History in Mississippi

Mississippi is a state that’s rich in 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.

Every building and landmark in Mississippi tells a story. From towering churches to a home designed by Frank Lloyd Wright, visitors can marvel at the architectural masterpieces that span centuries and cities across the state. History buffs, music lovers, and art connoisseurs can enjoy an assortment of museums, so adding a museum tour or two can make your itinerary complete.

For more information about Mississippi’s history, 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.

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 […]

Museum of Mississippi History

Museum of Mississippi History

Jackson, MS   FEATURED

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The Museum of Mississippi History encourages people to explore more than 15,000 years of state history. Throughout the galleries, visitors will explore interactive exhibits, see engaging artifacts and hear stories from people who shaped the state. The museum’s theme—One Mississippi, […]

Mississippi Civil Rights Museum

Mississippi Civil Rights Museum

Jackson, MS   FEATURED

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The Mississippi Civil Rights Museum shares the stories of a Mississippi movement that changed the nation. Through eight interactive exhibits, the museum promotes a greater understanding of the Mississippi Civil Rights Movement and its impact by highlighting the strength and […]

Tunica River Park and Museum

Robinsonville, MS   FEATURED

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An inexpensive way to spend the day in Tunica, the Mississippi River Museum at Tunica River Park takes you on a journey through our illustrious past, while a river cruise on the Tunica Queen lets you enjoy the Delta from […]

Museum of the Mississippi Delta

Museum of the Mississippi Delta

Greenwood, MS   FEATURED

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Founded in the 1970s as Cottonlandia, this outstanding regional museum will take you time traveling through centuries of Delta history and culture. From prehistoric fossils, Indian artifacts and Civil War history, to the rescued remnants of Chief Greenwood Leflore’s lost […]

Robert Johnson
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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 Alluvian

The Alluvian Hotel

Greenwood, MS   FEATURED

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The anchor of downtown Greenwood is the Alluvian Hotel, a top-rated luxury hotel 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 […]

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 […]

Anchuca Historic Mansion

Anchuca Historic Mansion & Inn

Vicksburg , MS   FEATURED

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Anchuca was first constructed in the late 1820s but was later upgraded with Greek revival styling in the late 1840s by wealthy Vicksburg residents, Jane and Victor Wilson. The home now serves as a bed and breakfast and restaurant. It […]

Vicksburg National Military Park

Vicksburg, MS   FEATURED

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Commemorating one of the Civil War’s pivotal campaigns, Vicksburg National Military Park is arguably Mississippi’s most renowned historical attraction. Confederate President Jefferson Davis himself referred to Vicksburg as the “nailhead that holds the South’s two halves together,” and there’s no […]

Dunleith

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, […]

Longwood

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 […]