was given to the slaves of the white Methodist congregation in 1858. The present building was constructed c. 1950 and was the home of Vicksburg’s first civil rights organization. Call for hours.

Yesterday’s Children Antique Doll & Toy Museum

Antique toys from the 1840s. More than 1,000 dolls, doll houses, teddy bears and rocking chairs.
 Mon - Sat, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Admission.

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163 Boston Row601.888.3998

African-American Museum

Boston Row601.888.7151

Housed in an 1814 federal building, exhibits feature musicians Lester Young, William Grant Still, Scott Dunbar and author Anne Moody. By appointment.

Clark Creek Natural Area

366 Fort Adams-Pond Rd.601.888.6040mdwfp.com

Over 700 acres of loess bluffs. Woodlands with 30-foot-high waterfalls, trails and terrain. Open daily.

Lake Mary

14950 Hwy. 24 W

7,000-acre lake. Public boat ramp, canoeing/kayaking fishing, birding, and wildlife habitats.

Pond Store

182 Fort Adams-Pond Rd.601.888.4426

c. 1881. Old-fashioned country store overlooking pond, near Clark Creek Nature Area. Open most weekends or by appointment. Admission for groups.

St. Paul’s Episcopal Church

Church St.601.888.3177

c. 1824. One of the founding parishes of the Episcopal Church in Mississippi. Call for hours.