The capital city
Glitz, glamour, golf and more
Center of the Blues Universe
Memphis Minnie, one of the best female blues singer of all times, was among twenty performers inducted into the Blues Hall of Fame in 1980.
This complex includes a 35,000 heritage center of Smithsonian quality exhibits, 1920s-1930s Small Town Mississippi, including a general store, doctor's office, print shop and schoolhouse.
Punpkin patch, hayrides, petting zoo, festivals, parties, camps, fireld trips, guided tours, retail markets and agriculture museum.
The marker pays tribute to the American Blues Network, which has taken Mississippi and the rest of the nation by storm. This is the first blues trail marker to reach the Gulf Coast, an area that once frequently traveled as the chittlin’ circuit.
Honors musicians Gus Cannon, Robert Wilkins and Jim Jackson. Gus Cannon, born in Red Banks, MS, wrote "Walk Right In." Robert Wilkins and Jim Jackson are Hernando natives.
Year-round events featuring rodeos, circuses, equine events, motor-cross, and concerts. RV camping available. See website for calendar of events.
These are some of the things you will enjoy and learn about at Mitchell Farms. Our cabins, the new Banquet Barn, and other buildings have been built from timber found here on our land. That timber is cut and sized on our own saw mill, and the buildings designed and constructed by the Mitchell family using this timber. Tours are available year round, and content will vary by season. Children will travel by wagon through the fields to learn about our vegetables, blueberries, timber, and life on the farm. This is a working farm growing peanuts, corn, wheat, and soybeans, plus a large acreage of pick your own vegetables and blueberries available when in season. Each fall join us for "Fun Fall Festivities" beginning in Oct thru Nov. Call for scheduled events.
Facilities available for weddings and other special occasions.
It was here, on August 24, 1955, that Emmett Till whistled at the white woman who co-owned the store with her husband, violating the racial mores of the time. The event precipitated the murder of Till by the woman's husband and brother-in-law. The murder of Emmett Till is often considered the catalyst for the Civil Rights movement. The dilapidated storefront is all that remains.
c. 1780. The only remaining example of a frontier "stand" or inn. Has been restored to its original appearance.
Vicksburg is home to five blues trails markers: The Blue Room, Highway 61 South, Marcus Bottom, The Red Tops and Willie Dixon.
c. 1889. The center includes a fully restored historic 1889 Grand Opera House theater. Throughout the year musical performances and theater presentations offer world-class entertainment. This famous structure seats approximately 950, offers a 200-seat studio theater, and consists of 30,000 square feet of meeting space, including a large exhibit hall, break out rooms and board rooms, all equipped with teleconferencing capabilities and built-in technical features to create the optimal meeting environment. Be sure to visit the MSU Riley Center website to see a list of year round performances and top name entertainment.
THE OFFICIAL TOURISM RESOURCE FOR THE STATE OF MISSISSIPPI