Experience a true Mississippi treasure, from its oak-lined streets to its turn-of-the-century homes, Laurel is a charming and gracious southern town. Located in the southeast region of Mississippi known as the Pine Belt, the city of Laurel was originally established in 1882. It flourished during the growth of the timber industry just over a century ago. We invite you to discover Laurel’s rich history and be a part of its bright future.


Start your day right with breakfast at Lee’s Coffee and Tea or a cup of coffee at Jitter’s Coffeehouse and Bookstore.

Take your pick from two well-known, causal barbeque joints in Laurel – Hog Heaven BBQ or the Smokehouse of Laurel, both offering relaxed atmosphere and traditional Southern barbeque.

For a more formal feel, try The Loft or Café La Fleur, both located near Laurel’s downtown area.


Wisteria Bed and Breakfast, Laurel’s only B&B, was built in 1901 by one of the city’s founding fathers. Enjoy a suite with a private bathroom, the porch and courtyard areas, and a leisurely, Southern breakfast.


The Lauren Rogers Museum of Art opened in 1923 as the state’s first art museum. It includes an extensive art and local history library with more than 10,000 volumes, but the primary focus is its collection. The collections, noted for its extraordinary strengths in European and American art, Native American baskets, Japanese woodblock prints, and British Georgian Silver, continues to expand and grow, making LRMA one of the top museums in Mississippi.

Visit a 10-acre replica of a nineteenth-century settlement at Landrum’s Homestead and Village.

Shop antiques, art, boutiques and more in the quaint downtown Laurel area.

Photo: Downtown Laurel. 

This post was written by the staff of Visit Mississippi and highlights some of our favorite destinations. To learn about other top Laurel visitor attractions and to plan your trip, see www.laurelms.com.