History

In a sense, the history of Mississippi is the history of America. It begins in prehistoric times, when vast herds of buffalo trampled and “traced” out a route known as the Natchez Trace. This same path would later be traveled by Native Americans, traders, missionaries, and early pioneers. The Mississippi Territory became the 20th state to join the union in 1817 and it continued to leave its imprint on America, playing a pivotal role in the Civil War and later serving as the setting for some of the landmark events in the struggle for Civil Rights. Today, Mississippi is regarded as a unique and rich intersection of history, architecture, commerce, culture and the arts.

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Robert Johnson’s Grave & Self Guided Driving Tour

Greenwood, MS  FEATURED

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 intonations of this mysterious man, rumored to have sold his soul to the devil at […]

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Mississippi Wildlife Heritage Museum

Leland, MS  FEATURED

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 of the vast natural resources of the great state of Mississippi. […]

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Montrose and the Montrose Museum

Holly Springs, MS  FEATURED

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 of trees native to the area. […]

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State Capitol Building

Jackson, MS

Listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1969, the Mississippi State Capitol was designated as a Mississippi Landmark in 1986 and a National Historic Landmark in 2016. […]

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Tallahatchie Flats

Greenwood, MS

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 wildlife. A renovated commissary features occasional musical entertainment and room for parties and reunions. […]

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Highway 61 Blues Museum

Leland, MS

A small blues museum honoring the Mid Mississippi Delta bluesmen striving to educate the public on the their contributions to music all over the world. […]

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