Eudora Welty House


Literature buffs should plan to tour the Pulitzer Prize–winning author's Tudor Revival house, where she lived for more than 75 years. It's now a true historical preservation, down to the most minute details. It's free on the 13th day of any month, assuming that's a normal operating day. Reservations recommended but not required.

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1. Museum of Natural Science

0.89 MILES

Tucked way back in Lefleur's Bluff State Park is this museum, which houses exhibits on the natural flora and fauna of Mississippi. It also has aquariums,…

2. Museum of Mississippi History

1.16 MILES

In the ten-minute introductory film, the voice of God himself, Mississippian Morgan Freeman, introduces visitors to this compelling new museum. Exhibits…

3. Mississippi Civil Rights Museum


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4. Smith Robertson Museum

1.25 MILES

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…

5. Old Capitol Museum

1.35 MILES

The state's Greek Revival capitol building from 1839 to 1903 now houses a Mississippi history museum filled with films and exhibits. You'll learn that…

7. Mississippi Museum of Art

1.68 MILES

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8. Medgar Evers Home

2.97 MILES

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