Carroll CountyCity Population Under 100
Mississippi John Hurt Gravesite
Overlooking the old Avalon Community in a quiet rural setting is the final resting place of legendary bluesman Mississippi John Hurt. By appointment. Donations accepted.
Humphreys CountyCity Population 2,235
Belzoni-Humphreys Development Foundation
2,000 Year-Old Cypress Tree
Beautiful boardwalk located north of Belzoni just off of Hwy. 7. Drive-by.
Catfish on Parade
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
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.
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
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
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.
Called “The Delta’s Garden,” this beautiful 14-acre garden contains thousands of azaleas, roses, daylilies, a gazebo, a lake, various fowl and more.
Bolivar CountyCity Population 611
The Baby Doll House
The antebellum home, the Burrus House, built in 1858 was used in the filming of the 1956 movie Baby Doll. Shotgun shacks on the premises are available to rent.
Yazoo CountyCity Population 2,112
Yazoo County CVB
Oak Grove AME Church
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
Blue Front Cafe
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.
Bolivar CountyCity Population 448
Doro Plantation Cemetery
Burial site of Confederate Brig. Gen. Charles Clark.
Carroll CountyCity Population 190
Carrollton Community House
WPA log structure built in 1936,. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Cotesworth Culture & Heritage Center
Cotesworth, a well-preserved, 1840 stagecoach inn and the ancestral home of US Senator JZ George, is available for private or group tours by appointment.
Country Music Trail Marker - Narmour and Smith
Located outside the Merrill Museum, this marker honors fiddler William T. Narmour and guitarist Shellie W. Smith. Blending blues and old-time dance tunes, this influential duo had forty-eight recordings for Okeh and Bluebird records from 1928 o 1934. Their music often emphasized their home-base -- "Carroll County Blues" and "Avalon Quick Step." Narmour brought legendary African-American bluesman Mississippi John Hurt to Okeh Records' attention.
Contains the graves of Senators J. Z. George and H. D. Money and their families. Both are marked with impressive tombstones. Daily, dawn to dusk.
Carrollton is an interesting destination for family and friends. Schedule private tours of churches, homes and museums any time or attend the annual Pilgrimage and Pioneer Day Festival in October.
Located in the oldest brick building in Carrollton, Museum exhibits share the history of Carroll County, including Native American and John S McCain/Elizabeth Spencer exhibits.
Mississippi John Hurt Home/Museum
Two-hour tour of the late John Hurt home, museum, church, historic marker, gravesite and Old Community Store.
Mississippi Writers Trail Marker - Elizabeth Spencer
Located outside the Merrill Museum, this marker honors Carrollton native author Elizabeth Spencer. This award winning author has written a total of nine novels, seven collections of short stories, a memoir (Landscapes of the Heart, 1998), and a play (For Lease or Sale, 1989).
Walking Tour of Carrollton
Using smart devices, tour Carrollton and see 26 historic sites either from car or by walking. Free downloads are available for Apple or Android products.
Coahoma CountyCity Population 18,883
Coahoma County Tourism Commission
Bluestown Music is locally owned by guitar artist Ronnie Drew. Ronnie has a great collection of new and vintage guitars available. He also repairs guitars and other stringed instruments. A great place to stop in and play guitar with Ronnie.
Carnegie Public Library Archaeology Collection
Collection of Mississippi pottery and artifacts. Archaeological research materials. Closed national holidays. Mon - Thu, 9 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.; Fri, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.; Sat, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.; Sun, 1 - 5 p.m. Free.
Cat Head Delta Blues & Folk Art
Cat Head specializes in all things Delta Blues. Cat Head’s website and in-store chalkboard track blues shows in the Mississippi Delta. Gift shop.Tours by appointment. Mon - Sat, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Free.
Clarksdale Walk of Fame
Bronze plaques, highlighting local persons of national or international recognition, are installed in sidewalks throughout downtown Clarksdale.
Legend has it that bluesman Robert Johnson sold his soul to the devil at the Crossroads for the ability to play blues music. Have a picture made at the iconic marker.
The mansion was built in 1916 by J.W. Cutrer and was a great influence in Tennessee Williams life. The Norman Brown Art Gallery is in the ball room and showcases local artist's work.
Deak makes custom harmonicas to order and carries a selection of harmonicas and other blues related items in this one-of-a-kind shop. He also repairs harmonicas and offers lessons when he is not somewhere playing.
Delta Blues Museum
Blues enthusiasts will enjoy a visit to this museum, packed with blues artifacts and memorabilia. Mar - Oct: Mon - Sat, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.; Nov - Feb: Mon - Sat, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. After hours and Sundays, by appointment. Admission.
Delta Bohemian Tours
Customized to your particular interests: blues sites, Mississippi River, oxbows, lakes, agriculture, countryside homes and churches, sunset photo ops, you name it. A real and personal Mississippi Delta experience.
Ground Zero Blues Club
Ground Zero Blues Club features performances by both local and national blues bands and is co-owned by Oscar-winning actor Morgan Freeman. Lunch served Mon - Fri, 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. Live music, Wed - Sat.
Folk and fine-art gallery owned by International Blues Festival artist Stan Street. Home of the Hambone Festival. Tue - Sat, 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. Live music, Tue, 7 - 10 p.m. Free.
Historic Walking District
Walking tour of the beautiful historic district of Clarksdale including Tennessee Williams Park and historic homes. Among them is the former home of the thirty-eighth Gov. Earl Brewer.
Old commissary filled with antiques and artifacts pertaining to the culture surrounding the Mississippi Delta. Features one of the first mechanized cotton pickers. Open year-round. By appointment. Free.
Mississippi Trail Markers
Coahoma County is home to 13 Blues Trail Markers as well as Freedom Trail, Mound Trail, Writer’s Trail, Country Music Trail, and Mississippi Historical Markers.
Muddy Waters’ Cabin Site & Marker
The cabin where legendary bluesman Muddy Waters grew up was once located on the Stovall Plantation. Mississippi Blues Trail marker on site. The actual cabin is now on display inside the Delta Blues Museum. Drive-by.
The New Roxy
The New Roxy is a former movie theater located in the historic New World District of downtown Clarksdale. Vibrant music, art and theater venue.
North Delta Museum
Located on the banks of the Mississippi River, this museum houses artifacts from the Mississippi Delta spanning prehistoric fossils to early 20th century agricultural and household items. Open 9 a.m. - 12 p.m., Monday-Saturday.
Orange Door Art
Orange Door Art is an art gallery that specializes in unique art and showcases delta artist.
Quapaw Canoe Company
Choose a day tour or an extended tour on the mighty Mississippi River in a hand-carved canoe. Featured in National Geographic Adventure Magazine and on Food Network. No experience necessary.
Authentic Mississippi Delta juke joint offers performances by Mississippi artists.Open every weekend and most weeknights. Admission.
Tennessee Williams Rectory Museum
Childhood home of Tennessee Williams located in the St. George's Episcopal Church Rectory. Open during festivals and by appointment. Text 646.465.1578 to schedule an appointment.
W.C. Handy Home Site & Marker
W.C. Handy (1873-1958), the “Father of the Blues,” lived at this site from 1903 to 1905. Drive-by.
Bolivar CountyCity Population 14,841
Cleveland-Bolivar County Tourism
Amzie Moore House
During the Civil Rights Movement, Moore organized the NAACP and served as President in Cleveland. His home was used to plan movement operations, and he housed SNCC workers and other activists that would come through the area at his home. Home and interpretive center open by appointment by calling 662.846.4780.
A Cast of Blues
“A Cast of Blues” features three-dimensional, exact replicas of blues musicians’ faces. Mon - Fri, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Call for weekend appointments. Free.
Bolivar County Courthouse
W.C. Handy MS Blues Trail Marker provides more insight into the life of this legendary bluesman, known as the “Father of the Blues.” Historic courthouse. Daily, dawn to dusk. Free.
Bologna Performing Arts Center
For the best in arts and entertainment, visit the Bologna Performing Arts Center (BPAC) at Delta State University. Featuring two performance venues, the 1,183 seat Delta & Pine Land Theatre and a smaller 145-seat Recital Hall, the BPAC offers a variety of performances including celebrity concerts, national Broadway tours, dance companies, theater, and family-friendly performances in addition to film screenings. Mon – Fri, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and during performances. Visit website for upcoming events.
The Dave “Boo” Ferriss Museum
Inning by Inning: A Life in Baseball, chronicles the life of former Red Sox World Series player Dave "Boo" Ferriss from his early days in Shaw, MS to his coaching days at Delta State University. Collection includes photos and personable memorabilia, including a wool uniform, gloves and an official Red Sox vs. St. Louis Cardinal World Series pennant.
Delta State University Archives & Chinese Heritage Museum
Smithsonian exhibits, historical displays and changing exhibits on the Delta and related topics. Thu, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
A Mississippi Blues Trail marker is located at Dockery Farms, home of early blues musician Charley Patton. His style influenced the development of the Delta blues. Open year-round. Free.
Fielding Wright Art Center
Permanent collection includes works by Kathe Kollwitz and Salvador Dalí. Changing exhibits. Open during school sessions. Mon - Fri, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Free.
GRAMMY Museum Mississippi
For a truly remarkable interactive journey through the history of music, just follow the Mississippi Blues and Country Music Trails to GRAMMY Museum® Mississippi. The museum features both permanent and rotating exhibits and is a must see for everyone who loves music. Mon - Sat, 10 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.; Sun, 12 - 5:30 p.m. Closed Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day. Admission.
Historic Blues Driving Tour
A self-guided tour of sites important to blues music. Brochure available from Cleveland-Bolivar County Chamber of Commerce. Mon - Fri, 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. Free.
HISTORIC DOWNTOWN SHOPPING DISTRICT
Quaint shopping district along the downtown walking trail. Features boutiques, art galleries, cafes and specialty shopping. Located in the Historic District; features a landscaped walking trail. Mon - Sat, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Gift shop. Free.
Martin & Sue King Railroad Heritage Museum
The museum showcases a 70’ x 17’ zero gauge model railroad layout. Also on display are artifacts, documents, photos and memorabilia. Interactive for children; fun for the whole family. Model Train runs Mon. - Fri., 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.; 1 p.m. 4 p.m., Sat. 1 - 4 p.m.
Matthews-Sanders Sculpture Garden
Located in front of the Bologna Performing Arts Center in a landscaped garden. Works of nationally known artists are on display.
Holmes CountyCity Population 2,792
Wesley Chapel Cemetery
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
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.
Coahoma CountyCity Population 1,332
North Delta Museum
Museum with Civil War and Indian artifacts. Daily, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m., or by appointment. Admission.
Washington CountyCity Population 297
Lake Washington Historical Museum
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
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.
Tallahatchie CountyCity Population 116
Emmett Till Historic Intrepid Center
Center honors the memory of Emmett Till, a black youth kidnapped and brutally murdered in the Delta in 1955, with exhibits and related artifacts. Guided tours available. Gift shop. Tue - Fri, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.; Sat, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Donations accepted.
Emmett Till Memorial Park
One-mile trail set along the waters of Black Bayou. Signs provide information about native plants and animals, the community's history and responses to events connected to the Emmett Till lynching. Picnic area, outdoor concert pavilion, campsite, bird-watching and photo opportunities.
Washington CountyCity Population 33,418
Greenville/Washington County Convention & Visitors Bureau
The Armitage Herschell Carousel
108-year-old, fully restored carousel is open for rides. Sat, 3 - 5 p.m. $1 per ride.
Belmont Plantation, Est. 1857
Built in 1857 for W.W. Worthington, it is the last antebellum mansion along the river in the Mississippi Delta, standing at over 9,000 square feet. After undergoing extensive restoration, the home is available for weddings, events, tours and luxury sportsmen excursions. Call for more information.
E.E. Bass Cultural Arts Center
The center is housed in the former E.E. Bass Junior High School, designed by renowned architect A. Hays Town and built in 1929. The gallery displays seven exhibits per year with one week between shows. Mon - Fri, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Free.
The Flood of 1927 Museum
Housed in the oldest structure in downtown Greenville, this museum presents the history of one of the greatest natural disasters this country has ever known. Open year-round. Mon - Fri, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Weekends by appointment.
Great River Road
Drive along one of the nation’s oldest, longest and most distinctive scenic byways, which extends from the Tennessee line to the Louisiana line, allowing access to the Mississippi River.
Great Wall of Mississippi
In 1927, the Mississippi River broke through the levee north of Greenville, flooding the Delta. A new levee system, taller than the Great Wall of China, was constructed by the US Army Corps of Engineers. Drive-by.
Greenville Air Force Base Museum
From World War II to the Cold War, Greenville did its part to train the airmen and women who defended our freedom. This museum tells their story. Daily, 7 a.m. - 7 p.m.
GREENVILLE’S HISTORIC CEMETERIES
These final resting places tell volumes about Greenville’s early residents: bankers and business people, politicians, former slaves, writers, teachers, community and religious leaders and people from every walk of life. The Greenville Cemetery is home to The Patriot. This stunning tribute was commissioned by author William Alexander Percy in honor of his late father, former US Senator Leroy Percy.
Greenville History Museum
This museum tells the history of Greenville from the turn of the 20th century to the 1970s. Features photographs, artifacts and memorabilia. Mon - Fri, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.; Sat, 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
The fastest track in the South. Heart-pounding, wheel-to-wheel action. Weekly racing, Apr - Oct. Admission.
Greenville Writers Exhibit
Showcases the River City’s many prominent writers including Shelby Foote, Ellen Douglas, Walker Percy, Beverly Lowry and Clifton L. Taulbert. Hours vary.
Hebrew Union Temple & Museum
Houses the Goldstein Nelken Solomon Century of History Museum. Temple dates back to 1906. The museum displays Greenville’s Jewish history over the last half century. By appointment.
Live Oak Cemetery, Burial Site of Holt Collier
Final resting place of Bishop E.W. Lampton, the only African-American bishop from Mississippi, and Holt Collier, prominent African-America businessman and slave. Drive-by. Free.
Mt. Horeb Missionary Baptist Church
c. 1864; current building 1971. Established by six former slaves as the first church structure erected by African-Americans in Greenville. Mt. Horeb has been an important part of the city’s religious life. Sunday services, 9:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. Drive-by.
Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Church
c. 1828. Brick Romanesque Revival building on the site of the first Roman Catholic seminary for African-American priests in the US. By appointment.
St. Matthew African Methodist Episcopal Church
Organized in 1867, St. Matthew was the first AME church established in the Mississippi Delta. By appointment.
Walnut Street Entertainment District
Special guest appearances by blues artists, live rock bands, R&B performers and more every weekend. Dining. Blues Walk stone markers honor local entertainers and others from around the world.
Warfield Point Park
Features a 38-ft. observation tower for a panoramic view of the Mississippi River. One of the few locations on the river that offers camping as well as RV and picnic facilities on the banks of the Mississippi. Daily.
WASHINGTON COUNTY WELCOME CENTER
The Washington County Welcome Center, originally dubbed “The River Road Queen,” is considered one of the ten most distinctive welcome centers in the United States, with exhibits upstairs showcasing the Delta. Located near the Mississippi River, it was originally built for the 1984 World’s Fair in New Orleans then relocated. Daily, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Built in 18173 and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
One of the largest Indian mound groups in the Mississippi Valley. Area artifacts and special events year-round. Go to website for the most current schedule of events. Free. Donations accepted. Park is open from dusk until dark. The museum is temporarily closed for renovations.
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 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.
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.
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
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.
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
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.
Sunflower CountyCity Population 11,264
Indianola Chamber of Commerce
B.B. King often played for tips on this street corner as a young man in the 1940s, and in the 1980s he placed his footprints and signature on the sidewalk. Mississippi Blues Trail marker on-site. Drive-by.
B.B. King Museum & Delta Interpretive Center
The rich cultural heritage of the Mississippi Delta and the life of bluesman B.B. King are told in this state-of-the-art museum through film, interactive exhibits, artifacts and activities. Gift shop. Admission. Group rates available.
Charley Patton’s Gravesite
Gravesite of Charley Patton, the founder of Delta blues. Mississippi Blues Trail marker on site.
The Clark House
Originally a two-story house built in Carrollton. The house was brought by train to Indianola in the early 1900s and reconstructed on this site. One of many historic homes in town, many with signs that denote building date. Drive-by.
Club Ebony has featured some of the world’s greatest blues artists, including B.B. King, who has performed here each year after his homecoming concert in Indianola. Open for tour groups and special events.
Craig Claiborne Boyhood Home
Craig Claiborne, longtime food editor at the New York Times and a celebrated chef and cookbook author, grew up in this 1930s home where his mother ran a boarding house. Drive-by.
Local art and pottery fill the walls of this nationally known restaurant, home of Taste of Gourmet. Award- winning smoked catfish pate and other packaged food shipped all over the world. A Delta lunch tradition since 1976.
Gin Mill Galleries
Located next to the B.B. King Museum, Gin Mill Galleries is both a restaurant and gallery of Delta culture and heritage. Live music on weekends.
Historic Downtown Indianola
In the early 1900s, Front St. was the location of the pharmacy of A.R. Walker, the first African-American pharmacist in Mississippi. At 104 Front St. is Planter’s Bank, with an old-fashioned clock tower, built in 1905. At 114 Front St. was the town’s first automobile dealership in 1916. The street is now lined with shops, art galleries and restaurants and is featured in the opening scene of the movie, The Chamber, which was based on John Grisham’s novel. The courthouse on the corner of Second and Court is featured in the film as well.
Drive along this uniquely beautiful cypress bayou running through historic downtown Indianola onto Westside Dr., passing Heathman Plantation and Holly Ridge as it crosses Hwy. 82. A new sidewalk trail extends from Fletcher Park on Main St. into downtown.
Indianola Pecan House
Irene Magruder Historical Marker
Site of the home of Irene Magruder (1898 - 1973), the first African-American in Indianola to open her home to civil rights workers during Freedom Summer in 1964. All-day viewing.
Wayne & Minnie Cox Park
Minnie Cox was the first known African-American postmistress, appointed by two presidents. She was postmistress of Indianola twice between 1891 and 1904. A historical marker and park are on the site where her home stood. The post office was dedicated to her in 2008.
Humphreys CountyCity Population 768
Belzoni-Humphreys Development Foundation
Yazoo Valley Wildlife
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.
Washington CountyCity Population 5,065
Greenville/Washington County CVB
Birthplace of Kermit the Frog Museum
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.
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
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
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
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.
Bolivar CountyCity Population 664
McCarty's Pottery & Gardens
In 1954, Lee and Pup McCarty began what was to become an internationally recognized and award-winning pottery business. The McCartys are recipients of the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Mississippi Institute of Arts and Letters and have had their work shown in museums and galleries around the world. The gardens of McCarty Pottery have garnered international acclaim. Feb - Dec, Tue - Sat, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Gift shop. Free.
Leflore CountyCity Population 291
Robert Johnson Memorial
One of three supposed burial sites of Robert Johnson, “King of the Delta Blues Singers.”
Bolivar CountyCity Population 1226
Heritage Walking Trail
Trail features five new historical markers in the downtown historic district along the old railroad bed.
I.T. Montgomery Home
In 1887, former slaves of Jefferson Davis’ brother, Joseph, formed their own community called Mound Bayou. I.T. Montgomery was one of the town founders. Drive-by.
Mound Bayou Sites
Pottery capturing the rich earth tones of the Mississippi Delta, handcrafted by the talented Woods Brothers of Mound Bayou. Open year-round. Mon - Tue, Thu - Sat, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Gift shop. Free.
Holmes CountyCity Population 1226
Rob Morris Little Red Schoolhouse
Leflore CountyCity Population 6,415
Robert Johnson Tombstone
One of three supposed burial sites of legendary bluesman Robert Johnson, “King of the Delta Blues Singers.”
Sharkey CountyCity Population 2,195
Rolling Fork Visitors Center & Museum
Blue Lake Interpretive Trail
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.
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.
Sunflower CountyCity Population 2,913
Fannie Lou Hamer GraveSite
Monument commemorates the life of the famous civil rights activist. Brochure available from City Hall. Drive-by.
Bolivar CountyCity Population 2,683
Shelby Depot Library
c. 1901. A designated Mississippi Landmark, this historic depot was built by the Yazoo & Mississippi Valley Railroad. Mon – Tue, Thu – Fri, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
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.
Tunica CountyCity Population 10,000
Tunica Convention & Visitors Bureau
1st Jackpot Casino
1st Jackpot Casino Tunica is your first bet for fun! Play hundreds of slots, 11 live table games and 15 electronic table games and enjoy Southern classics in a casual dining atmosphere.
Blue & White Restaurant
Originally a Pure Oil filling station, the Blue & White Restaurant has been serving up its down-home cooking since 1924. Located right off Highway 61.
An Irish themed castle with over 900 of the newest and hottest slots, table games and sports book action plus 500+ hotel rooms and six dining options.
Gateway to the Blues Museum And Visitors Center
Begin your blues journey at Tunica’s Gateway to the Blues museum - a must-see interactive experience of how the blues was born with famous instruments, recording studio, blues history and art, and a gift shop located on Highway 61 inside a restored train depot.
Gold Strike Casino Resort
MGM Resorts’ Gold Strike offers 1,133 rooms, award-winning dining, exciting nightlife and an integrated gaming experience including BetMGM Book Bar & Grill, a sports betting and entertainment venue and home to Topgolf Swing Suite.
The Hollywood Cafe
Beale Street and Elvis aren't the only stars in Marc Cohn's "Walking in Memphis" -- Tunica's own Hollywood Café was also immortalized in the hit song for its soulful live music. But this local eatery's real claim to fame is the food. It is, after all, the home of deep-fried pickles and the hubcap burger!
Hollywood Casino has over 800 exciting slots, live and electronic table games and a High Limit slot room! Guests can enjoy three dining options, movie memorabilia, golf and an indoor pool while staying in the 494-room hotel.
Hollywood Casino Memorabilia
Hollywood Casino houses the Mid-South’s largest collection of authentic movie memorabilia, including the DeLorean driven by Michael J. Fox in Back to the Future, a real model of the sinking Titanic and more. Exhibit is free.
Horseshoe Casino Tunica
Home to legendary action, the best odds and highest limits; The Book, for seats that beat the stadium; 500 hotel rooms; five restaurants; and The Spa at Horseshoe.
Mississippi Blues Trai
Tunica is home to six of the state's 100+ markers including James Cotton, Abbay and Leatherman Plantation, US Highway 61 and more.
River Bend Links Golf Course
River Bend Links has the lakes, mounds and sand and grass bunkers to give you a taste of golfing in the Scottish lowlands, right on what was once a cotton field.
Sam’s Town Hotel & Gambling Hall
Casino action with over 700 slots, blackjack, craps, roulette and three-card poker, with famous Southern hospitality award winning restaurants, golf, RV park and sports book lounge.
Tunica Bike Trails
Tunica offers a 13-mile trail that loops from historic downtown Tunica to Mhoon Landing on the Mississippi River and back that's included in the Great River Road Scenic Byway that begins in Walls, MS.
Tunica National Golf & Tennis
Tunica National Golf and Tennis is North Mississippi's signature destination for exceptional golf and tennis. Located minutes from Tunica's six world-class casinos, this championship golf facility also features indoor clay tennis courts and offers player-friendly green and court fees.
Tunica RiverPark & Museum
Discover the culture, history and nature of the Mississippi River at a Delta favorite. Enjoy a museum on the Mississippi River, outdoor nature trails, picnic areas, overlook with breathtaking views.
Tunica Sports Complex
The Tunica Sports Complex is “the place to meet and compete,” featuring an aquatic center, baseball/softball fields, basketball courts and professional boxing facility. Mon - Fri, 8 a.m. - 8 p.m.; Sat, 8 a.m. - 6 p.m.; Sun, 1 - 6 p.m.
Tunica Veteran's Memorial Park
Beautiful park with life-size bronze statues. Plaques represent all areas of service. Open year-round. Free.
Walking Tour of Historic Tunica
Walking tour of downtown Tunica. There are 13 bronze plaques on historic buildings. Locations are on Main St., Edwards Ave. and School St. Free.
Tallahatchie CountyCity Population 1364
Delta Pecan Orchard
Visit Delta Pecan Orchard and follow the process of gourmet pecan production, harvesting, cleaning and roasting. They also make pecan pies, breads, cakes and cookies. Mon - Fri, 8 a.m. - 3 p.m.; Sat - Sun, by appointment. Free.
Carroll CountyCity Population 734
Midway Methodist Church and Cemetery
The Midway Methodist Church and Cemetery, built c. 1860, is a good local example of a simplified Greek Revival country church. Originally built by settlers from North Carolina as a union church shared by Methodist, Baptist and Presbyterian congregations, the Methodists established sole ownership by 1872. Cemetery is on property.
Shongalo Presbyterian Church
Founded in 1835, the two-story building was built in 1874 with the local Masonic Lodge on the second floor. Portions of the south wall fell in 2007 and was rebuilt as a single story. Services held on Sunday. Drive-by only on other days.
St. Clement’s Episcopal church
Built in 1876, St. Clement's is built of bricks in the Gothic style. Interior walls are paneled with curly pie. Memorial windows depict the Madonna and Child and episodes in the life of Christ. Drive-by only.
The oldest graves in this historic cemetery date back to 1837. Approximately 50 Civil War soldiers are buried here, probably wounded sent south from the Battle of Corinth. The most elaborate tombstone is that of Dr. C.M. Vaiden, for whom the town is named. The cemetery is open daily, from dawn to dusk.
Vaiden High School
Vaiden High School, built in 1943 with WPA funds, is listed on the National Register of Historic Places as significant in the areas of education and architecture. The main school building, along with the Vocational Building, constructed in 1951, served the community as a school from its opening in 1943 until 1999. A gymnasium was added later.
Yazoo CountyCity Population 11,822
Yazoo County Convention & Visitors Bureau
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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.