With the dreary winter months upon us, what better time to take a day (or two) and explore Mississippi’s enlightening state-of-the-art museums. Mississippi is home to a number of museums, and visitors often have a hard time choosing which to see first. The latest museums to open in the state are the Mississippi Civil Rights […]
Historic civil rights sites such as the home of Medgar Evers in Jackson are memorialized on the Mississippi Freedom Trail, a network of more than two-dozen markers where visitors can witness how pivotal events in Mississippi changed the world. Now, the U.S. Civil Rights Trail provides a new entry point for visitors to explore these […]
Day 1 CLARKSDALE TO MOUND BAYOU–24 miles MOUND BAYOU TO CLEVELAND–10 miles CLEVELAND TO GREENVILLE–36 miles Start your adventure in Clarksdale, the former home of blues greats W.C. Handy, Muddy Waters, Robert Johnson, and Howlin’ Wolf. Head for the Clarksdale Station and Blues Alley, the renovated railroad depot that houses the Delta Blues Museum, to […]
DAY 1 NATCHEZ Prior to the Civil War, Natchez was home to more millionaires per capita than New York City. Begin in Natchez, with its more than 500 antebellum homes, churches, and public buildings. Prior to the Civil War, Natchez was home to more millionaires per capita than New York City. More than a […]
Mississippi, once home to a greater variety of indigenous tribes than any other southeastern state, is celebrating its Native American heritage during the month of July. Though many people are familiar with places throughout the state that hold Native American names — including Yalobusha, Itawamba and Mississippi itself — few realize just how many native […]
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