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DELTA REGION

 

The Delta region gets its name from the fertile land that grows picturesque fields of cotton, soybeans and rice. Dive deep into the birthplace of the Blues in Clarksdale at the Delta Blues Museum. Head to Tunica for gaming, dining and golf. Swing by Po’ Monkey’s Lounge in Merigold to experience an authentic Blues juke joint. Take a class at the Viking Cooking School in Greenwood. In Leland, find Kermit the Frog at the Jim Henson Museum.

AVALON

Carroll County  |  City Population Under 100

 

Mississippi John Hurt Gravesite

Off Hwy. 7 in St. James Cemetery • 800.748.9064 • msjohnhurtmuseum.com

Overlooking the old Avalon Community in a quiet rural setting is the final resting place of legendary bluesman Mississippi John Hurt. By appointment. Donations accepted.

 

Belzoni

Humphreys County  |  City Population 2,235

 

Catfish Museum & Welcome Center

111 Magnolia St. • 662.247.4838 • 800.408.4838 • belzonims.com

Features handcrafted exhibits by artisans of the Craftsmen’s Guild of Mississippi, video presentation about the catfish and presiding over is  “King Cat,” the world’s largest catfish, measuring over 40 ft. Mon - Fri, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

 

2,000 year-old cypress tree

Simmons Rd. • belzonims.com

Beautiful boardwalk. Located north of Belzoni, just off of Hwy. 7. Drive-by.

 

Catfish on Parade

303 E. Jackson St. • 662.247.4838 • 800.408.4838 • belzonims.com/catfishparade.htm

An art display of 42 creatively painted fiberglass catfish. Belzoni has more outdoor sculptures per capita than any other city in Mississippi. Drive-by.

 

german concentration camp huts

1175 Church St. • belzonims.com/belattract.htm

Housed German POWs during WWII. Drive-by.

 

humphreys county cultural museum

901 Church St. • 662.247.1451 • humphreyscountyculturalmuseum.org

The museum's mission is to protect African-American heritage. Group tours and family reunion groups welcome.

Call for tours. Donations accepted.

 

Jaketown Indian mound

1821 Hwy. 7 N • nps.gov/history/nr/travel/mounds/jak.htm

Pottery fragments found in the surrounding area indicate the mounds date back to 1100 - 1500 A.D. Drive-by.

 

Jaketown Museum

116 W. Jackson St. • 662.247.2151 • nps.gov/history/nr/travel/mounds/jak.htm

Museum contains artifacts from Jaketown dating from about 1750 B.C. to 1500 A.D., making it one of the longest and earliest inhabited sites discovered in North America. Wed, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Free.

 

Mama’s Dream World Ethel Wright Mohamed Stitchery Museum

 307 Central St. • 662.247.1433 • mamasdreamworld.com

Ethel Wright Mohamed is often referred to as the “Grandma Moses of Stitchery.” View over 100 stitchery memory pictures that are representative of Mississippi Delta family life. Open year-round.

By appointment.

 

Reverend George Lee Gravesite

603 Church St. • belzonims.com/belattract.htm

Considered to be the first person to die in the fight for civil rights for African-Americans, George Lee’s name is the first of 40 listed on the Civil Rights Memorial in Montgomery, AL.

 

Steamboat natchez Historical Marker

Hwy. 12 and 49 W, .5 miles west of the Yazoo River, South of Belzoni

On March 13, 1863, near this site, the Natchez burned and sank in the Yazoo River. Converted into a Confederate gunboat and loaded with cotton bales, the vessel had been taken into the Yazoo River to avoid capture.

 

Wister Gardens

1440 Hwy. 7 • 662.836.6471  • facebook.com/wister.gardens

Called “The Delta’s Garden,” this beautiful 14-acre garden contains thousands of azaleas, roses, daylilies, a gazebo, a lake, various fowl and more.

Closed on all major holidays. Free.

 

 

Benoit

Bolivar County  |  City Population 611

 

The Baby Doll House

77 Burrus Rd. • 662.822.6711 • thebabydollhouse.com

The antebellum home, the Burrus House, built in 1858 was used in the filming of the 1956 movie Baby Doll. Shotgun shacks on the premises are available to rent.

Registered National Landmark.

 

 

 

Benton

Yazoo County  |  City Population 2,112

 

 

Oak Grove AME Church

8866 Hwy. 16 E • 662.673.9176

Marchers, including Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., were provided food and water by church members and members of the Woods family in 1966 during a march for voting rights.

 

 

 

Bentonia

Yazoo County  |  City Population 450

 

 

Blue Front Cafe

107 E. Railroad Ave. • 662.528.1900 • 800.381.0662 • visityazoo.org/blue-front-cafe

Authentic Mississippi Delta "juke joint" where the world-famous Bentonia Blues was born and can still be heard. The Blue Front Cafe is considered the oldest active juke joint in Mississippi.

 

 

Beulah

Bolivar County  |  City Population 448

 

Doro Plantation Cemetery

109 E. Main (Hwy. 1)

Burial site of Confederate Brig. Gen. Charles Clark.

Open year-round. Daily, dawn to dusk. Free.

 

 

Carrollton

Carroll County  |  City Population 190

 

Carroll County Tourism

P.O. Box 561 • 662.392.4810 • visitcarrolltonms.com

 

Cotesworth

One mile north of N. Carrollton on Grenada Rd. • 662.237.9600  • cotesworthcenter.org

Sen. J.Z. George's family home and hexagonal library is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and is a Mississippi Landmark. Film location for The Help.

By appointment.

 

Evergreen Cemetery

523 Cemetery Rd.

Contains the graves of Senators J.Z. George and H.D. Money and their families. Both are marked with impressive tombstones.

Daily, dawn to dusk.

 

Historic Carrollton

662.237.6910 • visitcarrolltonms.com

Carrollton is an interesting destination for family and friends. Schedule private tours of churches, homes and museums any time or attend the annual Pilgrimage and Pioneer Day Festival in October.

 

Merrill Museum

601 E. Jackson St. • 662.392.4810 • visitcarrolltonms.com

This 1834 building has been a mercantile, coffin/furniture company, bank, courthouse and dry cleaners. Home of John S. McCain Family Collection and collections of toys, bottles and arrowheads.

By appointment only.

 

Mississippi John Hurt Home/Museum

County Rd. 109 • msjohnhurtmuseum.com

Two-hour tour of the late John Hurt home, museum, church, historic marker, gravesite and Old Community Store.

Mon - Sat, 12 - 5 p.m. Children under 12 free.

 

Clarksdale

Coahoma County  |  City Population 18,883

 

Coahoma County Tourism Commission

326 Blues Alley • 662.627.6149 • visitclarksdale.com

 

Aaron Cotton Company Museum

311 Delta Ave. • 662.902.9069

Visit the Cotton Museum and learn about the history of cotton and the crop’s relationship to blues music. Gift shop.

By appointment. Free.

 

Carnegie Public Library Archaeology Collection

114 Delta Ave. • 662.624.4461

Collection of Mississippi pottery and artifacts. Archaeological research materials.

Closed national holidays.  Mon - Thu, 9 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.; Fri, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.; Sat, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.; Sun, 1 - 5 p.m. Free.

 

Cat Head Delta Blues & Folk Art

252 Delta Ave. • 662.624.5992 • cathead.biz

Collection of Mississippi pottery and artifacts. Cat Head specializes in all things Delta Blues. Cat Head’s website and in-store chalkboard track blues shows in the Mississippi Delta. Gift shop.

Tours by appointment. Mon - Sat, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Free.

 

Clarksdale Walk of Fame

Downtown Clarksdale • 662.627.7337 • visitclarksdale.com

Bronze plaques, highlighting local persons of national or international recognition, are installed in sidewalks throughout downtown Clarksdale.

 

The Crossroads

Intersection of Hwy. 49 and Hwy. 61

Legend has it that bluesman Robert Johnson sold his soul to the devil at the Crossroads for the ability to play blues music. Have a picture made at the iconic marker.

 

 Delta Blues MuseumOne Blues Alley • 662.627.6820 • deltabluesmuseum.orgBlues enthusiasts will enjoy a visit to this museum, packed with blues artifacts and memorabilia.Mar - Oct: Mon - Sat, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.; Nov - Feb: Mon - Sat, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. After hours and Sundays, by appointment. Admission.

 

Delta Bohemian Tours

662.645.9197 • deltabohemian.com

Customized to your particular interests: blues sites, Mississippi River, oxbows, lakes, agriculture, countryside homes and churches, sunset photo ops, you name it. A real and personal Mississippi Delta experience.

 

Gimme Gumbo

Corner of Third St. and Delta Ave. • 213.507.8661 • gimmegumbogallery.com

Art gallery featuring blues-related art: blues musicians, song titles, lyrics and traditions captured in paintings and objects by blues-loving artists. Works by John Fewkes, mouth painter Cindi Bernhardt and Susan Conditt. Open during festivals and by appointment.

 

Ground Zero Blues ClubZero Blues Alley • 662.621.9009  • groundzerobluesclub.comGround Zero Blues Club features performances by both local and national blues bands and is co-owned by Oscar-winning actor Morgan Freeman.Lunch served Mon - Fri, 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. Live music, Wed - Sat.

 

Hambone Gallery

111 E. Second St. • 662.253.5586 • stanstreet.com

Folk and fine-art gallery owned by International Blues Festival artist Stan Street. Home of the Hambone Festival.

Tue - Sat, 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. Live music, Tue, 7 - 10 p.m. Free.

 

historic district walking tourDowntown Clarksdale • 662.627.6149 • visitclarksdale.comWalking tour of the beautiful historic district of Clarksdale including Tennessee Williams Park and historic homes. Among them is the former home of the thirty-eighth Gov. Earl Brewer.

 

hopson plantation8141 Old Hwy. 49 • 662.624.5756 • hopsonplantation.comOld commissary filled with antiques and artifacts pertaining to the culture surrounding the Mississippi Delta. Features one of the first mechanized cotton pickers.Open year-round. By appointment. Free.

Muddy Waters’ Cabin Site & Marker

Stovall Rd. • 662.627.6149 • 800.626.3764

The cabin where legendary bluesman Muddy Waters grew up was once located on the Stovall Plantation. Mississippi Blues Trail marker on site. The actual cabin is now on display inside the Delta Blues Museum.

Drive-by.

 

The New Roxy

363 Issaquena Ave. •  662.313.6220 • newroxy.com

The New Roxy is a former movie theater located in the Historic New World District of Clarksdale. What remains is a shell of the former theater; a sloping concrete floor, masonry stage, distressed brick walls, and a gorgeous view of the night sky.

 

Norman Brown Fine Art Gallery

109 Clark St. • 662.627.3016 • 662.902.2327

Gallery featuring local artists.

 

 Quapaw canoe company291 Sunflower Ave. • 662.627.4070 • island63.comChoose a day tour or an extended tour on the mighty Mississippi River in a hand-carved canoe. Featured in National Geographic Adventure Magazine and on Food Network.  No experience necessary. Red’s Lounge395 Sunflower Ave. • 662.624.5992Authentic Mississippi Delta juke joint offers performances by Mississippi artists.Open every weekend and most weeknights. Admission.

 

Rock & Blues Museum

113 E. Second St. • 901.605.8662  • blues2rock.com

Permanent exhibit of the blues, along with rock and roll memorabilia from the 1920s through the 1960s.

Open daily, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. and by appointment. Check website for schedule. Gift shop. Admission.

 

Son House Studios

332 Delta Ave. • 662.313.0880

Serves as a gallery, community center and education center. Also displaying paintings, jewelry, quilting, furniture and sculptures. By appointment.

 

St. George’s Episcopal Church Parsonage

106 Sharkey Ave. • 662.627.7875

Visit the childhood home of famous Mississippi native son and world-renowned writer Tennessee Williams. By appointment. Free.

 

W.C. Handy Home Site & Marker

317 Issaquena Ave. • 662.627.6149 • 800.626.3764

W.C. Handy (1873-1958), the “Father of the Blues,” lived at this site from 1903 to 1905. Drive-by.

 

WROX Museum

257 Delta Ave. • 662.645.8874

Museum is located in the building from which WROX radio was broadcast and where famous radio personality Early Wright entertained us all with his ad libs while spinning the latest records. A huge collection of everything associated with radio and music.

Open during festivals and by appointment.

 

Cleveland

Bolivar County  |  City Population 14,841

 

Cleveland-Bolivar County Tourism

600 Third St. • 662.843.2712 • 800.295.7473 • visitclevelandms.com

 

 

Amzie Moore House

S. Chrisman Ave.

During the Civil Rights Movement, Moore organized the NAACP and served as President in Cleveland. His home was used to plan movement operations, and he housed SNCC workers and other activists that would come through the area at his home.

 

A Cast of Blues

Hwy. 8 W and N. Fifth Ave., Ewing Hall 130, Delta State University • 662.846.4311  • blueshighway.org

“A Cast of Blues” features three-dimensional, exact replicas of blues musicians’ faces.

Mon - Fri, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Call for weekend appointments. Free.

 

Bolivar County Courthouse

200 Court St. • 662.843.2712 • 800.295.7473 • visitclevelandms.com

W.C. Handy MS Blues Trail Marker provides more insight into the life of this legendary bluesman, known as the “Father of the Blues.” Historic courthouse.

Daily, dawn to dusk. Free.

 

The Dave “Boo” Ferriss Museum

Shumate Cir., Delta State University •  662.846.4780

Inning by Inning: A Life in Baseball, chronicles the life of former Red Sox World Series player Dave "Boo" Ferriss from his early days in Shaw, MS to his coaching days at Delta State University. Collection includes photos and personable memorabilia, including a wool uniform, gloves and an official Red Sox vs. St. Louis Cardinal World

Series pennant.

 

Delta State University Archives & Chinese Heritage Museum

Charles W. Capps, Jr., Archives and Museum Building, N. Fifth Ave. • 662.846.4780 • deltastate.edu/pages/291.asp

Smithsonian exhibits, historical displays and changing exhibits on the Delta and related topics.

Mon - Thu, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

 

DOCKERY PLANTATIONBolivar-Sunflower County border, Hwy. 8 E • 662.719.1048 • dockeryfarms.orgA Mississippi Blues Trail marker is located at Dockery Farms, home of early blues musician Charley Patton. His style influenced the development of the Delta blues.Open year-round. Free.

Fielding Wright Art Center

Delta State University Campus • 662.846.4720 • dsuart.com

Permanent collection includes works by Kathe Kollwitz and Salvador Dalí. Changing exhibits. Open during school sessions.

Mon - Fri, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Free.

 

GRAMMY Museum Mississippi

800 W. Sunflower Rd. • 662.441.0100 • grammymuseumms.org

For a truly remarkable interactive journey through the history of music, just follow the Mississippi Blues and Country Music Trails to GRAMMY Museum® Mississippi. Opening in March 2016, the museum features both permanent and rotating exhibits and is a must see for everyone who loves music. Mon - Sat, 10 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.; Sun, 12 - 5:30 p.m. Closed Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day. Admission.

 

 HAZEL & JIMMY SANDERS SCULPTURE GARDENHwy. 8 W, Delta State University • 662.846.4625 • sculpturegardenms.comLocated in front of the Bologna Performing Arts Center in a landscaped garden. Works of nationally known artists are on display.

 

Historic Blues Driving Tour

600 Third St. • 662.843.2712 • 800.295.7473 • visitclevelandms.com

A self-guided tour of sites important to blues music. Brochure available from Cleveland-Bolivar County Chamber of Commerce.

Mon - Fri, 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. Free.

 

HISTORIC DOWNTOWN SHOPPING DISTRICTCotton Row and Sharpe St. • 662.843.2712 • 800.295.7473 • visitclevelandms.comQuaint shopping district along the downtown greenstrip houses. Features boutiques, art galleries, cafes and specialty shopping. Located in the Historic District; features a landscaped walking trail.Mon - Sat, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Gift shop. Free.

 

Martin & Sue King Railroad Heritage Museum

115 S. Bayou Ave. • 662.843.3377 • cityofclevelandms.com

The museum showcases a 70’ x 17’ zero gauge model railroad layout. Also on display are artifacts, documents, photos and memorabilia. Interactive for children; fun for the whole family.

Model Train runs Mon - Sat, 1 - 4 p.m.; Museum: Mon - Fri, 9 a.m. - 12 p.m., 1 - 5 p.m.; Sat, 1 - 4 p.m.

 

 

Durant

Holmes County  |  City Population 2,792

 

Wesley Chapel Cemetery

Castalian Springs Rd. • 662.653.3221

Final resting place of more than 80 Confederate soldiers killed in the Battle of Shiloh.

Daily, dawn to dusk.

 

 

Ebenezer

Holmes County  |  City Population Under 100

 

Milton Lee Olive III GraveSite

W. Grove Cemetery, Ebenezer Rd. • 662.834.3198

Burial site of an 18-year-old who was the first African- American to receive the Medal of Honor for heroic action during the Vietnam War.

Daily, dawn to dusk.

 

 

Friars Point

Coahoma County  |  City Population 1,332

 

North Delta Museum

748 Second St. • 662.383.2233

Museum with Civil War and Indian artifacts.

Daily, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m., or by appointment. Admission.

 

 

Glen Allan

Washington County  |  City Population 297

 

Ruins of St. John’s Episcopal Church & Evergreen Cemetery

Near Glen Allan on Lake Washington • 662.334.2711 • 800.467.3582 • visitgreenville.org

c. 1830. View the remains of one of the first churches in the Delta region. During the Civil War, the lead was melted from its original stained-glass windows to make minié ball ammunition. Later, the church fell into ruin. Drive-by.

 

 

Glendora

Tallahatchie County  |  City Population 161

 

Emmett Till Historic Intrepid Center

33 Thomas St. • 662.375.7333 • glendorams.com

Center honors the memory of Emmett Till, a black youth kidnapped and brutally murdered in the Delta in 1955, with exhibits and related artifacts. Guided tours available. Gift shop. Tue - Fri, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.; Sat, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Donations accepted.

 

Emmett Till Memorial Park

glendorams.com

One-mile trail set along the waters of Black Bayou. Signs provide information about native plants and animals, the community's history and responses to events connected to the Emmett Till lynching. Picnic area, outdoor concert pavilion, campsite, bird-watching and photo opportunities.

 

 

Greenville

Washington County  |  City Population 33,418

 

Greenville/Washington County Convention & Visitors Bureau

216 S. Walnut St. • 662.334.2711 • 800.467.3582 • visitgreenville.org

 

The Armitage Herschell Carousel

323 S. Main St. • 662.332.2246 • greenville-arts-council.com

108-year-old, fully restored carousel is open for rides.

Sat, 3 - 5 p.m. $1 per ride.

 

Belmont Plantation, Est. 1857

3498 Hwy. One S • 310.210.5289 • 310.210.1964 • belmontplantation1857.com

Built in 1857 for W.W. Worthington, it is the last antebellum mansion along the river in the Mississippi Delta, standing at over 9,000 square feet.  After undergoing extensive restoration, the home is available for weddings, events, tours and luxury sportsmen excursions. Call for more information.

 

E.E. Bass Cultural Arts Center

323 S. Main St. • 662.332.2246 • greenville-arts-council.com

The center is housed in the former E.E. Bass Junior High School, designed by renowned architect A. Hays Town and built in 1929. The gallery displays seven exhibits per year with one week between shows.

Mon - Fri, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Free.

 

The Flood of 1927 Museum

118 S. Hinds • 662.334.2711 • 800.467.3582 • visitgreenville.org/things-to-do

Housed in the oldest structure in downtown Greenville, this museum presents the history of one of the greatest natural disasters this country has ever known.

Open year-round. Mon - Fri, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Weekends by appointment.

 

Great River Road

Extends from Mississippi/Tennessee state line to the Mississippi/Louisiana state line • 662.334.2711 • 800.467.3582

Drive along one of the nation’s oldest, longest and most distinctive scenic byways, which extends from the Tennessee line to the Louisiana line, allowing access  to the Mississippi River.

 

Great Wall of Mississippi

Downtown waterfront, between Main St. and Central St. • 662.334.2711 • 800.467.3582 • visitgreenville.org

In 1927, the Mississippi River broke through the levee north of Greenville,  flooding the Delta. A new levee system, taller than the Great Wall of China, was constructed by the US Army Corps of Engineers. Drive-by.

 

Greenville Air Force Base Museum

Mid-Delta Regional Airport, Mezzanine Level • 662.334.3121 • 800.467.3582

From World War II to the Cold War, Greenville did its part to train the airmen and women who defended our freedom. This museum tells their story.

Daily, 7 a.m. - 7 p.m.

 

Greenville Cypress Preserve Trust

Hwy. 82 W at Cypress Ln. • 662.334.2711 • 800.467.3582 • greenvillecypresspreserve.org

16-acre tract of land that protects three stands of ancient cypress trees. Open pavilion and a walking trail on site. Trail goes through the open meadow, over the slough and through the mixed woodlands, with an observation deck and signage.

Open year-round. Dawn to dusk. Free.

 

GREENVILLE’S HISTORIC CEMETERIESJewish Cemetery, 1000 S. Main St.; Live Oak Cemetery, S. Main at Crescent St.; Chinese Cemetery, 116 Crescent St.; Greenville Cemetery, S. Main at Washington Ave. • 662.334.2711 • 800.467.3582 • visitgreenville.orgThese final resting places tell volumes about Greenville’s early residents: bankers and business people, politicians, former slaves, writers, teachers, community and religious leaders and people from every walk of life. The Greenville Cemetery is home to The Patriot. This stunning tribute was commissioned by author William Alexander Percy in honor of his late father, former US Senator Leroy Percy.

 

Greenville History Museum

Greenville History Museum • gmbenji.webs.com

This museum tells the history of Greenville from the turn of the 20th century to the 1970s. Features photographs, artifacts and memorabilia.

Mon - Fri, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.; Sat, 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.

 

Greenville Speedway

1040 S. Raceway Rd. • 662.822.7071 • greenvillespeedway.net

The fastest track in the South. Heart-pounding, wheel-to-wheel action.

Weekly racing, Apr - Oct. Admission.

 

Greenville Writers ExhibiT

William Alexander Percy Library • 341 Main St. • 662.335.2331 • visitgreenville.org

Showcases the River City’s many prominent writers including Shelby Foote, Ellen Douglas, Walker Percy, Beverly Lowry and Clifton L. Taulbert.

Hours vary.

 

Hebrew Union Temple & Museum

504 Main St. • 662.332.4153 • hebrewunion.org

Houses the Goldstein Nelken Solomon Century of History Museum. Temple dates back to 1906. The museum displays Greenville’s Jewish history over the last half century.

By appointment.

 

Live Oak Cemetery, Burial Site of Holt Collier

S. Main St. at Crescent St. • 662.334.2711 • 800.467.3582  • visitgreenville.org

Final resting place of Bishop E.W. Lampton, the only African-American bishop from Mississippi, and Holt Collier, prominent African-America businessman and slave.

Drive-by. Free.

 

Mt. Horeb Missionary Baptist Church

538 Nelson St. • 662.335.1605  • visitgreenville.org

c. 1864; current building 1971. Established by six former slaves as the first church structure erected by African-Americans in Greenville. Mt. Horeb has been an important part of the city’s religious life.

Sunday services, 9:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. Drive-by.

 

Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Church

422 E. Gloster • 662.332.0891 • 800.467.3582 • visitgreenville.org

c. 1828. Brick Romanesque Revival building on the site of the first Roman Catholic seminary for African-American priests in the US.

By appointment.

 

St. Matthew African Methodist Episcopal Church

514 Nelson St. • 662.335.4479 • 800.467.3582 • visitgreenville.org

Organized in 1867, St. Matthew was the first AME church established in the Mississippi Delta.

By appointment.

 

Walnut Street Entertainment District

Walnut St. • 662.378.2254 • 800.467.3582 • visitgreenville.org

Special guest appearances by blues artists, live rock bands, R&B performers and more every weekend. Dining. Blues Walk stone markers honor local entertainers and others from around the world.

 

Warfield Point Park

295 Warfield Point Rd. • 662.335.7275 • warfieldpointpark.com

Features a 38-ft. observation tower for a panoramic view of the Mississippi River. One of the few locations on the river that offers camping as well as RV and picnic facilities on the banks of the Mississippi. Daily.

 

Wetherbee House

503 Washington Ave. • 662.378.3121

c. 1873. Classic Victorian Revival cottage which is now the home of the Greater Greenville Development Foundation and Main Street Greenville.

Mon - Fri, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Free.

 

 

 

 

 

WASHINGTON COUNTY WELCOME CENTERHwy. 82 and Reed Rd. • 662.332.2378 • visitgreenville.org The Washington County Welcome Center, originally dubbed “The River Road Queen,” is considered one of the ten most distinctive welcome centers in the United States, with exhibits upstairs showcasing the Delta. Located near the Mississippi River, it was originally built for the 1984 World’s Fair in New Orleans then relocatedto Greenville.Daily, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

 

 WINTERVILLE MOUNDS & MUSEUM2415 Hwy. 1 N • 662.334.4684 • mdah.state.ms.us/hprop/winterville.html One of the largest Indian mound groups in the Mississippi Valley. Area artifacts and special events year-round. Go to website for the most current schedule of events. Free. Donations accepted.Grounds: Daily, dawn to dusk.  Museum: Mon - Sat, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.; Sun, 1:30 - 5 p.m.

 

 

Greenwood

Leflore County  |  City Population 16,742

 

Greenwood Convention & Visitors Bureau

225 Howard St. • 662.453.9197 • 800.748.9064 • visitgreenwood.com

 

Downtown & Main St. Walking Tour

662.453.9197 • greenwoodwalkingtour.com

From the largest Elk Clubs in Mississippi to the Alluvian Hotel, you'll notice elaborate brickwork and columns on downtown storefronts. Discover landmarks like Cotton Row, the Courthouse and Keesler Bridge.

 

Fort Pemberton Site

Hwy. 82 • 662.453.9197 • 800.748.9064 • visitgreenwood.com

Fort Pemberton was one of the many fortifications that deterred Union boars from making their way to Vicksburg in 1863.

The Star of the West remains lie in the Tallahatchie River.

 

Grand Boulevard

662.453.9197 • visitgreenwood.com

Rumored to have sold his soul to the devil, Robert Johnson's brief and turbulent life is followed in his self-guided tour through Baptist Town, blues hangouts and possible burial sites..

 

Greenwood Cemetery

Strong Ave. • 662.453.9197 • 800.748.9064

Contains 40 Confederate gravesites from the battle of Fort Pemberton.

Dawn to dusk.

 

 THE HELP DRIVING TOURvisitgreenwood.comTake the self-guided driving tour and see the locations used in the movie, The Help based on the bestselling novel by Mississippi native, Kathryn Stockett.  Also visit some of the favorite hot spots of the crew and cast during their stay. To download a map visit visitgreenwood.com

 

The Museum of the Mississippi Delta

1608 Hwy. 82 W • 662.453.0925 • museumofthemississippidelta.com

Eclectic local museum, founded almost forty years ago to house agricultural, archaeological, cultural and historic treasures.

Mon - Fri, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.; Sat, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.; Closed holiday weekends.  Admission.

 

Robert Johnson Self-Guided Tour

662.453.9197 • visitgreenwood.com

Rumored to have sold his soul to the devil, Robert Johnson's brief and turbulent life is followed in his self-guided tour through Baptist Town, blues hangouts and possible burial sites.

 

Wesley United Methodist Church

800 Howard St. • 662.453.3477 • 800.748.9064 • visitgreenwood.com

c. 1870. Wesley United Methodist Church is one of Leflore County’s oldest  churches and was organized by an African-American.

 

 

Hollandale

Washington County  |  City Population 3,118

 

Holt Collier National Wildlife Refuge Birding & Wildlife Viewing area

728 Yazoo Refuge Rd. • 662.839.2638 • fws.gov/holtcollier

Provides habitat resources for more than 250 songbirds, wading birds, waterfowl and raptor species.

 

Sam Chatmon’s Grave

Sanders Memorial Garden on Morgan Ave. • 662.334.2711 • 800.467.3582 • visitgreenville.org

Burial site of legendary bluesman Sam Chatmon. Born in 1899, Chatmon played with two of  his brothers in the influential blues band, the Mississippi Sheiks. He died in 1983.

 

 

Indianola

Sunflower County  |  City Population 11,264

 

Indianola Tourism Commission

B.B. King Museum & Delta Interpretive Center

400 Second St. • 662.887.9539 • bbkingmuseum.org

 

B.B.’s Corner

Corner of Second St. and Church St.

B.B. King often played for tips on this street corner as a young man in the 1940s, and in the 1980s he placed his footprints and signature on the sidewalk. Mississippi Blues Trail marker on-site. Drive-by.

 

 B.B. king museum & delta interpretive center400 Second St. • 662.887.9539 • bbkingmuseum.orgThe rich cultural heritage of the Mississippi Delta and the life of bluesman B.B. King are told in this state-of-the-art museum through film, interactive exhibits, artifacts and activities. Gift shop. Admission. Group rates available.Tue - Sat, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.; Sun and Mon, 12 - 5 p.m.; Closed Mondays, Nov - Mar.

 

Charley Patton’s GraveSite

St. Rest Plantation Cemetery, Holly Ridge Community • 662.887.9539

Gravesite of Charley Patton, the founder of Delta blues. Mississippi Blues Trail marker on site.

 

 

 

 

 

 The Clark HouseCorner of Westside St. and College St.Originally a two-story house built in Carrollton. The house was brought by train to Indianola in the early 1900s and reconstructed on this site. One of many historic homes in town, many with signs that denotebuilding date. Drive-by.Club Ebony

404 Hannah St. • 662.635.5754

Club Ebony has featured some of the world’s greatest blues artists, including B.B. King, who has performed here each year after his homecoming concert in Indianola. Open for tour groups and special events.

 

Craig Claiborne Boyhood Home

208 W. Percy St.

Craig Claiborne, longtime food editor at the New York Times and a celebrated chef and cookbook author, grew up in this 1930s home where his mother ran a boarding house. Drive-by.

 

The Crown Restaurant & Art Gallery

112 Front St. • 662.887.4522 • 800.833.7731  • thecrownrestaurant.com

Local art and pottery fill the walls of this nationally known restaurant, home of Taste of Gourmet. Award- winning smoked catfish pate and other packaged food shipped all over the world. A Delta lunch tradition since 1976.

Gallery: Tue - Sat, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

 

Gin Mill Galleries

109 Pershing Ave. • 662.887.3209 • visitthedelta.com/attractions/music_blues

Located next to the B.B. King Museum, Gin Mill Galleries is both a restaurant and gallery of Delta culture and heritage. Live music on weekends.

Tue - Wed, 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.; Thu - Sat, 11 a.m. - 2 p.m., 6 p.m. - until; Sun, 6 p.m. - until.

 

Historic Downtown Indianola

Front St. from the Post Office to the railroad tracks

In the early 1900s, Front St. was the location of the pharmacy of A.R. Walker, the first African-American pharmacist in Mississippi. At 104 Front St. is Planter’s Bank, with an old-fashioned clock tower, built in 1905. At 114 Front St. was the town’s first automobile dealership in 1916. The street is now lined with shops, art galleries and restaurants and is featured in the opening scene of the movie, The Chamber, which was based on John Grisham’s novel. The courthouse on the corner of Second and Court is featured in the film as well.

 

 indian bayouExtends from Hwy. 49 W on Main St. to Hwy. 82 at Heathman PlantationDrive along this uniquely beautiful cypress bayou running through historic downtown Indianola onto Westside Dr., passing Heathman Plantation and Holly Ridge as it crosses Hwy. 82. A new sidewalk trail extends from Fletcher Park on Main St. into downtown.

 

 

Indianola Pecan House

1013 Hwy. 82 E • 662.887.5420 • 800.541.6252 • pecanhouse.com

Home of the Original Praline Pecans. Locally owned and locally sourced products. Free samples of more than 30 different flavors of pecans and other treats.

Tours offered. By appointment.

 

Irene Magruder Historical Marker

212 Byas St. • 662.887.4298

Site of the home of Irene Magruder (1898 - 1973), the first African-American in Indianola to open her home to civil rights workers during Freedom Summer in 1964. All-day viewing.

 

Wayne & Minnie Cox Park

Faisonia Ave. and Gresham St.

Minnie Cox was the first known African-American postmistress, appointed by two presidents. She was postmistress of Indianola twice between 1891 and 1904. A historical marker and park are on the site where her home stood. The post office was dedicated to her in 2008.

 

 

Isola

Humphreys County  |  City Population 768

 

Yazoo Valley Wildlife

850 Bellewood Rd., Hwy. 49 W • 662.207.3474

Seasonal boat trips on the Mississippi, Yazoo and Sunflower Rivers and local oxbow lakes. Bald eagle nest tours and swamp tours in local cypress/Tupelo brakes. Native American Mound Builder tour (with stop at Jaketown Museum) and Harvest Tours. Guided canoe trips, duck, dove and goose hunting, white-tailed deer watching and wildlife photography.

 

 

Leland

Washington County  |  City Population 5,065

 

BIRTHPLACE OF KERMIT THE FROG MUSEUM415 SE Deer Creek Dr. • 662.686.7383 • birthplaceofthefrog.com Commemorates the Delta boyhood of Jim Henson, creator of the Sesame Street characters, and his delightful Muppets. Kermit the Frog is displayed along with other Henson memorabilia. Gift shop. Free. Donations accepted. For more information, contact Dot Turk or Ashley Zepponi.Mon - Sat, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.; open until 5 p.m. from Jun - Aug.

 

Deer Creek

West of the intersection of Hwy. 82 and Hwy. 61

The bank and flood basin of Deer Creek once supported thriving steamboat commerce. Today, it is the site of some of the most fertile soil in the world. Washington is Mississippi’s largest cotton-producing county. This region also boasted an agriculturally based Indian culture, which thrived as early as 1200 AD Visit “The Rainbow Connection Bridge” in honor of The Muppets creator Jim Henson.

 

Highway 61 Blues Museum

307 N. Broad St., Hwy. 61 • 662.686.7646 • 866.285.7646 • highway61blues.com

Located in the old Montgomery Hotel, it honors the mid-Mississippi Delta bluesmen and their contributions to music. In the heyday of the blues, over 150 bluesmen lived within a 100-mile radius of Leland.

Mon - Sat, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Admission.

 

James “Son” Thomas’ Grave

Old Tribbett Rd. • 662.334.2711 • 800.467.3582 • visitgreenville.org

James Thomas, one of the favorite sons of the blues, is buried in Bogue Memorial Cemetery, in front of Greater St. Matthew M.B. Church. Free.

 

Leland Blues Murals

Fourth St. between Broad and Main, and at Main and Third St. • 662.686.7646 • 866.285.7646 • highway61blues.com

Murals, painted by local artists such as Cristen Craven Barnard and Jay Kirgis, depict blues musicians from the Leland area. Jimmy Reed, Little Milton, Eddie Cusic, Willie Foster and James “Son” Thomas, as well as many other famous musicians, are included.

 

Lexington

Holmes County  |  City Population 1,917

 

Saints Academy

Saints Academy • Hwy. 17 S • 662.834.1019

Located on a former plantation. Contains archives and related articles on African-American history and education.

Mon - Fri, 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.

 

 

Merigold

Bolivar County  |  City Population 664

 

 McCarty's Pottery & Gardens101 Saint Mary St. • 662.748.2293 • mccartyspottery.comIn 1954, Lee and Pup McCarty began what was to become an internationally recognized and award-winning pottery business. The McCartys are recipients of the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Mississippi Institute of Arts and Letters and have had their work shown in museums and galleries around the world. The gardens of McCarty Pottery have garnered international acclaim.Feb - Dec, Tue - Sat, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Gift shop. Free.

 

 

 

 

 

Morgan City

Leflore County  |  City Population 291

 

Robert Johnson Memorial

North of Morgan City Mt. Zion M.B. Church, Hwy. 7 • 662.453.9197 • 800.748.9064 • visitgreenwood.com

One of three supposed burial sites of Robert Johnson, “King of the Delta Blues Singers.”

 

 

Mound Bayou

Bolivar County  |  City Population 2,019

 

Heritage Walking Trail

Downtown Historic District

Trail features five new historical markers in the downtown historic district along the old railroad bed.

 

I.T. Montgomery Home

212 S. Main St. • 662.741.2181

In 1887, former slaves of Jefferson Davis’ brother, Joseph, formed their own community called Mound Bayou. I.T. Montgomery was one of the town founders. Drive-by.

 

Mound Bayou Sites

106 Green St. • 662.741.2193  • 800.353.4392 • moundbayouonline.com

City Hall exhibits wood sculptures of noted African-Americans and tours of historic sites. Open year-round.

Mon - Fri, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Free.

 

 PETER’S POTTERY301 Fortune St. • 662.741.2283 • peters-pottery.netPottery capturing the rich earth tones of the Mississippi Delta, handcrafted by the talented Woods Brothers of Mound Bayou.Open year-round.  Mon - Tue, Thu - Sat, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Gift shop. Free.

 

Pickens

Holmes County  |  City Population 1,226

 

Big Black River Paddle Trip

Hwy. 51 at Pickens • 601.956.2137  • mscanoeclub.org

Canoe the river at nine access points; access at Hwy. 51 at Pickens and take out at Hwy. 61 near Grand Gulf.

 

Rob Morris Little Red Schoolhouse

6776 Hwy. 17 • 662.472.2897 • holmescountymississippi.com

Former Eureka Masonic College where Dr. Rob Morris began writing Eastern Star’s first ritual in 1848.

Mon - Fri, 9:30 a.m. - 3 p.m.

 

 

Quito

Leflore County  |  City Population 6,415

 

Robert Johnson Tombstone

Quito-Payne Chapel M.B. Church • 662.453.9197 • 800.748.9064 • visitgreenwood.com

One of three supposed burial sites of legendary bluesman Robert Johnson,  “King of the Delta Blues Singers.”

 

 

Rolling Fork

Sharkey County  |  City Population 2,195

 

Rolling Fork Visitors Center & Museum

380 Walnut St. • 662.873.2232 • cityofrollingfork.org

Just off Hwy. 61, you can view the history of Rolling Fork and Sharkey County while refreshing yourself. Free WiFi.

 

Blue Lake Interpretive Trail

Delta National Forest • 662.873.6256 • trails.com

Catch a glimpse of wood ducks, great blue herons and alligators. Wooded sloughs are home to the cottonmouth, mud snake, speckled king snake and black-masked racer. Deer, barred owls, wood ducks and aquatic mammals can be seen year-round.

 

Dowling Bayou Hiking Trail

Delta National Forest, 402 Hwy. 61 N • 662.873.6256 • forestcamping.com

A 4.5-mile hiking trail adjacent to a lake and continuing through the Overcup Oak Research Natural Area and the Delta National Forest.

 

farmer jim’s pumpkin patch & Corn Maze

 Hwy. 16 • 662.907.3359 • farmerjimspumpkinpatch.com

Open the month of October. A variety of pumpkins are grown on site; pick your own. Corn maze as well as children's hay bale maze and activities.

Sat, 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.; Sun, 2 - 6 p.m.; Mon - Fri, appointment only.

 

Little Sunflower River Paddle Trip

662.873.6256

High probability of viewing wetland songbirds during migration and the breeding season. Deer, barred owls, wood ducks and aquatic mammals can be seen year-round. High water can limit access during late winter and spring. Closed to hiking Nov - Jan.

 

mont Helena

Old Hwy. 61 • 662.873.4617 • monthelena.com

Beautiful, historic post-bellum home atop a ceremonial Indian mound. By appointment.

 

Rolling fork’s  chainsaw carved bears

cityofrollingfork.org

These bears are carved annually as part of the Great Delta Bear Affair Festival and donated to the community. Chainsaw carved works of art scattered around town; maps available at the Visitors Center.

 

 

Ruleville

Sunflower County  |  City Population 2,913

 

Fannie Lou Hamer GraveSite

Byron St. • 662.756.2791

Monument commemorates the life of the famous civil rights activist. Brochure available from City Hall. Drive-by.

 

 

Shelby

Bolivar County  |  City Population 2,683

 

Shelby Depot Library

Hwy. 61 • 662.398.7748

c. 1901. A designated Mississippi Landmark, this historic depot was built by the Yazoo & Mississippi Valley Railroad.

Mon – Tue, Thu – Fri, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

 

 

Tinsley

Yazoo County  |  City Population Under 100

 

Tinsley Oil Field

Hwy. 3 • 662.746.1815 • 800.381.0662 • visityazoo.org

In 1939, Tinsley Oil Field was the site of the first discovery of oil in Mississippi. For a time, it was a major source of oil in the United States. Drive-by.

 

 

Tunica

Tunica County  |  City Population 10,000

 

Tunica Convention & Visitors Bureau

13625 US Hwy. 61 N • 662.363.3800 • 888.488.6422 • tunicatravel.com

 

Gateway to the Blues Museum & Visitors Center

Make your first stop in Tunica at the all-new Gateway to the Blues, which is housed in an 1895 train depot. Museum and gift shop. Mon - Fri, 8:30 a.m. - 6 p.m.; Sat, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.; Sun, 1 - 5 p.m.

 

  BALLY'S CASINO TUNICA1450 Bally Blvd. • 662.357.1500 • 866.422.5597 • ballystunica.com24-hour gaming facility with slots and table games, over 200 guest rooms, outdoor pool, three restaurants and live entertainment.

 

fitz casino & hotel tunica

711 Lucky Ln. • 662.363.5825 • 800.766.5825 • fitzgeraldstunica.com

24-hour gaming facility, 506 guest rooms, smoking rooms, indoor pool, exercise room, spa, restaurants,

 

 gold strike casino resort1010 Casino Center Dr. • 662.357.1373 • 888.245.7829 • goldstrikemississippi.comGold Strike Casino has a 31-story resort featuring 1,133 hotel rooms and 60,000 sq. ft. of gaming with six diverse restaurants and a spa.

 

the hollywood cafe

1585 Old Commerce Rd. • 662.363.1225 • thehollywoodcafe.com

An iconic Delta cafe located in a farm commissary built in 1926. Excellent food and full bar service.

 

hollywood casino

1150 Casino Strip Resort Blvd. • 662.357.7700 • 800.871.0711 • hollywoodcasinotunica.com

Hollywood Casino has over 1,100 exciting slot machines and more than 25 table games in 54,000 sq. ft. of gaming space. Guests can enjoy three restaurants, movie memorabilia, golf and an indoor pool while staying in the 494-room hotel.

 

 Horseshoe casino & hotel1021 Casino Center Dr. • 662.357.5500 • 800.303.7463 • horseshoetunica.comHome of the best odds, highest limits and biggest jackpots with newly renovated hotel rooms, outdoor pool, fitness center, six restaurants and big-time entertainment.

 

resorts casino tunica

1100 Casino Strip Resort Blvd. • 662.363.7777 • 866.706.7070 • resortstunica.com

24-hour gaming facility, 201 rooms, smoking rooms, restaurants, lounges, entertainment and senior discounts.

 

river Bend Links Golf Course

1205 Nine Lakes Dr. • 662.363.1005 • riverbendtunica.com

Located in a sweeping bend in the Mississippi River, River Bend Links offers golfers a chance to experience the simple beauty and peacefulness of the Mississippi Delta.

See Delta Region Golf Courses chart for course specifics.

 

Sam’s Town Hotel & Gambling hall Resort

1477 Casino Strip Resort Blvd. • 662.363.0711 • 800.456.0711 • samstowntunica.com

24-hour gaming facility. Non-stop casino action, with everything you love about the South: generous portions of down-home cooking, the brightest stars in country music and famous Southern hospitality.

 

Tunica Bike Trails

Tunica County • 662.363.6611 • tunicamainstreet.com

27-mile bike trail from the town of Tunica to the Desoto County line and a 13-mile trail from downtown to Mhoon Landing Park. Activity area, primitive camping and picnic area. Free.

 

Tunica Museum

One Museum Blvd. • 662.363.6631 • tunicamuseum.com

Tunica County’s rich history interpreted through exhibits, educational programs, research and collections.

Tue - Sat, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Call in advance for a guided tour. Free.

 

Tunica national golf & tennisOne Champions Ln. • 662.357.0777 • 866.833.6331 • tunicanational.com facebook.com/TunicaNationalTunica National Golf and Tennis is North Mississippi's signature destination for exceptional golf and tennis. Located minutes from Tunica's eight world-class casinos, this championship golf facility also features indoor clay tennis courts and offers player-friendly green and court fees. A beautifully constructed clubhouseincludes a robust pro shop, an excellent restaurant and all the amenities one would expect only at a private club.

 

 Tunica RiverPark & museumOne RiverPark Dr. • 662.357.0050 • 866.517.4837 • tunicariverpark.com facebook.com/TunicaRiverParkDiscover the culture, history and nature of the Mississippi River at a Delta favorite.  Enjoy a Mississippi River Museum, outdoor nature trails, picnic areas, breathtaking views. Museum and gift shop.Tue - Sat, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.; Jun - Oct: Sun, 1 p.m. - 5 p.m.; Closed Mondays and Christmas Day.

 

Tunica Roadhouse casino & hotel

1107 Casino Center Dr. • 800.391.3777 • Tunica-Roadhouse.com

Cowboy up for rip-roarin' fun with over 1,300 slots, 36 table games, pool tables, drink specials, live entertainment and spacious hotel suites.

 

Tunica sports Complex

1165 Abbay St. • 662.357.0523 • tunicaparks.com/parks

The Tunica Sports Complex is “the place to meet and compete,” featuring an aquatic center, baseball/softball fields, basketball courts and professional boxing facility.

Mon - Fri, 8 a.m. - 8 p.m.; Sat, 8 a.m. - 6 p.m.; Sun, 1 - 6 p.m.

 

Tunica Veteran's Memorial Park

Rivergate Park • 662.363.6611 • tunicamainstreet.com

Beautiful park with life-size bronze statues. Plaques represent all areas of service.

Open year-round. Free.

 

Walking Tour of Historic Tunica

909 River Rd. • 662.363.6611 • tunicamainstreet.com

Walking tour of downtown Tunica. There are 13 bronze plaques on historic buildings. Locations are on Main St., Edwards Ave. and School St. Free.

 

 

 

Tutwiler

Tallahatchie County  |  City Population 1,364

 

Delta Pecan Orchard

473 State Hwy. 3 • 662.345.2288 • 800.281.2582 • deltapecan.com

Visit Delta Pecan Orchard and follow the process of gourmet pecan production, harvesting, cleaning and roasting. They also make pecan pies, breads, cakes and cookies.

Mon - Fri, 8 a.m. - 3 p.m.; Sat - Sun, by appointment. Free.

 

 

Vaiden

Carroll County  |  City Population 734

 

Shongalo Presbyterian Church

201 Court St. • 662.464.9311

Founded in 1835, the two-story building was built in 1874. Upper story once housed the local Masonic Lodge. It fell in 2007 and was rebuilt as a single story.

Daily, dawn to dusk. Drive-by.

 

St. Clement’s Episcopal church

713 Front St. • 662.464.7777

Built in 1876 of bricks with Gothic architecture. The walls are paneled with curly pine. Memorial windows depict the Madonna and Child and episodes in the life of Christ. Daily, dawn to dusk. Drive-by.

 

Vaiden Cemetery

703 Mulberry St. • 662.464.5381

Historic cemetery contains graves of approximately 50 Civil War soldiers. The oldest graves date back to 1837. Dr. C.M. Vaiden’s grave is marked by an elaborate tombstone.

 

Vaiden High School

504 Mulberry St.

Built in 1943 with WPA funds focused on education and architecture.

It served the community until 1999. Designed by E.L. Malvaney.  The Art Moderne style is reflected in smooth exterior wall finishes, aluminum windows and curved surfaces. Mississippi Landmark. Drive-by.

 

 

Yazoo City

Yazoo County  |  City Population 11,822

 

Yazoo County Convention & Visitors Bureau

110 N. Jerry Clower Blvd., Ste. S • 662.746.1815 • 800.381.0662 • visityazoo.org

 

 

Afro-American Sons & Daughters Hospital

712 Eighth St. • 662.746.1815 • 800.381.0662 • visityazoo.org

The state’s first hospital serving African-American Mississippians. Founded by Thomas J. Huddleston Sr., a prosperous black entrepreneur and advocate. Drive-by.

 

b.s. ricks memorial library

310 N. Main St. • 662.746.5557 • facebook.com/RicksMemorialLibrary

The oldest public library building in the state still in use, also designated a Mississippi Literary Landmark in recognition of its association with author Willie Morris. Rotating historical exhibits.

Mon - Thu, 8:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.; Fri, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.; Sat, 8:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.

 

Battle of Benton Road

Hwy. 49 W at Broadway Hill • 662.746.1815 • 800.381.0662 • visityazoo.org

In 1864, Union forces defended Yazoo City against Confederate forces led by Generals Lawrence Ross and Robert Richardson. The Third US Colored Calvary helped defeat Confederate forces. Historical marker.

 

Bell Road

Bell Rd. • 662.746.1815 • 800.381.0662 • visityazoo.org

This historic road, sunken from traffic since the 1820s, was widely used during the Civil War. Today it resembles the old, sunken Natchez Trace.

Open daily.

 

Bethel AME Church

214 S. Monroe • 662.746.2400 • visityazoo.org

Organized in 1868, Bethel is the oldest African- American congregation in Yazoo City. After affiliating with the African Methodist Episcopal Church, the congregation moved to this site in 1890. Tours available.

 

fun time trolley tours

203 S. Main St. • 662.751.8886 • mainsthotel.com

Trolley tours available. Two-, three- and four-day packages with Main Street Hotel stays and personalized tours of the Delta. Schedule in advance. Admission.

 

 GLENWOOD CEMETERYEntrance Gate at intersection of Lintonia Ave. and Potters Field Rd. • 662.746.1815 • 800.381.0662 • visityazoo.orgVoted the second "Spookiest Cemetery in the US" in a poll by Huff Post Travel in 2012. Glenwood Cemetery dates back to at least 1856. Visit a mass grave of unknown Confederate soldiers and a grave, surrounded by chains, said to hold the "Witch of Yazoo" who, legend tells, burned down Yazoo City in 1904.Tours available by appointment. Open dawn to dusk

 

“good old boy” tour

110 N. Jerry Clower Blvd., Ste. S • 662.746.1815 • 800.381.0662  • visityazoo.org/good-old-boy-tour

Based on Willie Morris' book, come explore Yazoo City and Glenwood Cemetery through the eyes of young Morris. Costumed storyteller tells the story of "The Witch." Schedule in advance. Admission.

 

Mt. Vernon M.B. Church

137 W. Canal St. • 662.746.3443 • visityazoo.org

Mt. Vernon M.B. Chruch was organized in 1870, and was the first African-American Baptist congregation in Yazoo City. Mt. Vernon features stained-glass windows, balcony with Gothic lettering and stairway.

 

 Sam B. Olden Yazoo Historical Society Museum332 N. Main St. (inside the Triangle Cultural Center) • 662.746.2273 • 800.381.0662  • visityazoo.orgBrings together the county’s diverse past. Fossils dating back 45,000 years, Native American relics, Civil War history, African-American history, famous Yazooans and Governor Haley Barbour Collection.By appointment.

 

 Yazoo County Agricultural Tours110 N. Jerry Clower Blvd., Ste. S • 662.746.1815 • 800.381.0662  • visityazoo.org/toursCotton, catfish farming, local honey farms, a 250-acre working ranch; visit a cotton gin and catfish plant.Seasonal. By appointment. Groups of 30+. Fees apply.

 

 unique, boutique & Thrifty Shopping in yazoo county110 N. Jerry Clower Blvd., Ste. S • 662.746.1815 • 800.381.0662 • visityazoo.org/shoppingYazoo County offers a variety of shopping opportunities. Decade-old thrift shops, contemporary flea and farmers markets, antiques, upscale consignment, boutiques,opulent gift shops and more. Guide available.

 

Yazoo City Historic Homes & Churches Driving Tours

332 N. Main St. • 662.746.1815 • 800.381.0662  • visityazoo.org/tours

Antebellum, Queen Anne and Victorian architecture in the historic business and residential district. Brochure available at the Yazoo County Convention and Visitors Bureau. Daily. Drive-by.

FOR A COMPLETE LISTING OF CASINOS, GOLF COURSES, STATE PARKS, RV PARKS/CAMPGROUNDS, HOTELS/MOTELS AND BED & BREAKFASTS & UNIQUE LODGING PLEASE REFER TO THEIR RESPECTIVE CHARTS IN THE GUIDE.

 

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PO MONKEY’S

Po Monkey’s Rd. • visitclevelandms.com

One of the last authentic rural juke houses, Po Monkey’s welcomes visitors every Thursday night. This site is now part of the official Mississippi Blues Trail.

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