The capital city
Glitz, glamour, golf and more
Center of the Blues Universe
From primitive camping to full-service RV accommodations to cozy cabins, Mississippi's State Parks are fantastic places to stay. For complete information, click here.
Burial site of an 18-year-old, who was the first African-American to receive the Medal of Honor for heroic action during the Vietnam War. A monument has been added to the site.
Honors musicians Gus Cannon, Robert Wilkins and Jim Jackson. Gus Cannon wrote "Walk Right In", which was recorded by the 1960's folk group Rooftop Singers. Blues artists Robert Wilkins and Jim Jackson were Hernando natives.
Born in 1874, Gus Cannon was a banjo player who also “played the jug.” He wrote and first recorded the song, “Walk Right In,” which became a number one hit for the Greenwich Village folk group, the Rooftop Singers in 1963.
c. 1857-1859. Outstanding example of Greek Revival architecture built with skilled slave labor. Used as a hospital for Confederate wounded after the Battle of Raymond.
c.1894. First African-American Catholic Church in Mississippi. A school occupies the main floor, with the sanctuary above. Open daily, no structured tours.
Display of Art Collections by African and African American artists. Artifacts and historical documents are housed in the historic Spires Bolling Home and birthplace of famed journalist and women's activist, Ida B. Wells.
c. 1905. Gothic Revival-style church thought to be the largest church built and owned by African-Americans in Mississippi.
Vicksburg's only museum for the exclusive study of history and culture of people of African descent in the Vicksburg-Warren County area. The collection of over 20,000 items has material in all formats: photographs, books, manuscripts, music, posters, newspapers, and rare ephemera. In addition, the collection houses selected artifacts, including items dating back to the slave period.
Born in October 1899, Joe Callicott spent his whole life in the area south of Memphis. His chief musical associate was Garfield Akers and it was as Akers’ second guitarist that he made his first recording in 1929. Open year-round.
c. 1880. Gothic Revival-style church was founded, by King Solomon as a mission in 1859, under the name of Mount Pleasant Baptist Association.
THE OFFICIAL TOURISM RESOURCE FOR THE STATE OF MISSISSIPPI