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Corinth DepotSense of place is a term that might have been coined for the Mississippi Hills, where the coin of the realm is not just sense of place but also of possibility.   For the spectacularly varied possibilities of Hills attractions are pleasurable proof that the only thing that is predictable about the Mississippi Hills is its unpredictability.  This is a place, after all, where a king was born in a one-room dwelling, where a gingerbread house led to a streetcar named desire, where the voiceless were born to howl and where a Forrest put an army up a tree.  Time after time, in place after place, the impossible gave way to what now seems inevitable.  And that, inevitably, makes for delightfully engaging and exciting attractions.

Come to the Hills for inspiration: At Rowan Oak, where William Faulkner shored up his antebellum home and hammered out his masterpieces; at the John Grisham room where the world’s best selling thriller writer offers up a paper chase of personal documents; at Rust College, where the nation’s second African American college rose up on the site of a former slave market; at Mississippi University for Women, where the fairer sex took the lead at the nation’s first state-supported college for women.

The Birthplace of Elvis Presley, the tiny one-room wonder that packs a big emotional wallop, is a prime example that Hills attractions come in all sizes, from itsy bitsy bonsai trees of Brussells Bonsai to the massive mansions of Waverly and the Walters Place.

Hills attractions are about history and character — like that forged in the conflict at the Battle of Brice’s Crossroads and explored in depth at the Civil War Interpretive Center in Corinth and at the headquarters of the Natchez Trace Parkway.  There’s the historically inspired architectural character of Starkville’s Cotton District, and the architectural character transformed by history in the now iconic Lyceum Building at the Ole Miss campus.

For a great time, the brilliant attractions of the Mississippi Hills are a perfect place to light.  Why not light out today?
 

Aberdeen Architectural Driving Tour

Exterior glimpse at over 50 historic homes. Brochure and tour of homes arranged at the Aberdeen Visitors Bureau.
204 East Commerce St.
Aberdeen, MS 39730
Phone: 662.369.9440
Fax: 662.369.3436
Toll-Free: 800.634.3538
www.aberdeenms.org
Hours: Mon-Fri 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
Admission: Free
 

African-American Heritage Driving Tour

Tour takes you on a journey of significant African-American landmarks such as Sandfield Cemetery, Catfish Alley, and Union Academy. Brochure available at the Tennessee Williams Welcome Center.
300 Main St.
Columbus, MS 39703
Phone: 662.329.1191
Fax: 662.329.8969
Toll-Free: 800.327.2686
www.columbus-ms.org
Hours: Mon-Sat 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sun 12 p.m.-5 p.m.
Admission: Yes
 

American Contract Bridge League Museum

Located inside the American Contract Bridge League’s headquarters, this state-of-the-art, interactive museum is home to the world’s largest collection of bridge memorabilia, trophies, videos and other artifacts related to the game of bridge. The museum also contains the ACBL Hall of Fame as well as the Albert H. Morehead Memorial Library.

Free Admission.
6575 Windchase Blvd.
(662) 253-3100
Open M-F 10am-3pm
www.acbl.org

 

American-Indian Artifacts Museum

The American Indian Artifacts Museum holds Native American artifacts dating back to hundreds and even thousands of years ago. The owners began collecting artifacts about 30-40 years ago. Many of the artifacts were given to the museum by local Indian tribal members. The museum is open for tour appointment.
179 State Line Rd.
Columbus, MS 39702
Phone: 662.251.1125
Toll-Free: 800.327.2686
Admission: Free
 

Amory Regional Museum

Amory Regional Museum
This museum is now housed in the town's first hospital, built in 1916. In 1976 it became Amory's bicentennial project and was converted to a museum.
801 South 3rd St.
Amory, MS 38821
Phone: 662.256.2761
www.amoryms.us
Hours: Tue-Fri 9 a.m.-5 p.m
Admission: Free
 

Amzi Love

c. 1848. Greek and Gothic Revival home with some original furnishings. Home to eight generations of descendants of Amzi Love and his wife, Edith Wallace.
305 7th St. South
Columbus, MS 39701
Phone: 662.329.1191
Toll-Free: 800.327.2689
www.columbus-ms.org
Hours: Tue & Thurs 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Admission: $7.50 per person
 

Anderson’s Pottery

Most of Jim Anderson’s handmade stoneware pottery is thrown on a potter's wheel. No "ram press" or "slip cast" methods are used. Because each piece is handmade there will be variations in the sizes of the items and the finish of the glaze which attributes to both the beauty and the curse of handmade pottery. He uses the best quality stoneware clay available and mixes his glazes by hand. His pottery is dishwasher safe, nontoxic, oven proof, and can be used in the microwave.
Anderson’s Pottery
2701 Scott Rd.
Hernando, MS 38632
662-429-7922
Call for appointment
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ARTS in the Alley

Free outdoor Art Gallery, located in the alley between the Chamber of Commerce and CLM Insurance. This is sponsored by the Olive Branch Arts Council and Olive Branch Old Towne Main Street.
Olive Branch Old Towne, Pigeon Roost Road
901-619-0261 or 662-404-2787
Open year round

 

Aspen Bay Candle Factory

A tour of this factory allows you to view how candles are hand-poured.
1010 Lynn Ln.
Starkville, MS 39759
Phone: 662.323.0929
Admission: Free
 

Avakian-Shadowlawn Bed and Breakfast Inn

c. 1848. Greek Revival. National Register of Historic Places. Experience the southern charm and old mansion with all the modern conveniences of today. Historic district, near MUW. Features 14-ft. ceilings, antiques, China, silver. Historic Inn. Serves as a bed & breakfast as well.
1024 College St.
Columbus, MS 39701
Phone: 662.327.5655
www.shadowlawncolumbus.com
Admission: Tours are $7.50 each guest. Groups of 10 or more $7.00. Groups of 20 or more $6.50.
 

Baptist Industrial College

Founded in 1900 by the North Mississippi Baptist Educational Convention, the college was the first school in DeSoto County to offer instruction through grade twelve to African Americans and one of the earliest private schools for African Americans in north Mississippi. The school closed in 1960.
662-429-8852
 

Barnard Observatory

After visiting the observatory at Harvard, Chancellor Barnard designed the plans for this observatory, which would house his collection of physics instruments and a new telescope deliberately built to be four inches larger than the one at Harvard. Due to the Civil War, the telescope was never delivered to Oxford. The east wing became the residence for the professor of physics and astronomy, and the west and middle sections were classroom and laboratories. Barnard Observatory is now home for the Center for the Study of Southern Culture.
Grove Loop and Student Union Drive
Oxford, MS
662-915-7211
www.olemiss.edu/tours/lmsections-barnard.html
 

Battery F

Built by the Federal Army in mid-1862, Battery F remains a pristine example of Civil War earthworks.
Davis St.
Corinth, MS 38835
Phone: 662.287.8300
Toll-Free: 800.748.9048
www.corinth.net
Hours: Daily, dawn to dusk
Admission: Free
 

Beale Town Bound Mississippi Blues Trail Marker

Honors musician Gus Cannon, Robert Wilkins, and Jim Jackson. Gus Cannon was born in Red Banks, MS and buried in Hernando.

Located at 400 West Park Street in Hernando, “Beale Town Bound” Blues Trail Marker is one of four markers located in DeSoto County.

 

661-393-8770
www.msbluestrail.org or www.sodesoto.com

 

 

Bean's Ferry Pottery

We feature many one-of-a-kind artist creations in our gallery that are not available on line. Please visit our showroom. While there, view "The Chosen Vessel," a 45 minute presentation on the potter's wheel, set to music and presented regularly by reservation.
427 Justice Rd.
Fulton, MS 38843
Phone: 662.862.5696
www.beansferrypottery.net
Hours: Mon-Sat 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Admission: Yes
 

Beauregard Line

One of the finest examples of Civil War fortifications to be found, the Beauregard Line, composed of seven miles of earthworks, spanned the east, north and west perimeters of Corinth. There are Interpretive panels located on four observation platforms.
N. Polk St.
Corinth, MS 38834
Phone: 662.287.9273
Fax: 662.287.0102
Toll-Free: 800.748.9048
www.corinth.net
Hours: 10 a.m. & 2 p.m. on 2nd & 4th Saturdays of the month
Admission: Free
 

Belle Flower Missionary Baptist Church

c. 1868. The oldest African-American church in Grenada; Site of Civil Rights meetings.
Corner of Pearl St. and Water St.
Grenada, MS 38901
Phone: 662.226.3613
Hours: Sun 9 a.m.-7 p.m.; Or by appointment
Admission: Free
 

Big Walter Horton’s Mississippi Blues Trail Marker

Big Walter Horton, also known as Walter “Shakey” Horton was born in Horn Lake, moved to Memphis as a child and then on to Chicago where he first appeared on the blues scene in the late 1950’s. A quiet, unassuming and essentially shy man, Horton is remembered as one of the most influential harmonica players in the history of blues. His career encompassed playing blues joints in the Mississippi Delta during the 1920’s and 30’s, to studio recordings with groups like Fleetwood Mac and Johnny Winter in the 1970’s.

Located on East Center Street in Horn Lake, Big Walter Horton’s Blues Trail Marker is one of four markers located in DeSoto County.

 

662-393-8770
www.sodesoto.com
www.mississippibluestrail.com

 

 

Biggers Hardware

Biggers Hardware opened its doors in 1918 and has been a mainstay in the community ever since. The store's ownership is in the fourth generation of the Biggers family.
602-604 Cruise St.
Corinth, MS 38834
Hours: Mon-Sat 7 a.m.-5 p.m.
Admission: Free
 

Black History Museum of Corinth

Display of memorabilia and artifacts relating to black history with focus on religion and education.
1109 Meigg St.
Corinth, MS 38835
Phone: 662.665.8500
Toll-Free: 1.866.539.8500
Hours: Thu-Fri 11 a.m.-4 p.m.
Admission: Free, But donations accepted
 

Blocker Cemetery

Milton Blocker was among the first settlers to move into the Indian lands that became DeSoto County. He donated land for Blocker Cemetery, established in 1847, as well as land for the sites of the Olive Branch Methodist Church and Olive Branch Baptist Church.

www.obms.us
(662) 892-9238

 

Bollinger Family Theater

This theater features Branson style entertainment, bluegrass, gospel music, and comedy. The theater attracts visitors from all across the U. S. We entertain hundreds of people per weekend and thousands during the Christmas season. Entertainment honors our nation and freedom.
456 W. Calhoun St.
Bruce, MS 38915
Phone: 662.983.4888
Fax: 662.983.4812
Toll-Free: 800.530.7047
www.bollingerfamilytheatre.com
Hours: Saturdays
Admission: $6.00-$13.00
 

Borroum's Drug Store

Borroum's Drug Store founded in 1865 by former CSA army surgeon A.J. Borroum. It is the oldest drug store in continuous operation in the state. It houses Native-American artifacts, Civil War relics, and an authentic working soda fountain; The business owned and operated, by the Borroum family since its establishment.
604 Waldron St.
Corinth, MS 38834
Phone: 662.286.3361
Fax: 662.287.3864
www.borroumsdrugstore.com
Hours: Mon-Fri 8 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sat 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m.
Admission: Free
 

Brice's Crossroads National Battlefield and Visitors Center

History buffs will enjoy two battlefield trails, five markers, two cemeteries, a visitors center, permanent and temporary flag exhibits, bookstore gallery, video, Civil War art/prints and auto tour of this historical battlefield. Site where Confederate cavalry, under the command of General Nathan Bedford Forrest, defeated Union troops and forced their withdrawal to Memphis.
607 Grisham St.
Baldwyn, MS 38824
Phone: 662.365.3969
http://www.finalstands.com/
Hours: Battlefield-Year round; Visitors Center-Tue-Sat 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; Closed major holidays
Admission: Battlefield-No charge; Visitors Center-$3 Adults
 

Brussel's Bonsai Nursery

Brussel's Bonsai is the largest importer and grower of fine bonsai in the United States with over 170,000 square feet of greenhouse space. Open M-F 8am-4:30pm. Visit our new, state-of-the-art facility.
8125 Center Hill Rd.
Olive Branch, MS 38654
Phone: 901.521.8187
Fax: 662.895.4157
Toll-Free: 800.582.2593
www.brusselsbonsai.com
Admission: Free
 

Bryan Reading Park

The Bryan Reading Park was generously donated from the Bryan Foods Family that originated in West Point. Park offers visitors a chance to sit outside and relax while reading a book, perhaps from the public library across the street. Features of the park area an active fountain that children can run through and enjoy on a hot day, and a vibrant mural painted on the adjacent building's wall.
Downtown area
West Point, MS
Phone: 662.494.5121
Toll-Free: 1.866.494.5127
www.westpointms.org
Admission: Free
 

Burns-Belfry Museum & Multicultural Center

The legacy of recently emancipated African Americans stands proudly today in tribute to their determination to build their own church. Their frame Methodist Episcopal Church built in 1867 near the Oxford Square was replaced in 1910 with a twin-steepled brick church. Following the building’s restoration in 2013, the Mississippi Landmark now serves the community as a history museum and an events center. Professionally designed exhibits review African American life from Enslavement through Civil Rights. A video and accompanying panels tell the Burns Church story. Local African Americans are featured throughout the museum. It’s an easy walk to the Burns-Belfry Museum from the historic Oxford Square.

710 Jackson Ave. East
Oxford, MS 38655
Phone: 662.281.9963 during museum hours
Hours: Sun 1-4 p.m., Wed-Fri noon-3 p.m.
Group visits can be scheduled most days with advance notice.
Admission: Free
Restored B-B at night side view Exhibits in sunlight
 

C & D Jarnagin Co., Inc.

Manufacturers of authentic reproduction historical clothing, footwear, tinware and leather accoutrements, 1750-1860, military and civilian.
113 Fillmore St.
Corinth, MS 38835-1860
Phone: 662.287.4977
Fax: 662.287.6033
www.jarnaginco.com
Hours: Mon-Sat
Admission: Free
 

Cartney-Hunt House

c. 1828. The Cartney-Hunt House, the oldest brick house in North Mississippi, was built for one of Columbus' first merchants. This Federal-style structure won awards for its restoration in 1982 and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Located on Columbus' historic Southside, it is operated as a bed & breakfast inn.
408 Seventh St. South
Columbus, MS 39701
Phone: 662.244.7232
Toll-Free: 800.327.2686
www.cartney-hunthouse.com
Hours: Drive by only
Admission Free

 

Cedar Hill Farm

Cedar Hill Farm is a family owned and operated farm with 120 acres of rolling hills, surrounded by cedar tree lined fences and woods. Each year improvements are made to make Cedar Hill Farm one of the top Agri-Tourism businesses in the Mid-South. In season, you can pick your own strawberries, blackberries and vegetables, and in the fall and winter, choose and cut your own Pumpkin and cut your own Christmas tree. Cedar Hill Farm is open to the public seasonally and open by reservation for private parties, corporate events, family reunions and weddings year around. Every season brings something new to the farm. The Snack Bar will still be open to the public during our Fall Festival, Annual Easter Egg Hunts and our Choose and Cut Christmas Tree Hours.
008 Love Road Hernando, Ms. 38632
Phone (662) 429-2540
Fax (662) 449-3421
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Cedar Oaks

This Greek Revival home, designed by William Turner, was used as headquarters for General McPherson during Grant's occupation of Oxford in 1862. Molly Turner Orr gathered a fire brigade to save the home in 1864 after being set aflame by occupying Union troops. Nearly a century later, Cedar Oaks was moved 2.2 miles from its original location when it was threatened with demolition. Currently open for pre-arranged groups only.
601 Murray Dr.
Oxford, MS 38655
Phone: 662.234.1532
Admission: $4 per person
 

Civil War Battle of Okolona Sites

Identified and marked sites of the battle that took place on February 22, 1864.
Hwy 41 North
Okolona, MS 38860
Phone: 662.447.5913
Fax: 662.447.0254
www.okolona.org
Hours: Dawn to dusk; Drive by only
Admission: Free
 

Civil War Earthworks

Corinth has the largest number of intact Civil War earthworks in the nation. These earthworks were constructed by both the Confederate and Union armies stationed at Corinth and were used in the defense of the city.
Various Sites
Corinth, MS 38835
Phone: 662.287.8300
Toll-Free: 800.748.9048
www.corinth.net
Hours: Daily, dawn to dusk
Admission: Free
 

Clay Art by Tab Boren

Decorative handmade pottery well known for unique designs that differentiate from other local lines. Ever changing, Tab strives to be a trend setter, pushing the clay to its limits. Member of the Craftsman's Guild of Mississippi and a third generation potter.
710 Hodges Dr.
Mantachie, MS 38855
Phone: 662.282.7722
www.tabboren.com
Hours: Tue-Sat 10 a.m.-4 p.m. & By appointment
Admission: Free
 

Cobb Museum

A showcase of more than 350 tools and primitive machinery.
MSU Campus, Forrest Products Lab
Starkville, MS 39759
Phone: 662.325.2116
Hours: Mon-Fri 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Admission: Free
 

College Hill Presbyterian Church

Sherman's headquarters while he occupied the town of Oxford beginning in December of 1862.
College Hill Rd.
Oxford, MS 38655
Phone: 662.234.4680
Fax: 662.234.0355
Toll-Free: 800.758.9177
Hours: Open Year Round
Admission: Free
 

Columbus Air Force Base

Columbus Air Force Base has trained pilots since WWII. Once home of the B52 Bomber, it graduates hundreds of Air Aces annually.
Off Hwy 45 North
Columbus, MS
Phone: 662.434.7068
Toll-Free: 800.327.2686
www.columbus.af.mil
Hours: 7:30 a.m.- 4:15 p.m., By appointment only
Admission: Free
 

Columbus Daily Historic Homes Tours

Many of Columbus' most gorgeous homes are open to the public. Tour some of the most beautiful antebellum homes in the South.

AMZI LOVE (c.1848) 305 Seventh Street South, (662) 328-5413 or (800) 920-3533, Open Tuesdays and Thursdays 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. or by appointment

LEE HOME /MUSEUM (c.1847) 316 Seventh Street North, (662) 327-8888 or (800) 920-3533, Open Fridays, 10:00 a.m.- -4:00 p.m. or by appointment, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

ROSEDALE (c.1856) 1523 Ninth Street South, (800) 920-3533 ,Open by appointment with two-day advance scheduling

ROSEWOOD MANOR (c.1835) 719 Seventh Street North, (662) 328-7313 or (662) 364-0705, Open Monday-Saturday by appointment, www.columbusrosewood.com

TEMPLE HEIGHTS (c.1837) 515 Ninth Street North, (662) 328-0599 or (800) 920-3533, Open Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. or by appointment

TENNESSE WILLIAMS HOME (c.1875) 300 Main Street, (662) 328-0222 Monday-Saturday, 8:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Sunday 12:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m. more information

WAVERLEY PLANTATION MANSION (c. 1852) National Historic Landmark 1852 Waverley Mansion Road, (662) 494-1399, Open daily 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

WHITEHALL (c. 1843) 607 3rd Street South, Open Mondays 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m., For more information please call (662)328-0222.

Call or visit the Welcome Center for more information.
300 Main St.
Columbus, MS 39703
Phone: 662.329.1191
Fax: 662.329.8969
Toll-Free: 800.327.2686
www.columbus-ms.org
Welcome Center Hours: Mon-Sat 8:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m.; Sun Noon-5:00 p.m.
Admission: Yes

 

Columbus Historical Driving Tour

Tour points out Columbus' most interesting and historic architectural details. Brochure available at Tennessee Williams Welcome Center.
300 Main St.
Columbus, MS 39703
Phone: 662.329.1191
Toll-Free: 800.327.2686
www.columbus-ms.org
Hours: Mon-Sat 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sun 12 p.m.-5 p.m.
Admission: Free
 

Columbus Speedway

A jam-packed schedule with weekly auto racing events year round, get in on the action at this 3/10th mile red clay oval.
2616 Tabernacle Rd.
Columbus, MS 39701
Phone: 662.241.5004 or 662.574.2572
www.midsouthracing.com/columbusindex.htm
Admission: Yes
 

Columbus War Museum

Created to honor and recognize not only those who died in military battle, but the many who lived through them.
1501 Main St.
Columbus, MS 39701
Phone: 662.329.1191
Fax: 662.329.8969
Toll-Free: 800.327.2686
www.columbus-ms.org
Admission: Free
 

Concord CME Church

c. 1867. African-American church established in Lowndes County following the Civil War. The congregation met beneath a large tree prior to building in 1908.
113 Concord Rd.
Columbus, MS 39703
Phone: 662.328.3356
Fax: 662.329.8969
Toll-Free: 800.327.2686
www.columbus-ms.org
Hours: By appointment only
Admission: Free
 

Confederate Cemetery

Contains 180 graves of unknown Confederate soldiers.
Hwy 51 and Cemetery St. Behind Odd Fellows Cemetery
Grenada, MS 38902-1824
Phone: 662.226.2571
Toll-Free: 800.373.2571
visitgrenadams.com
Hours: Daily, dawn to dusk
Admission: Free
 

Confederate Cemetery

Burial site of Confederate soldiers who died as a result of the Battle of Shiloh.
Behind Tad Smith Coliseum
Oxford, MS 38655
Phone: 662.234.4680
Fax: 662.234.0355
Toll-Free: 800.758.9177
Hours: Daily, dawn to dusk
Admission: Free
 

Corinth Architectural Tour

A leisurely drive down Corinth's tree-lined streets or perhaps a stroll down a shaded sidewalk can conjure memories of a time when homebuilding was an art form and front porches were the heart of a neighborhood. Many picturesque Antebellum, Victorian and Craftsman structures mark time as they offer a history of architectural design stretching from the 1850's into the 1930's. The structures of Historic Downtown offer a kaleidoscope of style and ornate decor. The nostalgia of that vibrant era, when life was centered around the Courthouse Square and election returns were written in soap on storefront windows, still lingers. The walking tour of Corinth's Historic Downtown includes Mississippi Historical Landmarks and National Historic Landmarks.
215 N. Fillmore St.
Corinth, MS 38834
Phone: 662.287.8300
Fax: 662.287.8300
Toll-Free: 800.348.7048
www.corinth.net
Hours: Open Year Round
Admission: Free
 

Corinth Artist Guild Gallery

Local artists and artisans display their works in all art venues and media types. Classes for adults and children are taught in oil, acrylic, watercolor painting and pottery.
507 Cruise St.
Corinth, MS 38834
Phone: 662.665.0520
Hours: Tue-Sat 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Admission: Free, but donations accepted
 

Corinth Civil War Interpretive Center

This impressive interpretation center features exhibits that explain military and civilian experiences during the Civil War. Also includes exhibits relevant to African-American heritage.
501 W. Linden
Corinth, MS
Phone: 662.287.9273
Fax: 662.287.9660
www.nps.gov/shil
Hours: Sun-Sat 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.; Closed Christmas Day
Admission: Free
 

Corinth Civil War Trail

The Corinth Civil War Trail includes 21 sites, many of which are standing earthworks, which guide visitors through the Siege and Battle of Corinth. The trail incorporates much of Corinth's Hiking/Biking Trail.
Corinth Civil War Interpretive Center
Corinth, MS 38834
Phone: 662.287.8300
Fax: 662.287.0102
Toll-Free: 800.748.9048
www.corinth.net
Hours: Open Year Round
Admission: Free
 

Corinth Coca-Cola Museum

Trace 100 years of the Coca-Cola Bottling Works in Corinth. Enjoy Coke memorabilia and see the place of Coca-Cola within the community. This business has been in the same family since 1907.
305 E. Waldron St.
Corinth, MS 38834
Phone: 662.284.4848
Hours: Mon-Sat 10 a.m.- 4 p.m.
Admission: $3 Adults
 

Corinth Coliseum Civic Center

Benjamin Franklin Liddon, a local banker and civic leader, designed and constructed the Coliseum Theater in 1924 with a capacity of 999 seats. The theatre is a showplace of Victorian and Art Deco Design. Such elements as black and white tile, ornamental plaster on the ceilings, imported white marble wainscoting and a grand staircase warrant its inclusion on the National Register of Historic Places. It is also a Mississippi Landmark.
404 Taylor St.
Corinth, MS 38835
Phone: 662.287.2995
Hours: Open Year Round
Admission: Free
 

Corinth Contraband Camp

In 1862, a contraband camp was built at Corinth to house escaped slaves seeking refuge with the Union Army. The 600-acre camp had a successful working farm, church, commissary, hospital, school and housing area. As many as 6,000 people resided in what was considered a "model camp." The 1st Alabama Infantry Regiment of African Descent was recruited from the camp for service in the Union Army. The present site is comprised of 21-acres with pedestrian promanade. Bronze figures depicting life in the camp will be added beginning in November 2008.
North Parkway St.
Corinth, MS 38835
Phone: 662.287.8300
Fax: 662.286.0102
Toll-Free: 800.748.9048
www.corinth.net
Hours: Daily, Dawn to Dusk
Admission: Free
 

Corinth Genealogy Society

The Corinth Genealogical Society contains family file folders, family history books, surname books, census records, some marriage and tax probate records.
1828 Proper St.
Corinth, MS 38834
Phone: 662.286.0075
Details: Open Year Round
Summer Hours: Tues-Sat 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; Winter Hours: Fri-Sat 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; Opened by request
Admission: Free
 

Corinth National Cemetery

Gravesites of 1,793 known and 3,895 unknown Civil War soldiers. Interments represent 273 regiments from 15 states.
Horton St.
Corinth, MS 38834
Phone: 662.287.8300
Fax: 662.286.0102
Toll-Free: 800.748.9048
www.corinth.net
Hours: Daily 8 a.m.-4 p.m.
Admission: Free
 

Corinth Railroad Crossing

This crossroads of the Memphis-Charleston and the Mobile-Ohio, identified Corinth as a strategic location in the Western Theater during the Civil War. These were the only two major standard-gauge railroads in the Confederacy and prompted the Battle of Shiloh as well as the Battle of Corinth.
215 N. Fillmore St.
Corinth, MS 38834
Phone: 662.287.8300
Fax: 662.287.0102
Toll-Free: 800.748.9048
www.corinth.net
Admission: Free
 

Corinth Theater-Arts

A thriving community theatre and performing-arts venue with an eight-show season of drama, comedy, musicals and children's productions as well as other events. Since 1968, enthusiastic and dedicated volunteers have worked to make CT-A a strong, vital and innovative presence in northeast Mississippi.

303 Fulton Drive
P.O. Box 127
Corinth, MS 38835
Business office hours 1-6 p.m., Tuesdays-Fridays
(662) 287-2995
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Cotrell Cemetery

The final resting place for many noted African-Americans who played important roles in Holly Springs and the South.
W. Boundary St.
Holly Springs, MS 38635
Phone: 662.252.3232
www.visithollysprings.com
Admission: Free
 

Cotton District

The most photographed area in the community and a model for "New Urbanism", this district was formerly a collection of row houses and shanties associated with the neighborhood cotton mill. This district is now filled with award-winning, brightly colored buildings evocative of Savannah, Charleston and New Orleans. Capture the flavor of the Deep South with a stroll through the historic Cotton District, nationally known as the model for new urbanism
University Dr.
Starkville, MS
Phone: 662.323.3322
www.thecottondistrict.net

 

Crossroads Museum

Display of all things Corinth from the Paleolithic period to the present day. Housed in the Historic Corinth Depot, permanent displays emphasize transportation and the Civil War.
Historic Corinth Depot
Corinth, MS 38835
Phone: 662.287.3120
www.crossroadsmuseum.com/index.html
Hours: Tue-Sat 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sun 1 p.m.-5 p.m.
Admission: Yes
 

Crow's Neck Environmental Education Center

Northeast Mississippi's premier residential environmental education center offering hand-on learning adventures. Beautiful venue for camping or retreats. 530-acre wooded peninsula surrounded by 6,600-acre Bay Springs Lake. School groups, church groups and business groups are welcome. Ideal setting for weddings & family reunions.
281 CR 115
Tishomingo, MS 38873
Phone: 662.438.6751
Fax: 662.438.6767
www.crowsneck.org
Hours: Daily, pending activities
Admission: For classes only; Not to walk around
 

Cullis and Gladys Wade Clock Museum

Showcases an extensive collection (over 400 examples) of mostly American clocks and watches dating as far back as the early 1700s, as well as French and German pieces.
MSU Campus, Cullis Wade Depot
Starkville, MS 39759
Phone: 662.325.2330
www.visit.msstate.edu/clock
Hours: Mon-Fri 9 a.m. — 5 p.m.
Admission: Free
 

Cunningham House

Where, during the Civil War, Confederate General Nathan Bedford Forrest planned the victorious Battle of Brice's Crossroads.
100 W. Church St.
Booneville, MS 38829
Phone: 662.728.4130
Fax: 662.728.4134
Toll-Free: 800.300.9302
www.boonevillemississippi.com
Hours: Daily, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Admission: Free
 

DeSoto Arts Council Gallery & Gardens

The DeSoto Arts Council serves as the county wide home for the arts with space for exhibitions, classes, metting and special events with local artisans' work. Be sure and visit our gift shop. Check the website for a schedule of events and workshops.

564 West Commerce Street
662-404-3361
Open Wednesday — Saturday 10am-5pm
www.desotoarts.com

 

DeSoto County Confederate Monument

One of the state's oldest monuments dedicated to the Confederate dead, this pillar was erected shortly after the War Between the States. Hernando Memorial Cemetery has the largest number of Confederate graves in DeSoto County with 100 marked graves and a mass grave for 60 soldiers.
Old Hernando Memorial Cemetery, Oak Grove Rd.
Hernando, MS 38632
Phone: 662.429.8852
Fax: 662.429.8852
www.desotomuseum.org
Admission: Free
 

DeSoto County Courthouse

c. 1836. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Features spectacular wall murals depicting the discovery of the Mississippi River by famed Spanish explorer Hernando deSoto, who explored the area in 1541-42.
2535 Hwy 51 South
Hernando, MS 38632
Phone: 662.429.5011
Fax: 662.429.2909
www.hernandoms.org
Hours: Mon-Fri 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Admission: Free
 

DeSoto County Genealogical Society Library

An extensive library with records dating back to the 1840s is maintained by the Genealogical Society of DeSoto County.
3260 Hwy 51 South
Hernando, MS 38632
Phone: 662.429.1310
www.msgw.org/desoto
Hours: Mon-Wed 10:00 am-2:00 pm, Thurs-Fri by appointment only
Admission: Free
 

DeSoto County Museum

Explore the history of DeSoto County from the early Native Americans who once lived in the area through Civil War battles that effected DeSoto County. The museum provides educational programs, as well as modern day information on all the cities in DeSoto county, including celebrities from the area such asJohn Grisham and Jerry Lee Lewis. Browse the 1840s restored log cabin.

111 E. Commerce
Hernando, MS 38632
Phone: 662.429.8852
Fax: 662.429.8852
www.desotomuseum.org
Hours: Tue-Sat 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Admission: Free, donations accepted

 

DeSoto County Visitors Center

Need to know where to stay, what to eat or need directions to one of our many attractions? Stop by the Visitors Center for information on the latest happenings in DeSoto County.
Located at I-55 and Church Road, 4716 Pepperchase Drive
(662) 393-8770
Open M-F 8am-5pm, Sat 8am-4pm
www.sodesoto.com
 

DeSoto County Welcome Center

A great place to find out about current events, activities and to pick up brochures and guides about all of the interesting and exciting destinations in DeSoto County and Mississippi. Welcome Center staff stands ready to answer any questions and help make lodging reservations. Wireless internet connections available.

Interstate I55 South, Hernando  
(662) 429-9969
Open 7 days a week from 8am-5pm  
www.visitmississippi.org

 

Dilworth's Tamales

Dilworth's Tamales, one of the defining businesses in the Black community, opened its current location in 1962. While tourists are always welcome to choose between mild or spicy tamales, it is also a favorite of local lovers of the concoction of beef and secret spices. Dilworth's has been featured in Southern Living magazine.
111 Taylor St.
Corinth, MS 38834
Phone: 662.665.0833
Hours: Mon-Sat 10 a.m.-9 p.m., Sun 2-7 p.m.
Admission: Free
 

Dunn-Seiler Museum

Rocks, fossils and other geological pieces including triceratops skull and sabertooth tiger head.
MSU Campus, Hiblun Hall
Starkville, MS 39759
Phone: 662.325.3915
Hours: Mon-Fri 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; Guided tours by appointment
Admission: Free
 

Edmondson Cemetery

Edmondson Cemetery was founded 1844, and rests on a tree shaded hilltop. Graves include those of early settlers in this area, including Indian traders, politicians and Civil War veterans.
782 Stateline Rd. (Main St.) Just west of I-55
Southaven, MS
Phone: 662-393-8770
www.sodesoto.com
Hours: Daily from dawn to dusk
Admission: Free
 

Ellis Bridge Civil War Site

The battle of Ellis Bridge was fought three miles west of West Point, MS along Sakatonchee Creek on Feb. 21, 1864.
Hwy 50 West
West Point, MS 39773
Phone: 662.494.5121
Fax: 662.494.6396
www.wpnet.org
Admission: Free
 

Elvis and Priscilla Presley's Honeymoon Cottage

In the early years of their marriage, the cottage provided a private getaway for the couple. The home is not open for tours, but is a popular visitors site.
5921 Goodman Rd. West at Hwy 301 South
Horn Lake, MS 38637
Phone: 662.393.9897
Fax: 662.393.2942
www.hornlakechamber.com
Admission: The home is not open for tours, but is a popular site for visitors.
 

Elvis Presley Birthplace & Museum

The original birthplace of the "king of rock and roll" includes the modest home Elvis' father built, a statue of Elvis with his first guitar, memorial chapel, walk of life, fountain of life, park, story wall, gift shop with items to build your own Elvis memorabilia collection, and newly remodeled museum, "TIMES AND THINGS REMEMBERED".
306 Elvis Presley Dr.
Tupelo, MS 38802
Phone: 662.841.1245
Fax: 662.690.6623
www.elvispresleybirthplace.com
Hours: May-Sep: Mon-Sat 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m.; Oct-Apr: Mon-Sat 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sun 1-5 p.m. (Closed Thanksgiving and Christmas)
Admission: Yes
 

Elvis Statue

Elvis_Statue_Fairpark

Placed in honor of Elvis Presley, Tupelo’s most famous native son, this larger than life statue was placed to commemorate the 35th anniversary of Elvis’ death in August, 2012.  It faces east toward his birthplace with Tupelo City Hall over his left shoulder and the Tupelo Hardware (where Gladys bought Elvis’ first guitar) over his right shoulder.

 

Fairpark District – 71 East Troy Street, Tupelo, MS 38804
800-533-0611
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Evans Memorial Library

This library and museum, nationally known for its historical materials, houses volumes of genealogical research materials.
105 North Long St.
Aberdeen, MS 39730
Phone: 662.369.4601
www.tombigbee.lib.ms.us/evans
Hours: Mon-Thu 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Fri-Sat 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Admission: Free
 

First Missionary Baptist Church

One of the oldest historically African-American churches in the area. Although it was rebuilt in 1921, church records precede turn-of-the-20th century.
513 North Matubba St.
Aberdeen, MS 39730
Phone: 662.369.2542
Toll-Free: 800.634.3538
www.aberdeenms.org
Hours: By appointment only
Admission: Free, but donations accepted
 

Fitch Farms/Galena Plantation

A 7,000-acre working plantation and accommodations in restored pre-Civil War cabins. Tour the original home of Nathan Bedford Forrest after horseback riding among the majestic trees. Hunting packages for some of the finest quail, deer & turkey hunting around as well as large event facilities and outdoor areas.
From Holly Springs, MS — Go West on HWY. 4 for 6.5 miles to Laws Hill Road. Go South 1.7 miles to Thomas Road, and then 1.8 miles to the Plantation.
Holly Springs, MS 38635
Phone: 662.252.8855
www.fitchfarms.com
Admission: Yes
 

Forrest Hill Cemetery

This historical site predates the Civil War. Tombstone markings identify graves as far back as the mid 1860's. Slaves and a few Confederate soldiers are buried here. The cemetery is the resting place of many prominent black families of the Corinth area including the city's only black mayor, E.S. Bishop. The cemetery is still in use today.
Just off Bunch St.
Corinth, MS 38834
Hours: Open Year Round
Admission: Free
 

Franklin Academy

The first free public school in Mississippi, Franklin Academy of Columbus, opened its doors in 1821 and remains open today.
501 3rd Ave. North
Columbus, MS 39701
Phone: 662.328.4143
www.columbus-ms.org
Hours: Mon-Fri 8 a.m.-3 p.m.
Admission: Free
 

French Camp Historic District

Established in 1812. Used as a recruitment camp by Gen. Andrew Jackson. Includes an 1846 log cabin, visitors center, crafts and sorghum mill. Antebellum home of Col. James Drane, c. 1846-48. The Council House of Greenwood LeFlore, a Choctaw Indian Chief and Mississippi Senator, is now home to the Council House Cafe' which is open Mon-Sat 10:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. Welcome Center/Bread Bakery open Mon-Fri 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Log house serves as a bed and breakfast inn.
Natchez Trace Parkway — 55 Le Fleur Circle French Camp, MS 39745
Phone: 662.547.6657
Admission: Free
 

Friendship Cemetery

Burial site of four Confederate generals and more than 2,000 Confederate soldiers. Site of America's first Memorial Day in April 1866.
4th St. South
Columbus, MS 39703
Phone: 662.329.1191
Fax: 662.329.8969
Toll-Free: 800.327.2686
www.columbus-ms.org
Hours: Daily 7 a.m.-Sunset
Admission: Free

 

Fulton Dragway

1/8-mile drag strip, open every Sunday, weather permitting.
5850 Clay Tilden Road
Fulton, MS 38843
Phone    662.862.2232
www.fultondragway.com
Admission    Yes
 

Gertrude C. Ford Center for the Performing Arts

This state-of-the-art facility serves the University of Mississippi's performing arts needs and fulfills its commitment to cultural enrichment and outreach service. Standing six stories tall, the Ford Center seats 1,200 in its regal main hall. Played host to the first Presidential debate of the 2008 campaign which pitted Sen. John McCain against the first African-American candidate, then Sen. Barak Obama. Obama went on to win the office and was named the 44th President of the United States.
University Ave. and Old Taylor Rd.
Oxford, MS
662-915-2787
www.olemiss.edu/fordcenter

 

Graceland Too

This amazing one-of-a-kind attraction was built by Paul MacLeod out of genuine devotion and love for Elvis Presley. Today's museum features memorabilia collected over the past 44 years and is considered the largest of its kind.
200 E. Gholson Ave.
Holly Springs, MS 38655-3012
Phone: 662.252.2515
www.visithollysprings.com/gracelandtoo
Hours: Daily 24/7
Admission: $5 Adults; Under 12 free
 

Grenada Confederate Forts

Remains of earthwork forts built to protect against Union forces led by Gen. U. S. Grant. The forts provided headquarters for the historic Civil War raid on Holly Springs.
2088 Scenic Route 333
Grenada, MS 38901
Phone: 662.226.5911 Ext. 3100
Hours: Daily, dawn to dusk
Admission: Free
 

Grenada Lake Visitors Center Museum

Features animal displays, lake history, wildlife scenes, informational videos and a telescope overlook point.
2088 Scenic Loop 333
Grenada, MS 38902-0903
Phone: 662.226.1679
Fax: 662.226.4407
www.mvk.usace.army.mil
Hours: Daily, Winter: 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; Summer: 9 a.m.-6 p.m.
Admission: Free
 

Guide to the Corinth Campaigns of 1862

In 1862, the railroad crossing in Corinth was described as being the 'sixteen most important square feet in the Confederacy." The campaign map traces the Corinth Campaign from Corinth, to Shiloh, to Iuka, and back to Corinth making the Battle of Corinth the largest in Mississippi.
215 N. Fillmore St.
Corinth, MS 38834
Phone: 662.287.8300
Fax: 662.287.0102
Toll-Free: 800.748.9048
www.corinth.net
Admission: Free
 

GumTree Museum of Art

The GumTree Museum of Art strives to be the best in providing a cultural and artistic guide to Tupelo and the surrounding area.
211 West Main St.
Tupelo, MS 38802
Phone: 662.844.2787
www.gumtreemuseum.com
Admission: Free
Tags: Tupelo Museums
 

Gus Cannon Gravesite

Born in 1874, Gus Cannon was a banjo player who also "played the jug." He wrote and first recorded the song, "Walk Right In," which became a number one hit for the Greenwich Village folk group, the Rooftop Singers in 1963.
Oak Grove M.B. Church Cemetery
2451 Highway 51 South
Hernando, MS

Phone: 662.393.8770
Fax: 662.393.8771
www.sodesoto.com
Admission: Free
 

Haven

NATIONAL REGISTER HISTORIC DISTRICT
c. 1843. Built by Isaac Williams and his brother, Thomas. Both were "free men of color" from South Carolina. Isaac as a laborer and Thomas was a blacksmith. This raised cottage is reinforced with handmade bricks, and its chimneys still stand perfectly straight after over 150 years.
Columbus, MS 39703
Phone: 662.329.3533
Fax: 662.329.8969
Toll-Free: 800.920.3533
www.columbus-ms.org
Admission: Free
 

HealthWorks!

If you've ever wanted to get inside the brain of a teenager, or explore the coarser side of human biology, then you're ready to be exposed to the full-bodied fun of HealthWorks! North Mississippi, the new children's health-education center in Tupelo. Come and explore the Let's Play Grossology exhibit, Pulse Racers, the Choices Game, and Decisions Diner. All these great exhibits for school children in Kindergarten through eighth grade will help inspire a life-time of healthful habits.
219 South Industrial Rd.
Tupelo, MS 38801
Phone: 662.377.5437   
Toll-Free: 800.843.3375
www.healthworkskids.org
Hours: Mon-Fri 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m., Sat 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Admission: Tickets are $4 for children ages 2 to 92 and free for children under 2
Tags: Tupelo Museums
 

Heflin House Museum

c. 1858. Antebellum home filled with furnishings and objects from the late 1800s. Tells the story of Panola County from Indian times through 1900's.
304 South Main St.
Sardis, MS 38666
Phone: 662.487.3451
Hours: 3rd Sun of each month 1-4 p.m.; Or by appointment
Admission: Donations accepted
 

Hernando DeSoto River Park

Situated on the banks of the river just north of Lake Cormorant. It is DeSoto County’s only access to the Mississippi River.
www.desotogreenways.org
662.489-9708
 

Hill Crest Cemetery

Cemetery is the burial site of 13 Confederate Generals including Confederate Maj. Gen. Edward Cary Walthall, Brig. Gen. Winfield Scott Featherston, Brig. Gen. Samuel Benton, Brig. Gen. Daniel and Chevilette Govan. Burial site of heroes, and heroines of the 1878 yellow fever epidemic and Hiram Revels, the 1st African American elected to the United States Senate.
Elder Ave. at Market St.
Holly Springs, MS 38635
Phone: 662.252.2515
www.visithollysprings.com
Hours: Daily, dawn to dusk
Admission: Free
 

Historic Architectural Tour

More than 50 homes and businesses rich in history and varied architectural styles. Maps available.
602 E. Waldron St.
Corinth, MS 38835
Phone: 662.287.8300
Toll-Free: 800.748.9048
www.corinth.net
Hours: Daily, Dawn to Dusk
Admission: Free
 

Historic District Walking Tour

Stop by the Tennessee Williams Welcome Center and pick up your walking tour brochure. The welcome center is your starting point.
300 Main St.
Columbus, MS 39403
Phone: 662.329.1191
Fax: 662.329.8969
Toll-Free: 800.327.2686
www.columbus-ms.org
Hours: Mon-Sat 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sun 12 p.m.-5 p.m.
Admission: Free
 

Historic Districts Tour

Tour our five historic districts that tell the story of Starkville: Old Main Historic District, Greensboro Historic District, Overstreet Historic District, Nash Street Historic District, and The Cotton District.
200 E. Main St.
Starkville, MS 39759
Phone: 662.323.3322
Fax: 662.323.5815
Toll-Free: 800.649.8687
www.starkville.org
Admission: Free
 

Historic Downtown New Albany

Visitors to this charming town, established in 1850, will enjoy their stay with abundant shopping opportunities, great dining, and much more.
Bankhead Street and Main Street Historic Downtown
New Albany, MS 38652
Phone: 662.534.3438
Toll-Free: 1.888.534.8332
www.newalbanymainstreet.com
Admission: Free
 

Historic Downtown Square

Tour Lafayette County Courthouse, City Hall and national historic landmarks. Brochure available from the Oxford CVB.
415 South Lamar Blvd.
Oxford, MS 38655
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662-232-2477
800-758-9177
Hours: Mon-Fri 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Admission: Free
 

Historic Grenada-Walking and Motor Tour

Self-guided tour of historic homes and landmarks. Brochure available at tourism office.
95 SW Frontage Rd.
Grenada, MS 38902-1824
Phone: 662.226.2571
Fax: 662.226.9745
Toll-Free: 800.373.2571
visitgrenadams.com
Hours: Mon-Fri 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Admission: Free
Tags: Grenada Tours
 

Historical Blue Moon Museum

The Historical Blue Moon in Verona was the first county seat of Lee County as well as the oldest standing business in the county. Nathan Bedford Forrest reportedly utilized the structure during the Civil War, and Vernon and Gladys Presley tied the knot here.
See our large collection of Elvis memorabilia and Civil War artifacts.
662-810-7174

Tags: Tupelo Museums
 

History Museum and Coca Cola Memoribilia Display

Hear and see the story of Grenada from prehistoric to recent time eras. The museum will provide relics, artifacts, and interpretations of the many time periods.
223 First St.
Grenada, MS 38901
Phone: 662.226.2571
Toll-Free: 800.373.2571
www.visitgrenadams.com
Admission: Free
 

Holliday Haven

c. 1850. Completely restored Greek Revival mansion. Many original furnishings and memorabilia.
609 South Meridian St.
Aberdeen, MS 39730
Phone: 662.369.9440
Fax: 662.369.3436
Toll-Free: 800.634.3538
www.aberdeenms.org
Hours: By appointment only
Admission: $5
 

Holly Springs Raceway

An 1/8 mile NHRA approved track with family fun racing on Saturday & Sunday. Saturday gates open at 3:00, Time Trials at 5:00 eliminations at 7:00 Sunday gates open at 3:00 Time Trials at 4:00 eliminations at 5:00, also on Sunday, Test-N-Tune and grudge racing.
159 Old Hwy 7 South
Holly Springs, MS 38635
Phone: 662.429.4302
www.na-motorsports.com/Tracks/MS/HollySprings.html
Admission: Yes
 

Holly Springs Self-Guided Tour

The tour features historic homes, historic churches, and other points of interests. You can walk the tour or drive.
148 E. College Ave.
Holly Springs, MS 38635
Phone: 662.252.2515
www.visithollysprings.com
Admission: Free
 

Howlin' Wolf Museum & Howlin' Wolf Statue

Blues museum featuring history & artifacts of Howlin' Wolf and the Black Prairie Region, Big Joe Williams, Bukka White. Granite statue of Howlin' Wolf on display.
307 West Westbrook St.
West Point, MS 39773
Phone: 662.605.0770
Fax: 662.494.6396
www.wpnet.org
Hours: Thu-Sat 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Or by appointment
Admission: $7 Adults, Children under 13 free
 

Ida B. Wells Barnett Museum

Display of Art Collections by African and African-American artists. Artifacts and historical documents are housed in the historic Spires Bolling Home and birthplace of famed journalist and women's activist, Ida B. Wells.
220 N. Randolph St.
Holly Springs, MS 38635
Phone: 662.252.3232
Fax: 662.252.3232
www.idabwells.org
Hours: Mon-Fri 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sat noon- 5 p.m.
Admission: $4 Adults; $3 Children 12 and under
 

Indian Burial Mounds

In Walls you will find a parking area available on top of the Bluff, overlooking the Mississippi River basin, known as the Delta. Close by, just yards off the road, are two ancient Indian Burial Mounds. How American Indians used the mounds varied. The purposes of most mounds found are shrouded in mystery, but are believed to be sacred monuments to the dead. Open year round.
Corner of Norforlk Road and Thomas Road
GPS Coordinates:
Lat 34.957873 / Long -90.15176
662-429-8852
 

Ingomar Mounds

Native American Indian Mound
Hwy 15 South
New Albany, MS 38652
Phone: 662.538.0014
Fax: 662.534.6019
www.ucheritagemuseum.com
Hours: By appointment
Admission: Free
 

Jacinto Courthouse

Completed in 1854, Jacinto Courthouse presents a compelling story of a by-gone era and a bustling southern boom town. Tour this excellent example of Federal-style architecture.
Hwy 356 East of Rienzi
Jacinto, MS
Phone: 662.286.8662
Fax: 662.286.6500
Toll-Free: 800.748.9048
www.corinth.net
Hours: May-Sept: Tue-Fri & Sun 1-5 p.m., Sat 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Apr & Oct-Nov: Sat 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sun 1-5 p.m.
Admission: There is no admittance fee, but donations are accepted.
 

Jamie L. Whitten Historical Center

Videos and displays examine waterways and Appalachian-region programs. Nature trail, fishing, auditorium and picnic area.
100 Campground Rd.
Fulton, MS 38843
Phone: 662.862.5414
Fax: 662.862.5413
http://tenntom.sam.usace.army.mil/
Hours: Apr 1-Aug 31 Daily 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sept 1-Mar 31 Daily 7:30 a.m.-4 p.m.
Admission: Free
 

Jerry Lee Lewis Home

The "Killer's" home is referred to as "The Lewis Ranch". The home is a red brick ranch house surrounded by a large brick and board fence. While the home is not open for tours, it is still a popular draw for visitors.
1595 Malone Rd.
Nesbit, MS
Phone: 662.393.8770
Fax: 662.393.8771
www.sodesoto.com
Admission: Not open for tours
 

Joe Callicott’s Mississippi Blues Trail Marker and Gravesite

Joe Callicott was a Nesbitt native and is regarded as one of Mississippi’s finest early bluesman. Born in October, 1899, Joe Callicott spent his whole life in the area south of Memphis. His chief musical associate was Garfield Akers and it was as Akers’ second guitarist that he first recorded in 1929. He recorded some final sessions for the blues documentarian, George Mitchell, in the late 60’s. He served as mentor to Nesbitt guitarist, Kenny Brown.

Located at Mount Olive C.M.E. Church Cemetery in Nesbit, Joe Callicott’s Blues Trail Marker is one of four markers located in DeSoto County.

 

1919 Getwell Road
662-393-8770
www.msbluestrail.org or www.sodesoto.com

 

 

John Grisham Room

Rotating exhibits offer visitors a glimpse into the best-selling author's creative process. Groups of ten or more, contact in advance.
MSU Campus, Mitchell Memorial Library (third floor)
Starkville, MS 39759
Phone: 662.325.2559   
library.msstate.edu/grisham_room
Hours: Mon-Fri 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Admission: Free
 

Joseph Eckles Stoneware

Custom created hand-thrown and wheel-thrown oven and microwavable dinnerware and decorative pottery vases, and art pieces.
2650 Scott Rd.
Hernando, MS 38632
Phone: 662.429.1621
Fax: 662.429.1621
josephecklesstoneware.com
Admission: Free
 

Kate Freeman Clark Art Gallery

Art Gallery features 1,050 works of art by local artist Kate Freeman, the grandniece of Confederate General Edward Carey Walthall and studied under William Merrit Chase, one of America's most outstanding artist.
300 E. College Ave.
Holly Springs, MS 38635
Phone: 662.252.4211
Fax: 662.252.1845
Hours: By appointment only
Admission: $2 Per person
 

Kosciusko City Cemetery

Late 19th-century markers. Self-guided tour.
South Huntington St.
Kosciusko, MS 39090
Phone: 662.289.2981
Fax: 662.289.2986
www.kadcorp.org
Hours: Daily 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Admission: Free
 

Kosciusko Museum and Visitors Center

Includes a permanent display on Tadeusz Kosciuszko, a Polish freedom fighter and a Natchez Trace Parkway exhibit.
Natchez Trace Pkwy., Milepost 159.9
Kosciusko, MS 39090
Phone: 662.289.2981
Fax: 662.289.2986
www.kadcorp.org
Hours: Daily 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Admission: Free
 

Kossuth Museum

Local artifacts from the Kossuth Community are housed in a former Post Office built over a century ago.
35 CR 72 E
Corinth, MS 38834
Phone: 662.287.3308
Hours: By appointment
Admission: Free
 

L.Q.C. Lamar House Museum

Learn the compelling story of one man’s surprising impact on a scarred country, the story of Lucius Quintus Cincinnatus Lamar. As Oxford rose from the ashes, L.Q.C. Lamar prepared to become a statesman in this house while he reflected on defeat and resolved to work for reconciliation between North and South. Later it became Senator Lamar’s retreat from the demands of Washington. His beautifully restored 1870 home graces three acres within Oxford’s North Lamar Historic District, walking distance from the Oxford Square. Professional exhibits present Lamar’s life against the backdrop of secession, war, and reunion. The 1870 house was declared a National Historic Landmark for Lamar’s role in national politics after the Civil War. A video details the house’s amazing 2008 restoration.

616 North 14th
Oxford, MS 38655
Phone: 662.513.6071
Hours: Thurs-Sun 1-4 p.m.
Group tours can be scheduled most days with advance notice.
Admission: $5.00 adults. Students free.

RKJ_1779-AX house daytime RKJ_1779-AU statue trees best

 

Lake Hill Motors Museum

Lake Hill Motors, one of America's largest motorcycle/ATV dealerships, is home to a collection of antique, classic and custom automobiles and motorcycles.
2003 Hwy 72 E
Corinth, MS 38834
Phone: 662.287.4451
Hours: Mon-Fri 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Sat 8 a.m.-3 p.m.
Admission: Free
 

Landers Center

The Landers Center is a multifaceted facility hosts a wide variety of events each year and is the home of the Southern Professional Hockey League's Mississippi RiverKings and the Mid-South Fair. Although the Mississippi RiverKings serve as the primary tenant, the Civic Center arena also highlights such entertainers as Carrie Underwood, the Gathiers, Luke Bryan and Cirque de Soleil to name a few. Comedy shows such as Larry the Cable Guy, Katt Williams, Steve Harvey and comedian/ventriloquist, Jeff Dunham  have graced the Landers Center stage as well. Not only are concerts held in the arena, but sporting events including boxing and basketball are held throughout the year.
4560 Venture Drive
662-280-9120
888-280-9120
 

Landers Center Theater

DeSoto Family Theater presents family productions throughout the year at the Landers Center Theater which is adjacent to the Landers Center. Shows like Annie, Les Miserables, Steel Magnolias and Beauty and The Beast, plus holiday productions are just a few, as well as a summer camp program and holiday productions.

4560 Venture Dr.
Southaven, MS 38671
Phone: 662.280.9120
Fax: 662.280.5927
Toll-Free: 1.888.280.9120
www.dftonline.org
Admission: Yes

 

Lee Home Museum

c. 1847. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places and a Mississippi Landmark. This restored Georgian-Greek Revival mansion, built in 1847 was once the home of Confederate General Stephen D. Lee, first President of MSU, first Superintendent of Vicksburg National Park, founder of the United Confederate Veterans, and first Chairman of the Board for the Mississippi Department of Archives and History.  The house is fully furnished and includes personal items of the Lee family and the museum upstairs houses a treasure trove of Civil War artifacts and collections. Open Fridays without an appointment from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. All other days are by appointment (last minute notices OK).  $10 for adults. Tour groups are welcome.  Visit us on Facebook.

Stephen D Lee Home & Museum
316 Seventh Street North
662-327-8888
www.leehomemuseum.com

 

Louisville Local Art Community

Winston County's art community features pottery thrown from Red Hills clay by Stewart Pottery; Baskets woven by Paul Simmons, Clay Angels by Susan Clark.
Winston County Economic Dev. Dist. Partnership
311 W. Park St.
Louisville, MS 39339
Phone: 662.773.3921
Admission: Free

 

Lowndes County Courthouse

Where the Mississippi legislature met during the Civil War, after the city of Jackson fell to Union forces.
505 2nd Ave. North
Columbus, MS 39703
Phone: 662.329.1191
Fax: 662.329.8969
Toll-Free: 800.327.2686
www.columbus-ms.org
Hours: Mon-Fri 8 a.m.-5 p.m.; Closed all Federal and State Holidays
Admission: Free
 

Lyceum — University of Mississippi, Oxford

Designed in the Ionic Greek Revival style famous for its fluted columns, the oldest building at the University of Mississippi housed most of the classrooms and faculty offices in 1848. Today the Lyceum is the principal administrative center. Its history includes being used as a hospital during the Civil War for both Union and Confederate soldiers and being the site of rioting during the desegregation crisis in 1962 centered on the admission of James Meredith. In October 2006, a Civil Rights Monument, including a statue of Meredith, was dedicated in a grassy area between the Lyceum and the J.D.Williams Library.

200 Lyceum
University, MS 38677
Phone: 662.232.7378
Fax: 662.232.7608
www.olemiss.edu
Hours: Walking Tour Mon-Fri 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Sat 9 a.m.-10:30 a.m., By appointment only, Call for schedule
Admission: Free
 

Lyric Theatre

Community theater at its best. Join us for thrilling entertainment. Check our website for program schedule.
200 North Broadway St.
Tupelo, MS 38802
Phone: 662.844.1935
www.tct.ms
Admission: Free
 

Magnolia Motor Speedway

Visit us for a night of racing excitement at this 3/8th mile oval race track.
485 Hwy 45 South
Columbus, MS 39703
Phone: 662.386.7223
Fax: 662.328.0699
www.magnoliamotorspeedway.net
Admission: Yes
 

Magnolias

c. 1850. Beautiful antebellum home, furnished with antiques and featuring an unusual staircase. Weddings, receptions, special occasions.
732 West Commerce St.
Aberdeen, MS 39730
Phone: 662.369.7956
www.magnoliasaberdeen.com
Hours: 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Mon-Fri; Or by appointment
Admission: $5 adults
 

Marshall County Historical Museum

Relics from eleven wars, antique toys, clothes from yesteryear, farm tools, county wildlife, Indian artifacts, a library, glassware, photography and local art.
220 E. College Ave.
Holly Springs, MS 38635
Phone: 662.252.3669
Fax: 662.252.3669
www.mchmuseum.org
Hours: Mon-Fri 10 a.m- 5p.m., Closed the week before Christmas
Admission: $4 Adult; $3 Children under 12
 

Mary Ricks Thornton Cultural Center

c. 1899. A 100 year old structure (formerly Presbyterian Church) built in Romanesques Revival style with stunning stained glassed windows. The building also incorporates a Delta Gamma room with portrait of the founders.
Washington St. and Huntington St.
Kosciusko, MS 39090
Phone: 662.289.2981
www.kadcorp.org
Hours: By appointment
Admission: Free
 

Memphis Minnie’s Mississippi Blues Trail Marker and Gravesite

Memphis Minnie, born Lizzie “Kid” Douglas in 1897, is considered by many to be the best female blues singer of all time. She received her first guitar in 1905 as a Christmas present and was among the first twenty performers inducted to the Hall of Fame at the inaugural W.C. Handy Awards in 1980. Her headstone was purchased and placed by modern-day blues legend Bonnie Raitt.

Located at new Hope M.B. Church Cemetery in Walls, Memphis Minnie’s Blues Trail Marker is one of four markers located in DeSoto County.

 

7564 Norfolk Road
662-393-8770
www.msbluestrail.org or www.sodesoto.com

 

 

Merry Christmas Tree Farm

Take a ride into the number one tree farm in the Mid-South during November and December. Pick out your favorite Christmas tree that you can cut yourself or it can be cut for you. Pre-cut trees are available as well. Christmas gift shop open mid November.  Open M-F 10am-6pm, Sat/Sun 8am-6pm.

1890 Getwell Road North
Nesbit, MS 38651
Phone: 662-429-9462
www.merrychristmastreefarm.com
Admission: Free

 

Mid-South Dressage Academy

Mid-South Dressage Academy offers Riding Lessons and Dressage Instruction, providing equestrians in the Memphis area with high-quality horsemanship learning opportunities. Students have the opportunity to develop a strong riding foundation which can be applied unilaterally across the equestrian world, from the neighborhood rodeo arena to the World Equestrian Games. Mid-South Dressage Academy is a non-profit organization. This status allows the academy to create one-of-a-kind programming that empowers students to earn lessons completely free of charge. Students earn lessons by attending Academy "Horsin' Around" classes and volunteering at MDA events. Hours are logged and when students have enough hours, they can exchange them for riding lessons or vaulting lessons. This program fosters work ethic, dedication, leadership and a sense of ownership in the students.
Clifton Farms
6303 Robertson Gin Road
Hernando, MS 38632
662-429-0968
 

Mike Brown Racing & Classic Cars Museum

A display of restored classic antique automobiles. On display are some automobiles not found in any other museum in the USA, such as a 1936 Auburn Boatail Speedster, Richard Petty's 200th NASCAR win 1984 Pontiac, Indianapolis & NASCAR pace cars, and a 1920 Ford Model A.
3387 Hwy 25 North, 10 miles North of Iuka
Iuka, MS 38852
Phone: 662.423.3562
Fax: 662.424.3343
Hours: Thu-Sat 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Admission: Free
Tags: Iuka Museums
 

Missionary Union Baptist Church

c. 1833. The oldest African-American Baptist church in northeast Mississippi. Organized during slavery.
1207 5th Ave. North
Columbus, MS 39701
Phone: 662.327.5408
Fax: 662.329.8969
Toll-Free: 800.327.2686
www.columbus-ms.org
Hours: By appointment only
Admission: Free
 

Mississippi State University Museums and Galleries

A. B. McKay Enology Lab; Aquaculture Research Ctr., Cobb Archaeology Museum, Herzer Dairy, John Grisham Room, MSU Arboretum, South Farm, School of Veterinary Medicine, Dunn Seiler Museum.
200 East Main Street
Starkville, MS 39759
Phone: 662.323.3322
Fax: 662.323.5815
Toll-Free: 800.649.8687
www.msstate.edu/web/galleries.html
Hours: Mon-Fri 8 a.m.-5 p.m. By appointment
Admission: Free
 

Mississippi University Fine Art Gallery

Mississippi University for Women
Eugenia Summer Gallery is located on the southwest corner of the MUW campus directly east of the Stark Recreation Center. Fine art.
1100 College St.
Columbus, MS 39705
Phone: 662.329.7341
Hours: Mon-Fri 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Admission: Free
 

Mississippi University for Women

Founded in 1884, MUW was the first public college for women in America. The campus boasts 24 buildings on the "National Register of Historic Places". Eudora Welty attended Mississippi University for Women in Columbus, Mississippi and was an award-winning American author and photographer who wrote short stories and novels about the American South. Her book The Optimist's Daughter won the Pulitzer Prize in 1973 and she was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom, among numerous awards. She was the first living author to have her works published by the Library of America. A Building on the campus of Mississippi University for Women is named in her honor.
1100 College St.
Columbus, MS 39701
Phone: 662.329.7119
Fax: 662.329.7123
Toll-Free: 1.877.462.8439
www.muw.edu
Hours: Mon-Fri; Except major holidays
Admission: Free
 

Montrose & Montrose Arboretum

c. 1858. Home of the Holly Springs Garden Club, this antebellum Greek brick mansion shows the influence of the Classic Revival. The Arboretum society is located on the grounds of Montrose and contains 50 different species of trees native to the area.
335 E. Salem Ave.
Holly Springs, MS 38635
Phone: 662.252.2515
www.visithollysprings.com
Hours: By appointment only
Admission: Yes
 

Mossy Oak Outdoor Outlet

Large outlet specializing in outdoor apparel by Columbia, Mossy Oak App, Lacrosse, Drake, Sentblocker, and Under Armour. Your one stop shop for the outdoorsman.
1251 Hwy 45 South
West Point, MS
Phone : 662.494.9092
www.mossyoak.com
Hours: Mon-Sat 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sun, 12 noon-6 p.m.
Admission: Free
 

MSU Department of Art Gallery

Rotating art exhibits.
MSU Campus, McComas Hall
Starkville, MS 39759
Phone: 662.325.2954
Hours: Mon-Sat 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; Sun 1-4 p.m.
Admission: Free
 

MSU Veterans' Memorial Rose Garden

Featuring several classes of roses. Call for tours.
MSU Campus, R. Robert Foil Science Research Facility
Starkville, MS 39759
Phone: 662.325.0506   
rosegarden.msstate.edu
Admission: Free
 

Mt. Moriah UMC

After a split in the Great Episcopal Church, the Freedom Society was formed and began sending missionaries into the South to organize private schools and churches. As a result, Mt. Moriah UMC was founded in 1866. Burned four times apparently due to dissentions between the Methodist South and the parent church, it was rebuilt in 1928 as a brick structure which stands today. In 2006, the church celebrated 140 years of ministering to the spiritual needs of the people.
800 Meigg St.
Corinth, MS 38834
Phone: 662.287.8899
Hours: Open Year Round
Admission: Free
 

Natchez Trace Parkway

This historic route was traveled by early Indian tribes, pioneer settlers, colonial troops, and traders. Today's scenic highway totals 444 miles, and follows the shore of the Ross Barnett Reservoir where picnic areas and parks beckon.
This 444 mile parkway stretches from Natchez to Nashville, TN
Tupelo, MS 38804
Phone: 662.680.4025
Toll-Free: 800.305.7417
www.nps.gov/natr
Admission: Free
 

Natchez Trace Visitors Center

Headquarters for this scenic route from Natchez, MS to Nashville, TN. Facilities open year round for motorists, bikers and cyclists. Includes a film about the Natchez Trace.
Natchez Trace Pkwy., Milepost 266
Tupelo, MS 38804
Phone: 662.680.4027
Fax: 662.680.4034
Toll-Free: 800.305.7417
www.nps.gov/natr
Hours: 8 a.m.- 5 p.m., Closed Christmas Day
Admission: Free
 

Nesbit Blueberry Plantation

The Nesbit Blueberry Plantation opens mid-June for some of the best blueberry pickin’ in the Mid-South. Don’t want to pick your own? Then purchase already picked gallons fresh or frozen year round. For up-to-date information on the weather, crop tendencies and best picking times, check the website and sign up for emails or tweets. Call ahead for picking conditions or to order pre-pick. The plantation is open every Saturday through the winter to purchase fresh-frozen berries! Closed Sunday & Monday during picking season.
690 Bankston Road
662-449-2983
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North Mississippi Fish Hatchery Visitor Education Center

The Visitor Education Center at the North Mississippi Fish Hatchery is the first and only facility of its kind in Mississippi. The Center features a native habitat area, 10,000 gallon aquarium, interactive exhibits, displays, artifacts, temporary exhibits, fishing rodeo pond, and an art gallery
celebrating Mississippi's natural resources. The Hatchery itself is equipped to produce multiple cool and warm-water species.

http://www.mdwfp.com/north-ms-fish-hatcheries.aspx

We are located in Yalobusha county adjacent to Enid Lake. Our facility is one quarter of a mile from I-55, Exit 233.

 

Noxubee County Historical Society Museum

Exhibits cover the early days of Noxubee County. Sections highlight the Choctaw Indians and other areas of community life.
411 South Jefferson St.
Macon, MS 39341
Phone: 662.726.4456
Fax: 662.726.1041
Hours: By appointment
Admission: Free, but donations accepted
 

Noxubee County Library

Housed in the third permanent jail built in Noxubee County. Books cased inside the jail cells. Still includes gallows. Romanesque architecture, National Register of Historic Places, Mississippi Landmark.
103 East King St.
Macon, MS 39341
Phone: 662.726.5461
Fax: 662.726.4694
www.noxubee.lib.ms.us
Hours: Mon-Tue & Thu-Fri 8 a.m.-6 p.m., Closed holidays
Admission: Free
 

Odd Fellows Cemetery

Burial site of Confederate Brig. Gen. William Feimster Tucker.
Martin Luther King Dr.
Okolona, MS 38860
Phone: 662.447.5913
Hours: Daily, dawn to dusk
Admission: Free
 

Okolona Confederate Soldier's Cemetery

Soldiers who died in Civil War Battles of Okolona, Baldwyn, Corinth and Shiloh were laid to rest here.
Church St.
Okolona, MS 38860
Phone: 662.447.5913
Fax: 662.447.0254
www.okolona.org
Hours: Dawn to dusk
Admission: Free
 

Okolona Historic District

Approximately 300 buildings and homes listed in National Register.
Main St. and surrounding area
Okolona, MS 38860
Phone: 662.447.5913
Fax: 662.447.0254
www.okolona.org
Admission: Free
 

Oktibbeha County Heritage Museum

The former GM&O Railroad depot/museum showcases the history of Oktibbeha County.
206 Fellowship St.
Starkville, MS 39759
Phone: 662.323.0211
Hours: Tue-Thu 1-4 p.m.; Or by appointment
Admission: Free
 

Old Aberdeen and Odd Fellows Rest Cemetery

Resting place for many pioneers & Civil War veterans, including Jeffery Forrest, brother of Gen. Nathan Bedford Forrest. Beautiful monuments. Brochure guide available at the Aberdeen Visitors Bureau.
Off Hwy 45 at South Poplar & Whitfield St.
Aberdeen, MS 39730
Phone: 662.369.9440
Fax: 662.369.3103
Toll-Free: 800.634.3538
www.aberdeenms.org
Hours: Daily, dawn to dusk
Admission: Free
 

Ole Country Bakery

Through a large glass window, watch as Mennonite workers prepare freshly baked home-style breads, cakes, pies and sandwiches.
Hwy 45 South
Brooksville, MS 39739
Phone: 662.738.5795
Fax: 662.738.5797
Toll-Free: 800.265.2217
Hours: Mon-Fri 6 a.m.-5 p.m, Sat 6 a.m-2 p.m.
Admission: Free
 

Olive Branch Old Towne Main Street District

Located between Hwy 305, Old Hwy 78, and Goodman Road, Old Towne has quietly become a major center for gifts, collectibles and antiques; as well as the location for one of the county's best outdoor concert series. Enjoy a half-mile walking trail through Old Towne. Stop by the Chamber of Commerce or Old Towne Main Street office to pick up a map that illustrate historical sites within the city.

Pigeon Roost Plaza
Olive Branch, MS 38654
Phone: 901.517.2396
www.olivebrancholdtowne.org
Admission: Free

 

Oprah Winfrey Road

Oprah Winfrey Road runs north of Hwy 12 past Oprah Winfrey's first church, her family cemetery and the site of her birthplace.
Hwy 12 East
Kosciusko, MS 39090
Phone: 662.289.2981
Fax: 662.289.2986
www.kadcorp.org
Hours: Drive by only
Admission: Free
 

Oren Dunn City Museum

Located in Tupelo, Mississippi the Museum features exhibits on the milestones in Tupelo history such as the 1864 Battle of Harrisburg and the 1936 Tupelo Tornado. Collection reflects local history focusing mainly on agriculture, local veterans, and other local memorabilia. The Museum grounds house a large collection of buildings that highlight Tupelo and Northeast Mississippi history: 1870s dog-trot cabin, church and school, two Tupelo Fire Trucks, 1948 Lee County Book Mobile, Memphis trolley car turned local eatery Dudie's Diner, and Frisco Caboose.
689 Rutherford Road
Tupelo, MS 38803
Phone: 662.841.6438
Fax: 662.841.6458
www.orendunnmuseum.org
Hours: Tue-Fri 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Sat 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
Admission: $3 Adults, $2 Seniors, $1 Kids 3-12
Tags: Tupelo Museums
 

Oxford City Hall

Located on the northeast corner of the Square, city hall was Oxford's first federal building. City government moved into the Romanesque Revival structure in 1975.
107 Courthouse Square
Oxford, MS
Phone: 662-236-1310

 

Painted Pigeon Gallery & Gifts

Located in Old Towne, The Painted Pigeon Gallery sells art by local artists at reasonable prices, including paintings, handmade decoration, photography, and many more items. Thursday evenings from 5pm-8pm, free wine and cheese mixer featuring local artists.

Open Thurs 11am-4pm, Fri-Sat 11am-4pm
9144 Pigon Roost Road
(901) 517-2396
www.obarts.com

 

Payne Field World War I Training Site

Payne Field was used during World War I to train pilots. It is the first airport built in Mississippi.
Payne Field Rd.
West Point, MS 39773
Phone: 662.494.5121
Fax: 662.494.6396
www.wpnet.org
 

Phillips Grocery

This country store is known world-wide for its famous hamburgers. The store features early 1900's memorabilia and rustic decor.
541 E. Vandorn Ave.
Holly Springs, MS 38635
Phone: 662.252.2515
Hours: Mon-Thu 9 a.m. — 5 p.m.; Fri-Sat 9 a.m. — 6 p.m.
Admission: Free
 

Pontotoc Cemetery

A burial site of Civil War soldiers, and Ruby Elzy, African-American opera singer who appeared on stage, radio and film.
116 N. Main St.
Pontotoc, MS 38863
Phone: 662.489.4321
Fax: 662.489.7568
Hours: Daily, dawn to dusk
Admission: Free
 

Pontotoc County Historic Driving Tour

A driving tour, conducted on your own, using audio tape and printed brochure. Begin at site #1, tour the county through 29 sites with markers at historical sites.
59 S. Main St.
Pontotoc, MS 38863
Phone: 662.488.0388
Hours: Historical Society open Mon-Fri 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Admission: Free
Tags: Pontotoc Tours
 

Pontotoc County Historical District

Tour includes Pontotoc County Courthouse, c. 1915, three churches, c. 1914-1915, and historic homes dating from 1836. Confederate Square is a hub for county and city business.
109 North Main St.
Pontotoc, MS 38863
Phone: 662.489.5042
Fax: 662.489.5263
www.pontotocchamber.com
Admission: Free
 

Pray Pottery

Unique and custom hand thrown & sculptured pottery.
209 CR 197
Iuka, MS 38852
Phone: 662.423.3730
Hours: Thurs & Fri 10 a.m. — 5 p.m.
Admission: Free
 

Presley Heights Museum

 

Located in East Tupelo at the corner of East Main Street and Briar Ridge Road, Presley Heights Museum displays a collection of memorabilia related to Tupelo, Lee County, Mississippi and world history.

 

100 Briar Ridge Road

Tupelo, MS 38802

Phone: 662.620.9966

http://www.presleymuseum.org

 

Hours:

Mon-Sat 8:30 a.m. — 6 p.m.

 

Admission information available online.


 

 

Private John Allen National Fish Hatchery

Millions of fish are produced here each year. The hatchery consists of 25 acres, 14 earthen ponds and one lined pond, a hatching/rearing building, administrative offices, and maintenance buildings. A 1904 Victorian manager's house and Grandmother's Garden are also home to the Fish Hatchery.
111 Elizabeth St.
Tupelo, MS 38802
Phone: 662.842.1341
Fax: 662.842.1341
Details: Open Year Round
Admission: Free
 

Rails & Trails Museum

Historic Depot built in 1913, renovated 30-year-old caboose.
100 W. Church St.
Booneville, MS 38829
Phone: 662.728.4130
Fax: 662.728.4134
Toll-Free: 800.300.9302
www.boonevillemississippi.com
Hours: Thur-Sat 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
Admission: Free
 

Rainwater Observatory and Planetarium

Largest public access observatory in Mississippi, Solar system and Stonehenge models, planetarium, meteorite exhibit and Astronomy Education Resource Center. 14-Telescopes including the .65-meter Sangre telescope and the 32-inch Tectron scope which is the largest in the state. Monthly public programs every second Friday of the month at 7:00pm. Visit www.rainwatherobservatory.org for more details, calendar of events and accommodation information.

Hours: By appointment
Admission: Dependent on group size and extent of program provided

Natchez Trace Parkway, Off MS Hwy 413 near French Camp
1 Fine Pl.
French Camp, MS 39745
Phone: 662.547.7283
Fax: 662.547.6302
 

Ritz Theater and Conference Center

Spectacular renovation have transformed a 1930s movie theater into a facility perfect for wedding receptions, formal events, business meetings, reunions, and social gatherings. Enjoy the nostalgic atmosphere at Cafe Ritz.
125 Commerce St.
West Point, MS
Phone: 662.494.7489
www.theritzwestpoint.com
Admission: Free
 

Robert Gleed Gravesite

Final resting place of a well educated, free, African-American elected to the Mississippi Senate during the Reconstruction period following the Civil War.
Sanfield Cemetery
Columbus, MS 39703
Phone: 662.329.1191
Fax: 662.329.8969
Toll-Free; 800.327.2686
www.columbus-ms.org
Hours: Drive by only
Admission: Free
 

Rose Hill Cemetery

Burial site of war veterans since the Civil War, as well as the founders of Sardis.
North Main St.
Sardis, MS 38666
Phone: 662.487.3451
Fax: 662.487.3389
Hours: Daily, dawn to dusk
Admission: Free
 

Rosedale Plantation

c. 1856. Considered one of the finest examples of Italianate architecture in Mississippi.
1523 9th St. South
Columbus, MS 39703
Phone: 662.329.3533
Fax: 662.329.8969
Toll-Free: 800.920.3533
www.columbus-ms.org
Hours: By appointment
Admission: $7.50 per person
 

Rosenzweig Arts Center and the Columbus Arts Council

Arts center featuring a theatre for performing art and a gallery exhibiting sculpture, jewelry and paintings by various artists on exhibit year round and a sales gallery.
501 Main St.
Columbus, MS 39701
Phone: 662.328.2787
Fax: 662.241.4089
www.columbus-arts.com
Hours: Tue- Sat 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Admission: Free
 

Rosewood Manor

c. 1835. Greek Revival home with stately exterior, surrounded by impeccably landscaped grounds and rose garden.
719 7th St. North
Columbus, MS 39703
Phone: 662.328.7313
Fax: 662.329.8969
Toll-Free: 800.327.2686
www.columbus-ms.org
Hours: Mon-Sat by appointment
Admission: $7.50 per person
 

Rowan Oak, Home of William Faulkner

c. 1840. Rowan Oak is Nobel-prize winning author William Faulkner's home. It is a Greek Revival house built in the 1840s, and purchased by Faulkner in 1930. The house was Faulkner’s private world and houses original Faulkner family possessions that convey the life of one of the nation’s leading literary figures. Rowan Oak is a National Historic Landmark, and the University of Mississippi maintains the home in order to promote Faulkner's literary heritage.
Old Taylor Rd.
Oxford, MS 38655
Phone: 662.234.3284
museum.olemiss.edu/rowan-oak
Hours: Tue-Sat 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Sun 1-4 p.m., closed July 4th and Thanksgiving Day. Call for guided tours

Admission: $5 Ages 18+; Free admission for University of Mississippi
students and University of Mississippi Museum members.

 

Roy Wilkins Collection

Papers, awards, memorabilia, civil rights material and other items belonging to the former executive secretary of the NAACP who was born in Marshall County.
150 E. Rust Ave.
Holly Springs, MS 38635
Phone: 662.252.2491
Hours: By appointment only
Admission: Free
 

Rust College

Established in 1866 as Shaw University, Rust College was the second college for African Americans in the United States. This historically-black liberal arts college was founded by the Freedman's Aid Society of the Methodist Episcopal Church for the education of freed slaves, and is located on the former site of slave auctions and campgrounds for Grant's troops. Rust is one of only ten historically-black colleges and universities founded before 1868 still in operation. Renamed to honor Richard Sutton Rust, a clergyman and educator. Certain campus buildings are included on the National Register of Historic Places. Campus is home to over 400 pieces of African art, sculptures and masks.
150 Rust Ave.
Holly Springs, MS 38635
Phone: 662.252.2491
Fax: 662.252.7932
www.rustcollege.edu
Hours: By appointment only
Admission: Free
 

S&H Small Engine and FunZone

DeSoto County's largest Small Engine sales and service facility plus family entertainment in one. At FunZone you will find batting cages, mini-golf and go-karts. Call us to book your next birthday party (minimum of 8 children) or book an Animaland party (minimum 6 kids). Wristbands for Go-Kart are $20 for 5 go-kart rides. Must be 16 years old to carry a passenger; a game of mini-golf with wristband is $2.00. We also have facility space to rent for up to 75 people. Call for rates and seasonal hours.
5811 Hwy 51 North
662-393-4514
 

Saints Academy

Location was formerly a plantation. Contains archives and related articles on African-American history and education.
Hwy 17 South
Lexington, MS 39095
Phone: 662.834.1019
Fax: 662.834.4441
Hours: Mon-Fri 8 a.m.-4 p.m.
Admission: Free
 

Sam Wilhite Transportation Museum

Each exhibit tells the story of an important transportation system in the West Point area, and offers an authentic look back in time. From the narrow trails of Native Americans to the modern highway system of today, the museum traces the vision and progress of our forefathers over a 200 year period. While lots of historic information is available in the museum, the rows and rack of transportation vehicles never ceases to capture the attention of both the young and old.
210 Depot Dr.
West Point, MS 39773
Phone: 662.494.6385
www.wpnet.org
Hours: Thu-Sat 10 a.m.-5p.m.; Open also by special appointment
Admission: Donations accepted
 

Sanders Place

c.1898 This Classic Queen Anne home has recently undergone restoration, and has remained one of Aberdeen's major landmarks for more than 100 years. Features original moldings, fine pristine wood work, and period antiques.
204 College St.
Aberdeen, MS 39730
Phone: 662.369.9440
Toll-Free: 800.634.3538
www.aberdeenms.org
Hours:: By appointment only
Admission: $5.00 per person
 

Shadowlawn

c. 1874. Italianate-Victorian home features plaster moldings, extensive collections of quilts, clocks and antiques.
303 South Franklin St.
Aberdeen, MS 39730
Phone: 662.369.9440
Fax: 662.369.3103
Toll-Free: 800.634.3538
www.aberdeenms.org
Hours: By appointment only
Admission: $5
 

Shady Grove Cemetery

Mass burial site of 263 Confederate soldiers killed in the Battle of Iuka.
Spring St.
Iuka, MS 38852
Phone: 662.423.3500
Fax: 662.423.1017
Toll-Free: 800.386.4373
Hours: Daily, dawn to dusk
Admission: Free
 

Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church

Originated under a "Brush Harbor" by Christian slaves. Land for the church was chartered in 1821.
110 2nd Ave. North
Columbus, MS 39703
Phone: 662.327.9575
Fax: 662.329.8969
Toll-Free: 800.327.2686
www.columbus-ms.org
Hours: By appointment only
Admission: Free
 

Shongalo Presbyterian Church

Founded in 1835. Present building built in 1874, two stories. Upper story formerly housed Masonic Lodge chapter.
Court St.
Vaiden, MS 39176
Phone: 662.464.9311
Hours: During worship service and by appointment
Admission: Free
 

Snowden Grove Amphitheater

Hosted acts such as Kenny Chesney, Dave Matthews Band, Brad Paisley and Willie Nelson. Fixed seating for 4,000 on the floor and additional seating for 7,000 on the lawn. Call for schedule or visit our website.
6285 Snowden Grove Ln.
Southaven, MS 38671
Phone: 662-892-2660
www.snowdengroveamphitheater.com
Admission: Yes
 

Snowden House

This early 20th century house, now located in Snowden Grove Park, was the summer home of the Snowden family. The home was restored by the City of Southaven, retaining as much as possible from the original 1920s style architecture.
6205 Snowden Ln.
Southaven, MS 38671
Phone: 662.893.1138
Fax: 662.349.4350
www.southaven.org
Hours: By appointment only
Admission: Free
 

Southaven Performing Arts Center

This center hosts local theater productions on a full size performance stage in addition to pageants and reviews. Auditorium seating capacity is 500.


2101 Colonial Hills Dr.
Southaven, MS 38672
Phone: 662.393.5005
www.sodesoto.com
Admission: Free

 

Southern Thunder Harley-Davidson

In addition to motorcycle sales and service, Southern Thunder Harley Davidson is an amazing 54,000 sq. ft. attraction that offers everything from motorcycle maintenance and sales to riding classes and social gatherings. It features a huge outdoor "patio" with a concert stage beneath the water tower; an exact replica of the original Harley-Davidson "shed" from 1903; an internet and coffee lounge; and a large meeting room for special events or corporate meetings. In addition, Southern Thunder Harley-Davidson offers thousands of gift items from shirts and jackets to jewelry, collectibles and more. Seasonal hours — please call.
4870 Venture Drive (I-55, Church Rd, Exit 287)
662-349-1099
 

Southside Gallery

Art from the South, Caribbean, folk art and photography.
150 Courthouse Sq.
Oxford, MS 38655
Phone: 662.234.9090
Fax: 662.234.9021
www.southsideoxford.com
Hours: Mon-Thu 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m., Fri-Sat 10 a.m.-9:30 p.m.
Admission : Free
Tags: Oxford Museums
 

Spring Hill Cemetery

DeSoto County’s oldest cemetery, established 1836. By the time of the last major yellow fever outbreak in 1878, there were hundreds of graves, many or most unmarked today. Only six monuments date after 1900. A historical reenactment of people buried in the cemetery takes place around the end of October.

Northwest corner Oak Grove Road and Robinson Gin Road
(662) 429-8852
www.springhillfriends.org

 

Square Books

c. 1870. Privately owned bookstore housed in one of the first buildings constructed in Oxford after the Civil War.
160 Courthouse Sq.
Oxford, MS 38655
Phone: 662.236.2262
Fax: 662.234.9630
www.squarebooks.com
Hours: Mon-Thu 9 a.m.-9 p.m., Fri-Sat 9 a.m.-10 p.m., Sun 10 a.m-6 p.m.
Admission : Free
 

St. John's Catholic Church

c. 1890. Historic Gothic church with 19th-century charm.
North Main St.
Phone: 662.487.3451
Fax: 662.487.3389
Hours: By appointment only
Admission: Free
 

St. Peter's Cemetery

Burial site of Confederate Brig. Gen. Claudius Wistar Sears and author William Faulkner.
Jefferson at N. 16th St.
Oxford, MS 38655
Phone: 662.234.4680
Fax: 662.234.0355
Toll-Free: 800.758.9177
Hours: Daily, dawn to dusk
Admission: Free
 

St. Peter's Episcopal Church

The oldest religious structure in Oxford. Original stained glass windows.
Jackson Ave. at South Ninth St.
Oxford, MS 38655
Phone: 662.234.1269
Hours: Daily, 24 hours
Admission: Free
 

St. Peter's United Methodist Church

Lifeboat Church, where Howlin' Wolf sang as a boy, and St. Peter's United Methodist Church, established in the mid-1800s, combined in the 1960s to form St. Peter's.
503 Hwy 25 South
Aberdeen, MS 39730
Phone: 662.256.8302
Toll-Free: 800.634.3538
www.aberdeenms.org
Hours: By appointment only
Admission: Free
 

Starkville Community Theater Company

SCT stages a dynamic calendar of performances each season in its intimate Playhouse on Main.
108 E. Main St.
Starkville, MS 39760
Phone: 662.323.6855
www.sct-online.org
Hours: Call for show times
Admission: Free
 

Tate County Courthouse

c. 1875. A Mississippi Landmark built of locally produced brick. Historic structure will house exhibits of the Tate County Heritage Museum throughout the facility. Courthouse used for county offices and court. Upper floor has historic court room and was featured in the Larry Flynt movie.
201 South Ward
Senatobia, MS 38668
Phone: 662.562.5661
Fax: 662.560.6205
Hours: Mon-Fri 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Closed during state holidays
Admission: Free
 

Tate County Genealogical Library and Archives

Contains over 2000 volumes, both hard copy and microfilm. All Mississippi census microfilm library has microfilm copying capabilities.
105 Court St. (Leroy Crockett Bldg.)
Senatobia, MS 38668
Phone: 662.562.0390
Hours: Thu-Fri 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Admission: Free
 

Temple Heights

c. 1837. Fourteen Doric columns support this classic four-floor structure. A combination of Federal and Greek Revival architecture.
515 9th St. North
Columbus, MS 39703
Phone: 662.329.3533
Fax: 662.329.8969
Toll-Free: 800.920.3533
www.columbus-ms.org
Hours: Tue, Thu and Sat 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Admission: $7.50 per person
 

Templeton Ragtime Music Museum

"The Business of Music" showcases over 22,000 pieces of sheet music, records, and musical instruments from the late 1890s and early 1900s.
Michell Memorial Library, Mississippi State University
Starkville, MS
Phone: 662.325.2259   
library.msstate.edu/ragtime
Hours: M-F 9 am-4 pm
Admission: Free
 

Tennessee Williams Welcome Center and Museum

First home of Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Tennessee Williams, author of A Streetcar Named Desire, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof and The Glass Menagerie. Williams, considered the most important American playwright, was born in Columbus, Mississippi in 1911. He spent his beginning years in an old Victorian home that was the rectory for St. Paul's Episcopal Church, where his grandfather served as minister. The home was recently honored with the designation of a National Literary Landmark, and it now serves as the official Welcome Center for Columbus.
300 Main St.
Columbus, MS 39701
Phone: 662.328.0222
www.muw.edu/tennesseewilliams
Hours: Mon-Sat 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m., Sun noon- 5 p.m.
Admission: Free
 

The Apron Museum at Pineslab Shop LLC

Home of the "one and only" Apron Museum. Presenting a hundred Aprons dating from Civil War to present-time; plenty of vintage aprons and new aprons, locally made crafts to view and purchase.
110 W. Eastport St.
Iuka, MS 38852
Phone: 662.279.2390
Fax: 662.424.9712
www.apronmuseum.com
Hours: Wed-Fri 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Sat 10 a.m.-2 p.m., and By appointment
Admission: Free, but donations accepted
Tags: Iuka Museums
 

Tippah County Historical Museum

The Chickasaw Nation, Col. William Falkner, Nathan Bedford Forrest and others have a story to tell when you visit. Weapons, clothing, tools and Indian artifacts.
106 Siddall St.
Ripley, MS 38663
Phone: 662.512.0099
Hours: Tue-Sat 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Admission: Free, but donations accepted
 

Tishomingo County Archives and Museum

c. 1870. The original courthouse was burned in 1886 and rebuilt in 1888. This historic old building now houses a public museum. A division of the Tishomingo County Historical and Genealogical Society.
203 E. Quitman St.
Iuka, MS 38852
Phone: 662.423.3500
Fax: 662.423.3500
Toll-Free: 800.386.4373
www.rootsweb.com/~mstchgs/index.htm
Hours: Mon-Fri 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.; Sat 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Admission: Free, but donations accepted
 

Tishomingo County Color Driving Tour

Enjoy beautiful fall and spring foliage. Brochure and map available from the Tishomingo County Tourism Council.
1001 Battleground Dr.
Iuka, MS 38852
Phone: 662.423.0051
Fax: 662.423.1017
Toll-Free: 800.386.4373
www.tishomingo.org
Hours: Mon-Fri 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Admission: Free
Tags: Iuka Scenic Tours
 

Town Square Post Office & Museum

The center for the Chickasaw Indian exhibit, paintings by local artists, room displaying the "Blacksmith" trade, tool display, arrowhead, artifacts display, country store and more. Veterans' Room. Learn about the Life of Ruby Elzy, an African-American opera singer who appeared on stage, radio and film.
59 S. Main St.
Pontotoc, MS 38863
Phone: 662.488.0388
Fax: 662.488.0398
www.townsquaremuseum.com
Hours: Mon-Fri 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m., and By appointment
Admission: Free, but donations accepted
 

Tupelo Automobile Museum

The Automobile Museum includes an impressive collection of 150 automobiles, including an 1886 motorized carriage created by Karl Bentz, that is considered the world's first automobile.
1 Otis Blvd.
Tupelo, MS 38804
Phone: 662.842.4242
Fax: 662.842.3734
Toll-Free: 800.533.0611
www.tupeloauto.com
Hours: Tues-Sat (Mar-Oct) 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Tues-Sat (Nov-Feb) 10 a.m.-5 p.m., and Sun (year round) Noon-5 p.m.
Admission: Adult $10, Senior Citizen $8, 12 and under $5
Tags: Tupelo Museums
 

Tupelo Buffalo Park and Zoo

The Tupelo Buffalo Park, with the largest herd east of the Mississippi River, will delight the entire family. Bus tour, petting zoo, a wide assortment of animals, trail rides and gift shop.
2272 North Coley Rd.
Tupelo, MS 38803-2530
Phone: 662.844.8709
Fax: 662.844.8592
Toll-Free: 1.866.272.4766
www.tupelobuffalopark.com
Hours: Hours are seasonal
Admission: $25 Per Family, $8 Trail Ride, $2 Pony rides; $10 Adults, $8 Children
Tags: Tupelo Scenic
 

Tupelo National Battlefield

Site of July 1864 battle between the forces of Confederate Gen. Nathan Bedford Forrest and Union Gen. William T. Sherman. Neither side proved victorious. It is the site of the last major engagement of the Civil War in Mississippi.
Hwy 6
Tupelo, MS 38804
Phone: 662.680.4027
Toll-Free: 800.305.7417
www.nps.gov/natr
Hours: Daily, dawn to dusk; Gift shop and visitor center open daily at the Natchez Trace Visitors Center-6 mi N. on Natchez Trace Parkway
Admission: Free
 

Tupelo Veterans Museum

An insightful collection of war memorabilia honoring the men and women who dedicated their lives to the concept of ensuring freedom for all Americans.
Adjacent to the Oren Dunn City Museum
Tupelo, MS 38802
Phone: 662.844.1515
Toll-Free: 800.533.0611
Hours: Tue-Fri 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; Sat 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
Admission: Free, but donations accepted

www.tupeloveteransmuseum.com

Tags: Tupelo Museums
 

Union Academy

c. 1877. The first free school for African-Americans in Columbus.
1425 10th Ave. North
Columbus, MS 39703
Phone: 662.329.1191
Fax: 662.329.8969
Toll-Free: 800.327.2686
www.columbus-ms.org
Hours: Drive by only
Admission: Free
 

Union County Heritage Museum and Faulkner Literary Gardens

Features timeline of Union County from past to present and includes displays on the birth place of Nobel Prize winner, William Faulkner, Native American Chickasaw, pioneers, and the furniture industry. Enjoy a tour of this historical museum, complete with displays and heritage exhibits. Beautiful garden that consist of all flora that is mentioned in New Albany's native son William Faulkner's books.
112 Cleveland St.
New Albany, MS 38652
Phone: 662.538.0014
Fax: 662.538.6019
Toll-Free: 1.888.534.8332
www.ucheritagemuseum.com
Hours: Tue-Fri 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sat 10 a.m.-3 p.m. and By appointment
Admission: Free, but donations accepted
 

University Museums

The University of Mississippi Museum is home to world-class art collections from Greek and Roman antiquity to 20th century masters like Georgia O’Keeffe, in addition to outstanding regional collections of Theora Hamblett and Folk Art from the American South.

University Ave & 5th St.
Oxford, MS 38655
Phone: 662.915.7073
Hours: Tuesday — Saturday: 10 AM — 6 PM
Closed every Sunday and Monday along with most University Holidays.
General Admission: Free
 

University of Mississippi

Founded in 1848. Ole Miss was occupied by Gen. Grant and his troops in 1862. On campus are University Museums, with Greek and Roman antiquities; Theora Hamblett Collection and over 6,000 objects of Southern folk art. The Blues Archive features a large collection of blues memorabilia. Ventress Hall, c. 1889, features stained glass windows depicting the Greys, Ole Miss students who fought in the Civil War. Nearby is a cemetery where Confederate soldiers killed in the battle of Shiloh are buried. In 1963 James Meredith became the first African-American to attend. Brochure available from the University of Mississippi.
200 Lyceum
University, MS 38677
Phone: 662.232.7378
Fax: 662.232.7608
www.olemiss.edu
Hours: Walking Tour Mon-Fri 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Sat 9 a.m.-10:30 a.m., By appointment only, Call for schedule
Admission: Free
 

Vaiden Cemetery

Contains graves of approximately 50 Civil War soldiers. The oldest grave dates back to 1837. Dr. C.M. Vaiden's grave is marked by an elaborate tombstone.
Hwy 430 (inside city limits)
Vaiden, MS 39176
Phone: 662.464.5381
Admission: Free
 

Van Dorn Raid Driving Tour

Tour tells the story of the December, 1862 Civil War raid on Holly Springs by Confederate General Earl Van Dorn. This action stopped General Grants first attempt to take Vicksburg.
148 E. College Ave.
Holly Springs, MS 38635
Phone: 662.252.2515
www.visithollysprings.com
Hours: 7 days a week
Admission: Free
 

Ventress Hall

c. 1889. Three stained glass windows depict a mustering of the Greys, students from the University of Mississippi who fought valiantly during the Civil War. Nearby is a small cemetery where Confederate soldiers killed at the Battle of Shiloh are buried.
University of Mississippi Campus
Oxford, MS 38655
Phone: 662.234.4680
Fax: 662.234.0355
Toll-Free: 800.758.9177
Hours: Mon-Fri 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Admission: Free
 

Verandah House

Built in 1857, the Verandah House is one of Corinth's 16 National Historic Landmarks, as well as a Mississippi Landmark. The house served as headquarters for Confederate & Union Generals during the Civil War.
702 Jackson St.
Corinth, MS 38834
Phone: 662.287.8300
www.corinth.net
Hours: By appointment
Admission: Free, but donations accepted
 

Waits Jewelry and Fine Gifts

Waits Jewelry and Fine Gifts is the oldest business in Corinth dating from 1865. The store's second generation of ownership was Earnest J. Waits, a true "renaissance man." Not only was he a watchmaker and jeweler, but he constructed an "aeroplane" from plans in Popular Mechanics and its flights in Corinth were the first in Mississippi and probably in the Deep South.
410 Fillmore St.
Corinth, MS 38834
Phone: 662.286.2177
Hours: Tues-Sat 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Admission: Free
 

Walter Place Estate, Cottages, and Gardens

Once the home of General and Mrs. Ulysess S. Grant in 1862, during the Civil War. Contains a combination of Gothic and Classic Greek Revival Styles. Tours available.
330 W. Chulahoma Ave.
Holly Springs, MS 38635
Phone: 662.252.2515
Fax: 662.252.2696
http://walterplace.com
Hours: Mon-Sat, Daily Tours at 1:00 p.m.
Admission: Yes
 

Water Valley Casey Jones Railroad Museum

Browse through this amazing museum dedicated to real American railroad hero, Casey Jones. Artifacts and memorabilia tell the story of this historic figure and legendary train engineer.
105 Railroad Ave.
Water Valley, MS 38965
Phone: 601.473.1154
www.caseyjonesmuseum.com
Hours: Thu-Sat  2-4 p.m. and by special arrangement
Admission: Free
 

Waverley Plantation Mansion

c. 1852. Built by Colonel George H. Young, of Georgia, Waverley Plantation Mansion is one of America's most unique architectural structures. Four circular staircases connect unsupported balconies and a 65-ft. domed foyer. Original ornamental plaster and marble mantels. Once the site of a 2,000 acre cotton plantation.
1852 Waverley Rd. Off Hwy 50
West Point, MS 39773
Phone: 662.494.1399
Toll-Free: 800.327.2686
http://www.wpnet.org/index.php/attractions/waverly_mansion
Hours: Daily 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Admission: $10 per person, Under 6 free with parents
 

Wesson House

A designated Mississippi Landmark in DeSoto County, built in 1875 by Olive Branch's first Mayor Ben Wesson. The Wesson House anchors the Southern end of Olive Branch Old Towne Main Street District.
9133 Goodman Rd.
Olive Branch, MS 38654
Phone: 662.893.5219
Fax: 662.893.5272
www.obms.us
Hours: By appointment
Admission: Fee for special events
 

Westmoreland's Antique Exhibit

Farm equipment, a windup Victrola, and antique quilts are part of this collection, which also includes a miniature replica of a country farm town and log cabin built in the mid-1800s.
1710 Hwy 9 North
Pontotoc, MS 38863
Phone: 662.489.1431
Hours: By appointment only
Admission: $5 Conducted tours
 

Whitehall

Circa 1843. Two-story Greek Revival town house exhibiting six paneled square columns at the edge of a wooden porch.
607 3rd St. South
Columbus, MS 39701
Phone: 662.328.0222
Hours: Mon 9 a.m.-12 p.m.
Admission: $7.50 person
 

Yellow Fever Cemetery

The Yellow Fever epidemic of 1878 all but destroyed the town of Grenada. Cemetery became a historical landmark, in 1960.
Wood St. at Second St. Ext.
Grenada, MS 38902-1824
Phone: 662.226.2571
Fax: 662.226.9745
Toll-Free: 800.373.2571
www.visitgrenadams.com
Hours: Daily, dawn to dusk
Admission: Free
 

Yellow Fever Martyrs Church Museum

Preserved church tells the story of the Yellow Fever epidemic of 1878, which devastated the city.
305 E. College Ave.
Holly Springs, MS
Phone: 662.252.2515
www.visithollysprings.com
Hours: Pilgrimage and Holiday House Tours; Or by appointment
Admission: $2 Per person
 

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