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.

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This house was build by Joseph Bazsinsky as a town house, remained a home for his large Jewish family through four generations until early in the twenty-first century. Call to schedule a tour. […]

McNutt House

Vicksburg, MS

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As seen on the Biography Channel. Governor Alexander McNutt’s home prior to his becoming the State’s 12th Governor is among the oldest residence in Vicksburg and its listed in the National Register of Historic Places in addition to State and […]

This Blues Marker honors Hernando musicians Gus Cannon, Jim Jackson and Robert Wilkins who helped establish the mid south area as a major blues center in the 1920’s. Gus Cannon was born in nearby Red Banks in 1883 or 1884 […]

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This extensive library is available to visitors Monday through Wednesday from 10:00am to 2:00pm and Thursday and Friday, by appointment only. Referral to local researchers for private research is also available. […]

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The monument is located by the front entrance of Olive Branch City Hall. This memorial honors those who served and who are serving our country. […]

Grand Gulf Military Park

Port Gibson, MS

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In May of 1962, the Grand Gulf Military Monument Park was officially opened, dedicated to preserving the memory of both the town and the battle in which occurred there. Located eight miles northwest of Port Gibson, Mississippi off Highway 61, […]

War Memorial Building

Jackson, MS

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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 […]

Tallahatchie Flats

Greenwood, MS

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Tallahatchie Flats sits on the banks of the Tallahatchie River, just a short drive up Money Road from Greenwood. A row of relocated sharecropper shacks welcomes visitors with surprisingly comfortable interiors, surrounded by cotton fields and the sounds of Delta […]

Belmont Plantation

Greenville, MS

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Belmont Plantation, Est 1857 is the last antebellum mansion along the river in the Mississippi Delta, standing at over 9,000 square feet.  The house and the grounds have undergone an extensive restoration and all rooms are available for weddings, events, tours, B&B […]

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The Mississippi Armed Forces Museum is located at Camp Shelby, approximately 12 miles south of Hattiesburg, Mississippi. The Armed Forces Museum serves as the military history museum for the State of Mississippi. It is a member of the Army Museum […]

Biloxi Lighthouse

Biloxi, MS

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The Biloxi Lighthouse is Biloxi’s signature landmark and open for tours! Considered one of the most photographed sites on the Gulf Coast, the tour of the historic 65-foot tall structure involves climbing 57 steps of a spiral staircase inside the […]