Humphreys CountyCity Population 2,235
Belzoni-Humphreys Development Foundation
110 Magnolia St.662.247.4838belzonims.com

2,000 Year-Old Cypress Tree

Simmons Rd.belzonims.com

Beautiful boardwalk located north of Belzoni just off of Hwy. 7. Drive-by.

Catfish on Parade

303 E. Jackson St.662.247.4838 belzonims.com

An art display of 42 creatively painted fiberglass catfish. Belzoni has more outdoor sculptures per capita than any other city in Mississippi. Drive-by.

German Concentration Camp Huts

1175 Church St. belzonims.com

Housed German POWs during WWII. Drive-by.

Humphreys County Cultural Museum

The museum's mission is to protect African-American heritage. Group tours and family reunion groups welcome.

Jaketown Indian Mound

Pottery fragments found in the surrounding area indicate the mounds date back to 1100 - 1500 A.D. Drive-by.

Jaketown Museum

Museum contains artifacts from Jaketown dating from about 1750 B.C. to 1500 A.D., making it one of the longest and earliest inhabited sites discovered in North America. Wed, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Free.

Mama’s Dream World Ethel Wright Mohamed Stitchery Museum

Ethel Wright Mohamed is often referred to as the “Grandma Moses of Stitchery.” View over 100 stitchery memory pictures that are representative of Mississippi Delta family life. Open year-round. By appointment.

Reverend George Lee Gravesite

603 Church St.belzonims.com

Considered to be the first person to die in the fight for civil rights for African-Americans, George Lee’s name is the first of 40 listed on the Civil Rights Memorial in Montgomery, AL.

Steamboat Natchez Historical Marker

Hwy. 12 and 49 W, .5 miles west of the Yazoo River, South of Belzoni

On March 13, 1863, near this site, the Natchez burned and sank in the Yazoo River. Converted into a Confederate gunboat and loaded with cotton bales, the vessel had been taken into the Yazoo River to avoid capture.

Wister Gardens

Called “The Delta’s Garden,” this beautiful 14-acre garden contains thousands of azaleas, roses, daylilies, a gazebo, a lake, various fowl and more.

Yazoo CountyCity Population 2,112
Yazoo County CVB
110 N. Jerry Clower Blvd., Ste. S662.746.1815visityazoo.org

Oak Grove AME Church

8866 Hwy. 16 E662.673.9176

Marchers, including Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., were provided food and water by church members and members of the Woods family in 1966 during a march for voting rights.

Yazoo CountyCity Population 450
Yazoo County CVB
110 N. Jerry Clower Blvd., Ste. S662.746.1815visityazoo.org

Blue Front Cafe

107 E. Railroad Ave. 662.528.1900visityazoo.org

Authentic Mississippi Delta "juke joint" where the world-famous Bentonia Blues was born and can still be heard. The Blue Front Cafe is considered the oldest active juke joint in Mississippi.

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.

Leake CountyCity Population 4,794
Leake County Development Association
103 N. Pearl St.601.267.9231www.leakems.com

The Carthage Post Office

201 N. Pearl St.

Built in 1939 and still in operation. Houses a New Deal wooden relief of “Lumbermen Rolling a Log.” Installed in 1941 by Peter Dalton honoring Carthage’s ties to the logging industry. Mon - Tue and Thu - Fri, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.; Wed, 8:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.; Sat, 9 - 11 a.m.

Coal Bluff

1107 Coal Bluff Rd., Lena601.654.7726

Breathtaking views nestled in lush groves, the park offers camping pads, pool, playground, bathhouses, laundry area, pavilion and nature trail. Nightly and permanent RV sites.

The Leake County Courthouse

Court Square

Built in 1936 by J.R. Flint Construction, the courthouse serves as a landmark in downtown Carthage. Designed by architect E.L. Malvaney, the courthouse is a Mississippi Landmark. Mon - Fri, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Leake County Water Park

1190 Park Rd., Lena 601.654.9359

Fishing, swimming, trails, playground, boat ramp, covered pavilion, picnic tables, grills, comfort station, bathhouse and RV hookups.

Low Head Dam

1190 Park Rd., Lena601.654.9359

Offering a true connection to nature and the great outdoors, Low Head Dam is equipped with RV sites with water, electricity, dump station, picnic tables, comfort station and boat ramp.

Newton CountyCity Population 356

Chunky River Recreation

Located on the west bank of the Chunky River, a Mississippi designated scenic stream. Offering shaded, spacious campsites, onsite canoe and kayak rental. Trading Post offers area history.

Lazy Acres Plantation, LLC

596 Lazy Acres Rd.601.655.8264www.lazy-acres.com

Christmas tree farm, sleigh rides, pumpkin patch, corn maze, animal park and pig races. Oct: Sat, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.; Sun, 1 - 5 p.m.; Thanksgiving Day, 1 - 5 p.m.; After Thanksgiving: Thu - Sat, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.; Sun, 1 - 5 p.m.

Stuckey Bridge Canoe & Kayak Rental

Explore Chunky River by canoe or kayak. Offering put-in and take-out services. Open weekends and holidays. Call for availability and float times.

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 Olde Towne

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

Experience the Bikes of Olde 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.clintonms.org

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. Open daily, dawn to dusk.

Clinton Historical Walking Tour

Begin your historical tour at the Olde Towne Depot nestled in the heart of Clinton's Olde Towne. Ample parking on East Leake Street.

Clinton Visitor Center

The center has the look and authentic charm of an 1800's style farmhouse. View artifacts in the museum room and work of local artisans in the gift shop.

Lions Club Park

Located in the heart of of Clinton's Olde Towne, this park features inclusive play, a music garden, picnic pavilion, a lighted walking trail, and a performance pavilion.

Mississippi College

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

c. 1826, is America's second oldest Baptist university and Mississippi's oldest institution of higher learning. During the Civil War, Provine Chapel c.1860, was spared by General William T. Sherman.

Olde Towne Depot

Olde Towne Depot serves as a welcome center and events venue in Olde Towne Clinton, sharing stories of our community's rich history through rail related displays.

Olde Towne Historic District

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

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.

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 viewed on the lawn of the Clinton Visitor Center off the Natchez Trace Parkway. "Fallen Comrade" salutes veterans and depicts longtime Clinton friends during the Korean War. Visitor Center: Mon-Fri, 9a.m.-5p.m,. Sat, 9a.m.-1p.m,. Sun, 1p.m-.5p.m. Gallery: Mon-Fri, 9a.m.-3p.m.; Reopens Tues, 6-8p.m.

Tanglewood

301 Jefferson St. clintonms.org

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.

Newton CountyCity Population 1,426

Turkey Creek Water Park

142 Parkway Dr. 601.635.3314 phwd.net

250-acre lake offering great freshwater fishing, water skiing, hiking, camping, picnicking and a white sand beach for swimming. Open year-round.

Holmes CountyCity Population 2,792

Wesley Chapel Cemetery

Castalian Springs Rd. 662.653.3221

Final resting place of more than 80 Confederate soldiers killed in the Battle of Shiloh. Daily, dawn to dusk.

Holmes CountyCity Population Under 100

Milton Lee Olive III GraveSite

W. Grove Cemetery, Ebenezer Rd.662.834.3198

Burial site of an 18-year-old who was the first African- American to receive the Medal of Honor for heroic action during the Vietnam War. Daily, dawn to dusk.

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.

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.

Scott CountyCity Population 6,008

Bienville National Forest

Over 178,000 acres managed for wildlife, timber and recreation, picnicking, camping, hunting, hiking and fishing. Visit Marathon and Shongelo Lakes, Shockaloe Horseback Riding Trail and Bienville Interpretive Trail.

Harrell Prairie Hill Botanical Area

Grassland oasis in the midst of Bienville National Forest, controlled to protect the unique habitat and its unique soil conditions. Abundant wildflower displays in late spring and summer. Call for appointment. Free.

Washington CountyCity Population 297

Lake Washington Historical Museum

970 Lake Washington Rd.662.839.4066 visitgreenville.org

Features photos, artifacts and maps related to the history of the area. Located inside the Glen Allan Community Facilities Building in the Glen Allan Library.

Ruins of St. John’s Episcopal Church & Evergreen Cemetery

Near Glen Allan on Lake Washington662.334.2711visitgreenville.org

c. 1830. View the remains of one of the first churches in the Delta region. During the Civil War, the lead was melted from its original stained-glass windows to make minié ball ammunition. Later, the church fell into ruin. Drive-by.

Leflore CountyCity Population 16,742
Greenwood Convention & Visitors Bureau

Civil Rights Self-Guided Tour

Trace the steps of those who fought for justice, promise and equality.

The Crystal Grill

Family-owned and operated since 1933 and a landmark of Greenwood, The Crystal Grill has been serving generations of locals and visitors alike. Try their mile-high meringue!

Fort Pemberton

Hwy. 82 West662.453.9197

Fort Pemberton was one of the many fortifications that deterred Union boats from making their way to Vicksburg in 1863. The Star of the West remains lying in the Tallahatchie River.

Grand Boulevard Driving Tour

View fine examples of Neo-classical revival Tudor, Spanish Eclectic, and Prairie styles under the shade of a tree-lined boulevard of 300 Oak trees.

Historic Downtown Walking Tour

From the largest Elk Clubs in Mississippi to the Alluvian Hotel, you'll notice elaborate brickwork and columns on downtown storefronts.

Greenwood Cemetery

Strong Ave.662.453.9197

Contains 40 Confederate gravesites from the battle of Fort Pemberton.

THE HELP DRIVING TOUR

Take the self-guided driving tour and view locations used in the movie, The Help, based on the bestselling novel by Mississippi native, Kathryn Stockett.

Lusco's

722 Carrollton Ave. 662.219.0085www.luscos.net

Five generations and since 1933, Lusco's is one of Mississippi’s oldest, most distinctive and most storied restaurants.

The Museum of the Mississippi Delta

Eclectic local museum, founded over 50 years ago to house agricultural, archaeological, cultural and historic treasures from the Delta's early inhabitants.

Robert Johnson Self-Guided Tour

Legendary bluesman who dealt with the devil and wound up with three grave markers near Greenwood. Make up your mind where his spirit still hovers and which is the actual grave.

Shrine of Mary, Mother of the Delta

1407 Levee Rd. www.locusbenedictus.org

The statue of Mary and Child is an original work of art, in Carrara marble, by Italian sculptor Armondo Battelli.

The Alluvian Spa

Schedule a little down time at full-service Alluvian Spa for rejuvenating massages, facials, body wraps, manicures and pedicures.

The Viking Cooking School

Even if you don’t know a sous chef from a souffle, you’re sure to have the time of your life. Viking Cooking school offers interactive classes for all ages. No skills needed.

Turnrow Books

Beautiful independent bookstore featuring frequent author signings and events. Don't miss the upstairs Turnrow Gallery featuring regional art.

Wesley United Methodist Church

c. 1870. Wesley United Methodist Church is one of Leflore County’s oldest churches and was organized by an African-Americans.

Washington CountyCity Population 3,118
Greenville/Washington County CVB

Holt Collier National Wildlife Refuge Birding & Wildlife Viewing Area

Provides habitat resources for more than 250 songbirds, wading birds, waterfowl and raptor species.

Sam Chatmon’s Grave

Sanders Memorial Garden on Morgan Ave.662.334.2711 visitgreenville.org

Burial site of legendary bluesman Sam Chatmon. Born in 1899, Chatmon played with two of his brothers in the influential blues band, the Mississippi Sheiks. He died in 1983.

Humphreys CountyCity Population 768
Belzoni-Humphreys Development Foundation
110 Magnolia St.662.247.4838belzonims.com

Yazoo Valley Wildlife

850 Bellewood Rd., Hwy. 49 W662.207.3474

Seasonal boat trips on the Mississippi, Yazoo and Sunflower Rivers and local oxbow lakes. Bald eagle nest tours and swamp tours in local cypress/Tupelo brakes. Native American Mound Builder tour (with stop at Jaketown Museum) and Harvest Tours. Guided canoe trips, duck, dove and goose hunting, white-tailed deer watching and wildlife photography.

Hinds CountyCity Population 176,614
Visit Jackson
308 E. Pearl Street, Suite 100601.960.1891 visitjackson.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.

Cathead Distillery

422 S. Fairsh St.601.667.3038

Mississippi’s first legal distillery since prohibition, Cathead Distillery produces its namesake vodka, Bristow Gin and Hoodoo Chicory Liquor in the heart of downtown Jackson. The distillery offers tours and also hosts several events throughout the year like May's Cathead Jam. Cathead Distillery was nominated in 2020 for James Beard award. Tours: Thu, 3-6 p.m.; Fri, 3-7 p.m.; Sat, 1-7 p.m. Tours every hour on the hour.

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.

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.

JXN Planetarium

201 E. Pascagoula St.601.960.1552ourplanetarium.com

The South’s largest planetarium and one of the largest of its kind, the planetarium has served as an educational mecca for children and adults alike for more than 40 years. The planetarium is currently closed for renovations.

JXN Welcome Center

308 E. Pearl St., Ste. 100601.345.2550jxnwelcomecenter.com

Free visitor information and other informative material at our JXN Welcome Center as well as a JXN store for shirts, blankets, caps, mugs and other souvenir merchandise.

LeFleur's Bluff State Park

3315 Lakeland Terracemdwfp.com

This urban park is located on 305 acres of woodlands, home to nature trails, picnic areas, playgrounds and Mayes Lake. LeFleur’s Bluff has RV camping with utility hookups, and primitive campsites, campground bathhouses and comfort stations. The Mississippi Museum of Natural Science, Mississippi Children’s Museum and a new playground are located at the park's west entrance off Museum Drive. Admission: Private vehicles $4 plus $0.50 for each person over 6 people. Call for information on additional use fees.

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 & Myrlie Evers Monument National Park

2332 Margaret Walker Alexander Dr.

The home of the slain NAACP Field Secretary and his wife is a simple reminder of the sacrifices made during the Civil Rights Movement, declared a National Park Service site in 2020.

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 Blues Trail Markers

Jackson boasts more historic blues markers than any other city in the state. The blues has a rich history here, from the “Farish Street Sound” to Brinkley Middle School, where Grammy-winner Cassandra Wilson found her musical calling and chose to have her marker placed—the 100th on the Trail! Visit all of Jackson’s markers for a wealth of blues heritage stories.

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

The Mississippi Farmers Market is a year-round market showcasing Mississippi’s best produce. Watch chef demonstrations using produce from the market, listen to live entertainment and purchase handmade crafts from local artists and craftsmen. Special events and local products are offered throughout the year. Restaurant on site. Tue and Thu (in season) and 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

The Museum of Mississippi History encourages people to explore more than 15,000 years of state history. Throughout the galleries, visitors will explore interactive exhibits, see engaging artifacts and hear stories from people who shaped the state. 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. 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.

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.

Lauderdale CountyCity Population 100

Simmons-Wright General Store

c. 1884. General mercantile store with antiques and groceries. Grab a bite to eat in the new 1884 Café. Mon - Fri, 7 a.m. - 6 p.m.; Sat, 7 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Attala CountyCity Population 7,335
Kosciusko-Attala Partnership
220 W. Washington St.662.289.2981kapartnership.org

Attala County Courthouse

Built in 1897, this majestic courthouse anchors the historic downtown business district. It is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and has been designated a Mississippi Landmark. Working hours: Mon - Fri, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Choate's Stand

Washington/Natchez St.662.289.2981kapartnership.org

A historical site from the early 1800s once owned by David Choate that provides artifacts and information about early life and travel along the original trace.

The Genealogy Room

201 S. Huntington St.662.289.5141midmisslib.com

The Genealogy Room at the Attala County Library contains materials, books and publications that assist in tracking family histories. This collection is known to be the second largest collection in the state. By appointment.

Hugh Ellard Park

Sports complex for baseball, softball and soccer. The public park offers a walking track, exercise equipment, and pavilion for private parties.

Jason Niles Park

Visitors will find a 9 hole disc golf course, tennis courts, walking track, playground, amphitheater, pavilion for a fun day in the park.

Kosciusko Historic District

Downtown Kosciusko662.289.2981kapartnership.org

The historical downtown area provides beautiful homes, buildings, and a welcoming atmosphere to shop and dine.

Kosciusko Museum & Visitors Center

Natchez Trace Parkway, Milepost 160662.289.2981kapartnership.org

A welcomed stop introducing visitors to the town of Kosciusko while gathering information about the beautiful Natchez Trace Parkway. Open daily, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Mary Ricks Thornton Cultural Center

Washington St. and Huntington St.662.289.2981 kapartnership.org

c. 1899. A 100-year-old structure built in Romanesque Revival style with stunning stained-glass windows. The building incorporates a Delta Gamma room with founders’ portraits. By appointment.

Murals

Downtown Kosciusko662.289.2981kapartnership.org

Entertain the senses and enjoy finding and photographing the beautiful murals throughout downtown Kosciusko.

Oprah Winfrey Road

Kosciusko is the birthplace of Oprah Winfrey. The area provides signage and information on her home and first stage experience.

Red Bud Springs Park

105 S. Natchez St.662.289.2981kapartnership.org

Home of the original springs on the old Natchez Trace. Park hosts a statue of our namesake, community information, as well as a water feature representing the natural springs along the original Natchez Trace.

Washington CountyCity Population 5,065
Greenville/Washington County CVB

Birthplace of Kermit the Frog Museum

415 SE Deer Creek Dr. 662.686.7383birthplaceofthefrog.org

Commemorates the Delta boyhood of Jim Henson, creator of the Sesame Street characters, and his delightful Muppets. Kermit the Frog is displayed along with other Henson memorabilia. Gift shop. Free. Donations accepted. For more information, contact Dot Turk or Ashley Zepponi.

Deer Creek

West of the intersection of Hwy. 82 and Hwy. 61

The bank and flood basin of Deer Creek once supported thriving steamboat commerce. Today, it is the site of some of the most fertile soil in the world. Washington is Mississippi’s largest cotton-producing county. This region also boasted an agriculturally based Indian culture, which thrived as early as 1200 AD Visit “The Rainbow Connection Bridge” in honor of The Muppets creator Jim Henson.

Highway 61 Blues Museum

307 N. Broad St., Hwy. 61662.686.7646highway61blues.com

Located in the old Montgomery Hotel, it honors the mid-Mississippi Delta bluesmen and their contributions to music. In the heyday of the blues, over 150 bluesmen lived within a 100-mile radius of Leland. Mon - Sat, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Admission.

James “Son” Thomas’ Grave

James Thomas, one of the favorite sons of the blues, is buried in Bogue Memorial Cemetery, in front of Greater St. Matthew M.B. Church. Free.

Leland Blues Murals

Fourth St. between Broad and Main, and at Main and Third St. 662.686.7646 highway61blues.com

Murals, painted by local artists such as Cristen Craven Barnard and Jay Kirgis, depict blues musicians from the Leland area. Jimmy Reed, Little Milton, Eddie Cusic, Willie Foster and James “Son” Thomas, as well as many other famous musicians, are included.

Mississippi Wildlife Heritage Museum

Holmes CountyCity Population 1,917

Po Monkey's

Po Monkey’s Rd.www.visitclevelandms.com

One of the last authentic rural juke houses, Po Monkey’s welcomes visitors every Thursday night. This site is now part of the official Mississippi Blues Trail.

Winston CountyCity Population 6,708
Louisville-Winston County Chamber of Commerce

The American Heritage Big Red Fire Museum

332 N. Church Ave.662.773.3421

Collection of restored antique fire equipment including late 1700 hand pumpers, hose reels, horse drawn ladder wagons and more. Established by W.A. "Bill" Taylor, Jr. with the purpose of promoting an appreciation of fire fighting history, a love and respect for our American heritage, the spirit of volunteerism and an awareness of community fire safety. By appointment.

Hammil Springs

Hwy. 25 N662.773.3921

Natural spring that pours out 500 gallons of pure spring water every hour.

Ivy Park-Louisville Coliseum

74 Ivy Park Dr.662.773.9201

Tennis courts, baseball fields, walking track, playground, and rodeo/horse shows.

Lake Tiak-O’khata

1290 Smyth Lake Rd.662.773.7853ltok.com

Family-owned resort with restaurant, conference center, motel, cabins and RV campground. Activities include fishing, tennis, swimming and boat rentals.

Louis Taunton Genealogy Room

Located in the Winston County Library, the room contains materials, books and publications that assist in researching family histories. Visit website for hours.

Louisville Historic District

Park St. and Columbus Ave.

The district features beautiful antebellum homes built as early as the mid-1800s.

Memorial Park Cemetery

18075 E. John C. Stennis Dr.662.773.9201

A memorial in tribute to community resilience and in loving memory of those who last their lives in the tornado of April 2014.

Sam D. Hamilton Noxubee National Wildlife Refuge

48,000 acres of forest land occupied by deer, turkey, quail and the endangered red-cockaded woodpecker, which relies on the refuge for its existence in central Mississippi. Visitor center and scenic driving route.

Soldiers Monument

Columbus Ave. and Main St.

Unveiled July 4, 1921, the monument pays tribute to veterans of the Confederacy, the Spanish American War and World War I. Each face on the monument honors a different group of local heroes.

Strand Theatre

2457 S. Church Ave.662.773.9201

Historic theatre constructed in 1923 that now hosts cultural and live events such as a Christmas show for Grammy-award winner, Carl Jackson. Under construction.

Taylor’s Water Wheel

Hwy. 14 West

A picturesque landmark for motorists entering Louisville on Hwy. 14 West.

Noxubee CountyCity Population 2,816
Noxubee County Economic & Community Development Alliance
198 Washington St.601.726.4456

Noxubee County Historical Trail

Take a trip through history. A comprehensive tour book is available. The Chamber of Commerce has directions, pictures and historical information.

Noxubee County Library

Built as a jail in 1907, the Romanesque building was restored in 1984 to house the headquarters of the Noxubee Library Systems. Won the 1984 Award of Merit for adaptive restoration. Mon - Tue and Thu - Fri, 8 a.m. - 6 p.m.

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.

Lauderdale CountyCity Population 41,148
Visit Meridian
2000 Front Street, Suite A601.482.8001www.visitmeridian.com

Around Town Carousels Abound

Around Meridian and Lauderdale County601.482.8001www.visitmeridian.com

Brightly decorated carousel horses created by talented hands of local and regional artists and placed in prominent places around the city. Self-guided tour.

Battlefield Dragstrip

512 George Rd., Collinsville, MS 39325601.482.8892battlefielddragstrip.com

Family friendly 1/8-mile drag strip with a high energy environment, entertainment, and fun for everyone. Open Friday and Saturday nights March through November, weather permitting.

Beth Israel Cemetery

19th St. at Fifth Ave.601.482.8001www.visitmeridian.com

19th-century resting place for Meridian’s early, largely mercantile Jewish community. Burials date back to 1860s. Monuments and markers are fine examples of Victorian funerary art. Orthodox and Reform cemeteries.

Binachi Shooting Sports

4434 Camp Binachi Rd.601.693.6757www.cacbsa.org/bss

State-of-the-art shooting sports facility featuring a 12-station sporting clay range and a skeet/trap/five-stand overlay course. Equipment rental available. Proceeds support Boy Scouts of America-Choctaw Area Council.

Bonita Lakes

Hwy. 19 S, I-20/59601.482.1920www.meridianms.org

City owned, this example of urban forestry features three lakes, nature trails, jogging and walking tracks, biking, horseback riding trails and fishing. Free. Open year-round. 7 a.m. - 10 p.m.

Civil Rights Trail

Meridian Civil Rights Trail acknowledges our painful past and celebrates those who fought the battles. The trail features markers with QR codes which access a short video about each location.

Civil War Trail

Meridian's Civil War history comes to life on this interactive trail. Ten sites throughout the area feature markers with QR codes which access a short video about each location.

Country Music Scenic Byway

Hwy. 45 and Hwy. 25

140-mile scenic byway begins in Meridian, birthplace of Jimmie Rodgers, the “Father of Country Music,” heads north on Hwy. 45, then on Hwy. 25 to Fulton, birthplace of Tammy Wynette.

First Union Baptist Church

610 38th Ave.601.483.8932

Organized in 1891, First Union is the site of 1960s civil rights organizational meetings and a visit from Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and the Rev. Jesse Jackson. Marker 17 on the Meridian Civil Rights Trail. By appointment.

Frank W. Williams Home

905 Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Dr.601.483.8439merrehope.com

c. 1886. The Frank W. Williams home, project of the Meridian Restorations Foundation, features Queen Anne Victorian architecture, with stained glass, oak paneling, parquet floors and detailed gingerbread. Jan - Mar: Tue - Sat, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.; Apr - Thanksgiving: Mon - Sat, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.; Thanksgiving - New Years: Mon - Sat, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.; Sun, 1 p.m. - 4 p.m. Groups of 10 or more need a reservation.

G.V. "Sonny" Montgomery Memorial Site

Sonny Montgomery served as U.S. Representative from 1967 - 1997. A veteran and champion of military issues, he authored the Montgomery G.I. Bill. Located in Magnolia Cemetery.

Highland Park Dentzel Carousel

A rare two-row stationary Dentzel menagerie carousel. Museum-quality artwork. Rides are 50 cents per person. National Landmark. Daily, Jun and Jul, 1 - 5 p.m.; Sat only, Nov - Mar, 1 - 5 p.m.; Sat - Sun, Aug - Oct and Apr - May, 1 - 5 p.m.

Hype!

1740 Bonita Lakes Cir.601.453.3940hypeadventures.com

Jump, climb, race, and throw your way through 93,000 sq. ft. of indoor adventure, featuring climbing walls, rope course, jump tower, giant trampolines, go carts, laser tag, ninja course, and ax throwing.

James Chaney Memorial

James Chaney, a Meridian native, was one of three CORE-COFO workers slain in Neshoba County in June 1964 during the turbulent Civil Rights Era. The deaths brought national attention of Civil Rights issues in Mississippi. Marker 18 on the Meridian Civil Rights Trail.

Jeannie's Place at Planet Playground

7300 Newell Road601.484.6827

Meridian's largest playground. Built by community volunteers and designed with all your favorite playground equipment plus inclusive features to accommodate children of all abilities.

Jimmie Rodgers Gravesite

Oak Grove Cemetery off Oak Grove Rd.601.485.1808jimmierodgers.com

Gravesite of American music legend and the “Father of Country Music.”

Key Brothers Aviation Pictorial Exhibit

Located inside the Meridian Regional Airport, the pictorial tribute is dedicated to the memory of the Key Brothers, two Meridian residents who set a world flight endurance record.

Lauderdale County Agri-Center

1022 Highway 19 South601.482.8498

One of the finest equestrian facilities in Mississippi, featuring large riding arena and warm up arena, with stalls and RV hook ups available. Located adjacent to Bonita Lakes Equestrian Trails.

Lauderdale Springs Confederate Cemetery

Once a popular resort, Lauderdale Springs became a Confederate hospital and cemetery. Markers pay tribute to 1,020 Confederate and 80 Union soldiers, although local historians believe no Union troops are actually buried there. Marker nine on the Meridian Civil War Trail. Daily, dawn to dusk.

Marion C.S.A Cemetery

6843 Confederate Dr.601.482.9752www.visitmeridian.com

Marion C.S.A. Cemetery pays tribute to 170 Confederate soldiers who were killed in the Civil War. 47 of them have been identified and listed on a granite stone. Marker #8 on the Meridian Civil War Trail.

McLemore Cemetery

16th Ave. & Sixth St. 482601.482.8001www.visitmeridian.com

Meridian's oldest cemetery contains grave sites of the first white settler Richard McLemore, victims of the 1871 race riot and victims of the Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1878. Marker eight on the Meridian Civil Rights Trail.

Meridian Little Theatre

One of the South's oldest subscription-based community theaters, founded in 1932. Meridian Little Theatre presents large-scale musicals, contemporary plays, Broadway and Off-Broadway productions from Oct - May.

Meridian Museum of Art

Housed in a Carnegie Library built in 1912-13, listed on the National Register of Historic Places and is a Mississippi Landmark. Features rotating exhibitions, collections and special events. Wed - Sat, 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Meridian Symphony Orchestra

2120 Main St., Ste. A601.693.2224www.meridianso.org

For over five decades, Meridian Symphony Orchestra has brought arts and culture to East Mississippi, offering a variety of musical performances, from classical to family favorites.

Merrehope

905 Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Dr.601.483.8439merrehope.com

c. 1858. Merrehope is a stately, 20-room Victorian mansion, restored and furnished by the Meridian Restorations Foundation, Inc. It features unusual woodwork and handsome columns, mantels and stairway. Part of the home was used as headquarters for Confederate Gen. Leonidas Polk, and it was spared by Union Gen. William T. Sherman. This home is adjacent to the historic Frank W. Williams Home. Jan - Mar: Tue - Sat, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.; Apr - Thanksgiving: Mon - Sat, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.; Thanksgiving - New Years: Mon - Sat, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.; Sun, 1 p.m. - 4 p.m. Admission.

Mississippi Arts + Entertainment Experience's Walk Of Fame

Front of the MSU Riley Center on Fifth St. and 22nd Ave.601.581.1550www.msarts.org

Walk of Fame honoring Mississippi’s artists and entertainers. Features stars for Elvis, William Faulkner, Morgan Freeman, B.B. King, Jimmie Rodgers, Sela Ward, Tennessee Williams and more. Stars continually added.

Mississippi Arts + Entertainment Experience

Opened April 2018, the MAX is a world-class interactive facility dedicated to celebrating and honoring the lives and works of legendary Mississippi artists across all genres.

Mississippi Children's Museum - Meridian

MCM combines specific learning objectives with play in informal learning environments. Exhibits focus on health and nutrition, literacy, and STEM, along with cultural arts and East Mississippi heritage.

Mississippi Industrial Heritage Museum

1804 Fourth Street601.693.9905soulelivesteam.com

Restoration of the Soulé Steam Feed Works industrial site. This turn-of-the-20th-century factory built steam engines and includes a blacksmith shop, foundry and belt-driven machine shop. Two tours daily: Tue - Fri, 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Additional hours by appointment.

Mississippi State University Riley Center For Education & Performing Arts

c. 1889. Enjoy a premier performance in this stunning Victorian grand opera house theater. Also home of the Meridian Symphony. Call for a complete list of events and ticket information.

Monument Park

Fifth St. & 23rd Ave.601.482.8001www.visitmeridian.com

The tribute to Meridian's railroad history. A beautiful fountain features a cog from the Soule Steam Feed Works. The area filled with walkways, landscaping and a community garden.

Okatibbee Lake

9283 Pine Springs Rd.601.737.2370phwd.net

Activity area, boat launch, fishing, picnic area, sailing, water skiing and swimming. Birding: bald eagles Oct - Apr, rare white pelicans Dec - Mar. Check website for area regulations affected by hunting seasons.

Rebound & EventZona

Fun for the whole family, this indoor trampoline park and state-of-the-art adventure zone features an arcade, virtual reality area, laser tag, and bowling. Party packages available.

Rose Hill Cemetery

Eighth St. and 40th Ave.601.482.8001www.visitmeridian.com

Historic cemetery containing the graves of John Ball and Lewis Ragsdale, founders of the city of Meridian; Emil and Kelly Mitchell, king and queen of all the gypsies in the United States; and a Confederate burial mound. Marker four on the Meridian Civil War Trail.

Sam Dale Historical Site

15 miles north on Hwy. 39www.visitmeridian.com

Two-acre day-use area built around a memorial to Gen. Sam Dale, a 19th-century frontiersman and patriot. Picnic area and covered pavilions. Open year-round.

St. John Baptist Church

Organized in 1884 and located at this site since 1912. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. spoke here during the Civil Rights Era. Marker 11 on the Meridian Civil Rights Trail. Open year-round. By appointment. Free.

State Highway 45 Scenic Motorcycle Byway

State Hwy. 45 near Meridian

Scenic motorcycle byway on State Hwy. 45 near Meridian running to northern state line. Beautiful hill country and farming lands. Mostly four lane.

Temple Theater

Dating back to 1923, the Moorish Revival-style theater features original tunnels, catacombs and fall-out shelter from the Cold War. Currently it is a venue for live music, theatrical performances, movies and more. Guided tours available by appointment only. Admission.

Wechsler School

c. 1894. A pioneering public school, Wechsler was Mississippi's first brick public school for African-Americans built with public funds. Marker 13 on the Meridian Civil Rights Trail.

Whynot Motorsports Park

Newton CountyCity Population 3,701
Newton Chamber of Commerce

Confederate Hospital Marker

S. Main St.

Historic hospital where wounded Confederate soldiers were housed after getting off the train from Vicksburg, MS. Marker on National Register of Historic Places.

Doolittle Cemetery

Hwy. 80 at Scanlan Street

100 Confederate soldiers are buried in this family cemetery. Historical marker. Daily, dawn to dusk.

Historic Newton Depot

128 S. Main St.601.683.2201

Depot is located on the site of Grierson's Raid on Newton Station, April 24, 1863. Open for tours.

The Historic McElroy - Hoye House

This planter's cottage was built in 1861 and is situated on the route Union General Grierson took through Newton in 1863. The Mississippi Landmark is now open after renovation overseen by the Newton Historical Cultural Commission, Inc.

Mississippi Veterans Memorial Cemetery

Cemetery on 87 picturesque acres, and visitors may drive through from dawn until dusk.

Roxy Theatre

126 E. Church St.facebook.com/NewtonTheatre

Established in 1934, the Roxy served as a movie house until 1978. It now houses the Newton Theatre company. Productions come alive throughout the year on its original stage.

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.

Neshoba CountyCity Population 7,705 / 10,000
Philadelphia Community Development Partnership
256 W. Beacon St.601.656.1000www.neshoba.org

African-American Heritage Driving Tour

256 W. Beacon St., Philadelphia601.656.1000 www.neshoba.org

Take part in the journey toward freedom, paved by sacrifice, pain, suffering and even death. Experience the places and people who brought freedom and equality to Neshoba County.

Burnside Lake Park

Hwy. 15, Philadelphia601.656.4101www.neshoba.org

An activity area, a bathhouse, a boat ramp, developed camping (21 sites), primitive camping, fishing, a nature trail, picnic areas and an RV dump station. Indian mission site.

Chahta Immi Cultural Center

Choctaw Town Center, Hwy. 16, Choctaw601.650.1687support.choctaw.org

Through cultural exhibits, historical collections and an on-site gift shop, the Chahta Immi Cultural Center offers visitors a glimpse into the distinct tribal culture and heritage of the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians. Tours of the center and Tribe available upon request, contact 601.663.7532. Tue - Sat, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Admission.

Geyser Falls Water Theme Park & Clearwater Key

209 Black Jack Rd., Choctaw601.389.3100geyserfalls.com

One of the most modern water park facilities of its kind. It covers 23 acres and features eight acres of glistening water and white sand beaches in a lush, resort-like atmosphere. 13 waterslides, wave pool, lazy river and a four-lane racing slide are here.

Indian Mission Site, Holy Rosary Catholic Church

Tucker Community, Hwy. 19, Philadelphia 601.656.2880

The church is on the site of an Indian mission founded by Dutch priests in 1884. By appointment.

Mississippi Band Of Choctaw Indians Reservation

Headquarters of the Tribal Government, Chahta Immi Cultural Center, residential/school area and the Pearl River Resort with two casino-hotels, two championship golf courses and a water park.

Mt. Zion United Methodist Church

11199 County Rd. 747, Philadelphia601.656.1000

In 1964, three voting-rights activists came to investigate the burning of the church and were murdered. Their deaths provoked national outrage and led to the first successful federal prosecution of a civil rights case in Mississippi.

Nanih Waiya Historic Site

Coy Community, Philadelphia601.663.7532support.choctaw.org

Built by the prehistoric ancestors of the Choctaw, Nanih Waiya is a mound located between the Bogue Chitto and Crystal Ridge communities. As a sacred site, tours are by appointment only.

Neshoba County Fairgrounds Tour

16800 Hwy. 21 S, Philadelphia601.656.1000www.neshoba.org

c. 1889. National Register of Historic Places. Site of the week-long Neshoba County Fair each summer. Harness racing, political speeches, rides, music and entertainment. “Mississippi’s Giant House Party.”

Philadelphia Historic Depot

256 W. Beacon St., Philadelphia601.656.1000www.neshoba.org

c. 1906. Renovated historic depot. Open year-round. Mon - Fri, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Philadelphia Historic District Driving Tour

Corner of Poplar and Beacon, Philadelphia 601.656.1000www.neshoba.org

Historic homes of Main St. south to Rose St., Holland Ave. and Poplar Ave. Examples of turn-of-the-20th-century architecture. Brochure available at the Chamber of Commerce.

Philadelphia-Neshoba County Historical Museum

303 Water Ave., Philadelphia601.656.1284www.neshoba.org

c. 1860. The Philadelphia-Neshoba County Historical Museum was organized in 1992 as a site for preserving the history of Neshoba County and Philadelphia. The museum was built shortly after the Civil War by George Pegram Woodward, on land obtained through the 1830 treaty of Dancing Rabbit Creek. Mon - Fri. Free.

Williams Brothers’ Store

10360 County Rd. 375, Philadelphia601.656.2651

This family-owned general store was founded in 1907, and is still in operation. The Williams Brothers' Store was featured in National Geographic in 1939 as a source of everything from “needles to horse collars,” and while the merchandise has been modernized, the building still has the same old-style charm. Mon - Sat, 7 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Holmes CountyCity Population 1226

Rob Morris Little Red Schoolhouse

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.

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

Altitude Trampoline Park

High-flying fun for all ages with trapezes. Foam pit, dodgeball, battle beam and more.

Antique Mall of the South

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. - 5 p.m.; Sun, 1 - 5 p.m.

Barnett Reservoir

115 Madison Landing Cir.601.856.6574therez.ms.gov

105 miles of shoreline and 33,000 acres of surface area provide a haven for boaters, anglers, and bird watchers. Boat ramps and beautiful parks and campgrounds surround this man-made lake.

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 Craftsmen's Guild of Mississippi. Artwork of over 400 artisans on display in museum and for sale in gallery. Craft classes and demonstrations available. Free admission.

Chisa Foka Multi-Use Trail

Natchez Trace Parkway, Ridgeland800.305.7417www.nps.gov/natr

The trail runs from milepost 95.8 to milepost 105.6 providing nearly 10 miles of recreational trail with the National Park boundary. Each season offers a new sights of nature and wildlife.

Friendship II Boat

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

Enter/Locked Escape Rooms

6718 Old Canton Road769.300.6182enterlocked.com

Immersive adventure designed for teams of 4-8 players. Games are spacious, always private, not scary, and the doors are never really locked!

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 Barnett Reservoir. Pontoon boat and jet ski rentals. Fishing and boating supplies.

Natchez Trace Parkway Information Center

Natchez Trace Parkway. Milepost 102.4, Ridgeland800.305.7417www.scenictrace.com & www.nps.gov/natr

Open Fridays and Saturdays 9 A.M. to 4 P.M.

Northpark

1200 E County Line Rd601.863.2300visitnorthpark.com

Introducing the New Northpark with its multi-million dollar renovation with state-of-the-art family amenities, Discovery Zone, Media Wall in the Eatery and so much more!

Old Trace Park Disc Golf

137 Old Trace Park, Barnett Reservoir601.853.2011

New 18-hole course with single tee location. Longest hole approximately 480 ft. Designed to accommodate all skill levels for a fun and challenging experience.

Pearl River Kayaks

Rental and delivery of kayaks and all the equipment you need to explore the Pearl River and Barnett Reservoir. Fishing, foraging and bird watching tours available.

Renaissance at Colony Park

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

Captivating lifestyle shopping and dining destination for national and local brands in a lush open-air setting. New entertainment with multi-media show fountain and boutique movie theater.

Ridgeland Multi-Use Trail

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

In addition to the 10-mile Chisa Foka Multi-Use Trail, Ridgeland has another 4.76 miles of trails connecting schools, shops and businesses for a total of 14.76 miles of paths.

Ridgeland Retail Trail

www.visitridgeland.com/what-to-do/shopping-relaxing800.468.6078

A wealth of boutique shops and name brand retailers are located from one end of the city to the other for the finest shopping experience in Mississippi. It's treasure hunting at its best!

Ridgeland Mountain Bike Trails

521 Giles Ln.tricountymtb.org

10 miles of fast singletrack featuring rolling hills and rock formations for beginner and experienced cyclists. 2-day visitor passes available.

Sweet Olive Tour Boat

Seats up to 25 guests in year-round, climate controlled comfort for daily tours of 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.

Sky Zone Trampoline Park

2000 East County Line Road, Suite B601.899.0015skyzone.com/ridgeland
Sharkey CountyCity Population 2,195
Rolling Fork Visitors Center & Museum
380 Walnut St.662.873.2232

Blue Lake Interpretive Trail

Delta National Forest 662.873.6256www.trails.com

Catch a glimpse of wood ducks, great blue herons and alligators. Wooded sloughs are home to the cottonmouth, mud snake, speckled king snake and black-masked racer. Deer, barred owls, wood ducks and aquatic mammals can be seen year-round.

Dowling Bayou Hiking Trail

A 4.5-mile hiking trail adjacent to a lake and continuing through the Overcup Oak Research Natural Area and the Delta National Forest.

Farmer Jim’s Pumpkin Patch & Corn Maze

Open the month of October. A variety of pumpkins are grown on site; pick your own. Corn maze as well as children's hay bale maze and activities. Sat, 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.; Sun, 2 - 6 p.m.; Mon - Fri, appointment only.

Little Sunflower River Paddle Trip

High probability of viewing wetland songbirds during migration and the breeding season. Deer, barred owls, wood ducks and aquatic mammals can be seen year-round. High water can limit access during late winter and spring. Closed to hiking Nov - Jan.

Mont Helena

Beautiful, historic post-bellum home atop a ceremonial Indian mound. By appointment.

Rolling fork’s Chainsaw Carved Bears

These bears are carved annually as part of the Great Delta Bear Affair Festival and donated to the community. Chainsaw carved works of art scattered around town; maps available at the Visitors Center.

Kemper CountyCity Population 632

Neville-Giles Cemetery

Hwy. 16601.743.2754

Located on the original Jacob Giles Plantation, dating from 1825. Designated a state historical cemetery. Daily, dawn to dusk.

Jasper CountyCity Population 2,406

A Stroka Gene-Us Alpacas

Family operated alpaca farm and store. Needle felting, wet felting, knitting on a loom and crocheting demonstrations available. Individual and group tours welcome. Farm Store, Tue - Sat, 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.; Sun 1-5 p.m. Farm, call for times.

Yazoo CountyCity Population Under 100

Tinsley Oil Field

In 1939, Tinsley Oil Field was the site of the first discovery of oil in Mississippi. For a time, it was a major source of oil in the United States. Drive-by.

Warren CountyCity Population 23,856
Vicksburg CVB

Anchuca Historic Mansion Tour Home

1010 First East St.601.661.0111anchuca.com

Most notably the balcony was the site where Jefferson Davis greeted neighbors and friends while visiting his brother in 1869. Listed in the National Register of Historic Places.

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.

Baer House Tour Home

1117 Grove St.601.883.1525

This charming bed and breakfast in the heart of the historic district in an exquisite example of Eastlake Victorian architecture featuring Mississippi's only two-story outhouse.

Bazsinsky House Bed & Breakfast

This house was built by Joseph Bazsinsky as a town house, remained a home for his large Jewish family through four generations until early in the twenty-first century.

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.

Catfish Row Museum

913 Washington St.catfishrowmuseum.org

The Catfish Row Museum provides a cultural heritage experience that showcases the unique and diverse aspects of Vicksburg — from its music, history and storytelling to its vibrant food heritage, worship and the visual arts.

Cedar Grove Mansion Tour Home

A magnificent 1840 Greek Revival mansion overlooking the Mississippi River on five acres with formal gardens, gazebos, fountains and courtyards. A Union canonball is still lodged in the parlor wall.

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.

Corners Mansion Tour

The home is a combination of architectural styles from the Victorian era, Classic Greek Revival and Italianate and boasts original Vicksburg pierced columns.

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.

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.

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

180 Oak Ridge Rd.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.601.668.9611

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.

McNutt House

815 First East St.601.529.2695themcnutthouse.com

As seen on the Biography Channel. Governor Alexander McNutt's home prior to his becoming Mississippi's 12th governor. The home is among the oldest residences in Vicksburg and is listed in the National Register of Historic Places.

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

2501 Halls Ferry Rd. 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.

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

Vicksburg Riverfront601.529.7354www.island63.com

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 Civil War Museum

1123 Washington St.601.218.5526

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 Old Town Tours

Experience the "New South" that has been rebuilt to establish and reshape the ruins of Vicksburg into this splendid river town. Tours highlight and support in the preservation of these historic treasures.

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.

Yazoo CountyCity Population 11,822
Yazoo County Convention & Visitors Bureau
110 N. Jerry Clower Blvd., Ste. S662.746.1815 visityazoo.org

Afro-American Sons & Daughters Hospital

The state’s first hospital serving African-American Mississippians. Founded by Thomas J. Huddleston Sr., a prosperous black entrepreneur and advocate. Drive-by.

B.S. Ricks Memorial Library

310 N. Main St.662.746.5557

The oldest public library building in the state still in use, also designated a Mississippi Literary Landmark in recognition of its association with author Willie Morris. Rotating historical exhibits. Mon - Thu, 8:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.; Fri, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.; Sat, 8:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Battle of Benton Road

Hwy. 49 W at Broadway Hill662.746.1815visityazoo.org

In 1864, Union forces defended Yazoo City against Confederate forces led by Generals Lawrence Ross and Robert Richardson. The Third US Colored Calvary helped defeat Confederate forces. Historical marker.

Bell Road

This historic road, sunken from traffic since the 1820s, was widely used during the Civil War. Today it resembles the old, sunken Natchez Trace. Open daily.

Bethel AME Church

Organized in 1868, Bethel is the oldest African- American congregation in Yazoo City. After affiliating with the African Methodist Episcopal Church, the congregation moved to this site in 1890. Tours available.

Fun Time Trolley Tours

Trolley tours available. Two-, three- and four-day packages with Main Street Hotel stays and personalized tours of the Delta. Schedule in advance. Admission.

“Good Old Boy” Tour

110 N. Jerry Clower Blvd., Ste. S662.746.1815visityazoo.org/good-old-boy-tour

Based on Willie Morris' book, come explore Yazoo City and Glenwood Cemetery through the eyes of young Morris. Costumed storyteller tells the story of "The Witch." Schedule in advance. Admission.

Mt. Vernon M.B. Church

137 W. Canal St. 662.746.3443 visityazoo.org

Mt. Vernon M.B. Chruch was organized in 1870, and was the first African-American Baptist congregation in Yazoo City. Mt. Vernon features stained-glass windows, balcony with Gothic lettering and stairway.

Sam B. Olden Yazoo Historical Society Museum

332 N. Main St. 662.746.2273 visityazoo.org

Brings together the county’s diverse past. Fossils dating back 45,000 years, Native American relics, Civil War history, African-American history, famous Yazooans and Governor Haley Barbour Collection. By appointment.

Yazoo County Agricultural Tours

110 N. Jerry Clower Blvd., Ste. S662.746.1815visityazoo.org/what-to-do/tours

Cotton, catfish farming, local honey farms, a 250-acre working ranch; visit a cotton gin and catfish plant. Seasonal. By appointment. Groups of 30+. Fees apply.

Unique, Boutique & Thrifty Shopping

110 N. Jerry Clower Blvd., Ste. S662.746.1815visityazoo.org/what-to-do/shopping

Yazoo County offers a variety of shopping opportunities. Decade-old thrift shops, contemporary flea and farmers markets, antiques, upscale consignment, boutiques,

Yazoo City Historic Homes & Churches Driving Tours

Antebellum, Queen Anne and Victorian architecture in the historic business and residential district. Brochure available at the Yazoo County Convention and Visitors Bureau. Daily. Drive-by.