Mississippi

www.visitmississippi.org

800-927-6378

 

Baldwyn

 

    Brice's Crossroads Visitors' Center & Battlefield

    http://www.nps.gov/brcr/  also: www.bricecrossroads.com E-mail: bcr@dixie-net.com 

    662-365-3969; 607 Grisham St. 38824.  Open Tu-Sat 9-5, Sun 12:30-5.  $

   This one-acre site commemorates a battle which had one objective-- make impossible the threat of Confederate General Nathan Bedford Forrest to interfere with General William T. Sherman's railroad supply line from Nashville to Chattanooga during the Atlanta campaign.

 

    Living History Weekend

    June

    662-365-3969

    Experience Civil War era soldier life with live demonstrations and a one-day reenactment.

 

Biloxi

MS Gulf Coast CVB

www.gulfcoast.org 

800-237-9493, 228-896-6699; 942 Beach Blvd.  PO Box 6128, 39506.  Open M-F 8-5.

 

    Beauvoir, Jefferson Davis Home & Presidential Library

   800-570-3818; 2244 Beach Blvd.  Open Mar-Oct Daily 9-5; Nov-Feb daily 9-4. $

    Retirement home of Confederate President Jefferson Davis including Beauvoir House, Presidential Library, Confederate Museum, historic Cemetery, Tomb of the Unknown Confederate Soldier and gift shop.

 

    Confederate Memorial Day

    228-388-9074

    April 27, 2002

    Celebrate Confederate Memorial Day with a traditional southern picnic and ceremony.

 

Clinton

Clinton COC

www.clintonchamber.org E-mail: info@clintonchamber@org

800-611-9980, 601-924-5912; 100 E Leake St.  PO Box 143, 39060.  Open M-F 8:30-5

 

    Clinton Cemetery

    601-924-5912; 500 College St.  Open daily.

    c. 1800.  Oldest cemetery in central Mississippi and burial site for families of pioneer settlers, college presidents and Confederate soldiers.

 

Columbus

Columbus CVB

www.columbus-ms.org E-mail: ccvb@columbus-ms.org

800-327-2686, 662-329-1191; 318-B 7th St N.  PO Box 789, 39703.  Open M-F 8:30-5.

 

    Battle of West Point & Prairie - Civil War Re-enactment Waverly Waters

    662-327-9704

    February

    Annual Civil War reenactment with campsites, battles, sutler stores, music, and concessions.

 

    Rosedale Plantation Civil War Reenactment

    662-329-3533

    April

    Offers a glimpse of how Civil War battles and skirmishes were fought featuring camp demonstrations.

 

Corinth

Corinth Area Tourism

www.corinth.net E-mail: tourism@corinth.net

800-748-9048, 662-287-8300; 602 E Waldron St.  PO Box 2158, 38835.  Open M-F  8-5.

 

    Battery Robinett

    662-287-8300, Lindon St.  Open Daily.

    Built by the Federal Army following the Siege of Corinth and the site of fierce fighting during the Battle of Corinth.

 

    Civil War Earthworks

    662-287-9501, 301 Childs St.  Open Summer M-Sat 9-5, Sun 1-5; Winter M-Sat 9-4, Sun 1-4.

    A system of fortifications built in Corinth by Federal and Confederate armies and recognized as National Historic Landmarks.

 

    Corinth Interim Civil War Interpretive Center

    662-287-9501, 301 Childs St.  Open Summer M-Sat 9-5, Sun 1-5; Winter M-Sat 9-4, Sun 1-4.

    Offers a 12-minute video on the Siege and Battle of Corinth and is the starting point for the Diving & Walking tours.

 

    Corinth National Cemetery

    662-287-8300, Horton St.  Open daily 8-4.

    Gravesites of 1,793 known and 3,895 unknown Civil War soldiers representing 273 regiments from 15 states.

 

    Curlee House

    662-287-9501; 301 Childs St.  Open Summer M-Sat 9-5, Sun 1-5; Winter M-Sat 9-4, Sun 1-4. $

    Built in 1857, once headquarters for Confederate Gen. Bragg, Hood, Van Dorn and union Gen. Halleck.

 

    Northeast Mississippi Museum

    662-287-3120; 204 Fourth St.  Open Summer M-Sat. 10-5, Sun 11-5; Winter Tu.-Sat. 10-4:30, Sun 11-4:30.

    Exhibits Civil War artifacts, historical photographs and 20th Century memorabilia with a genealogy research room open to visitors.

 

Enterprise

 

    Enterprise Confederate Cemetery

    601-659-7971; North St.  Open daily

    Cemetery memorializing the fallen soldiers who fought in the Civil War.

 

Greenwood

Greenwood CVB

www.gcvb.com E-mail: gcvb@gcvb.com

800-748-9064, 662-453-9197; 1902 Leflore Ave.  PO Box Drawer 739, 38935-0739.  Open M-F 8-5.

 

    Civil War Reenactment

    March

    800-748-9064

    History comes alive during this Civil War Reenactment.

 

Grenada

Grenada Tourism Commission

www.grenadamississippi.com E-mail: gtourism@dixie-net.com

800-373-2571, 662-226-2571; 95 SW Frontage Rd.  PO Box 1824, 38902.  Open M-F 8-5

 

    Confederate Cemetery

    800-373-2571; Hwy 51 & Cemetery St.  Open daily.

    180 Graves of unknown Confederate soldiers

 

    Grenada Confederate Forts

    662-226-5911, 2088 Scenic Route 333, Exit 3100.  Open Daily.

    Earthwork forts built to protect the Union Forces led by Gen. U.S. Grant and headquarters for the raid on Holly Springs.

 

Lauderdale

 

    Lauderdale Springs Confederate Cemetery

    601-482-9752, Off Hwy 45 N

    Resting Place for more than 1,200 Confederate soldiers.

 

Marion

 

    Confederate Cemetery

    601-482-9752, Confederate Dr.  

    Contains the graves of 170 Confederate soldiers who were killed in the Civil War

 

Meridian

www.visitmeridian.com E-mail: tourism@lauderralecounty.org

888-868-7720, 601-482-8001; PO Box 5313, 39302.  Open M-F 8-5

 

    Rose Hill Cemetery

    601-482-2624, 3509 50th St.  Open Daily

    Historic cemetery contains monuments to John Ball and Lewis Ragsdale, the graves of the King and Queen of the Gypsies and Confederate dead.

 

Natchez

Natchez CVB

www.natchez.ms.us E-mail: ncvb@bkbank.com

800-647-6724, 601-446-6345; 640 S Canal St, 39120.  Open M-F 8-5

 

    The Briars

    800-634-1818; 31 Irving Ln. Open M-Sat 10-4, Sun 12-4.  $

    c. 1814 Antebellum house was the wedding site for Jeff Davis and Varina Howell in 1845.

 

    Civil War Reenactment

    601-442-2901

    December

    Civil War reenactment and music.

 

    Historic Natchez Pageant

    800-647-6742

    March-April

    M, W, F and Sat. nights during the Spring Pilgrimage Confederate Pageant; presented by local performers in elaborate costumes depicting scenes of the Old South.

 

    Natchez in Historic Photographs

    800-647-6724; 405 S State St.  Open M-Sat. 10-5

    Over 300 photographs telling the story of a small Southern river town from the Civil War era to WWII.

 

    Natchez National Cemetery

    800-647-6724, 41 Cemetery Rd.  Open daily.

    Burial site for approximately 3,000 Union soldiers and famous citizens of historic Natchez.

 

Newton

www.ci.newton.ms.us e-mail: newtonmscc@aol.com

601-683-2201; PO Box 301, 39345.  Open M-F 9-5

 

    Doolittle Confederate Cemetery

    601-683-2201; Hwy 80.

    100 Unknown soldiers are buried here.

 

Okolona

Okolona Area CO

www.okolona.org E-mail: patsyg@okolona.org

662-447-5913; PO Box 446, 38860.  Open M-F 9-3:30

 

    Okolona Confederate Soldier's Cemetery

    662-447-5913; Church St.  Open daylight hours only.

    Soldiers, who died in Civil War Battles of Okolona, Baldwyn, Corinth, & Shiloh, were laid to rest here.

 

    Civil War Battle of Okolona Sites

    662-447-5913; Hwy 41 N.  Open daylight hours only.

    Identified and marked sites of the battle that took place on February 22, 1864.

 

Pontotoc

www.pontotoc.net E-mail: chamber@pontotoc.net

662-489-5042; 81 S Main St.  PO Box 530, 38863.  Open M-F 8:30-4:30.

 

    Pontotoc CO Historical Driving Tour

    662-488-0388

    Follow trails of the ancient Chickasaws, Hernando DeSoto, Andrew Jackson, Davy Crockett and at least five invading armies. Maps available

 

    Town Square Antique Post Office

    662-489-5042; 50 S Main St.  Open M-F 12:30-5

    Historical mural and many other  Pontotoc CO historical artifacts from ancient Chickasaws to the Civil War.

 

Quitman

www.netpathway.com/~clarkech/ E-mail: clarkech@netpathway.com

601-776-5701; PO Box 172, 39355.  Open Tu-Th 9-4.

 

    Texas Hospital Cemetery-Confederate State of America

    601-776-5701; Hwy 145 S.  Open daily

    Confederate cemetery displaying flags of home states of soldiers buried at cemetery.

 

Raymond

Raymond City Hall

www.raymondms.com e-mail: mayor@raymondms.com

601-857-8041, 110 Courtyard Square.  PO Box 10, 39154.  Open M-F 8-12 & 1-5.

 

    Confederate Cemetery

    601-857-8041; Port Gibson St.  Open Daily.

    Final resting place to Texans and Tennesseans after the Battle of Raymond on May 12, 1863.

 

    Hinds CO Courthouse NRHP

    Main St.  Open M-F 8-5

    Classic Greek Revival architecture, which served as a hospital for Confederate soldiers after the Batlle of Raymond. 

 

    St. Mark's Episcopal Church NRHP

    601-857-8041; Main St.  Open by appt only.

    c. 1854.  Served as a hospital to Union troops after the Battle of Raymond.

 

Tupelo

Tupelo CVB

www.tupelo.net E-mail: tour20@tsixroads.com

800-533-0611, 662-841-6521; 399 East Main St.  PO Box 47, 38802-0047.  Open M-F 8-5.

 

    Tupelo National Battlefield

    http://www.nps.gov/tupe/ 

    800-305-7417; West Main St.   Open Daily.

    Site of the last major engagement of the Civil War in Mississippi.

 

    Natchez Trace Parkway

    Visitor Center: 800-305-7417; 2680 Natchez Trace Parkway.  Open daily 8-5, closed Christmas Day.

   Parkway from Natchez, MS to Nashville TN. Covers:

    NEARBY ATTRACTIONS: Natchez Trace B & B's; National Scenic Byways 1-800-4 BYWAYS

    NATIONAL PARKS NEARBY: Natchez National Historical Park 8mi; Tupelo National Battlefield 1.5mi; Brice Cross Roads National Battlefield Site 15mi; Shiloh National Military Park 40mi; Fort Donelson National Battlefield 125mi; Stones River National Battlefield 100mi; Vicksburg National Military Park 40mi; Natchez Trace National Scenic Trail

 

Tylertown

www.walthallcountychamber.org  

601-876-4011; 308 Beulah Ave.  PO Box 227, 39667.  Open M-F 8-4:30

 

    China Grove Church

    Hwy 587

    Historic Methodist Church established in 1836 with Civil War era cemetery

 

Vicksburg

Vicksburg CVB

www.vicksburgcvb.org E-mail: mailcvb@vicksburgcvb.org

800-221-3536, 601-636-9421; Clay St at  Old Hwy 27.  PO Box 110, 39181.  Open Summer daily 8-5:30, Winter daily 8-5

 

    Balfour House

    800-294-7113; 1002 Crawford St.  Open W-Sat 10-5, last tour at 4.  $

    c. 1835 home of famous siege diarist Emma Balfour and Union headquarters.

 

    Balfour Ball Christmas Reenactment

    800-294-7113

    December

    Reenactment of Christmas Eve 1862 ball at the Balfour House when a courier arrived with word that Union troops were coming down the Mississippi River at Vicksburg.

 

    Civil War Living History

    601-636-1663

    May & July

    Re-enactors camp on the grounds of historic McRaven Tour Home.

 

    Gray and Blue Naval Museum

    601-638-6500; 1102 Washington St.  Open M-Sat. 9-5.  $

    World's largest collection of Civil War gunboat models with a diorama of the Military park.

 

    Old Court House Museum

    601-636-0741; 1008 Cherry St.  Open M-Sat. 8:30-4:30, Sun 1:30-4:30; Daylight Savings Time open until 5.

    Vicksburg's most historical building where on July 4, 1863, Confederate flag was lowered and US flag was raised; a National Historic Landmark.

 

    Vicksburg National Military Park

    http://www.nps.gov/vick/ 

    601-636-0583; 3201 Clay St.  Open daily 8-5.

    16 miles of tour roads, a visitors center and the USS Ironclad Cairo Museum and Exhibit. The Vicksburg campaign was waged from March 29 to July 4, 1863. It included battles in west-central Mississippi at Port Gibson, Raymond, Jackson, Champion Hill, Big Black River and 47 days of Union siege operations against Confederate forces defending the city of Vicksburg. Located high on the bluffs, Vicksburg was a fortress guarding the Mississippi River. It was known as "The Gibraltar of the Confederacy." Its surrender on July 4, 1863, coupled with the fall of Port Hudson, Louisiana, divided the South, and gave the North undisputed control of the Mississippi River.