History

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

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Montrose and the Montrose Museum

Holly Springs, MS  FEATURED

Montrose is a two-story columned Greek Revival home built as a wedding present for the daughter of Alfred Brooks. It is now operated by the Holly Springs Garden Club as a house museum. The arboretum contains over 50 different specimens of trees native to the area. […]

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Mississippi Wildlife Heritage Museum

Leland, MS  FEATURED

The mission of the Mississippi Wildlife Heritage Museum is to preserve the history, heritage, and traditions of hunting, fishing, and the Great Outdoors in Mississippi; to honor the people that have been a part of it;and to educate the public of the vast natural resources of the great state of Mississippi. […]

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Robert Johnson’s Grave & Self Guided Driving Tour

Greenwood, MS  FEATURED

A creative genius who lived fast and died young, Robert Johnson has continued to influence generations of musicians across a wide spectrum of genres. Legends from Robert Plant to Bonnie Raitt have studied and imitated the guitar skills and vocal intonations of this mysterious man, rumored to have sold his soul to the devil at […]

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The Alamo Theatre

Jackson, MS

Landmarked, historic theater presents a variety of film screenings & live productions. Since 1942, the Alamo Theatre has evolved from a western and African-American film establishment to a place that hosted historic artists, such as B.B. King, Nat King Cole and Dorothy Moore. Community restorations and attempts to keep the Alamo on solid ground have […]

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The Alluvian Hotel

Greenwood, MS

The anchor of downtown Greenwood is the Alluvian Hotel, a top-rated luxury hosterky recreated from the 1917 Hotel Irving. From its elegant lobby, the scene of live music and quiet conversations, to the skyline views outside the 4th floor Terrace Room, you’re going to have to remind yourself that you are still in the heart […]

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Pemberton’s Headquarters

Vicksburg, MS

Pemberton’s Headquarters is the residence that Confederate Lt. General John C. Pemberton occupied during the Siege of Vicksburg, led by Union Major General Ulysses S. Grant from May 23 to July 4, 1863. It was in this building that Pemberton held a council of his officers to discuss plans for surrender of the city. […]

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