Civil War Sites in Mississippi
History buffs of all ages can have a field day during their stay in the Magnolia State. Mississippi’s Civil War history is woven into the fabric of America, so it’s only natural that many of the battlefields and buildings left standing have been turned into historical sites that many continue to visit to this day. No matter where your journey through Mississippi takes you, buildings and museums that are central to the story of the nation are never far away.
Discover Mississippi Civil War History
Since its inception, Mississippi has been at the center of American history. No matter where you’re visiting in the state, you’re sure to be close to any number of our historical attractions. Mississippi joined the Union in 1817. A young state during the Civil War, it’s home to cities like Vicksburg and Corinth that played crucial roles in battle. To this day, the stories of war-torn Mississippi are told and retold, passed down for generations. From those stories rise monuments and preserved Mississippi Civil War sites. Here are a few historical grounds you need to visit next time you’re in the Magnolia State:
- Vicksburg National Military Park
- DeSoto County Confederate Monument
- Edmondson Cemetery
- Brices Cross Roads National Battlefield Site
- Cedar Hill Cemetery and Soldier’s Rest
- Corinth Contraband Camp
- And more…
Admire Old World Architecture
Take in the historic architecture throughout Mississippi, as there are still many buildings left standing from when Mississippi first joined the Union. Every building built in the 19th century is a testament to the master craftsmanship of the original builders and architects. Here are some of the original buildings that are still standing to this day:
- Belmont Plantation
- Mississippi State Capitol
- Monmouth Historic Inn & Gardens
- Montrose Museum
- The Oaks House Museum
- Waverly Mansion
- Wesson House
- And more…
In cities like Aberdeen, Columbus, Holly Springs, Natchez, and Vicksburg, many of the original homes are still standing, providing an authentic perspective on a bygone era. Today, students and travelers come from all over the world to study these areas and other historical locations.
Civil War Museums throughout the Magnolia State
Many of these historic sites have had museums attached to them or have carefully been converted into museums. Each represents a piece of Mississippi’s history, providing a window into the rich past of the Magnolia State. These are just a few of the museums you can expect to find on or near our historical grounds:
- Museum of Mississippi History
- Old Capitol Museum
- Mississippi Governor’s Mansion
- Mississippi Armed Forces Museum
- Marshall County Historical Museum
- Old Courthouse Museum
Many of the museums you’ll find here in Mississippi are family friendly and equipped with interactive stations that make learning about our history all the more engaging for visitors of all ages.
Find More Places To Learn About the Civil War in the Magnolia State
From the Civil War to the dawn of the Civil Rights movement, museums and historical locations are plentiful around the state. For more information about the most interesting places to explore from Mississippi’s Civil War history, contact Visit Mississippi today.