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.

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 […]

Monmouth Historic Inn & Gardens

Natchez, MS   FEATURED

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Set in a landmark 1818 mansion on 26 acres of gardens, this stately inn is 2 miles from the Mississippi River and 1 mile from the antebellum Melrose mansion in Natchez National Historical Park. The antiques-furnished rooms and suites feature turndown […]

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 […]

Maritime & Seafood Industry Museum

Biloxi, MS   FEATURED

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The Maritime & Seafood Industry Museum was established in 1986 to preserve and interpret the maritime history and heritage of the Mississippi Gulf Coast. The recently completed museum accomplishes this mission through an array of exhibits, artifacts and an extraordinary […]

Walter Anderson Museum of Art

Ocean Springs , MS   FEATURED

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The Walter Anderson Museum of Art is dedicated to celebrating the works of Walter Inglis Anderson an artist whose depictions of the plants, animals, and people of the Gulf Coast have placed him at the forefront of American painters of […]

Longwood

Natchez, MS   FEATURED

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Longwood is a historic mansion located in Natchez. It is the largest octagonal house in the United States, listed on the U.S. National Register of Historic Places and designated as a National Historic Landmark. The home was designed in the […]

Dunleith Historic Inn

Natchez, MS   FEATURED

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Built in 1855, Dunleith Historic Inn is a National Historic Landmark that operates as a hotel and event venue in Natchez, Mississippi. Dunleith has 22 guestrooms throughout the property, plus luxury amenities such as a restaurant, bar, and pool. The historic home hosts events of all kinds including celebrations, galas, family reunions, […]

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The district is made up of residences and diverse businesses and was placed the National Register of Historic Places in 1980. The district includes over 690 listings in the National Register of Historic Places. There are vernacular architectural examples representing […]

The Medgar and Myrlie Evers Home National Monument, also known as Medgar Evers House, is a historic house museum at 2332 Margaret Walker Alexander Drive in Jackson, Mississippi. Built in 1956, it was the home of African-American civil rights activist […]

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. […]