Courthouse in Kosciusko
Courthouse in Kosciusko

Named after Tadeusz Kosciusko, a Polish General who served as a military engineer in the American Revolutionary War, Kosciusko is one of the oldest remaining settlements on the Natchez Trace.

Located in the center of Mississippi, the town was once a campsite for travelers making the long trip from Natchez to Nashville by way of the Natchez Trace. With its historic downtown square and over 100-year-old Attala County Courthouse, Kosciusko has been designated as one of America’s 100 best small towns.

Today, visitors stop to enjoy some of the nationally known antique shops, restaurants and the bed and breakfast inn. Key attractions include L.V. Hull’s Yard Art, which features a unique collection of eclectic works by one of the town’s artisans, and the Kosciusko Museum and Information Center, which offers information about the town and other Mississippi attractions. Kosciusko also celebrates being the birthplace of Oprah Winfrey, and is the site of the annual Natchez Trace Festival, held the last Saturday in April.

Kosciusko Attala Partnership

Kosciusko Welcome Center
Kosciusko Welcome Center

Information Center – Kosciusko, MS

Milepost 160.0 – Information Center – Kosciusko chamber of commerce volunteers provide travel information for the parkway and local area.  

Hurricane Creek – Kosciusko, MS

Milepost 164.3 – Hurricane Creek – Self guiding trail. Allow 15 minutes to walk in area that identifies the plants found in different soil conditions.  

Maple Terrace Inn – Kosciusko, MS

Maple Terrace Inn: B&B Located just one and a half miles from the Trace, this Kosciusko home was built in 1912 and is listed on the National Historic Register. It is full of fine furnishings and antiques; however, it was completely renovated in 2003. Just two blocks from the courthouse square. 300 N. Huntington Street […]

Redbud Springs Park – Kosciusko, MS

Located on the original Natchez Trace, this park was created during America’s Bicentennial year, 1976.  Several points of interest in the park: dirt mound with dirt taken from Krakow, Poland, Daughters of the American Revolution marker, and statue of General Tadeusz Kosciuszko. Enjoy a quite morning or afternoon at this park while watching the gazing […]

Oprah Winfrey Road – Kosciusko, MS

Oprah Winfrey Road runs North of Highway 12 past Oprah’s first church, her family cemetery and the site of her birthplace.  Drive by only.

Mary Ricks Thornton Cultural Center – Kosciusko, MS

c. 1899. A 100-year-old structure (formerly a Presbyterian church) built in Romanesque Revival style with stunning stained glass windows.  The building also incorporates a Delta Gamma room with portraits of the founders.  By appointment. 662.289.1226.

Kosciusko Museum and Visitors Center – Kosciusko, MS

Spend some time browsing displays of local events, historic sites and interesting people of Kosciusko.  Enjoy art exhibits by local artisans. Includes a display of Tadeusz Kosicuszko, a Polish freedom fighter, local artisans, local celebrities and much more.  Browse the museum while talking with our volunteer staff.  Daily 9 a.m – 4 p.m.   Natchez Trace Pkwy., […]

Kosciusko City Cemetery – Kosciusko, MS

Late-19th-Century markers.  Self-guided tour. Daily 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Wendy’s – Kosciusko, MS

Wendy’s 456 Hwy. 12 E 662-290-0545

Subway – Kosciusko, MS

Subway 116 Veterans Memorial Dr. 662-290-0084

Seasoning’s Eatery & Catering – Kosciusko, MS

Seasoning’s Eatery & Catering 307 N. Jackson St. 662-289-5244

Pizza Hut/Wing Street – Kosciusko, MS

Pizza Hut/Wing Street 716 Veterans Memorial Dr. 662-289-7115

Penn’s – Kosciusko, MS

Penn’s 506 Veterans Memorial Dr. 662-289-8169

Old Trace Grill – Kosciusko, MS

Old Trace Grill 719 Veterans Memorial Dr. 662-289-2652

Country Cooking – Kosciusko, MS

K & S Bakery 335 Hwy 12 E 662-289-3304 Country Cooking offers breakfast and homemade donuts, a homestyle lunch buffet for travelers and locals served by a friendly staff and smiles abound.

China Wok – Kosciusko, MS

China Wok 203 Hwy. 12 W 662-290-0500

Carmack Fish House – Kosciusko, MS

Carmack Fish House 24973 Mississippi 35 662-289-5082

Maple Terrace Inn Bed & Breakfast – Kosciusko, MS

Maple Terrace Inn Bed & Breakfast 300 N. Huntington St. 662-289-5353