Walking / Driving Tours

Tours of Past and Present Mississippi Culture

Want to do more than just "see the sites" while visiting the Mississippi Delta? From the original home sites of famous Mississippians like B.B. King to the antebellum mansions of Confederate generals, our walking and driving tours are the perfect ways to truly experience what makes the Delta the Delta.

You can journey down the Mississippi Blues Trail discovering the sites that helped build the blues legacy. Tour the historic shops, building architecture and attractions of downtown Greenwood on foot. Venture on a 16-mile guided driving tour through the Vicksburg National Military Park. Or, just travel the region in search of birthplaces, gravesites and landmarks of famous Mississippians.

Whatever you want to see, hear, do and experience, you can find it on one of the many Mississippi Delta walking and driving tours.

400 West Park St
Hernando , MS
662.393.8770
www.msbluestrail.org
Beale Town Bound” Blues Marker honors musicians Gus Cannon, Robert Wilkins and Jim Jackson. Gus Cannon was born in Red Banks, MS and buried in Hernando. Gus was a banjo player who also “played the jug.” He wrote and first recorded the song, “Walk Right In,” which became a number one hit for the Greenwich...
13625 US Hwy 61 North
Tunica Resorts, MS 38664
888-488-6422
tunicatravel.com
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...
600 Third Street
Cleveland , MS 38732
6628432712
www.visitmississippi.org/agri-tours-trail.aspx
See how agriculture affected our history and culture
Clay Street at National Military Park
Vicksburg, MS 39183
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...
Martin Luther King Blvd.
- Off Jackson Rd.
Vicksburg, MS 39183
The only African American cemetery in Vicksburg established by the Vicksburg Tabernacle #19 Independent Order of Brothers and Sisters of Love and Charity around 1884. The final resting place for members of some of the prominent African American families in Vicksburg's history and tehre are more than 5,500 graves scattered across the grassy tree-stu...
E. Center St.
Horn Lake, MS 38637
662-393-8770
www.sodesoto.com
Big Walter Horton, also known as Walter "Shakey Horton" was born in Horn Lake, moved to Memphis as a child and  then on to Chicago where he first appeared on the blues scene in the late 1950's. A quiet, unassuming, and essentially shy man, Horton is remembered as one of the most influential harmonica players in the history of blues. His career...
Blocker Street
Olive Branch , MS 38654
Milton Blocker was among the first settlers to move into the Indian lands that became Desoto County. He settled in the eastern part of the county and the community that was formed became known as Olive Branch. Milton and his brother-in-law, Stephen Flinn purchased two sections of land from an Indian in 1836. Milton Blocker donated land for Blocker...
I-20 Exit 4B/ East Clay Street
Vicksburg, MS
Blue shield shaped signs lead the way from the Vicksburg National Military Park to African American history, 1822-1870 period homes, churches, The Old Court House Museum, restaurants, Southern culture, unique shops, murals of history, at the city waterfront, casinos and end with a view of the present day Mississippi River.
600 Third Street
PO Box 490
Cleveland, MS 38732
662 843 2712
visitclevelandms.com
Take the backroads. Start your tour from Cleveland. Take a guided driving tour of the 13 Mississippi Blues Trail Markers throughout Bolivar County. Experience the history of where the roots of American Music  took shape. Go to www.visitclevelandms.com to download a copy.
Downtown on Levee Street
Vicksburg, MS 39183
601-6363411
601-634-4553
A creative adventure into the history of the Mississippi River and the fabulous paddle wheel steamboats that once traveled its mighty waters. Enjoy all the sights and musical sounds within the park and imagine the Mississippi River life that once flourished along these waterways. Explore playful areas, garden area walks, the splash fountain, childr...
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