The park commemorates the campaign, siege, and defense of Vicksburg. Surrender on July 4, 1863, split the South, giving control of the Mississippi River to the North. Over 1,340 monuments, a restored Union gunboat, and National Cemetery mark the 16-mile tour road.
The VISITOR CENTER offers general and historical information services, orientation film, exhibits on various topics of the Civil War period, bookstore, restroom facilities, and regional (city/county) information.
The USS CAIRO MUSEUM AND GUNBOAT offers general and historical information services, exhibits on naval operations of. . .
The 444-mile Natchez Trace Parkway commemorates an ancient trail used by animals and people that connected southern portions of the Mississippi River, through Alabama, to salt licks in today's central Tennessee. Today, visitors can experience this National Scenic Byway and All-American Road through driving, hiking, biking, horseback riding, and camping.. . .
The Mississippi Museum of Natural Science is located in Jackson, Mississippi, tucked within historic LeFleur's Bluff State Park (see directions) —an ideal location for a museum whose mission is focused on the promotion and protection of Mississippi's natural landscape and its inhabitants. Inside the park, the Museum's buildings and grounds feature a 73,000-square foot complex overlooking a 300-acre natural landscape, 2.5 miles of nature trails, and an open-air amphitheater. Located inside the Museum are a variety of exciting exhibits, including: a series of life-size displays of the state's di. . .
Natchez Pilgrimage Tours assists individuals as well as large and small groups in planning a Natchez visit, including house tours, interactive historical presentations, Bed and Breakfast lodging, hotels, meals, tour guides, evening entertainment, concerts, festivals and more.
Antebellum Homes Tours- Homes are opened to the public to tour for five weeks in the months of March and April. Hosts and hostesses dressed in period costume will welcome you and recount the history of each home's occupants and stunning furnishings. In addition, we provide ticketing for ten antebe. . .
The Birthplace of Elvis Presley in Tupelo, Mississippi is the only location in the world where you can see, feel and touch where the King of Rock & Roll began his musical journey.
Only in Tupelo can you walk into the room where he breathed his first breath, take a stroll to his favorite location as a boy to relax looking over Tupelo, and see first hand how it all shaped this young boy from Mississippi into the international rock & roll music legend he is today.
As you remember, The Church is now open and we invite you to come and see the place where ELVIS began singing Gospel Music. . .
The Delta Blues Museum is dedicated to creating a welcoming place where visitors find meaning, value, and perspective by exploring the history and heritage of the unique American musical art form of the blues.
Delta Blues Museum explores the history and heritage of blues music which originated in the Mississippi Delta Region - "the land where the blues began". As the state's oldest music museum, Delta Blues Museum preserves and interprets the colorful story of the blues through permanent and traveling exhibits and the Delta Blues Museum Stage, which hosts music education programs, lectures. . .
The Maritime & Seafood Industry Museum was established in 1986 to preserve and interpret the maritime history and heritage of Biloxi and the Mississippi Gulf Coast. It accomplishes this mission through an array of exhibits on shrimping, oystering, recreational fishing, wetlands, managing marine resources, charter boats, marine blacksmithing, wooden boat building, netmaking, catboats/Biloxi skiff, shrimp peeling machine and numerous historic photographs and objects.
The Museum has brought life to local maritime history and heritage by replicating two 65' two masted Biloxi Schooners. Examples. . .
The blueberry farm is a family owned and operated U-Pick blueberry farm that was planted in 1984. John Blake, then Desoto County agent (now deceased) was instrumental in seeing that the farm got underway. The farm is dedicated to grandparents and grandchildren in honor of John Blake. Opening day is approximately June 14th, plus or minus a day or two depending on weather conditions. Berries are sold by the gallon, and we furnish gallon picking buckets to customers. We pack customer berries in freezer bags for transport home. Customers can also call in orders for "pre-Pick" berries which are als. . .
Gulf Islands Waterpark is the largest waterpark on the coast, featuring wild rides miles of slides and cool summer fun for all ages. Come find out all the excitement on our 18-acre waterpark!
The Horn Island Blaster
The Gulf Coast's first and only water roller coaster! As the Master Blaster® of the Gulf Coast, the Horn Island Blaster takes one or two persons through more than 500 feet of twists and turns, up and down at greater than 45° degree drops and gravity-defying uphill blasts.
Thrilling fun for the entire family! The Camille Cutter takes up to three people on a. . .
State Park conveniently located between Meridian and Jackson, Mississippi, offers an abundance of outdoor recreational opportunities in a picturesque setting. The park's scenic overlook provides a panoramic view of the Bienville National Forest. The gently sloping landscape is particularly striking during the fall, when the forest is bright with autumn colors. . .