Beauvoir: A Post-War Legacy

Beauvoir – which means “beautiful to view” in French – has been a part of the Mississippi Gulf Coast since it was built in 1852. The estate was the post-war home of former Confederate president Jefferson Davis from 1876 until his death in […]

African American Heritage

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 […]

Antebellum South & Civil War Tour

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, […]

Native Americans – The Original Mississippians

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 […]

Discover Mississippi’s History and Heritage

Whether you are a visitor or a resident of the state, Mississippi invites you to immerse yourself in our history. Enjoy a truly authentic experience watching a battle reenactment, learning about Native American culture firsthand or listening to oral histories […]