Arts & Culture in Mississippi

The Magnolia State has played an integral part in shaping the cultural history of America. Whether you’re interested in the artists that have thrived as a result of such a rich culture or the development and preservation of Mississippi’s historical attractions, there’s an endless amount of things to do and places to see.

The Mississippi Museum of Art was founded in Jackson and it’s dedicated to preserving and displaying artists with its expansive collection of over 4,000 works since it first opened in 1978. There are also areas throughout the Magnolia State that focus on the performing arts and specific aspects of the fine arts. With art galleries dedicated to specific artists, you can experience their mastery in more intimate settings. Some of these galleries and attractions also are located along the Mississippi Blues Trail and the Mississippi Writers Trail.

For more information about Mississippi’s best arts and culture spots, request a tour guide, use our trip planner, check out some of the places to stop, or contact us today to start planning your trip.

Art at Heart

Vicksburg , MS

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That’s Sooo Cool

Vicksburg, MS

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That’s Sooo Cool is a place for anyone that wants to get creative, no artistic ability is required. An instructor will lead you through step by step instructions in creating your masterpiece. […]

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This cultural center tells the story of the Sisters of Mercy who for 132 years educated children and nursed the sick at Saint Francis Xavier Academy and Convent. Tours showcase: the Cobb House (circa 1830), the original school and hospital […]

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Fabs & More and the Whole 9 Yarns, is a yarn shop located in Vicksburg, Mississippi. They offer a smorgasbord of fabrics, yarns, and CeCe Caldwell’s Paints. They are a full service workroom. Let them bring your imagination to life. […]

Memphis Minnie, born Lizzie “Kid” Douglas in 1897, is considered by many to be the best female blues singer of all time. She received her first guitar in 1905 as a Christmas present and was among the first twenty performers […]

Stitch-N-Frame

Stitch-N-Frame

Vicksburg, MS

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Located in Vicksburg Mississippi Stitch-N-Frame is a quilt shop that provides it’s customers with over 13,000 items to get your project done. Along with a wide online stock of products, they also carry over 8,000 fabrics. Visit the store or […]

Birthplace of the Frog
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The Jim Henson Delta Boyhood Exhibit was given by Jane Henson and The Jim Henson Legacy as a gift to the Leland people. The Birthplace of the Frog tableau honors Kermit’s beginnings on the banks of Deer Creek […]

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North Mississippi’s oldest community theatre offers multiple productions all year round, featuring drama, musicals, comedy, and more community driven entertainment. […]

Dozens of live oaks felled by Hurricane Katrina were converted into art that adorns the roadside of Highway 90. Crafted by award-winning artists and sculptors Dayton Scoggins of Mississippi, Marlin Miller of Florida, and Dayle Lewis of Indiana, the trees were […]

The Ida B. Wells-Barnett Museum and Cultural Center of African and African American History was established to inspire, enlighten and enrich the lives of people everywhere by collecting, preserving and disseminating African and African-American contributions in the fields of history, […]

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The Edgefield site consists of three conical earthen mounds arranged on a northwest-southeast axis. Much of the surrounding soil has been removed for use in levee construction, making the mounds appear taller than they are. Archaeological excavations in Mound A […]

The Mississippi Coast Model Railroad Museum has close to 200 years of train history including a model train that honors POW-MIAs from Vietnam & WWII. There are gauges Z through G in addition to LG scale riding trains. MCMRM has […]