Tupelo’s heritage trails preserve Tupelo’s rich history through the interpretation of major sites on a Chickasaw native American Trail, Civil War Trail and Civil Rights & African American trail. Each distinct trail explores the specific people, places and events that shaped Tupelo’s story during that time. For more information, visit www.tupelo.net.Read More
The Lotz House is TripAdvisor’s No. 1 rated attraction in Franklin. Lotz House is located in the heart of downtown Franklin at “ground zero” for the Battle of Franklin, which was a pivotal battle in the Civil War on November 30, 1864. The house was built in 1858 by German immigrant Johann Albert Lotz. By […]
On November 30, 1864, Carnton was witness to one of the bloodiest battles of the entire Civil War. Everything the McGavock family ever knew was forever changed. Carnton was built in 1826 by former Nashville Mayor Randal McGavock (1768-1843). Throughout the 19th century, it was frequently visited by those shaping Tennessee and American history, including […]
The Tupelo Visitors Center is the perfect starting point for any trip to the city where anything is possible.From interactive exhibits that highlight the city’s top attractions and a collective timeline of Tupelo’s rich history, to displays focused on Elvis’ childhood in Tupelo as told like never before, the Tupelo Visitors Center will full prepare […]
Tupelo played a pivotal role in music history when Gladys bought Elvis’ first guitar at this hardware store still an operating hardware store today. “For more information, visit www.tupelo.net.
Mississippi Hills Exhibit Center The center displays little known facts about 3-country region known as “Hill Country” whose culture is heavily influenced by the intersection of the Applachian Region and the Mississippi Delta. “For more information, visit www.tupelo.net.
A cultural center with ever-changing exhibits. Housed in two historic homes on the National Register of historic Places, the center features year-round workshops, juried shows, conferences, themed exhibits for all ages. On premise gift shop. Free Admission Hours: Monday-Friday 9 AM-4 PM Address: 217 E. Tuscaloosa Street, Florence, AL Phone: 256-760-6379 View Website
For 76 years, Pulitzer Prize-winning author Eudora Welty lived and wrote in her Jackson home at 1119 Pinehurst Street. Her parents finished construction of the house in 1925, when Eudora was 16 years old and had recently graduated from high school. Restored by the Mississippi Department of Archives and History after her death in 2001, […]
Natchez National Historical Park National Park Headquarters: 640 South Canal Street 601.442.7047 nps.gov/natc Melrose 1 Melrose-Montebello Parkway 601.446.5790 The William Johnson House 601.445.5345 Fort RosalieRead More
Historic Jefferson College U.S. Highway 61 North, Washington, MS 601.442.2901 mdah.ms.gov/new/visit/historic-jefferson-collegeRead More
Rosehill Missionary Baptist Church Circa 1830’s Mississippi’s oldest African-American Baptist Church 607 ½ Madison Street 601.445.4386Read More