Monroe CountyCity Population 5,612
Aberdeen Visitors Bureau
204 E. Commerce St.662.369.9440aberdeenms.org

Aberdeen Architectural Driving Tour

204 E. Commerce St.662.369.9440www.aberdeenms.org

Driving Tour through 3 historic districts highlighting almost every style of Southern architecture. Free maps available at the Visitors Bureau office.

Aberdeen Blues Marker

Commerce St & Meridian St.662.369.9440www.aberdeenms.org

Mississippi Blues Trail Marker: Aberdeen Blues, featuring three blues men from this area: Bukka White, Howlin Wolf and Albert King.

Aberdeen Blues Mural

102 S. Meridian St.662.369.9440

Colorful backdrop to the Blues Trail marker, the mural is an artistic rendering of Aberdeen bluesmen: Bukka White, Albert King and Howlin’ Wolf. By Mississippi artist Cristen Barnard. Drive-by.

Black History Trail

204 E. Commerce St.662.369.9440www.aberdeenms.org

Self-Guided Driving Tour has 15 stops significant to black history in Aberdeen. This trail focuses attention on African-Americans who made their start in Aberdeen and the surrounding area. Brochures available online and the Aberdeen Visitors Bureau.

Blue Bluff Recreation Area

20051 Blue Bluff Rd.662.369.2832

Covered pavilion, picnic area, playground, sandy beach, volleyball and basketball courts. Hiking trail, fishing areas, boat ramp and dock, restrooms. Tennessee-Tombigbee Waterway scenic overlook.

City Hall

125 W. Commerce St.662.369.8588www.aberdeenms.org

This historic courthouse was built in 1912 and features marble staircase, mosaic tile floor and Tiffany-Stained glass dome skylight. National Register of Historic Places & Mississippi Landmark Building. Open Mon-Fri, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

Elkin Theatre

110 W. Commerce St.662.369.9440elkintheatre.com

Center for the arts hosts live productions and current movies every weekend. Built in 1937, this renovated Art Nouveau-style theater, with original ticket booth and neon marquee, is an Aberdeen icon. Admission.

Evans Memorial Library

Nationally known for its historical materials, it houses volumes of genealogical research. Home to the F.S. McKnight Photographic Collection containing over 14,000 photos dating 1890s - 1930s. Mon - Thu, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.; Fri - Sat, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

First Missionary Baptist Church

513 N. Matubba St.662.369.2542

One of the oldest historically African-American churches in the area. Rebuilt in 1921, church records precede the turn of the 20th century. Open year- round. By appointment. Free. Donations accepted.

Holiday Haven

609 S. Meridian St.662.369.9440

c. 1850. Completely restored Greek Revival mansion. Many original furnishings and memorabilia. By appointment. Admission.

The Magnolias

732 W. Commerce St.662.369.7956

c. 1850. Beautiful antebellum home, furnished with antiques and features an unusual staircase. Weddings, receptions and special occasions. Mon - Fri, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. By appointment. Admission.

Old Aberdeen & Odd Fellows Rest Cemetery

Off Hwy. 45 at S. Poplar and Whitfield St.662.369.9440

Resting place for many pioneers and Civil War veterans, including Jeffrey Forrest, brother of Gen. Nathan Bedford Forrest. Beautiful monuments. Brochure guide available at the Aberdeen Visitors Bureau. Open daily. Free.

Shadowlawn

303 S. Franklin St.662.369.9440aberdeenms.org

c. 1874. Italianate-Victorian home features plaster moldings, extensive collections of quilts, clocks and antiques. By appointment. Admission.

Silk Stocking Row Historic District Walking Tour

Aberdeen Historic District662.369.9440aberdeenms.org

Tour of Aberdeen’s Historic District, including former home of Judge Eugene Octave Sykes. Historic homes and landmarks. Brochures available at the Aberdeen Visitors Bureau. Mon - Fri, 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. Open year-round. Free.

St. Peter’s United Methodist Church

Lifeboat Church, where Howlin’ Wolf sang as a boy, and St. Peter’s United Methodist Church, established in the mid-1800s, combined in the 1960s to form St. Peter’s. By appointment.

The Story of Aberdeen Historic Audio Tour

204 E. Commerce St.662.369.9440aberdeenms.org

Free audio CD featuring an audio driving tour of Aberdeen. Available at the Aberdeen Visitors Bureau and local antique shops. Open year-round.

Wall of Fame at City Hall

125 W. Commerce St.662.369.9440ww.aberdeenms.org

Portraits of outstanding citizens that have left an impactful legacy, through their tireless contributions to their beloved Aberdeen.

Choctaw CountyCity Population 1.593
Ackerman-Choctaw County Chamber of Commerce

Choctaw Lake Recreational Area

Tombigbee National Forest, Hwy. 15 S662.285.3264

Three birding trails 1.5 miles in length, tree identification trail and six miles of trails for hiking/biking with 2.7 miles of those being handicap accessible. Fishing, boat ramps, pavilions and camping.

Davis Lake Recreation Area

Natchez Trace Milepost 243, Davis Lake Rd.662.285.3264www.recreation.gov

Fishing, swimming, camping, hiking and picnic areas. Open year-round.

Tombigbee National Forest

Hwy. 15 S662.285.3264

This 67,000-acre national forest is covered with pine and upland hardwood. Many medium-sized lakes are located within the forest. Popular for hunting deer and turkey.

Monroe CountyCity Population 7,743

Amory Regional Museum

801 S. Third St. S662.256.2761cityofamoryms.com

This museum is now housed in the town’s first hospital, built in 1916. In 1976, it became Amory’s Bicentennial project and was converted to a museum. Tue - Fri, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.; Sat, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Closed major holidays. Free admission.

Carroll CountyCity Population Under 100

Mississippi John Hurt Gravesite

Off Hwy. 7 in St. James Cemetery800.748.9064www.mississippijohnhurtfoundation.org

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.

Lee CountyCity Population 3,351

Brice's Crossroads Chief Tishomingo Scenic Byway

607 Grisham St. 662.365.3969finalstands.com

Three cemeteries along the byway are the final resting places of community founders. Included are sites where Chickasaw Indians lived, farmed and held tribal councils.

Mississippi’s Final Stands Interpretive Center

Mississippi’s Final Stands Interpretive Center662.365.3969finalstands.com

Enjoy three battlefield trails, an NPS site, interpretive markers and two cemeteries located on 1,600 acres of hallowed ground. The Interpretive Center features the two last stands of the Confederate cavalry at Brice's Crossroads and Tupelo/Harrisburg. Tue - Sat, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Admission.

Panola CountyCity Population 7,506
Panola Partnership, Inc.
150A Public Sq.662.563.3162

Batesville Mounds

Exit 246 off I-55

Two of seven mounds remain intact at the site. Excavations of pottery and other artifacts suggest that Native American people built the mounds during the Early to Middle Woodland Period (ca. AD 1 - 400).

Historic Downtown Batesville Square

The Batesville Square was formed around the railroad in the 1850s. The historic square is now a unique mix of retail businesses, professional offices and restaurants, and also serves as the location of many special events in the City of Batesville.

St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church

113 Panola Ave.662.563.4576

Built in the 1890s, the church held religious services until the 1940s. Currently, the church serves as a meeting place for civic organizations. The handmade furniture was made by German prisoners of war at Como Internment Camp.

Tishomingo CountyCity Population 1,952

Covenant Creek Farm

1399 County Rd. 961662.454.0584

Baby animals for visitors viewing pleasure. School and group tours available. Delicious goat cheese, candy soaps and other organic products are manufactured and sold.

Hilltop Art Studio Art by Shelley Ozbirn

332 County Rd. 68 662.454.9993

Southern folk art, altered art and traditional art. Paintings in watercolor, acrylic and oil. The artist creates her one-of-a-kind paintings in her studio atop the hills of Belmont. By appointment.

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.

Bolivar CountyCity Population 448

Doro Plantation Cemetery

109 E. Main (Hwy. 1)

Burial site of Confederate Brig. Gen. Charles Clark.

Tippah CountyCity Population 675

Doll Collection Exhibit

The Mary Dean Hollis Historical Doll Collection contains 105 of the 134 dolls representative of the clothing styles worn by Blue Mountain College students from 
1877 to present.

Pumpkin Patch Farms

October is one of the most beautiful and exciting times of the year on this farm. Join them at the Great Pumpkin Patch for outdoor fun and activities that the whole family can enjoy. Activities throughout the year.

Prentiss CountyCity Population 8,664
Booneville Area Chamber of Commerce
100 W. Church St. 662.728.4130

Adkins Farms

Pumpkins, cornfield, maze, hayrides, weddings, reunions, school trips, parties, games and more.

Booneville City Park & Kidstown

507 N. Third St. 662.728.4132

Activity area, fully-lighted bicycle and walking path, nature trails, picnic areas and ball fields.

Cunningham House

100 Truman St.662.720.1066

Confederate Gen. Nathan Bedford Forrest planned the victorious Battle of Brice’s Crossroads here during the Civil War.

Rails & Trails Museum

100 Truman St.662.720.1066

Historic depot built in 1913; renovated caboose. Thu - Fri, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.; Sat, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Rankin CountyCity Population 20,096
Rankin County Chamber of Commerce

Brandon Opry

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

Old Brandon Cemetery

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

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

Pelahatchie Creek Paddle Trip

Lakeland Dr. (Hwy. 25)601.354.3448

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

Rankin County Historical Museum

1451 W. Government St.601.825.2672

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

Shiloh Splash Park

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

St. Luke's Episcopal Church

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

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

Noxubee CountyCity Population 1,140

Sam D. Hamilton Noxubee National Wildlife Refuge

Off Bluff Lake Rd., 15 miles south of Starkville662.323.5548

48,000-acre refuge consisting of bottomland and upland forests. Enjoy fishing, hunting, hiking, photography and wildlife observation. Group educational programs available by appointment.

Tishomingo CountyCity Population 1,036

One-Room Colored School Museum

Schoolhouse represents the history of one-room schools in the county. The museum tells stories of local rural African-American families and the children who attended. Original artifacts are part of the exhibits.

Carroll CountyCity Population 190
Carrollton-Carroll County
600 Lexington St.662.392.4810

Carrollton Community House

305 Lexington St.662.237.4600carolltonms.net

WPA log structure built in 1936,. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Cotesworth

Home and library of US Senator J.Z George. Used as the location for the Foote Plantation in The Help. 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.

Evergreen Cemetery

523 Cemetery Rd.

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.

Historic Carrollton

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.

Merrill Museum

See Carroll County history through the exhibits found in the Merrill Museum.

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

Download our free walking tour app for your smart phone or tablet and hear the history of Carrollton as told by Walt Grayson.

Coahoma CountyCity Population 18,883
Coahoma County Tourism Commission

Bluestown Music

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

114 Delta Ave.662.624.4461

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.

The Crossroads

Intersection of Hwy. 49 and Hwy. 61

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.

Cutrer Mansion

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 Harp

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.

Hambone Gallery

111 E. Second St.662.253.5586 stanstreet.com

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.

Hopson Plantation

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

Stovall Rd.662.627.6149

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

363 Issaquena Ave. 662.313.6220 www.newroxy.com

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.

Quapaw Canoe Company

291 Sunflower Ave.662.627.4070www.island63.com

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.

Red’s Lounge

395 Sunflower Ave.662.624.5992

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

317 Issaquena Ave.662.627.6149

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

S. Chrisman Ave.662.846.4780

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

Hwy. 8 W and N. Fifth Ave., Ewing Hall 130662.846.4311blueshighway.org

“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

Delta State University662.846.4625bolognapac.com

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

Shumate Cir., Delta State University 662.846.4780

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

Charles W. Capps, Jr., Archives and Museum Building, N. Fifth Ave.662.846.4780www.deltastate.edu/pages/291.asp

Smithsonian exhibits, historical displays and changing exhibits on the Delta and related topics. Thu, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

DOCKERY PLANTATION

Bolivar-Sunflower County Border, Hwy. 8 E662.719.1048 dockeryfarms.org

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

Delta State University Campus662.846.4720

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

Cotton Row and Sharpe St. 662.843.2712 www.visitclevelandms.com

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

Hwy. 8 W, Delta State University662.846.4625thesculpturegardenms.com

Located in front of the Bologna Performing Arts Center in a landscaped garden. Works of nationally known artists are on display.

Tate CountyCity Population 1,667

Arkabutla Lake

Located ten miles northwest of Senatobia near the town of Coldwater. Excellent fishing, hiking, boating and camping. Owned and operated by

Coldwater River Hiking Trails

Trails located in beautiful natural setting along shores of scenic Arkabutla Lake.

Lowndes CountyCity Population 24,213
Visit Columbus

Amzi Love Home

c. 1848. Home has remaining in the same family for eight generations, and many of the fine furnishings are original to the house. By appointment. Admission.

Columbus Air Force Base

East Gate Rd. (off of Hwy. 45 N) 662.434.7068 www.columbus.af.mil

Columbus Air Force Base has trained pilots since World War II. Once home of the B-52 bomber, it graduates hundreds of Air Force pilots annually.

Columbus Historic District

Historic home tours are available daily. Drop by or call the Tennessee Williams Welcome Center for antebellum homes year-round tour schedules. Mon – Sat, 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Concord CME Church

c. 1867. African-American church established in Lowndes County following the Civil War. The congregation met beneath a large tree prior to building in 1908. By appointment.

Columbus Riverwalk & Nature Trail

The trail begins at Main St. and winds along the Tombigbee River with 4.4 miles of walking and biking paths. It offers two pavilions, bathrooms, benches, bike racks and picnic tables. Daily, dawn to dusk. Open year-round.

Columbus War Museum

Columbus Municipal Complex, 1501 Main St. 205.662.4129 visitcolumbusms.org

Honors and recognizes those who died in military battles and the many who lived through them. Open year-round. Mon - Thu, 7 a.m. - 6 p.m. Free.

Dewayne Hayes Recreation Area

7934 Barton Ferry Rd. 662.434.6808 www.recreation.gov

A campground with 100 RV, ten primitive sites. Mountain biking, wildlife viewing area, activity area, boat launch, fishing, nature trail, picnic, water playground and more.

Eugenia Summer Gallery

Mississippi University for Women, 1100 College St. 662.329.7341

Located on the SW corner of the MUW campus in the Art and Design Building. Gallery: Mon - Fri, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m, except major holidays. Call for summer hours, May - Aug. Free. Open to the public.

Franklin Academy

The first free public school in Mississippi, Franklin Academy of Columbus opened its doors in 1821 on this site. The school remains open for students today.

Friendship Cemetery

Burial site of four Confederate generals and more than 2,000 Civil War soldiers. Site of America’s first Memorial Day observance in April 1866. At Friendship Cemetery, visitors will find the burial site of soldiers from every battle between the War of 1812 to the Bosnian Conflict, and can view the burial site of two Mississippi governors. A Jewish section is also represented in the cemetery. Daily, 7 a.m. - sunset.

The Haven

c. 1843. Isaac Williams, a skilled laborer, and his brother Thomas, a blacksmith, free men of color, settled in the area and built this raised cottage. Drive-by.

Lowndes County Courthouse

Where the Mississippi Legislature met during the Civil War after the city of Jackson fell to Union forces. Mon - Fri, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Closed all federal/state holidays.

Magnolia Motor Speedway

State-of-the-art race facility featuring a .375 mile dirt oval track.

Missionary Union Baptist Church

1207 Fifth Ave. N 662.327.5408

c. 1833. The oldest African-American Baptist church in northeast Mississippi. By appointment.

Plymouth Bluff Center

2200 Old West Point Rd. 662.241.6214 www.muw.edu/plymouthbluff

Conference center with meeting space, lodging, a museum and nature trails located on 190 acres of secluded forest land with impressive scenery along the bluffs of the old Tombigbee River.

R.E. Hunt Museum & Cultural Center

924 20th St. N 662.328.8722

Built in 1954, R.E. Hunt was an African-American high school during a time when segregation and racism plagued society. Today, it is a museum and cultural center and a MS Historic Landmark. Tue, 1 - 5 p.m.

Robert Gleed Gravesite

Sandfield Cemetery, Martin Luther King Jr. Dr. and College St. 662.328.0222 visitcolumbusms.org

Final resting place of Columbus' first African-American city councilman and Lowndes County's first African-American state senator. Drive-by.

The Rock 'N' Roll Scenic Byway

Hwy. 45 from Columbus into Tupelo and Hwy. 78 into Oxford and Holly Springs

104-mile scenic byway: Hwy. 45 in Columbus, birthplace of playwright Tennessee Williams, to Tupelo and the Elvis Presley Birthplace, to Hwy. 78 for stops in Oxford and Holly Springs.

Rosedale Mansion

c. 1856. Considered one of the finest examples of Italianate architecture in Mississippi. By appointment with two-day advance scheduling. Admission.

Rosenzweig Arts Center

Art gallery featuring sculptures, jewelry and paintings by various artists on exhibit year-round, and a sales gallery. Tue - Sat, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church

Originated under a brush arbor by Christian slaves. In 1821, the land for the church was chartered. Original church was demolished and re-erected at present location in 1886, then remodeled in 1942. Drive-by.

Stennis East Bank & Columbus Recreation Area

3257 Wilkins-Wise Rd. 662.327.2142 visitcolumbusms.org

Activity area (day use only), boat launch, fishing, sailing, water skiing and picnic area.

Stephen D. Lee Home & Museum

c. 1847. Built by Maj. Thomas Blewett. Once the residence of Confederate Gen. Stephen D. Lee, it is now a museum exhibiting Civil War collections. Available for wedding and reception rentals. Fri, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. or by appointment. Admission.

Temple Heights

c. 1837. Combination of Federal and Greek Revival features adorn this classically designed four-story home with porches on three sides and 14 Doric columns. By appointment. Admission.

Tennessee-Tombigbee Waterway Transportation Museum

318 Seventh St. N 662.328.8936

Museum highlights the uniqueness of this 234-mile stretch of waterway that connects Middle America with the Gulf of Mexico at Mobile, AL. Mon - Fri, 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.; Museum: Mon - Fri, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m., Sat by appointment

Tennessee Williams Home & Welcome Center

c. 1875. Tour the Victorian first home of playwright Tennessee Williams. The home is now a welcome center offering tours and information about Columbus and the surrounding area. Mon - Sat, 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m

Union Academy

c. 1877. Historic marker shows the site of the first free school for African-Americans in Columbus. Drive-by.

The W

1100 College St. 662.329.4750 www.muw.edu

Founded in 1884, Mississippi University for Women was the first public college for women in America. The campus boasts 23 buildings. National Register of Historic Places. Mon - Fri, except major holidays.

Whitehall

c. 1843. Two-story Greek Revival town house exhibiting six paneled, square columns at the edge of a wooden porch. By appointment. Groups welcome. Admission.

Panola CountyCity Population 1,265
Como Main Street
P.O. Box 13901.340.7281

Alan Lomax’s Repatriated Blues Photographs & Recordings

104 N. Main St662.526.5283

Alan Lomax was a folklorist and musicologist who celebrated music, photography and film around the world. Lomax’s recordings, photographs and film capture the unique regional blues of the Como area. Mon, Wed - Fri, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.; Sat, 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Country Cycles Shop & Museum

201 Old Mill Rd.662.526.0041

A working Harley shop and vintage museum filled with old bikes, memorabilia and antiques. Nothing can describe this fun place. Owner Clark Gregory entertains with eccentricity and knows his Harleys.

Historic Walking Tour

Town of Como

Brochures provide a basis for a self-guided walking tour that highlights

Home Place Pastures

Family-owned farm since 1871. Rich cultural history tied to local blues artists, livestock and commercial agriculture. Today, a sustainable hog operation producing pork products. Farm and animal tours. On-farm purchases.

Alcorn CountyCity Population 14,573
Corinth Area Convention & Visitors Center
215 N. Fillmore St.662.287.8300corinth.net

Alcorn County Genealogical Society

Contains family file folders, family history, surname books, census records, marriage and cemetery records and tax and probate records. Thu - Fri, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. By appointment. Free.

Battery F

Built by the Federal Army in mid-1862, Battery F remains a pristine example of Civil War earthworks. Daily, dawn to dusk. Free.

The Beauregard Line

One of the finest examples of Civil War fortifications to be found, the Beauregard Line, composed of seven miles of earthworks, spanned the east, north and west sides of Corinth. Interpretive panels located on four observation platforms. Guided tours periodically. One of the finest examples of Civil War fortifications to be found, the Beauregard Line, composed of seven miles of earthworks, spanned the east, north and west sides of Corinth. Interpretive panels located on four observation platforms. Guided tours periodically. Call ahead. Free.

Borroum’s Drug Store

604 Waldron St.662.286.3361

Founded in 1865 by former Confederate Army surgeon A.J. Borroum, this is the oldest drugstore in the state. It houses Native American artifacts, Civil War relics and an authentic working soda fountain. Mon - Fri, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.; Sat, 8:30 a.m. - 3 p.m. Free.

Civil War Earthworks

Corinth has the largest number of intact Civil War earthworks in the nation. Constructed by Confederate and Union Armies stationed at Corinth and used in the city’s defense. Daily, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Free.

Corinth Civil War Interpretive Center

Center features exhibits that explain military and civilian experiences during the Civil War. It also includes exhibits relevant to African-American heritage. Daily, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Closed Christmas Day. Gift shop. Free

Corinth Architectural Tour

215 N. Fillmore St.662.287.8300corinth.net

Includes examples of various styles from the 1850s through the 1930s, including Mississippi Historical Landmarks and National Historic Landmarks. Free.

Corinth Coliseum Civic Center

Built in 1924, this showplace of Victorian and Art Deco design features black and white tile, ornamental plaster, imported white marble wainscoting and a grand staircase. Mississippi Landmark and National Register of Historic Places. By appointment. Free.

Corinth Contraband Camp

In 1862, a contraband camp was built in Corinth for escaped slaves seeking refuge with the Union Army. The 600-acre camp had a working farm, church, commissary, hospital, school and housing area. As many as 6,000 people resided here. Daily, dawn to dusk.

Corinth Driving Tour

East and North of Corinthcorinthcivilwar.com

Tour of battle sites and headquarters, first-person accounts of events, and an extended tour stopping at earthworks and sites east and north of Corinth. CD and map available at the Corinth CVB or downloaded online. Free.

Corinth National Cemetery

Gravesites of 1,793 known and 3,895 unknown Civil War soldiers. Interments represent 273 regiments from 15 states. Daily, 8 a.m. - sunset. Free.

Corinth Railroad Crossing

221 N. Fillmore St.662.287.8300corinth.net

This crossroads of the Memphis and Charleston and the Mobile and Ohio Railroads identified Corinth as a strategic location in the Western Theater during the Civil War. Free.

CROSSROADS MUSEUM

Display of all things Corinth from the Paleolithic Period to the present day. Housed in the Historic Corinth Depot, permanent displays emphasize transportation and the Civil War. Mon - Sat, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.; Sun, 1 - 4 p.m. Gift shop. Admission.

Dilworth’s Tamales

111 Taylor St.662.665.0833

One of the defining businesses in the black community, opened in 1962. Dilworth’s has been featured in Southern Living magazine. Mon - Sat, 10 a.m. - 9 p.m.; Sun, 2 - 7 p.m.

Forrest Hill Cemetery

Bunch St., West of Meeks St.

Site predates the Civil War. Markings identify graves as far back as the mid-1860s. Slaves and a few Confederate soldiers are buried here. The cemetery is the resting place of many prominent black families of the Corinth area, including the city’s only black mayor, E.S. Bishop. The cemetery is still in use today.

A Guide to the Corinth Campaigns of 1862

215 N. Fillmore St. 662.287.8300corinth.net

In 1862, the railroad crossing in Corinth was described as being the “16 most important sq. ft. in the Confederacy.” The campaign map traces the Corinth Campaign from Corinth to Shiloh and Iuka, and back. Free.

Lake Hill Motor Museum

One of America's largest motorcycle/ATV dealerships. Home to a collection of antique, classic and custom automobiles and motorcycles. Mon - Fri, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.; Sat, 8 a.m. - 3 p.m. Free.

Mt. Moriah UMC

800 Meigg St.662.287.8899

The Freedom Society sent missionaries to the South to organize private schools and churches. Mt. Moriah UMC was founded in 1866. The present building was built in 1928. Free.

Tuscumbia Gardens

Variety of daylilies for sale to individuals and landscapers. You-pick blueberries, blackberries and muscadines. Fresh produce is available year-round due to the gardens’ hothouse innovations.

Tuscumbia Wildlife Management Area

Smithbridge Rd.662.862.2723mdwfp.com

2,600 acres of dove, quail, duck, squirrel and deer hunting. Check with The Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks for hunting seasons, rules and regulations. Mon - Sat, 6:30 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Verandah Curlee House

705 Jackson St 662.287.8300corinth.net

Come see the beautiful home and grounds of the only tourable Civil War home in Corinth. Thu - Sun, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Choctaw CountyCity Population 386

Colonel James Drake House

Mile marker 181 on Natchez Trace 662.547.6657www.frenchcamphistoricvillage.com

French Camp memorabilia and artifacts displayed in a renovated log cabin museum originally built in 1855.

French Camp Academy Alumni Museum

French Camp memorabilia and artifacts displayed in a renovated log cabin museum originally built in 1855.

French Camp Historic District

Est. 1812. Mid-1800s log cabins, museum, sorghum mill, thrift store, visitor center, gift shop and Council House Café. Also features an antebellum home, c. 1846 - 1848.

Huffman Log Cabin

Mile marker 181 on Natchez Trace 662.547.6835 www.frenchcamphistoricvillage.com

Historic dogtrot cabin which serves as visitors center, gift shop and showplace for arts and crafts. Daily, 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.

Rainwater Observatory & Planetarium

Natchez Trace Parkway at Hwy. 413 662.547.6377 rainwaterobservatory.org

Largest astronomical observatory in Mississippi. Solar system models, planetarium, meteorite exhibit and astronomy education resource center. Monthly public programs. By appointment.

Coahoma CountyCity Population 1,332

North Delta Museum

748 Second St662.383.2233

Museum with Civil War and Indian artifacts. Daily, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m., or by appointment. Admission.

Itawamba CountyCity Population 4,095

Beans Ferry Studio

427 Justice Rd. 662.862.5696

One-of-a-kind artist creations. View The Chosen Vessel, a 45-minute presentation about the potter’s wheel, set to music and presented regularly by reservation. Mon - Sat, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

BMB Off-Road

715 acres of hills, trails, mud and campingfun for the entire family. Please view the website or Facebook page for hours. The park is open every other weekend, Fri - Sun.

Fulton Tenn-Tom Trails

West Main St. and Access Rd.

4.2 miles of lighted walking trails located on the banks of the Tennessee-Tombigbee Waterway.

Holley Farms

2000 Patton Flat Rd.662.871.6949

50-acre farm, five-acre corn maze, pumpkin patches, animal alley, wagon ride, 30-ft. super slide, playground areas and country store. Weddings year-round. Open last week of Sep - Nov 1.

John Bell Williams Wildlife Management Area

This management area was established in 1973 and contains approximately 3,000 acres owned by the Tombigbee River Valley Water Management District and leased to the Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks for wildlife management and public usage.

Jamie L. Whitten Historical Center

100 Campground Rd.662.862.5414

Videos and displays examine waterways and Appalachian-region programs. Nature trail, fishing, auditorium and picnic area. Apr 1 - Aug 31, daily, 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.; Sep 1 - Mar 31, daily, 7:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Old Bridge Beach on Bay Springs Lake

MS Hwy. 4; Prentiss County Rd. 350662.423.1287

15 miles north of Fulton. Playground, fishing pier, large shelters, picnic tables, grills, bathrooms, volleyball court, swimming area and white sand beach.

Underground Railroad Bicycle RouteEnters the beautiful countryside of Itawamba County along the southern border of the county. Then, just north of Fulton, it joins the Natchez Trace Parkway as it continues through Alabama.

Enters the beautiful countryside of Itawamba County along the southern border of the county. Then, just north of Fulton, it joins the Natchez Trace Parkway as it continues through Alabama.

Tallahatchie CountyCity Population 116

Emmett Till Historic Intrepid Center

33 Thomas St

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

Extends from Mississippi/Tennessee state line to the Mississippi/Louisiana state line662.334.2711

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

Downtown waterfront, between Main St. and Central St.662.334.2711

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

Mid-Delta Regional Airport, Mezzanine Level662.334.3121

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

Jewish Cemetery, 1000 S. Main St.; Live Oak Cemetery, S. Main at Crescent St.; Chinese Cemetery, 116 Crescent St.; Greenville Cemetery, S. Main at Washington Ave.i662.334.2711 visitgreenville.org

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.

Greenville Speedway

The fastest track in the South. Heart-pounding, wheel-to-wheel action. Weekly racing, Apr - Oct. Admission.

Greenville Writers Exhibit

William Alexander Percy Library • 341 Main St.• • visitgreenville.org662.335.2331visitgreenville.org

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

S. Main St. at Crescent St. 662.334.2711visitgreenville.org

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

295 Warfield Point Rd.662.820.8630 warfieldpointpark.com

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

Hwy. 82 and Reed Rd. 662.332.2378 visitgreenville.org

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.

Wetherbee House

503 Washington Ave. 662.378.3121

Built in 18173 and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

WINTERVILLE MOUNDS & MUSEUM

2415 Hwy. 1 N 662.334.4684

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. Grounds: Daily, dawn to dusk. Museum: Mon - Sat, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.; Sun, 1:30 - 5 p.m.

Grenada CountyCity Population 13,092
Grenada Tourism Commission

Chakchiuma Swamp & Lee Tartt Nature Preserve

Located just steps from downtown Grenada, come kayak or hike and see the best wildlife and woodlands Mississippi has to offer at the Chakchiuma Swamp.

Confederate Cemetery

Hwy. 51 and Cemetery St. behind Odd Fellows Cemetery662.226.2060www.visitgrenadams.com

Contains 180 graves of unknown Confederate soldiers. Daily, dawn to dusk.

Grenada Confederate Forts

2088 Scenic Route 333 662.226.5911

Remains of earthwork forts built to protect against Union forces led by Gen. U.S. Grant. The forts provided headquarters for the historic Civil War raid on Holly Springs. Daily, dawn to dusk.

Grenada Lake

2202 Scenic Loop 333662.226.5911

Over two million visitors come annually to these 36,000 acres of water, 138 Class-A campsites, beaches, hiking trails, playgrounds, tennis courts, ball fields and picnic shelters.

Grenada Lake Visitor Center Museum

2088 Scenic Route 333662.226.5911www.mvk.usace.army.mil

Learn about the US Army Corps of Engineers missions and Grenada Lake's assets. The overlook offers a panoramic view of the 36,000-acre lake. Mon. - Sat. 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. and Sun. 12 p.m. - 4 p.m.

Haserway Wetland Demonstration Area

330-acre area supports abundant wildlife with special emphasis on public access and environmental interpretation. 100-acre green tree reservoir and two shorebird wading areas. Easy access viewing of wildlife areas.

LeFlore Hiking Trail System

628 Malmaison Headquarters Rd.662.453.5409mdwfp.com

Three-mile historic hiking trail leading through land that originally belonged to Choctaw Indian Chief Greenwood LeFlore, featuring steep loess bluffs, beech trees, scenic Potacocowa Creek and a cabin in pecan grove.

Lee Tartt Nature Preserve

300 acre bottomland hardwood forest & oxbow lakes with opportunities for kayaking, hiking and wildlife observation. Events held throughout the year.

Lost Bluff Hiking Trail

Scenic Loop 333662.226.5911

Two mile trail with steep winding trails and steps. Adjacent to a fort built during the Civil War. Features a spectacular view of the emergency spillway.

Yalobusha River Paddling Trail

Kayak or canoe this 520-mile paddling trail through several Mississippi counties. Check out the details and various trails at our website.

Yellow Fever Cemetery

Wood St. at Second St.662.226.2060www.visitgrenadams.com

The yellow fever epidemic of 1878 all but destroyed the town of Grenada. The cemetery became a historical landmark in 1960. Daily, dawn to dusk.

DeSoto CountyCity Population 14,700

Arkabutla Lake

Known for some of the best fishing and sailing with acres of land for public hunting and hiking, as well as Class A and primitive campsites, boat ramps, swimming beaches, picnic areas and playgrounds.

Arkabutla Wildlife Rehab Nature Center (ARK)

The two miles of woodland walked trails are located in a wildlife sanctuary. Future plans for a handicap accessible wildlife demonstration trail. Open year round.

Baptist Industrial College Marker

Founded in 1900 by the North MS Baptist Educational Convention, it was the first school in the county to offer education through 12th grade to African-Americans in North Mississippi.

Cedar Hill Farm

Hayrides, pony rides, petting zoo, fishing, paintball, playground and picnic area. Open to the public for seasonal and year-round events and by reservation for private events.

DeSoto Arts Council

The DeSoto Arts Council (DAC) serves as an arts agency for DeSoto County and the surrounding region. DAC offers a wide range of activities, diverse programming and

DeSoto County Confederate Monument

2846 Magnolia Dr.662.429.8852desotomuseum.org

One of the state’s oldest monuments dedicated to the Confederate dead, erected in 1875, with 100 marked graves and a mass grave for 60 soldiers. Daily, dawn to dusk.

DeSoto County Courthouse

Built in 1942. Learn the history of Spanish explorer Hernando DeSoto, who explored this area in 1541 - 1542, through restored paintings that depict Hernando's voyage to discover the Mississippi River. Mon - Fri, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

DeSoto County Museum

111 E. Commerce St.662.429.8852desotomuseum.org

The museum provides education programs, as well as exhibits on the history of DeSoto County. Browse the 1840's restored log cabin. Free Admission.

Genealogical Society of DeSoto County

An extensive library with records dating back to the 1840s is maintained by the Genealogical Society of DeSoto County. Mon - Wed, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.; Thu - Fri, by appointment.

Gus Cannon’s GraveSite

A banjo and jug player, born in 1874. Gus wrote and first recorded the song “Walk Right In,” which became a No. 1 hit for The Rooftop Singers, in 1963.

Springhill Historic Memorial Garden Cemetery

NW Corner Oak Grove Rd. and Robertson Gin Rd.662.429.8852 springhillfriends.com

DeSoto County's oldest cemetery, established in 1836. Only six monuments date after 1900. A historical reenactment of people buried here takes place each October around Halloween.

Marshall CountyCity Population 7,694
Holly Springs Tourism & Recreation Bureau

Baker’s Pond Hiking Trail

Holly Springs National Forest662.236.6550 www.mississippihills.org

One-mile hiking trail, graveled stairway trail to the ridgetop overlooking Baker’s Pond, an artesian spring and flowing hillside springs surrounded

Bottomless Cup

The Bottomless Cup is just what you have been waiting for! Mississippi roasted beans, specialty espresso, fresh ingredient pastries, antiques and more!

Chewalla Lake Hiking Trails

Holly Springs National Forest662.236.6550 www.mississippihills.org

Hiking trail network around beautiful Chewalla Lake, the largest reservoir in the 147,000-acre Holly Springs National Forest. Fully developed recreational area, beach, swimming, campsites with RV hookups.

Fitch Farms

A 7,000-acre working plantation and accommodations in restored pre-Civil War cabins including a Nathan Bedford Forrest home. Hunting packages for quail, deer and turkey. Event facilities available.

Hill Crest Cemetery

Burial site of 13 Confederate generals, heroes and heroines of the 1878 yellow fever epidemic, and Hiram Revels, the first African-American elected to the US Senate. Daily, dawn to dusk.

Hill Country Blues Marker

Located on Center Streetwww.msbluestrail.org

Although Delta blues often claims the spotlight, other styles of the blues were produced in other regions of Mississippi. In the greater Holly Springs area, musicians developed a “hill country” blues style characterized by few chord changes, unconventional song structures, and an emphasis on the "groove" or a steady, driving rhythm.

Holly Springs Cultural Map/Driving & Walking Tour Guide

Experience Holly Springs through this interactive cultural map of remarkable places and stories. Visit hollysprings.visitme.us to learn more.

Holly Springs Motor Sports Park

An eight-mile NHRA-approved track open Sat and Sun. Sun gates open at 3 p.m., with time trials at 4 p.m. and eliminations at 5 p.m.

Holly Springs National Forest

Chewalla Lake offers visitors a natural, tranquil experience with amenities that make it easy to please the entire family. Features an Indian mound built by the area’s inhabitants more than a thousand years ago.

Holly Springs Self-Guided Tour

Walking or driving tour featuring historic homes, churches and other points of interest. Free.

Ida B. Wells-Barnett Museum

Display of art collections by African and African-American artists, artifacts, and historical documents housed in the historic Spires Bolling Home, birthplace of famed journalist and women’s activist Ida B. Wells. Mon - Fri, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.; Sat, 12 - 5 p.m. Tours by appointment.

Kate Freeman Clark Art Gallery

300 E. College Ave. 662.252.2515

Works by Kate Freeman Clark, the grandniece of Confederate Gen. Edward Carey Walthall and paintings by William Merritt Chase, one of America’s most outstanding artists. By appointment.

Marshall County Historical Museum

Relics from 11 wars, antique toys, clothes from yesteryear, farm tools, county wildlife, Indian artifacts, library, glassware, photography and local art. Mon - Fri, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.; Sat, by appointment. Closed the week before Christmas.

Montrose & Montrose Arboretum

335 E. Salem Ave. 662.252.2515

c. 1858. This antebellum Greek brick mansion shows the influence of the Classic Revival, and the arboretum contains 50 different species of trees native to the area. By appointment.

Phillips Grocery

541 E. Van Dorn Ave. 662.252.4671

Known worldwide for its famous hamburgers. The store features early-1900s memorabilia and rustic decor. Mon - Fri, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.; Sat, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Roy Wilkins Collection

150 E. Rust Ave.662.252.2491

Papers, awards, memorabilia, civil rights material and other items belonging to the former executive secretary of the NAACP, who was born in Marshall County. By appointment.

Rust College Beckley Center

Rust College was established in 1866 to educate freed slaves. Renamed in 1890 to honor Richard Sutton Rust. The Beckley Center is home to the Ronald Trojcak African art collection of tribal arts and fabrics. Mon - Fri, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Weekends by appointment. Donations accepted.

Strawberry Plains Audubon Center

State office of the Mississippi Audubon Society. Restored antebellum home, beautiful hummingbird garden, 2,600-acre property and extensive grounds; 15 miles of trails. Daily tours, call for times. Admission.

The Holly Springs Depot

Built in the 1850's to transport cotton to market on the Mississippi Central Rail Road. When Holly Springs was the epicenter for cotton production. This beautiful structure has been recently renovated.

Yellow Fever Martyrs Church Museum

Tells the story of the yellow fever epidemic of 1878, which devastated the city. Mon - Fri, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. By appointment. Admission.

DeSoto CountyCity Population 26,000

American Contract Bridge League Museum

Located inside the ACBL headquarters is an interactive museum that is home to the world’s largest collection of bridge memorabilia, trophies, videos, ACBL Hall of Fame and more. Free. Mon - Fri, 10 a.m. - 3p.m.

Circle G Ranch

Formerly owned by Elvis and Priscilla Presley. When phase one restoration is completed, there will be an amphitheater for concerts, a dynamic water feature in the lake and more.

Latimer Lakes Park

The 120-acre park features a nature walking trail, tennis courts, baseball and football fields, three lakes, 20-hole disc golf course, playground and skating park for skateboards, bicycles and inline skates.

Sunflower CountyCity Population 11,264
Indianola Chamber of Commerce
112 Martin Luther King Blvd. S662.363.3800indianolachambermainstreet.com

B.B.’s Corner

Corner of Second St. and Church St.

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

St. Rest Plantation Cemetery, Holly Ridge Community662.887.9539

Gravesite of Charley Patton, the founder of Delta blues. Mississippi Blues Trail marker on site.

The Clark House

Corner of Westside St. and College St.

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

404 Hannah St. 662.635.5754

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

Front St. from the Post Office to the Railroad Tracks

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.

Indian Bayou

Extends from Hwy. 49 W on Main St. to Hwy. 82 at Heathman Plantation

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

212 Byas St.662.887.4298

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

Faisonia Ave. and Gresham St.

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.

Tishomingo CountyCity Population 4,000
Tishomingo County Tourism Council
1001 Battleground Dr. 662.423.0051tishomingofunhere.org

The Apron Museum

110 W. Eastport St. 662.279.2390

Museum preserving the art, fashion and history of aprons. By appointment only.

Driving Tour Battle of Iuka

1001 Battleground Dr.662.423.0051tishomingofunhere.org

Driving Tour Battle of Iuka America’s bloodiest high point: The Battle of Iuka. “The fight began and was waged with a severity I have never seen surpassed.” – Gen. Sterling Price, CSA, September 19, 1862.

Iuka Covered Bridge

One of very few in the state of Mississippi.

Mineral Springs Park

E. Quitman St./Indian Creek Rd.800.386.4373

World famous mineral springs named after Chickasaw Chief Iuka. Water won the 1902 World's Fair prize for best mineral water. Playground, pavilion, historic dogtrot log cabin, picnic area, walking track, skateboard facility, tennis courts and veterans memorial.

Oak Grove Cemetery

Constitution Dr.800.386.4373

Final resting place of Civil War soldiers and the longest serving governor of Mississippi, John Marshall Stone.

Pickwick Lake

Northeast corner of Mississippi662.423.6972

47,500-acre, world-class, scenic freshwater lake on the Tennessee River; 496 miles of shoreline, great smallmouth bass fishing, outstanding boating, cabins, motel and camping at J.P. Coleman State Park.

Shady Grove Cemetery

Spring St.662.423.3500

Shady Grove Cemetery Mass burial site of 263 Confederate soldiers killed in the Battle of Iuka. Daily, dawn to dusk. Free.

Tennessee-Tombigbee Waterway

3606 W. Plymouth Rd.662.327.2142 tenntom.org

Over 200 miles of river, lakes and Class A outdoor recreational areas that create an outdoor enthusiast’s paradise from Pickwick Lake to south of Columbus.

Tishomingo County Archives & Museum

c. 1870. Burned in 1886 and rebuilt in 1888, the courthouse is home to a division of the Tishomingo County Historical and Genealogical Society. Tue - Fri, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.; Sat (May - Sep) 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Gift shop. Free.

Tishomingo County Tourism

GEOCaching- A GeoCache Tour has been implemented in Tishomingo County. Cache's have been placed at sites of geological, historical, and cultural interest. Visit the GEOCaching website at https:www.geocaching.com/play.

Woodall Mountain

Hwy. 25 S to County Rd. 185800.386.4373 tishomingofunhere.org

Highest elevation in Mississippi at 806 ft.

Alcorn CountyCity Population 100

Jacinto Courthouse

Hwy. 356 east of Rienzi662.286.8662www.mississippihills.org

Completed in 1854, Jacinto Courthouse presents a compelling story of a bygone era and a bustling Southern boomtown. Tour this example of Federal- style architecture. Hours vary. Donations accepted. May - Sep, Tue - Fri and Sun, 1 - 5 p.m.; Sat, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.; Apr and Oct - Dec, Sat, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.; Sun, 1 - 5 p.m.

Bolivar CountyCity Population 664

McCarty's Pottery & Gardens

101 Saint Mary St.662.748.2293

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.

Benton CountyCity Population Under 100

Burton’s Sugar Farm

This centennial family farm preserves our farming heritage with displays of how our ancestors lived and machines with which they worked. It is also home to the seasonal Catfish in the Barn Restaurant, a unique and rustic destination dining experience.

Leflore CountyCity Population 291

Robert Johnson Memorial

North of Morgan City Mt. Zion M.B. Church, Hwy. 7662.453.9197www.greenwoodms.com/297/Convention-Visitors-Bureau

One of three supposed burial sites of Robert Johnson, “King of the Delta Blues Singers.”

Bolivar CountyCity Population 1226

Heritage Walking Trail

Downtown Historic District

Trail features five new historical markers in the downtown historic district along the old railroad bed.

I.T. Montgomery Home

212 S. Main St. 662.741.2181

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

Peter's Pottery

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.

DeSoto CountyCity Population 6,767

Joe Callicott Gravesite

Born October 1899, Callicott is regarded as one of Mississippi's finest bluesmen. His chief musical associate was Garfield Akers, as his second guitarist, when he first recorded in 1929. He recorded final sessions for blues documentarian George Mitchell in the late 60's and served as mentor to Nesbit guitarist Kenny Brown.

The Lewis Ranch Home of Jerry Lee Lewis

The Killer's home is referred to as "The Lewis Ranch;" a popular draw for visitors. Experience a behind the scenes look at Jerry Lee Lewis’ music and his life. Mon – Sat, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Purchase tour tickets online or by phone in advance.

Merry Christmas Tree Farm

Take a hayride into the number one tree farm in the Mid-South during November and December, and pick out your favorite Christmas tree.

Nesbit Blueberry Plantation

690 Bankston Rd. 662.429.3778

Pick your own blueberries or purchase pre-picks. Open mid-June through end of the season. Call for picking times. Closed Sunday and Monday.

Union CountyCity Population 8,065
NEW ALBANY OFFICE OF COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT

Cotton States League Baseball

The Cotton State College Leagues provide players the opportunity to maintain and improve their baseball skills during the off season in a competitive environment. Founded in 2009; includes two seasons.

Faulkner Literary Garden

The William Faulkner Literary Garden located one block away from his birth site brings his landscape to life with the plants about which he wrote, paired with quotes from his work.

Hallelujah Trail

This trail features 58 churches in Union County that are more than 100 years old and are still holding services. Explore them all.

Historic Downtown New Albany

Bankhead St. and Main St.662.534.3438www.newalbanymainstreet.com

Visitors can shop, walk the historic trail, enjoy art and dine in downtown cafés.

Ingomar Mounds

Hwy. 15 S 662.538.0014

Native American Indian mounds. By appointment. Free.

Magnolia Civic Center & Cine Theater

This facility is dedicated to the enhancement of the quality of life for all citizens of New Albany through education, civic and cultural growth and economic development. Call for more information.

New Albany Blues Trail

New Albany and Union County have five featured artist on this trail. Sam Mosely, Robert Johnson, Elder Roma Wilson, Rev. Leon Pinson and funk star Billy Ball.

New Albany Southern Literary Trail

William Faulkner and Borden Deal are two area authors that can be reviewed while celebrating writers of classic Southern Literature.

New Albany Sportsplex

Lighted soccer, football, baseball and softball fields, USTA tennis courts, batting and picnic area and a small spray park. Tallahatchie Trails connects the Sportsplex to the Park Along the River.

New Albany Quilt Trail

Quilt Trail Art is a project to preserve old quilt patterns, that might otherwise be lost, in a new way. Contact the museum for more information.

Park Along the River/ Arboretum and Tallahatchie Trails

Peaceful wooded park and arboretum adjacent to downtown on the bank of the fabled Tallahatchie River. Features a Disk Golf course, farmers market, walking trails, children's area, special events and more.

Tanglefoot Trail

Meandering through the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains in the Mississippi Hills National Heritage Area, The Rails to Trail Hall of Fame Tanglefoot is a paved 44.6 mile biking and hiking trail.

Union County Heritage Museum

Soak in the past, present and future of New Albany. Must-see highlights include the William Faulkner Literary Garden, Frenchman’s Bend exhibits, Crossing on the Green Railroad themed park and the Museum Art House.

Yalobusha CountyCity Population 386

Rocky Point National Recreation Hiking Trail

165 County Rd. 170662.623.7356 mdwfp.com

4.5-mile nationally designated, hiking trail network beginning and ending at Plum Point Recreation Area. Descends to Enid Lake, passes impressive gullies in deep woods. Additional trails: Quail Run Nature Trail, 2.5 miles, and Beech Hollow Nature Trail, five-miles.

Chickasaw CountyCity Population 2,911
Okolona Area Chamber of Commerce

Civil War Battle of Okolona Sites

Identified and marked sites of the battle that took place on February 22, 1864. Dawn to dusk. Drive-by.

Odd Fellows Cemetery

Martin Luther King Dr.662.447.2401

Burial site of Confederate Brig. Gen. William Feimster Tucker. Daily, dawn to dusk.

Okolona Confederate Cemetery

Soldiers who died in Civil War battles of Okolona, Baldwyn, Corinth and Shiloh are laid to rest here. Daily, dawn to dusk.

Okolona Historic District

Main St. and surrounding area662.447.5913okolona.org

Driving tour of buildings and homes in the historical district.

DeSoto CountyCity Population 35,000

Arts in the Alley

Pigeon Roost Rd.901.619.0261www.obarts.com

Free outdoor art gallery, located in the alley next to the Chamber of Commerce. Paintings by local artists are periodically rotated. Open year round.

Blocker Cemetery

Milton Blocker and his brother-in-law, Stephen Flinn, purchased two sections of land from an Indian in 1836. Milton Blocker donated land for Blocker Cemetery, established in 1847.

Brussel’s Bonsai Nursery

8125 Center Hill Rd800.582.2593brusselsbonsai.com

The largest importer and grower of bonsai in the United States. Visit the state-of-the-art facility, with over 175,000-sq. ft. of greenhouse space. Closed Saturday and Sunday.

Mid-South Ice House

10705 Ridgeway Industrial Rd.901.881.8544www.midsouthicehouse.com

An indoor National Hockey League regulation ice rink offering ice skating, youth hockey, adult hockey, figure skating, curling, Learn-to-Skate and Learn-to-Play Hockey classes, and other programming year-round.

Olive Branch City Hall Museum & Veterans Monument

9200 Pigeon Roost Rd.662.892.9223obms.us

Documents, photographs and artifacts recounting Olive Branch history. The only Veteran’s monument in DeSoto County is at the front entrance of City Hall, honoring those who have and are serving.

Olive Branch City Park

8267 Goodman Rd.662.893.5219 www.obms.us

The 135-acre park features two-miles of walking trails with exercise stations, a nature trail, five tennis courts, ballfields, three lakes, playground, eight-lane track, amphitheater and two picnic pavilions.

Olive Branch Old Towne Main Street

Center for gifts, collectibles and antiques in the Mid-South area. Enjoy the self-guided historic walking trail or any of the outdoor concerts and events.

Painted Pigeon Gallery & Gifts

9144 Pigeon Roost Rd.901.619.0261www.obarts.com

Art by local artists, available for purchase, including paintings, handmade decorations, photography and more. Open Thu - Sat, 12 - 4 p.m.

Lafayette CountyCity Population 19,000
Visit Oxford
1013 Jackson Ave. E662.232.2477 visitoxfordms.com

Bailey’s Woods/Rowan Oak Hiking Trail

University Avenue & 5th Street662.915.7073museum.olemiss.edu

Scenic hiking trail stretching over 3,000 feet that takes about 20 minutes to walk. It runs through Bailey's Woods from the University of Mississippi to Rowan Oak, home of William Faulkner.

Burns Belfry & Multi Cultural Center

710 Jackson Avenue East662.281.9963burns-belfry.com

Organized by freed slaves in 1869 in an area of Oxford once known as “Freedmen’s Town.” The current building was erected in 1910 and played a major role in the lives of many African-Americans in Oxford from 1910-1974, when the new church was built several blocks away. In 2002, author John Grisham donated the church building to the Oxford-Lafayette County Heritage Foundation. Open Wednesday-Friday 12-3 p.m. and Sunday 1-4 p.m. Tue - Sat, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.; Sun, 1 - 4 p.m.

Cedar Oaks

Built in 1859 by William Turner, Cedar Oaks is a Greek Revival structure that has survived a tumultuous past. Open Friday 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. or tours by appointment. The home can also be rented.

Center for the Study of Southern Culture

University of Mississippi Campus662.915.5993southernstudies.olemiss.edu

Housed in Barnard Observatory on the University of Mississippi campus, the center promotes regional studies and is the first of its kind in the nation. Projects include the award-winning Encyclopedia of Southern Culture, Living Blues magazine and the gospel music magazine Rejoice! In addition it co-hosts the annual Faulkner Conference.

Confederate Cemetery

Burial site of Confederate soldiers who died as a result of the Battle of Shiloh in 1862. During the Civil War, the buildings at Ole Miss became hospitals for the battle wounded and the casualties were therefore buried there. Open daily from dawn to dusk. Located behind the Tad Smith Coliseum on the University of Mississippi campus.

Gertrude Ford Center for the Performing Arts

351 University Ave.662.915.2787 fordcenter.org

The 88,000-sq. ft., multi-event hall serves the University of Mississippi's performing arts’ needs and its commitment to cultural enrichment and outreach service. The first presidential debate in 2008 between then Sen. Barack Obama and Sen. John McCain was held here. Broadway shows, concerts, ballet and more, the Ford Center is a premier entertainment venue.

Historic Downtown Square

The center of culture and the town’s economic hub since 1837. The square is home to a variety of shops and elegant boutiques including the South’s oldest department store, Neilson’s, as well as world renowned independent bookstore, Square Books (and sister bookstores Off Square Books and Square Books Jr.). Extraordinary cuisine is also abundant around the historic downtown square from down-home cooking to elegant haute cuisine and everything in between.

L.Q.C. Lamar House

The life and times of Lucius Quintus Cincinnatus Lamar, Mississippi’s greatest 19th-century statesman, are vividly portrayed in the permanent exhibit featuring the compelling story of those turbulent times. Open Friday-Sunday 1-4 p.m. Free Admission.

Rowan Oak

Built in in the 1840's, Rowan Oak was the home of Nobel Prize-winning author William Faulkner from 1930 until his death in 1962. View the online of his famous A Fable, written in the author's own hand writing on his study wall. Open Tuesday - Saturday 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. and Sunday 1 - p.m. $5 admission fee. Summer hours: June 1 - August 1, Monday - Saturday, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.; Sunday 1 - 6 p.m.

Square Books

160 Courthouse Sq. 662.236.2262www.squarebooks.com

Nationally-recognized independent bookstore featuring a section on Mississippi authors as well as a Faulkner section. Thacker Mountain Radio Show is a live radio show with guest authors and musicians at Off Square Books, the sister store of Square Books and the children's bookstore Square Books Jr. Square Books Monday-Saturday 9 a.m. - 9 p.m. and Sunday 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. Off Square Books Monday - Saturday 9 a.m. - 8 p.m. and Sunday 12-5 p.m. Square Books Jr. Monday - Saturday 9 a.m. - 7 p.m. and Sunday 12-5 p.m. Off Square Books: Mon - Sat, 9 a.m. - 9 p.m.; Sun, 12 - 5 p.m. Square Books Jr.: Mon - Thu, 9 a.m. - 7 p.m.; Fri - Sat, 9 a.m. - 8 p.m.; Sun, 12 - 5 p.m.

St. Peter’s Cemetery

Jefferson at N. 16th St.662.232.2477visitoxfordms.com

A few blocks Northeast of the Square, St. Peter's Cemetery is nestled in the rolling hills of a quiet neighborhood. It serves as the resting place for William Faulkner and many of Oxford's prominent citizens. L.Q.C. Lamar, former Congressman, Secretary of the Interior and U.S. Supreme Court Justice is buried here as well.

The University of Mississippi

Named one of “America’s Most Beautiful College Campuses” by Forbes Magazine. The Lyceum is the oldest building on campus, built in 1848 and was the only survivor of the five original buildings on campus after the Civil War. The campus was designed for walking. Visitor permits may be purchased online or from the Welcome Center located on University Avenue as you enter the Lyceum Circle.

University Museum

University Ave. and S. Fifth St.662.915.7073 museum.olemiss.edu

The University Museum is home to several impressive permanent collections including an extensive collection of the work of Theora Hamblett, a native Oxonian folk artist and the personal collection of Mary Buie and Kate Skipwith. Traveling exhibitions from other museums are also represented. Open Tuesday-Saturday 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. There is no charge for admission but donations are accepted. *note-currently a food picture is listed beside the University Museum and it needs to be changed.

City Population 19900
Visit Oxford
1013 Jackson Ave. E662.232.2477visitoxfordms.com

Bailey's Woods / Rowan Oak Hiking Trail

Scenic hiking trail that runs through Bailey’s Woods from the university campus to Rowan Oak, home of William Faulkner.

CEDAR OAKS

601 Murray Dr.662.232.2367

Built in 1859 by William Turner, Cedar Oaks is a Greek Revival structure that has survived a tumultuous past. Open for tours by appointment and can also be rented.

CENTER FOR THE STUDY OF SOUTHERN CULTURE

University of Mississippi Campus662.915.5993southernstudies.olemiss.edu

Housed in Barnard Observatory on the University of Mississippi campus, the center promotes regional studies and is the first of its kind in the nation. Projects include the award-winning Encyclopedia of Southern Culture, Living Blues magazine and the gospel music magazine Rejoice! In addition, it co-hosts the annual Faulkner Conference.

CONFEDERATE CEMETERY

Behind Tad Smith Coliseum662.234.4680

Burial site of Confederate soldiers who died as a result of the Battle of Shiloh. Daily, dawn to dusk.

GERTRUDE FORD CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS

100 University Ave.662.915.2787fordcenter.org

88,000-sq. ft., multi-event hall serves the University of Mississippi's performing arts’ needs and its commitment to cultural enrichment and outreach service. The first presidential debate in 2008 between then Sen. Barack Obama and Sen. John McCain was held here. Broadway shows, concerts, ballet and more, the Ford Center is a premier entertainment venue.

HISTORIC DOWNTOWN SQUARE

The center of culture and the town’s economic hub since 1837. The square is home to a variety of shops and elegant boutiques including the South’s oldest department store, Neilson’s, as well as world renowned independent bookstore, Square Books (and sister bookstores Off Square Books and Square Books Jr.). Extraordinary cuisine is also abundant around the historic downtown square from down-home cooking to elegant haute cuisine and everything in between.

Pontotoc CountyCity Population 5,500
Pontotoc County Chamber/Main Street association

Fruit Loop Biking Trail

Off Hwy. 6, between Oxford and Pontotoc 662.489.5042

A 5.5-mile, challenging mountain-biking trail through pine forest.

Historical District Main St. and surrounding downtown areas

Features county courthouse, three churches and homes dating back to 1836. Enjoy walking downtown and take in the sights. Confederate Square is the hub for city and county business.

Pontotoc Cemetery

116 N. Main St.662.489.4321

A burial site of Civil War soldiers and Ruby Elzy, an African-American opera singer who appeared on stage, radio and film.

Pontotoc County Historic Driving Tour

59 Main St.662.488.0388

A self-directed driving tour using a recording and a brochure. Begin at site No. 1 and tour the county through 29 sites with markers at historical sites.

Pontotoc: Legends from the Wilderness

Historic walking tour of Pontotoc. Call for reservations.

Tanglefoot Trail GM & O Rails to Trails Northern District

Walkers, bikers, joggers and nature lovers can enjoy the 44.5-mile trail which extends from Houston, Pontotoc and New Albany.

Town Square Post Office & Museum

59 Main St. 662.488.0388

Three floors of exhibits with the history of Pontotoc County in a working post office. Gift shop. Mon - Fri, 10 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Westmoreland’s Antique Exhibit

1710 Hwy. 9 N 662.489.7673

Farm equipment, a windup Victrola and antique quilts are part of this collection, which includes a miniature replica of a country farm town built in the mid-1800s. By appointment.

Wise Farms Corn Maze

The entire family will enjoy fun-filled hayrides, entertainment, games, activity center and Korny’s Snack Bar. Get lost in the maze, and get lost in the fun.

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.”

Tippah CountyCity Population 5,656
Ripley Historic Districthpc.ripley.ms

State Highway 15 Scenic Motorcycle Byway

State Hwy. 15 from Walnut to Beaumont

A 291-mile scenic motorcycle byway on State Hwy. 15 from Walnut to Beaumont.

Tippah County Historical Museum

106 Siddall St.662.512.0099

The Chickasaw Nation, Col. William Faulkner, Nathan Bedford Forrest and others have stories to tell when you visit. Weapons, clothing, tools and Indian artifacts. Tue - Sat, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Donations accepted.

Sunflower CountyCity Population 2,913

Fannie Lou Hamer GraveSite

Byron St. 662.756.2791

Monument commemorates the life of the famous civil rights activist. Brochure available from City Hall. Drive-by.

Panola CountyCity Population 1,680

Heflin House Museum

c. 1858. Antebellum home filled with furnishings and objects from the late 1800s. Tells the story of Panola County from Indian times through the 1900s. Third Sunday of each month, 1 - 4 p.m., or by appointment. Donations accepted.

Panola Playhouse

The Panola Playhouse, founded in 1962, is one of the longest continually-running live theaters in the state of Mississippi. This unique, 150-seat theater hosts Broadway hits and classics year round.

Rose Hill Cemetery

N. Main St.662.487.3451

Burial site of war veterans since the Civil War, as well as the founders of Sardis. Daily, dawn to dusk.

Sardis Lake/Sardis Lower Lake Birding & Wildlife Viewing Area

Well known for diversity of birding and wildlife opportunities; auto-accessible vantage points around lower lake. Clear Springs Nature Trail features wooden boardwalk. Fee charged for boat launching. Beaches and pavilion.

St. John’s Catholic Church

N. Main St.662.487.3451

c. 1890. Historic Gothic church with 19th century charm. By appointment.

Tate CountyCity Population 8,165
Tate County Economic Development Foundation
135 N. Front St. 662.562.8715tatecountyms.com

Senatobia Memorial Park & Arboretum

Award-winning arboretum with park located downtown along railroad. Walking trail, gazebo, benches and tree markers. Main St. at Park St. Center of Senatobia's Tree City designation throughout community.

Senatobia Wetlands

SE of Exit 265, I-55/Hwy. 4 662.562.8715tatecountyms.com

Public nature observatory and picnic area. Built by the US Army Corps of Engineers on a corner of a wetlands area. Includes rookery, picnic tables and walkway.

Tate County Courthouse & Heritage Museum

c. 1875. A Mississippi Landmark built of locally produced brick, this historic structure houses exhibits throughout the museum. It is the oldest continuously used courthouse in the state. Mon - Fri, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Free.

Tate County Genealogical Library & Archives

Contains over 2,000 volumes, both as hard copy and on microfilm. All Mississippi census microfilm; library has microfilm copying capabilities. Thu - Fri, 10 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Bolivar CountyCity Population 2,683

Shelby Depot Library

Hwy. 61662.398.7748

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.

DeSoto CountyCity Population 49,000
DeSoto County Tourism
4716 Pepper Chase Dr.662.393.8770sodesoto.com

BankPlus Ampitheater at Snowden Grove Park

The outdoor concert venue has hosted acts such as ZZ Top, Alt J, Avett Brothers, Weezer, Kenny Chesney, Dave Matthews, Steve Miller, Bryan Adams, Widespread Panic, Luke Bryan, Eric Church, Tim McGraw, Miranda Lambert and more. Fixed seating for 4,000 and additional seating for 7,000 on the lawn. Call or visit website for schedule.

BankPlus Sports Center

3335 Pine Tar Alley662.890.7275 southaven.org

Kids of all ages can enjoy indoor batting practice, soccer practice and miniature golf. Located in Snowden Grove Park.

Central Park Disc Golf

7505 Stonegate Blvd.662.890.7275www.southaven.org

This 18-hole disc golf course is mostly flat and lightly wooded, challenging and fun. Course length 6,744 ft.

DeSoto County Veterans Park

Honors all national heroes from the Revolutionary War to those presently serving.Experience a lake, picnic tables, fourteen bronze plaques representing each war, Walk of Honor, POW/MIA chair and a monument honoring our animal Veterans. You can purchase bricks for the Walk of Honor for veterans and those presently serving.

Edmondson Cemetery

Founded in 1844 and rests on a tree-shaded hilltop. Graves include those of early settlers in this area, Indian traders, politicians and Civil War veterans. Daily, dawn to dusk.

Greenbrook Softball Complex

Known as the premier youth fastpitch venue in the South, this pristine 8-field facility offers the participating teams the opportunity to play at a first class complex.

The largest and most modern USAV volleyball venue in the Delta Region, this 85,000 sq. ft. facility is newly outfitted with state-of-the-art equipment and volleyball courts.

Landers Center

Host to a wide variety of concerts and events each year, and home of the Mid-South Fair and the Grizzlies G-League. Adjacent is the Landers Center Theater, a state-of-the-art 400-seat theater where the DeSoto Family Theatre (DFT) presents productions.

Mississippi Delta Great River Road

Hwy. 61 at north Mississippi boundary, south to Vicksburgwww.fhwa.dot.gov

A 275-mile journey along the Great River Road, known as Blues Alley, opens the door to Mississippi’s history. Hwy. 61 takes you from north Mississippi, south into the Delta.

Snowden Grove Park & Baseball Complex

17-field baseball facility contains features found at professional stadiums. The Field of Dreams is a mini complex at the park for handicapped and developmentally challenged children and adults.

Snowden Grove Soccer Complex

6650 Snowden Ln.www.southaven.org

Brand new, eight field facility, will host recreational and competitive tournaments.

Snowden Grove Tennis Complex

Twelve lighted tennis courts with pavilion, bathrooms, covered seating and additional parking. Visit the website for tennis schedules, clinics, leagues, tournament schedules and more.

Southern Thunder Harley-Davidson

Offering motorcycle riding and training classes, Southern Thunder is a 54,000 sq. ft. attraction that hosts outdoor events and offers bike sales.

Oktibbeha CountyCity Population 23,888
Greater Starkville Development Partnership
200 East Main Street662.323.3322www.starkville.org

A.B. McKay Food Research & Enology Lab

Guided tour allows visitors to see how wine, juices and jellies are produced from local muscadine grapes. By appointment only.

Dunn-Seiler Geology Museum

Rocks, fossils, a triceratops skull and a sabertooth tiger head are among the exhibits. Call to schedule tours, presentations and fossil excursions. By appointment.

MAFES Sales Store

945 Stone Boulevard662.325.3200msucheese.com

A guided store showcases the making of Mississippi State University cheese. Cheese products, salsa, peanut butter, peanuts and MSU ice cream are sold in the gift shop. Mon - Fri, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Closed during regular university holidays. Group tours by appointment.

John Grisham Room

Mitchell Memorial Library, Mississippi State University662.325.2559

The John Grisham Room is a beautifully appointed exhibit, presentation and conference suite on the third floor of Mitchell Memorial Library. The Room was dedicated on May 4, 1998, and provides a place where people may view materials and memorabilia from the writings and achievements of bestselling author, former Mississippi legislator and MSU alumnus John Grisham. Rotating exhibits offer visitors a glimpse into the best-selling author’s creative process. Mon - Fri, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Free. Groups of 10 or more, contact in advance.

Mississippi State University Museums & Galleries

MSU Welcome Center662.325.2323

Aquaculture Research Center, Cobb Archaeology Museum, Cheese Factory, Cullis & Gladys Wade Clock Museum, John Grisham Room, MSU Arboretum, MSU Veterans’ Memorial Rose Garden, South Farm, School of Veterinary Medicine, Dunn Seiler Museum. Mon - Fri, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. By appointment. Free.

Noxubee National Wildlife Refuge

2970 Bluff Lake Rd.662.323.5548

48,000 acres feature fishing, hiking, bird watching, and public hunting land. A haven for waterfowl and occasionally bald eagles.

Oktibbeha County Heritage Museum

Established in 1976, the museum is housed in a renovated 1874 Mobile & Ohio railroad depot. The museum offers a rich view of the history and culture of Starkville and Oktibbeha County through a permanent collection of artifacts that provide a window into our community’s bygone era. Tue - Thu, 1- 4 p.m. or by appointment. Free.

Reese Orchard

Reese Orchard is a family-owned and operated specialty fruit orchard. “U-pick” Oriental persimmons, Asian pears, Aug - Sep; muscadines and scuppernongs, Aug - Oct; and blueberries, Jun - Aug.

Templeton Music Museum

Mississippi State University, Mitchell Memorial Library, Fourth Floor662.325.7679festival.library.msstate.edu

The museum showcases over 22,000 pieces of sheet music, records and musical instruments from the late 1890s and early 1990s. Mon - Fri. Free.

Ulysses S. Grant Presidential Library

Located in MSU's Mitchell Memorial Library, it contains correspondence, research notes, published monographs, artifacts, photographs, scrapbooks and memorabilia, by and about the 18th president of the United States.

The Williams Collection of Lincolniana

MSU Mitchell Memorial Library, 4th floor662.325.9355www.library.msstate.edu/williamscollection

The Frank and Virginia Williams Collection of Lincolniana represents a lifetime of collecting documents, books, artifacts, paintings, and statuary related to the life of Abraham Lincoln, sixteenth President of the United States.

Oktibbeha CountyCity Population 194

Bench Mark Works, LLC

89 Earles Fork Rd.662.465.6444benchmarkworks.com

Dedicated to pre-1970 motorcycles, enjoy seeing a 1950 Moto Guzzi and a 1952 Vincent. Currently being restored is a rare 1936 BMW R17. Campground facilities available during the bike rally.

Tishomingo CountyCity Population 318

Bear Creek Paddle Trip

Canoeing scenic stream in Tishomingo State Park. Rocky outcrops, Appalachian Mountain forest and slopes appeal. Rentals in park. Chosen as one of the “Top 100 Paddle Trips Nationwide” by Reserve America.

Fellowship Christian Retreat

A Christian retreat center located on a 530-acre wooded peninsula on 6,600-acre Bay Springs Lake. Call for times.

Swinging Bridge Tishomingo State Park,

105 County Rd. 90662.438.6914

The native stone and steel cable bridge crosses high above Bear Creek and is the entrance to hiking trails along the creek and along the top of the canyon walls.

Tunica CountyCity Population 10,000
Tunica Convention & Visitors Bureau

1st Jackpot Casino

1450 Jackpot Blvd., Robinsonville

1st Jackpot Casino Tunica is your first bet for fun! Check out a rustic gaming atmosphere with world-class amenities. Play hundreds of slots, 16 table games, and enjoy a variety of restaurants.

Fitz Casino

An Irish themed castle with a 24-hour casino and hotel with over 500 rooms, indoor pool, jacuzzi and three restaurants. Find the newest slots and table games.

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 located on Highway 61.

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

1150 Casino Strip Resort Blvd.662.357.7700www.hollywoodcasinotunica.com

Hollywood Casino has over 950 exciting slot machines including Southern Gaming and Destinations Hot Slots of 2019 Rakin' Bacon! Enjoy live and interactive electronic table games in 54,000 sq. ft. of gaming space. Guests can enjoy three restaurants, movie memorabilia, golf and an indoor pool while staying in the 494-room hotel.

Horseshoe Hotel & Casino Tunica

1021 Casino Center Dr.www.caesars.com/horseshoe-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.

River Bend Links Golf Course

Located in a sweeping bend in the Mississippi River, River Bend Links offers golfers a chance to experience the simple beauty and peacefulness of the Mississippi Delta.

Sam’s Town Hotel & Gambling Hall

1477 Casino Strip Resorts Blvd.662.363.0711www.samstowntunica.com

Casino action, with everything you love about the South: comfort any way you play, tasty down-home cooking, and famous Southern hospitality.

Tunica Bike Trails

27-mile bike trail from the town of Tunica to the Desoto County line and a 13-mile trail from downtown to Mhoon Landing Park. Activity area, primitive camping and picnic area. Free.

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 eight world-class casinos, this championship golf facility also features indoor clay tennis courts and offers player-friendly green and court fees. A beautifully constructed clubhouse

Tunica RiverPark & Museum

Discover the culture, history and nature of the Mississippi River at a Delta favorite. Enjoy a Mississippi River Museum, outdoor nature trails, picnic areas, breathtaking views. Museum and gift shop. Tue - Sat, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.; Jun - Oct: Sun, 1 p.m. - 5 p.m.; Closed Mondays and Christmas Day.

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.

Lee CountyCity Population 35,930
Tupelo Convention & Visitors Bureau

Caron Gallery

Tupelo's local art gallery that specializes in work by Mississippi artisans, Caron Gallery hosts art demos, art & wine dinners, workshops, and special events throughout the year.

Confederate Grave Sites

Natchez Trace Parkway, • Milepost 269.4662.680.9025www.nps.gov/natr/index.htm

Burial site of 13 soldiers supposedly executed by their commander, Braxton Bragg. Daily, dawn to dusk.

Elvis Presley Birthplace & Museum

The birthplace of the "King of Rock ‘N’ Roll" includes the modest home Elvis' father built, statue of Elvis at 13, memorial chapel, a walk of life, fountain of life, park, museum and the church Elvis attended as a child. Multi-media presentations. Mon - Sat, 9 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.; Sun, 1 - 5 p.m.

Elvis' Tupelo Driving Tour

399 East Main Street662.841.6521www.tupelo.net

Visit 14 places that were influential in young Elvis Presley's formative years in Tupelo.

Elvis' Tupelo Self-Guided Bicycle Tour

Explore Elvis' Tupelo on two-wheels by visiting 12 places that were influential in young Elvis Presley's formative years in Tupelo.

Gumtree Museum of Art

Non-profit museum promoting the visual arts; it is a major cultural asset to Mississippi. Tue - Fri, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.; Sat, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

HealthWorks! Kids Museum

219 S. Industrial Rd.662.377.5437healthworkskidsms.org

Kindergarten through eighth graders are introduced to a lifetime of healthful habits. Mon – Fri, 8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.; Sat, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Heritage Trails

Explore Tupelo's rich history by visiting major sites on its Chickasaw Native American Trail, Civil War Trail, and Civil Rights & African-American Heritage Trail.

Mississippi Hills Exhibit Center

The Mississippi Hills National Heritage Area covers a 30-county region whose culture is influenced by the intersection of the Appalachian region and the Mississippi Delta. The center offers information and assists travelers in learning about this area. Mon - Fri, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Free.

Natchez Trace National Scenic Parkway & All American Road

2680 Natchez Trace Parkway662.680.4025www.nps.gov/natr/index.htm

20 nature trails, three sections of National Scenic Trail, biking, hiking, horseback riding and camping.

Natchez Trace Parkway Scenic Biking Trail

2680 Natchez Trace Parkway662.680.4025www.nps.gov/natr/index.htm

300-mile trail, picnic areas, activity areas, nature trails, developed and primitive camping.

Natchez Trace Parkway Visitors Center

Natchez Trace Parkway, Milepost 266662.680.4025www.nps.gov/natr/index.htm

Headquarters for this scenic route from Natchez to Nashville, Tennessee. Facilities open year-round for motorists, bikers and cyclists. Includes a film about the Natchez Trace. 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.; closed Christmas Day.

Natchez Trace Scenic Hiking Trails

2680 Natchez Trace Parkway662.680.4025www.nps.gov/natr/index.htm

Hiking trails along the scenic Natchez Trace Parkway. Three segments: Rocky Springs, five miles; Ridgeland, 20.5 miles; Tupelo, seven miles.

Off the Wall Mural Project

Celebrate Tupelo's unique culture by exploring the city's impressive collection of larger-than-life murals.

Oren Dunn City Museum

689 Rutherford Rd.662.841.6438orendunnmuseum.org

Learn about the milestones in Tupelo history, such as the 1864 Battle of Harrisburg and the 1936 Tupelo tornado. Tue - Fri, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.; Sat, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. Admission.

Private John Allen National Fish Hatchery

25 acres, 14 earthen ponds and one lined pond produce millions of fish each year. A 1904 Victorian manager’s house and Grandmother’s Gardens. Mon - Fri, 7 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Queen's Reward Meadery

1719 McCullough Boulevard662.823.6323www.queensreward.com

Mississippi’s first meadery, Queen’s Reward makes award-winning mead and offers tours and tastings in their exquisite tasting room.

Tupelo Buffalo Park & Zoo

The Tupelo Buffalo Park, with the largest herd east of the Mississippi River, will delight the entire family. Bus tour, petting zoo, a wide assortment of animals, trail rides and gift shop. Hours are seasonal. Admission.

Tupelo Hardware Co.

Family owned hardware store founded in 1929 and still in operation today. Gladys Presley bought Elvis his first guitar as a tenth birthday present from Tupelo Hardware Co. The company embraces its importance in music history, with an employee dedicated to the interpretation of the story for guests, and still sells guitars. Mon - Fri, 7 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.; Sat, 7 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Tupelo National Battlefield

Site of July 1864 battle between the forces of Confederate Gen. Nathan Bedford Forrest and Union Gen. William T. Sherman. Neither side proved victorious. Site of the last major engagement of the Civil War in Mississippi. Daily, dawn to dusk.

Tupelo Veterans Museum

Adjacent to the Oren Dunn City Museum662.844.1515tupeloveteransmuseum.com

War memorabilia honoring those who dedicated their lives to ensuring freedom for all Americans. Tue - Fri, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.; Sat, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. Donations accepted.

Tupelo Visitors Center

399 E. Main St. 662.841.6521www.tupelo.net

Begin your Tupelo journey at the city's newest attraction featuring interactive exhibits on Tupelo's many attractions, including its favorite native son, Elvis Presley.

Vietnam Veterans Replica Wall Memorial

800 North Veterans Boulevard in Veterans Park662.841.6440

The memorial is a sixty percent replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall in Washington, D.C., and is situated next to an F-105 Thunderchief on display in Veterans Park.

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

5121 CR 31

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

201 Court St.662.464.9311

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

713 Front St.662.464.7777

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.

Vaiden Cemetery

703 Mulberry St.662.464.5381

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

504 Mulberry St.

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.

Lee CountyCity Population 3,390

Mississippi State Extension & Research Center

Stroll through several acres of plants, including vegetables, roses and experimental growings, with gazebos, a Japanese water garden and botanical gardens. Free. Mon - Fri, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

DeSoto CountyCity Population 1,160

Hernando Desoto River Park

North of Lake Cormorant662.489.8152www.desotocountyms.gov

This park is DeSoto County's only public access to the Mississippi River. Enjoy a boat ramp, benches, picnic tables, grills and an overlook where you can watch the Mississippi River roll by.

Mississippi Mound Trail Edgefield Mounds

Corner of Norfolk Rd. and Thomas Rd.662.429.8852 trails.mdah.ms.gov/index.html

Two ancient Indian burial mounds with parking on top of the bluff overlooking the Mississippi River basin.

Memphis Minnie Gravesite

Memphis Minnie, born Lizzie “Kid” Douglas in 1897, is considered by many to be the best female blues singer of all time, and was among the first twenty performers inducted to the Hall of Fame in the inaugural W.C. Handy Awards in 1980. Located at New Hope M.B. Church Cemetery. Mississippi Blues Trail Marker. Daily, dawn to dusk.

Yalobusha CountyCity Population 3,830

Bozarts Gallery

Downtown gallery and artist collective located in a National Register of Historic Places building. Thu - Fri, 12 - 5 p.m.; Sat, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Turnage Drug Store

323 N. Main St.662.473.2442

Best place in the Valley since 1907 for a soda, malt or milkshake. Mon - Fri, 8 a.m. - 6 p.m.; Sat, 8 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Water Valley Casey Jones Railroad Museum

Learn the story of the American railroad hero and legendary train engineer. Thu - Sat, 2 - 4 p.m.

Clay CountyCity Population 11,529
West Point/Clay County Community Growth Alliance
746 E. Main St. 662.494.5121westpointms.org

Ellis Bridge Civil War Site

The battle of Ellis Bridge was fought three miles west of West Point along Chuquatonchee Creek on Feb 21, 1864.

Howlin’ Wolf Museum & Howlin’ Wolf Statue

307 Westbrook St.662.295.8361wpnet.org

History and artifacts of Howlin’ Wolf and the Black Prairie Region. By appointment. Donations accepted.

Kitty Bryan Dill Memorial Parkway National Recreational Trail

Downtown West Point662.494.5121westpointms.org

Kitty Bryan Dill Memorial Parkway is a 3.75-mile paved trail through downtown West Point that links five local parks. Designated as a National Recreational Trail in 2005. Open daily.

Louise Campbell Art Center

235 Commerce St. West Point, MS662.494.5678www.wpccac.com

Payne Field World War I Training Site

Payne Field Rd.662.494.5121wpnet.org

Payne Field was used during World War I to train pilots long before the Air Force was founded in 1947. First airport built in Mississippi. Free. Drive-by.

Sam Wilhite Transportation Museum & Train Depot

210 Depot Dr.662.494.8910wpnet.org

Exhibits tell the story of an important transportation system in the West Point area and offers a look back in time. Thu - Sat, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. or by appointment.

Town Creek Campground

10694 Witerspoon Road, West Point662.494.4885www.recreation.gov

Town Creek offers 100 sites located on the Tennesse-Tombigbee Waterway.

Waverley Plantation Mansion

c. 1852. Built by Col. George H. Young of Georgia, Waverley Plantation Mansion is one of America’s most striking architectural structures. Once the site of a 2,000-acre cotton plantation. Tue - Sat, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Admission.

Wise Skatepark

Wood St., West Point662.494.3214

Located off the Kitty Dill Walking Trail, includes bowl, vert ramp and grind box/ledge. Playground and Disc Golf located in same park.

Montgomery CountyCity Population 4,824
Winona Main Street
701 Summit St.662.283.4828

Blue Star Memorial Marker

614 Summit St.662.283.4828

The Blue Star Memorial Program honors all men and women who serve in the United States Armed Services.

Ensign William D. Billingsley Historical Marker

Old Middleton Rd. and Mission Rd.

Ensign William Devotie Billingsley was the first Naval aviator to die in a plane crash in the line of duty. A state historical marker commemorates Billingsley's service.

Jefferson Davis Memorial Highway

Hwy. 51

Passing through Montgomery County is a section of Hwy. 51 known as the Jefferson Davis Memorial Highway. Designated in 1913, it runs from Davis' birthplace in Fairview, KY to Davis' last home, Beauvoir, on the Mississippi Gulf Coast.

Middleton Cemetery

200 Recreation Park Dr.662.283.4828

Historic cemetery dating back to the 1830s is all that remains of the town of Middleton, which was once considered for the state capitol.

Performing Arts Center

Home of Hill Fire, Mississippi's folk life play, and other events.

Pops Staples Blues Trail Marker

614 Summit St.662.283.4828

Roebuck “Pops” Staples, one of the foremost figures in American gospel music as a singer, guitarist, and patriarch of the Staple Singers family group.