Attractions

Top Choice Museum in Mississippi Delta

Emmett Till Museum

In 1955, Emmet Till, a 14-year old black boy from Chicago, was lynched in Mississippi after being accused of flirting with a white woman. An all-white jury acquitted two white men, Roy Bryant and JW Milam, who later…
Park in Ocean Springs

Gulf Islands National Seashore

Here along one of the last undeveloped stretches of the coastal South, this maze of wetlands, beaches and five off-shore barrier islands is not tremendously accessible, but if you plan ahead, you will experience the…
Archaeological Site in Natchez

Emerald Mound

Just outside of town, along the Trace, you'll find Emerald Mound, the grassy ruins of a Native American city that includes the second-largest Pre-Columbian earthworks in the USA. Using stone tools, pre-Columbian anc…
Historic Site in Vicksburg

Vicksburg National Military Park

Vicksburg controlled access to the Mississippi River, and its seizure was one of the turning points of the Civil War. A 16-mile driving tour passes historic markers explaining battle scenarios and key events from th…
Museum in Mississippi Delta

BB King Museum and Delta Interpretive Center

Stopping in the tiny Delta town of Indianola is worthwhile to visit this modern museum. While it's ostensibly dedicated to the legendary bluesman, in many ways it tackles life in the Delta as a whole. The museum is …
Ruins in Vicksburg

Margaret's Grocery and Market

Once, this was a country store owned and operated by the Reverend HD Dennis and Margaret Rogers Dennis. HD promised his wife he would turn the store into a place of pilgrimage, and proceeded to transform it into a g…
State Park in Mississippi

Tishomingo State Park

This state park is named for the Chicasaw Indian Chief Tishomingo. You may want to camp here, among the evocative, moss-covered sandstone cliffs and rock formations, fern gullies and waterfalls of Bear Creek canyon.…
Landmark in Tupelo

Elvis Presley's Birthplace

A pilgrimage site for those who kneel before the king. The original structure has a new roof and furniture, but no matter the decor, it was within these humble walls that Elvis was born on January 8, 1935, where he …
Historic Building in Oxford

Rowan Oak

Literary pilgrims head here to the graceful 1840s home of William Faulkner. He authored many brilliant and dense novels set in Mississippi, and his work is celebrated in Oxford with an annual conference in July. Tou…
Museum in Jackson

Smith Robertson Museum

Housed in Mississippi's first public school for African American children is the alma mater of Richard Wright, author of Black Boy, among many other works. It offers insight and explanation into the pain and perseve…