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.

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 […]

Beauvoir and the Jefferson Davis Presidential Library present a rich history of Jefferson Davis and his last home on a stunning 52 acre expanse on the Gulf Coast. The Beauvoir mansion is restored to 1889 when Davis lived in this […]

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The history of St. Rose de Lima Church and school are interrelated and it goes back over one hundred years. In 1868, the first school in Bay St. Louis for African Americans opened with twenty-four black children in attendance! It […]

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The histories of blues and jazz are often traced along separate pathways, but, especially on the Gulf Coast, the two genres were intertwined from the earliest days. Blues was a key element in the music of Pass Christian’s illustrious native […]

Old Depot Museum

Vicksburg , MS

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The Siege of Vicksburg is brought to life by the 250-square foot diorama of the battlefield and the film “The Vanishing Glory”. Many exhibits feature water transportation, aircraft and more. Handicapped accessible. […]

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Gothic Revival-style church was founded by King Solomon as a mission in 1859, under the name of Mount Pleasant Baptist Association. Drive-by tours only. […]

The Mississippi Gulf Coast’s Freedom Trail marker is located at the foot of the Biloxi Lighthouse and marks the 1960 Biloxi Wade In. Dr. Gilbert R Mason lead more than 100 South Mississippians in a peaceful wade-in on segregated Biloxi […]

Martha Vick House

Vicksburg, MS

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Constructed for the daughter of Newit Vick, the founder of Vicksburg, this miniature mansion is the last original Vick home remaining in the city. Recommended by AAA, Exxon Travel Club, Mobil Travel Guide, Michelin, and Smithsonian Travel. Call to schedule […]

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Founded in 1900 by the North Mississippi Baptist Educational Convention, the college was the first school in DeSoto County to offer instruction through grade twelve to African Americans and one of the earliest private schools for African Americans in north […]

Edmondson Cemetery

Southaven, MS

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Edmondson Cemetery was originally organized in 1844 as Pisgah Presbyterian Church. Land was donated by William Campbell Edmiston for a cemetery next to the church building, which was built on what is today called Stateline Road or Main St. The […]

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Located between Hwy 305, Hwy 178 and Goodman Road, Old Towne Main Street has become a major center for gifts, collectibles and antiques. Be sure to pick up a map from the Chamber of Commerce that illustrates 27 historical sites […]

Jerry Lee Lewis is widely known as a pioneer of rock ’n’ roll, but country music was always at the core of his music-making. A native of Ferriday, Louisiana, Jerry Lee Lewis started his musical career in nearby Natchez, and […]