Numerous key battles and turning points took place here. Explore the state’s many Civil War-related sites open to visitors by following the list below:
CORINTH CIVIL WAR INTERPRETIVE CENTER | 662.287.9273
Go where the Civil War began in Mississippi.
HISTORIC CORINTH WALKING & DRIVING TOUR | Corinth Area CVB | 662.287.8300
See the homes of the generals as Corinth changed hands in 1862 and again in 1864. Visit Civil War earthworks.
• Battle of Shiloh: Apr. 6-7, 1862
• Siege of Corinth: Apr. 29-30, 1862
• Battle of Iuka: Sep. 19, 1862
• Battle of Corinth: Oct. 3-4, 1862
MARSHALL COUNTY HISTORICAL MUSEUM | 662.252.3669
Visit the sites of the cavalry raid that brought Grant’s first attempt on Vicksburg to an inglorious end.
• Van Dorn Raid & Grant’s Mississippi Central Railroad Campaign: Nov. 2-Dec. 20, 1862
BALDWYN & TUPELO
BRICE’S CROSSROADS NATIONAL BATTLEFIELD SITE | 662.680.4025
Walk the grounds of General Bedford Forrest’s astounding victory fought in the summer of 1864 and learn of the valor of the US African American troops.
• Battle of Brice’s Crossroads: Jun. 10, 1864
• The Battle of Tupelo: Jul. 14-15, 1864
OKOLONA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE | 662.447.5913
Visit a cemetery where Confederate dead were interred after the bloody Battle of Shiloh. See where Forrest’s outnumbered cavalry corps routed Sooy Smith’s federals in a running gunfight.
• Battle of Okolona: Feb. 22, 1864
ULYSSES S. GRANT PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY, MISSISSIPPI STATE UNIVERSITY | 662.325.4552
See the vast collection of Grant’s papers and memorabilia.
MUSEUM OF THE MISSISSIPPI DELTA | 662.453.0925
Gaze over the turbid waters of the Tallahatchie River, where Grant’s Union invasion armada was repulsed.
• Yazoo Pass Expedition: Feb. 3-Apr. 10, 1863
GENERAL STEPHEN D. LEE’S HOME | Visit Columbus | 662.329.1191
Stand under the magnolias “where flowers healed the nation” on Apr. 25, 1866, during the pre-cursor of Memorial Day.
THE OAKS HOUSE MUSEUM | 601.353.9339
Learn about the lives of Jackson’s 19th century civilians.
OLD CAPITOL MUSEUM | 601.576.6920
Experience the chambers where Mississippi’s lawmakers voted for secession from the Union in 1861.
RAYMOND MILITARY PARK | 601.857.8041
See the 25 cannons that boomed over a Civil War battlefield. Ponder the past in the historic cemetery and town.
• Battle of Raymond: May 12, 1863
VICKSBURG NATIONAL MILITARY PARK | 601.636.0583
Marvel at the battlefield vistas and the monuments.
VICKSBURG CVB | 601.636.9421
Visit antebellum homes, museums and pick up a free Vicksburg commemorative art book.
• Siege of Vicksburg: May 19-Jul. 4, 1863
PORT GIBSON & GRAND GULF
GRAND GULF MILITARY PARK | 601.437.5911
Visit the river battle and museum, fortifications and antebellum structures.
• Battle of Port Gibson: May 1, 1863
• Battle of Grand Gulf: Apr. 29, 1863
PORT GIBSON CHAMBER OF COMMERCE | 601.437.4351
See the awe-inspiring Ruins of Windsor Plantation, along with antebellum churches and homes.
MERREHOPE HOME | 601.483.8439
See the home that survived Sherman’s wrath.
• Meridian Expedition: Feb. 3-20, 1864
NATCHEZ CVB | 800.647.6724
Experience the mansions and the splendor of the Old South.
BEAUVOIR – THE JEFFERSON DAVIS HOME & PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY | 228.388.4400
Visit the Confederate president’s last home.
• Fort Massachusetts
SHIP ISLAND EXCURSIONS | 228.864.1014
Relax and take a daylong cruise to a Gulf barrier island fort.