Make your first stop in Tunica the all-new Gateway to the Blues Visitors Center, located at the entrance of the Tunica Resort area along U.S. Highway 61. This new center, housed in an original 1895 train depot, is your exclusive source for up-to-the-minute information about Tunica. Its friendly staff is ready to assist you with directions, hotel in...
See how agriculture affected our history and culture
Open daily 10:00 am – Noon; 1:30 pm –4:30 pm (please call first).Approximately 30-minute tour.
This breathtaking Italianate mansion sits atop a bluff overlooking the Mississippi River and is one of Mississippi’s best preserved historical homes. It showcases beautiful oval, arched woodwork and trim and intricate Bavarian plaster a...
1010 First East Street
Open daily from 9:30 am - 3:00 pm. Tour one of Vicksburg's most historic antebellum homes. With humble beginnings as a wood framed pioneer home, Anchuca was build in 1830 by J.W. Maulding. Victor Wilson completed the Greek revival structure we see today in 1847. Joseph E. Davis, patriarchal brother to President Jefferson Davis, CSA and owner of the...
Clay Street at National Military Park
Access at Grove and Hope Streets, traffic light #10.
Public access except on Saturday.
Evidence of a once robust Jewish community, the cemetery dates back to 1864. A lunette fortification was built on the property by the Confederacy. On May 19 and 22, 1863, it was the site of fierce fighting and bloodshed. In 1864, t...
Berclair (Leflore County),
The long and remarkable life of B. B. King began near this site, where he was born Riley B. King on September 16, 1925. His parents, Albert and Nora Ella King, were sharecropers who lived in a simple home southeast of here along Bear Creek. After his parents separated when he was four, King lived in Kilmichael and Lexington before moving as a tee...
To schedule a tour please call in advance. Tours last between 3-45 minutes. A charming bed and breakfast retreat, this exquisite example of Eastlake Victorian was built in 1870 by Lazarus Baer for his wife Leona. The home features handcrafted American chestnut and black walnut detailed woodwork. On each side of the entry are the original large form...
Open every day at any reasonable time for tours. Appointments/Reservations requested and recommended. Tours $5 per person. Two conflicting stories, one a fifty-three page handwritten family history, the other a researched account of documented events, address the property from as early as 1840. Both conclude that the majestic st...
Highway 1 South
One of the few antebellum homes in the Mississippi Delta to escape burning by Union forces during the Civil War, Belmont was built circa 1857 by W.W. Worthington. In 1946, Mississippi Governor Dennis Murphree founded Belmont Hunting Lodge, and today the property is a private residence.
805 Monroe Street
The first African Methodist Episcopal Church in Mississippi and the first Masonic Lodge in Mississippi were organized here in 1875. In 1890, Campbell College, the first African American College in Mississippi was established without the aid of whites, operated out of a building behind Bethel. The college moved to Jackson, MS in 1897 and was absorbe...