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Things to Do in Mississippi

Mississippi is the Old South. Discover attractions like Natchez’s antebellum homes, Natchez Trace Parkway, once traversed by Indians and traders, Tupelo, the birthplace of Elvis, Indianola’s B.B. King Blues Museum, Oxford, the home of William Faulkner, Ridgeland’s crafts and the impact of the Civil War at Vicksburg. Find museums in Clarksdale - Delta Blues and the capital Jackson - Agriculture and Forestry. Explore the Great River Road, along the state’s namesake river or relax on Gulf Coast beaches. Schedule a fishing charter in Biloxi or visit Tunica’s casinos. There are many things to do at the Gulf Islands National Seashore: nearby find golf, hotels and resorts. At local restaurants sample southern cooking.
Things To & Do

Shiloh National Military Park

501 Linden Street
Corinth, Mississippi
The Shiloh National Military Park is home to Shiloh Battlefield in nearby Tennessee and Corinth Battlefield in northeast Mississippi, the site of a later siege and battle to control pivotal railroad crossroads. Still visible today, union solders had built earthen redoubts (square fortifications) in position of the railroad lines, north, east and west of Corinth.

Along the west bank of the Tennessee River, the Tennessee portion of the park* commemorates the April 6-7, 1862 battle at Shiloh,...
Hours & Admission
Park grounds: daily dawn to dusk. Corinth Civil War Interpretive Center (free): daily 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Closed December 25. Shiloh Battlefield Visitor Center (admission): daily 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Closed December 25. Admission.

Vicksburg National Military Park

3201 Clay Street
Vicksburg, Mississippi
The 1,728-acre military park commemorates the Civil War campaign, siege, and defense of Vicksburg, Miss. This was one of the largest and most decisive events of the Civil War and resulted in the surrender of the city to Major General Ulysses S. Grant on July 4, 1863. Union victory at Vicksburg, along with the split of Port Hudson, La., from the South on July 8, put the Mississippi River in the hands of the union.

With control of this waterway, the confederacy's major supply and...
Hours & Admission
Park: April to September, daily 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m., October to March, daily 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Closed major winter holidays. Visitor center: daily 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Closed major winter holidays.

USS Cairo museum and gunboat: April to September, daily 9:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., October to March, daily 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Closed major winter holidays.

Pemberton’s Headquarters, 1018 Crawford St., Vicksburg, Miss.: late May to July, Friday and Saturday 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Admission.
Information subject to change without notice.
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