History in Mississippi

Mississippi is a state that’s rich with history. On our soil, one of the most defining battles of the American Civil War was fought, and the heroes and martyrs of the civil rights movement continued their struggle for freedom and equality. Our cultural impact is recognized throughout the state, as well, with hundreds of historic markers on our Freedom Trail, Blues Trail, Country Music Trail, and Literary Trail.

Mississippi Wildlife Heritage Museum

Leland, MS   FEATURED

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The mission of the Mississippi Wildlife Heritage Museum is to preserve the history, heritage, and traditions of hunting, fishing, and the Great Outdoors in Mississippi; to honor the people that have been a part of it;and to educate the public […]

Montrose and the Montrose Museum

Holly Springs, MS   FEATURED

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Montrose is a two-story columned Greek Revival home built as a wedding present for the daughter of Alfred Brooks. It is now operated by the Holly Springs Garden Club as a house museum. The arboretum contains over 50 different specimens […]

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A creative genius who lived fast and died young, Robert Johnson has continued to influence generations of musicians across a wide spectrum of genres. Legends from Robert Plant to Bonnie Raitt have studied and imitated the guitar skills and vocal […]

The Oaks House Museum

Jackson, MS

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This Greek Revival-style home is the oldest continuously occupied residence in the city. Built around 1853 by Jackson Mayor James H. Boyd, it survived the devastating fire of 1863. The home may have served as headquarters for General William T. […]

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The most significant landmark of Tupelo’s modern history is a modest, two-room house where the King of Rock & Roll was born on January 8, 1935. From this humble beginning, Elvis Presley began his swift rise to become the world’s […]

The Alluvian Hotel

Greenwood, MS

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The anchor of downtown Greenwood is the Alluvian Hotel, a top-rated luxury hosterly recreated from the 1917 Hotel Irving. From its elegant lobby, the scene of live music and quiet conversations, to the skyline views outside the 4th floor Terrace […]

Olde Towne Depot

Clinton, MS

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The Olde Towne Depot rests under the shade of trees lining the rails upon which trains currently pass and anchors the Olde Towne District to the east. […]

G.I. Museum

Ocean Springs , MS

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G. I Museum – “Where Military History Comes Alive” – This exceptional museum is filled with over 16,000 pieces of memorabilia. The museum is a visual reminder of the men & women who served in the armed forces and sacrificed […]

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Commonly known as City Cemetery, graves in the sprawling graveyard represent more than 150 years of history in Vicksburg. A section of Cedar Hill Cemetery established by the United Daughters of the Confederacy contains grave of 5,000 Confederate soldiers who […]

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The museum offers a glimpse at what life is like along the river through both interactive and static displays. The museum also has an orientation theater, classrooms space and an assortment of interactive and educational display for all ages. […]

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First established in 1863, church services are conducted each Sunday morning and Wednesday evening. Drive-by tours only. […]