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Amory Regional Museum
715 3rd Street South | Amory, MS | 38821 • 1-662-256-2761 • https://www.facebook.com/pages/Amory-Regional-Museum/309704629781
The Amory Regional Museum allows visitors to learn about the the city of Amory’s history. Located on what was once a sanitarium, the museum houses artifacts that date back to 10,000 BC.
Brices Cross Roads National Battlefield Site
607 Grisham St. | Baldwyn, MS | 38824 • 1-662- 365-3969 • nps.gov/brcr/index.htm
Brices Cross Roads National Battlefield is where the Confederates were victorious under the leadership of Major General Nathan Bedford Forrest. The site is open daily year-round, the visitor and interpretive center is open 9am to 5pm Tuesday through Saturday, from 12:30pm to 5pm on Sunday, and is closed on Monday.
Hopson Plantation & Commissary
Clarksdale, MS • 1-662-624-5756 • www.hopsonplantation.com
This Hopson Plantation & Commissary is home to the first cotton crop commercially produced solely by machinery. The site presently features a museum full of antiques that depict the history of Clarksdale’s cotton industry.
Delta Blues Museum Clarksdale
1 Blues Alley | Clarksdale, MS | 38614 • 1-662-627-6820 • www.deltabluesmuseum.org
The Delta Blues Museum showcases the history and significance of the Blues in this region. The Museum was established in 1979 and includes artifacts, wax figures, videos, photographs, recordings, and more.
229 Highway 8 | Cleveland, MS | 38732 • 1-662-843-2712 • www.dockeryfarms.org
The Dockery Plantation once housed several pioneers of the blues. The Plantation was built in 1895, and quickly became a place of lodging for blues legends. Free admission.
The City of Cleveland’s Martin & Sue King Railroad Heritage Museum
115 S. Bayou Avenue | Cleveland, MS | 38732 • 1-662-843-3377 • www.cityofclevelandms.com
The City of Cleveland’s Martin & Sue King Railroad Heritage Museum preserves and promotes the history, heritage, and impact of the railroads of the Mississippi Delta. Also home to the state’s most amazing O gauge model layout, measuring 70′ X 17′, also including a working drive-in movie theatre. The model trains run each day at 1:00pm. Free admission.
Tennessee Williams Welcome Center
300 Main Street | Columbus, MS | 39701-4532 • 1-662-328-0222 • www.visitcolumbusms.org
This center is the first home of the famous American playwright who was born in Columbus in 1911. In 1993 this home was threatened to be torn down. Thankfully, efforts to preserve the landmark took place and today it still stands as a historic landmark home dedicated to Tennessee Williams.
Corinth Contraband Camp
902 North Parkway | Cornith, MS • 1-662-287-9273 • www.nps.gov/shil/planyourvisit/contrabandcamp.htm
In order to accommodate African American refugees seeking safety behind Union lines in 1862-1863, the Corinth Contraband Camp was established. Today the camp site features a exhibits of six life-size bronze sculptures depicting the men, women, and children who inhabited the camp, and much more.
Crossroads Museum at the Historic Depot
221 North Fillmore St | Corinth, MS | 38834 • 1-662-287-3120 • www.crossroadsmuseum.com
Serving as a main location of historical artifacts in north Mississippi, the Crossroads Museum features exhibits of authentic Civil War relics and railroad history, and more.
North Delta Museum Friars Point
Second Street | Friars Point, MS | 38631 • 1-662-383-2531
The North Delta Museum is full of unique artifacts that depict the Civil War and Native Indian history. The museum houses a replica of an early Delta general store, a barn with horse-drawn vehicles, military uniforms, medical instruments, early Delta household items and antique sewing machines.
Greenville Cypress Preserve
Highway 82 West and Cypress Lane | Greenville, MS
Greenville Cypress Preserve is a 16-acre piece of land that protects three stands of ancient Cypress trees. The preserve includes meadows, woodlands, an observation deck and more. It is open from dawn until dusk.
Delta Blues Museum Greenwood
933 Hwy. 82 West | Greenwood, MS | 38930 • 1-662-453-2888
Commemorating blues legends from the region, the Delta Blues Museum showcases the history and significance of the Blues in this region. The Museum includes vintage blues albums, photographs, documents, and more.
Florewood River Plantation State Park & Museum
Ft. Loring Dr. | Greenwood, MS • 1-662-455-3821
The Florewood River Plantation State Park & Museum recreates the atmosphere of an 1850 cotton plantation. It features live reenactments and historical performances throughout the day. Open daily and senior citizens receive discounts.
1608 Hwy. 82 West | Greenwood, MS | 38930 • 1-662-453-0925
Cottonlandia is one of the most hidden gems in the Delta. Full of antiques dating back to the 1860s, natural history, artwork, agricultural tools, a one-of-a-kind archeology collection, and a hands-on science room for kids.
Ida B. Wells-Barnett Family Art Gallery
220 North Randolph Street | Holly Springs, MS | 38635 • 1-662-252-3232
The Ida B. Wells-Barnett Family Art Gallery specializes in exhibiting the works of African-American and African artisans. Open Monday through Saturday until 5pm. Closed Sunday.
B.B. King’s Footprints, Handprints and Signature
Church Street | Indianola, MS | 38751
As an up and coming musical icon, B.B. King would often jam on this corner for change while traveling through the Mississippi. In 1986, B.B. King returned to this corner and left his footprint, hand-print and signature in cement as a memorial to Indianola’s contributions to the Blues.
16979 Hwy. 17 S. | Lexington, MS • 1-662-834-1019
Saints Academy is a historic site and archive, which was formerly a plantation. You will find archival information of African-American history and events. Open throughout the week.
Charles H. Templeton Sr. Music Museum
1 Hardy Road | Mississippi State, MS | 39762 • 1-662-325-8542 • library.msstate.edu/templeton/
Explore the changes that swept the music industry and the American culture, during the late 19th an early 20th centuries at Mississippi State University’s Mitchell Memorial Library.
Holly Springs National Forrest
1000 Front Street | Oxford, MS | 38655 • 1-662- 236-6550
Holly Springs National Forest features unique wetland communities, pine forests and bottomland hardwoods. It includes some of the state’s best fishing lakes, hunting areas, trails, picnic areas and campgrounds.
S&J Art Gallery and Collectibles
1010 Jackson Avenue East | Oxford, MS | 38655 • 1-662-234-8139
The S&J Art Gallery and Collectibles showcases the work of African-American artists. Artwork within the gallery includes paintings, sculptures, and more from a handful of different artists.
John W. Kyle State Park
4235 State Park Road | Sardis, MS | 38666 • 1-662-487-1345
John W Kyle State Park is situated on Sardis Reservoir and offers a variety of recreational activities. It is located 8 mi east of Sardis.
The Cedars Plantation
2173 Oktoc Road | Starkville, MS | 39759 • 1-662-324-7569
Established by slaves in 1836, the Cedars Plantation is one of the oldest plantations in Starkville. The house is a memorial of Mississippi’s history. Tours of this site are by appointment only.
Tupelo Automobile Museum
1 Otis Blvd | Tupelo, MS | 38804 • 1-662-842-4242 • www.tupeloautomuseum.com
The collection of cars on display at the Tupelo Automobile Museum include many rare & celebrity-owned vehicles as well as classic favorites from the 1950’s-1970’s. Open daily. Check out our website for special exhibits!
Elvis Presley Birthplace and Museum
306 Elvis Presley Drive | Tupelo, MS | 38804-2812 • 1-601-841-1245 • www.elvispresleybirthplace.com
The Elvis Presley Birthplace and Museum is located in the house that Elvis grew up in as a young boy. The site includes the museum a Memorial Chapel and the Elvis Presley Park.
HealthWorks! Kids Museum
219 South Industrial Road | Tupelo, MS | 38801 • 1-662-377-5437 • www.healthworkskidsms.org
HealthWorks! is an museum that is a mixture of exhibits and hands-on areas with education to encourage active lifestyles.
Gumtree Museum of Art
211 W Main St | Tupelo, MS | 38802 • 1-662-844-2787 • gumtreemuseum.com
Located downtown, the Gumtree Museum of Art is known for its one-of-a-kind revolving exhibits, workshops, and other unique activities and events. It is located in a building that was once the historic Peoples Bank and Trust Company building, is listed in the National Register of Historic Places.
Tupelo Buffalo Park and Zoo
2272 Coley Road | Tupelo, MS | 38801 • 1-662-844-8709 • www.tupelobuffalopark.com
The Tupelo Buffalo Park and Zoo features a wide variety of animals. The park includes a Monster Bus Buffalo Tour, which takes visitors on an up-close look at a buffalo. There is also a petting zoo within the park where the animals may be fed.
114 W Main St | Tupelo, MS | 38804 • 1-662-842-4637 • www.tupelohardware.com
Tupelo Hardware is the place where Elvis Presley purchased his first guitar in 1945. Photos of the guitar and the story behind it is on display at the family-owned store. Elvis fans are welcome to roam the same aisles as Elvis himself once did.