Welcome to Visit Mississippi
We couldn’t be more excited to introduce you to our new official tourism website for the state of Mississippi. It highlights the many things that you can see and do in the Magnolia State, whether you’re looking to hear live Delta blues music, eat some down-home Southern cooking, or take a breathtaking outdoor adventure. We hope that the new visitmississippi.org will make it easy to plan your trip. Read on for the Top 5 Things To Do on the new website, and come see us soon!
Greetings from the Governor
Welcome to the great state of Mississippi! Every region offers one-of-a-kind experiences that you can’t get anywhere else. We relish life in Mississippi and want to share our passion with you through song, literature, food and art...
Come On Down, Y 'all
Request a FREE printed or digital 2014 Mississippi tour guide that is full of ideas for planning your trip. You can also order free maps and other helpful travel materials.
It’s a year long, state-wide celebration of the people, the places, the music, arts, food and culture that make Mississippi unlike any other place on Earth. If you love the blues, this is where it all began. If you love real southern cooking, this is where you need to be. If you love Mississippi's great writers, artists and actors – the creative ambassadors of real Southern culture – this is the place for you. Explore a full listing of events and come on down!
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Christmas in Natchez
November 28 - January 1
In Natchez, the winter holidays begin the Friday after Thanksgiving with the annual Lighting of the Tree and continue through city-wide New Year's celebrations, including tours of beautifully lit and decorated historic homes, holiday concerts, candlelight carriage rides and more.
As Seen In
The United States of Thanksgiving: Mississippi's Recipe
New York Times
The Times picks a recipe that evokes each of the 50 states. Their pick for Mississippi: Ale-Braised Collard Greens with Smoked Ham Hock, using Mississippi-brewed ale. Enjoy!
As Seen In
Dream Town: Ocean Springs
Coastal Living Magazine
"This hamlet on the Gulf is a confluence of Southern charm, thriving new businesses, and a stellar arts scene." Ocean Springs is Coastal Living’s featured Dream Town in its November 2014 issue.
As Seen In
10 Famous Writers' Houses Worth Visiting
#9 is William Faulkner's Rowan Oak in Oxford, where you can see the author's typewriter and the plot for his novel A Fable penciled on the wall.
Save Your Interests
As you explore all the great things throughout the site, take a moment to save items that interest you. We will store your selected interests in the Trip Planner tool. Visit your saved interests by clicking "My Trips" at the top of the page.
The perfect tool you need for planning a trip to Mississippi. Explore interests and save to an itinerary just for you.