Architecture

From the Greek Revival classics of the nineteenth century to the work of Frank Gehry in the twenty-first, Mississippi’s architecture is a grand depiction of a remarkable evolution.

In Natchez, Vicksburg, Columbus, Aberdeen, Holly Springs and countless other communities throughout the state, the wealth of 19th century Mississippi is seen in the columned classics of the plantation era. Near West Point, architecture students from around the world continue to marvel at the construction of Waverley. The capital city of Jackson is home to the Governor’s Mansion, the second oldest continuously occupied executive residence in the country, as well as our awe-inspiring Old Capitol. Our state is dotted with definitive examples of periods and styles ranging from Queen Anne and Italianate to shotgun and Craftsman. Stellar specimens such as a home designed by Frank Lloyd Wright and the Ohr-O’Keefe Museum designed by Frank Gehry round out Mississippi’s architectural heritage, which spans more than three centuries and embodies the finest of American architecture.

  • Mississippi Book Festival

    August 18 @ 8:00 am - August 18 @ 5:00 pm

    Known as Mississippi’s “Literary Lawn Party” this free event for book lovers of all ages is held on the grounds of the State Capitol and feature over 150 authors, more than 45 panels, activities and more.

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  • Cruisin the Coast

    September 30 @ 8:00 am - October 7 @ 5:00 pm

    America’s Largest Block party featuring classic cars from all over the world showcase their rides and cruise the beautiful beach-side highway along the Mississippi Gulf Coast.

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  • Mississippi State Fair

    October 3 @ 8:00 am - October 14 @ 5:00 pm

    One of the South’s largest fairs with amusement rides, concessions, national recording artists, agricultural and livestock competitions, exhibits and more take place in Jackson.

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  • Great Mississippi River Balloon Race

    October 19 @ 8:00 am - October 21 @ 5:00 pm

    The Great Mississippi River Balloon Race is the most colorful annual event in Natchez, with gorgeous hot air balloons filling the skies over the river as local and national talent fill the air with live music.

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  • 7th Annual Delta Hot Tamale Festival

    October 20 @ 8:00 am - October 20 @ 5:00 pm

    Proclaimed as the “Hot Tamale Capital of the World” this unique festival features multiple tamale vendors, music, eating contest, famous chefs and much more.

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