The African American Museum
The African American Museum was built as the Branch Banking House of the State of Mississippi and was a bank for many years. It has exceptional Federal millwork and mantels and some with its original wood graining.
Area Lakes and Rivers
If you happen to be trailing a boat behind your vehicle as you travel, you may want to add a few extra days to your stay in Natchez because of the many beautiful lakes and waterways in the area.
Jefferson College, incorporated by an act of the first General Assembly of the Mississippi Territory in 1802, was named in honor of Thomas Jefferson, president of the United States and president of the American Philosophical Society. Territorial governor William C. C. Claiborne served as president of the college's first Board of Trustees.
Alcorn is the oldest public historically black land-grant institution in the United States and the second oldest state supported institution of higher learning in Mississippi. When it was founded in 1871, the institution’s three major study components were the four year college track, the two year track, and the three year graded track.
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The Windsor Ruins
Built in 1860, west of Port Gibson by Smith C. Daniell, II. In 1890 the main structure was destroyed by fire, leaving only stately columns as mute evidence of a glorious, historic past. It is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and is the most photographed site in the State of Mississippi.
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HWY 61 Blues Trail
The original route of U. S. Highway 61 that was mapped out in the 1920s ran from downtown New Orleans to Grand Portage, Minnesota, on the Canadian border and connected cities including Memphis, St. Louis, and St. Paul.
Does Eat Place
Today they still carry on the family tradition of greeting customers in the front kitchen that was the original honky tonk. Come enjoy the atmosphere of dining at an old family restaurant where the true authenticity of the 1940's grocery and restaurant remains.
Dockery is listed on the National Regestry of Historic Places. BB King was quoted as saying that if you had to name one place where the Delta Blues was born, it would have to be at Dockery.
Ground Zero Blues Club
Located next door to the Delta Blues Museum, Ground Zero Blues Club features performances by both local and national blues bands, and is co-owned by Oscar-winning actor and native Mississippian, Morgan Freeman. Decor alone is enough to warrant a visit. A great menu for lunch!!
Turn your next visit to Tunica RiverPark into an exciting treasure hunt with geocaching! Enjoy the spectacular beauty of the Mississippi River as you search for 13 secret treasures hidden throughout the RiverPark ground. All you need is a GPS device, a love for the outdoors and a sense of adventure to play.
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 elected to the Hall of Fame at the inaugural W.C. Handy awards in 1980.
Welcome to Mississippi's GREAT River Road!
The river, the road, the rhythmns.
The Mississippi Great River Road, a National Scenic Byway, is a historic journey along the Great River Road through Mississippi’s history. Often referred to as “Blues Alley,” Highway 61 takes you south from Memphis into the Mississippi Delta. Here, centuries of Mississippi River floods have created some of the world’s richest farmland. Fraught with history, the Great River Road gives you a chance to step into the past and get a taste of the glorious antebellum period in Mississippi…