Nature and artistry collide in the Mississippi Gulf Coast. This six-county area was ﬁrst inhabited by Native Americans before Spanish and French explorers sailed into our coastal waters, and well-preserved historic homes and buildings dating back hundreds of years are still accessible to visitors.
The present-day Gulf Coast is home to innovation and industry in the areas of shipbuilding, aerospace and more. Some of the country’s most famous creative spirits have also left their mark here, producing artworks inspired by these stunningly beautiful surroundings. But the area’s natural beauty is still pristine, beckoning modern adventurers or serenity seekers to explore our beaches, bays, swamps and islands, as well as the nation’s last remaining unimpeded river, the Pascagoula. Of course, you can’t forget to have a taste of our seafood specialties, fresh from the waters that also feed our souls.