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If you’ve romanticized the Mississippi bayou to the tune of “Tupelo Honey,” you won’t be disappointed when you head to the Gulf Coast for blues, barbecue, and stately antebellum homes. If you’re stuck on scoring an invitation inside these mansions, visit Natchez during its twice-yearly Natchez Springs Pilgrimage. Those more interested in music than mansions can’t miss a trip to Clarksdale, “ground zero” of the delta blues and home to the Delta Blues Museum.

So whether you’re a first-timer or a frequent visitor, a business traveler or a budget explorer, IgoUgo has all the travel-planning tools and resources you need to create a memorable vacation. Read traveler reviews of the top hotels, restaurants, and things to do, browse amazing photos; ask for advice in our friendly travel forums; and find ... Read More
If you’ve romanticized the Mississippi bayou to the tune of “Tupelo Honey,” you won’t be disappointed when you head to the Gulf Coast for blues, barbecue, and stately antebellum homes. If you’re stuck on scoring an invitation inside these mansions, visit Natchez during its twice-yearly Natchez Springs Pilgrimage. Those more interested in music than mansions can’t miss a trip to Clarksdale, “ground zero” of the delta blues and home to the Delta Blues Museum.

So whether you’re a first-timer or a frequent visitor, a business traveler or a budget explorer, IgoUgo has all the travel-planning tools and resources you need to create a memorable vacation. Read traveler reviews of the top hotels, restaurants, and things to do, browse amazing photos; ask for advice in our friendly travel forums; and find cheap flights and hotels. Then, after your trip is over, share your travel reviews, tips, and photos with friends and fellow travelers right here on IgoUgo.    Close

Stories and Tips Mississippi

Spring and Fall Pilgrimages

Written by Amber Autumn on 04 Mar, 2011

In Natchez, there's two "pilgrimages" where guests can see the beautiful and ancient mansions during two times of the year with costumed tour guides. During both of these Pilgrimages, there's other events such as drinking mint julep and listening to jazz at Stanton…Read More


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Capitols: Old and New

Written by chadk78 on 09 Jul, 2005

A good way to acquaint yourself with the history of Mississippi is to visit the Old Capitol Museum. Constructed in 1839, this Greek-Revival building was Mississippi's state capitol until 1903. Today, it houses many exhibits about the state's history. Native-American artifacts include an authentic canoe…Read More


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Oak Grove- More than just Accomodations

Written by Linda Kaye on 24 Nov, 2000

Imagine its 1858, the long hard winter has just passed. The signs of spring are in the air and life is becoming abundantly evident. The air is sweet with honeysuckle and there before you is a magnificent and beautiful new home- Cedar Grove.…Read More


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Vicksburg National Military Park

Written by chadk78 on 10 Jul, 2005

During the War for Southern Independence, maintaining control of the Mississippi River was an absolute must for the Confederacy to survive. Likewise for Ulysses S. Grant, commander of U.S. armies in the West, it was imperative to keep the Confederates from being able to…Read More


Discovering the Old South in Vicksburg

Written by chadk78 on 09 Jul, 2005

Unlike Jackson, many of Vicksburg’s antebellum structures survived the War Between the States. Despite being shelled for 47 days by Union gunboats in the Mississippi, the city has maintained much of its historic character. During the first weeks of April and October, the…Read More


Jackson's Antebellum Jewels

Written by chadk78 on 09 Jul, 2005

Quite a few of the South’s important cities met the fate of William T. Sherman’s torch during the Great Yankee Invasion of the 1860s. Jackson, Mississippi, was one of the first of these unfortunate cities. After the town was burned in 1863,…Read More


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Driving Down I-90

Written by Samlawali on 13 Nov, 2005

Katrina, a category 4 hurricane, hit the Gulf Coast in late summer of 2005. While New Orleans was the most publicized of the areas hit, Gulfport, Mississippi, and the Interstate 90 area had some of the most extensive damage. From what I was told, I-90…Read More


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Causeyville General Store

Written by Dave Lapha on 11 Jan, 2005

If you enjoy going to yesteryear buildings that are still in use, you’ll want to stop by here. The general store and gristmill are on the National Register of Historic Places. The original store that sits next to the 1895 building was built in 1869 as…Read More


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The Williams Mansion

Written by kstraveler on 31 Mar, 2004

The Williams Mansion was the second home we toured in Meridian. The home has been relocated from its original location, just down the street. The movers did an excellent job and there was no damage from the move. The Williams home is…Read More


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The Merrehope Mansion

Written by kstraveler on 31 Mar, 2004

While we were in Meridian, we went through two beautiful old houses, Merrehope Mansion and Williams Mansion. Both had their own unique brand of beauty. Merrehope is a 20-room mansion that started as a small cottage before the Civil War, served as Confederate…Read More


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