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The Civil War Sites of Mississippi
See these Impressive Battlegrounds, Museums & Memorials
Make travel plans to visit and explore Mississippi soon – you'll find a wealth of historic sites and attractions, each yielding a different story of how Mississippi came to be.
Across the state, and throughout these excellent historical sties, discover a wealth of top-notch Civil War history. Museums, battlefields, and iconic landmarks dot the Mississippi landscape.
To the north, in Hattiesburg, be sure to make your way around two of the very best museums in the state: the African American Military History Museum, and the Mississippi Armed Forces Museum.
Out along the MS Delta Region, Vicksburg and Natchez are two of the most exceptional cities in the state – they both happen to, also, yield impressive Civil War history attractions.
Whether it be the Natchez National Historical Park or the Vicksburg National Military Park, you're in for truly authentic and unmatched look at the Civil War history of the area.
There are also a number of highly acclaimed and oft-visited national parks in Mississippi – many of them deeply rooted to the Civil War. Brices Cross Roads National Battlefield Sites is a great way to experience the best of Tupelo, while Gulf Islands National Seashore features a wealth of Civil War-era encampments.
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Civil War history throughout Mississippi is hard to miss. There are national parks dedicated to preserving the honor and memory of those who fought, parks, landmarks, and museums – all of it a way for locals and visitors alike to experience Mississippi's role in the Civil War.
In the northern region, close to Ripley, be sure to embark on a tour of the Corinth National Cemetery. Built in 1866 across 20 acres of land, the Corinth National Cemetery has more than 7,000 interments from the Civil War.
Closer to downtown Tupelo, and still an easy drive in from nearby Ripley, the Tupelo National Battlefield is another of the must-visit Civil War landmark sites in Mississippi. This site honors and celebrates the lives of those who fought the Battle of Tupelo on July 14th and 15th, 1864.
Head southwest from Corinth and check out Greenwood, home of Fort Pemberton Memorial Park.
Explore the park and gain insights into the battle where the Confederates successfully held off the Union forces and General Ulysses S. Grant. He would then have to find a different route into Vicksburg.
When you make it to Vicksburg, be sure to check out the Grand Gulf Military State Park. Found almost directly between Natchez and Vicksburg, this park features the – still standing – Confederate Memorial Chapel.
Drive in from Biloxi or Gulfport and make the most of your tour of the Jefferson Davis Presidential Library – the Jefferson Davis House can yield a full day of tours and exploration. Before you depart from Biloxi and the coast, be sure to visit the famous Biloxi Lighthouse.