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Located in the country, this church is home to the oldest Presbyterian congregation in the state.
c. 1881. Old-fashioned country store overlooks a pond scene. Information available on sites in the surrounding area. 300 yards from Clark Creek Nature area.
c. 1913. This "country mall" takes up half a city block and offers everything from antiques, to feed and seed supplies, appliances, etc. Then there are those hard to find items, like horse collars, old sewing machine parts, corn cutters, churns, crocks and white oak baskets.
c. 1840. Restored Greek Revival building was once the centerpiece for the Port Gibson Female College. Houses the Allen Collection, "Picturing Our Past," a photo exhibit of Claiborne County from 1906-15.
Est. 1904 Step back in time at this early 1900's pharmacy. Powell Drug Store serves the Mt. Olive
community as both a pharmacy and unique gift shop.
Let the good times roll while aboard American Cruise Lines’ brand new Mississippi Riverboat, Queen of the Mississippi. On the greatest paddlewheeler to ever grace the Mississippi River, you can expect to step back in time to the grand era of steamboating, while enjoying modern safety features never before seen on a Mississippi paddlewheeler. Step ashore to explore historic Natchez, Civil-War era Vicksburg and Oak Alley, one of the Old South’s most legendary plantations. The Queen of the Mississippi will embody the spirit of traditional Mississippi River cruising and the grandeur of the riverboats of the past, while offering all the modern comforts and amenities American Cruise Lines passengers have come to expect.
Historic Depot built in 1913, renovated 30-year-old caboose.
The building that serves as the Rankin County Historical Society Museum was originally the general store of John Cole Atkins, and became known as the Value Post Office. Value was never a town, but the first settlement there was established c. 1828. Today, the old Atkins store is home to the Rankin County Historical Society Museum to house and exhibit the collection of historical items entrusted to the Society. Neely-Wilson Home, a typical southern dwelling of the time, is also part of the Museum. At this time tours are by appointment.
This park sits on Natchez Street, original site of The Natchez Trace, in Historic Downtown Kosciusko. Come and enjoy the gaint fountains, historic markers and a bronze statue depicting the namesake of our town Tadeusz Kosciuszko.
The Riverside Hotel is located at 615 Sunflower Avenue and has been in operation since 1944. Famed for providing lodging for such blues artists as Sonny Boy Williamson II, Ike Turner, and Robert Nighthawk, it was also where Bessie Smith died in 1937 after her fatal car accident on Hwy 61 (it was then known as the G. T. Thomas Hospital). John F. Kennedy, Jr. has also stayed there. The Riverside Hotel is still operated by the original family owners as an actual hotel and still welcomes visitors from around the world.
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