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.

Delta Blues Museum

Clarksdale, MS   FEATURED

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Since its creation, the Delta Blues Museum has preserved, interpreted, and encouraged a deep interest in the story of the blues. Established in 1979 by the Carnegie Public Library Board of Trustees and re-organized as a stand-alone museum in 1999, […]

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 […]

Monmouth Historic Inn

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 […]

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Landmarked, historic theater presents a variety of film screenings & live productions. Since 1942, the Alamo Theatre has evolved from a western and African-American film establishment to a place that hosted historic artists, such as B.B. King, Nat King Cole […]

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Mississippi’s second oldest Confederate monument was erected in 1875 after the Civil War. It is dedicated to those who died for the Confederate States. Hernando Memorial Cemetery has the largest number of Confederate graves in DeSoto County with 100 marked […]

For six months in 1862, Corinth, a critical railroad junction, captured the full attention of a divided nation. Today, one of the National Park Service’s newest visitor centers interprets the key role of Corinth, Mississippi in the Civil War’s Western […]

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Located next to the Old Capitol, the Mississippi War Memorial Building stands as a monument to the memory of Mississippi men and women who have given their lives in defense of their country. The building contains unique cast-aluminum doors and […]

Mississippi Department of Archives & History

The Williams F. Winter Archives and History Building is the second oldest state archives department in the country. It houses U.S. Bureau of Census records, private collections, news footage, microfilmed newspapers, state government documents, historical maps and photographs. […]

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

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Guests can honor the sacrifices made by regional African-American military personnel and learn more about their accomplishments. The exhibits provide perspective on African-American experiences from the Revolutionary War to the present day. […]

Elvis Presley Birthplace
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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 […]