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Vicksburg National Military Park

Mississippi offers tours for all tastes

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posted June 1, 2019
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Between its casinos, beaches, great weather, hiking trails, golf courses and Civil War and Civil Rights history, Mississippi ranks as a popular spot for travelers. The staff at Visit Mississippi can develop a customized itinerary to meet the needs of your group and ensure the perfect trip, or planners can choose from one of 30 itineraries available on the Visit Mississippi website, including:

Elvis Presley's birthplace, Tupelo, Mississippi
Elvis Presley's birthplace (Photo by CC Flickr/CJ Anderson: bit.ly/2LIf3zk)

For Civil War enthusiasts, the five-day Antebellum South & Civil War Tour starts in Natchez, a city with more than 500 antebellum homes, churches and buildings that also was once home to more millionaires than New York City. The rest of the tour will visit Vicksburg, Jackson, Tupelo and Shiloh—all places of significance in the Civil War.

Interested in civil rights? The six-day African-American Heritage Tour starts in Clarksdale and ends in Oxford. This tour takes participants to the oldest African-American town in the U.S. (Mound Bayou) and to locations along the Mississippi Freedom Trail.

Groups seeking a tour with a more light-hearted theme should consider the three-day Tupelo – Home of the King Tour, which covers places related to Elvis Presley. The King of Rock ’n’ Roll was born in Tupelo on Jan. 8, 1935, in a modest two-room home, and this tiny building now receives more than 50,000 visitors each year.

To learn more, contact Visit Mississippi’s Karen Matlock or go to visitmississippi.org.

Top photo: Vicksburg National Military Park
Photo by CC Flickr/Faungg's Photos: bit.ly/2PVurHjm

 


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Hampton Inn & Suites Oceanfront
Huntsville, Alabama Convention & Visitors Bureau
LaGrange-Troup County Chamber of Commerce & Tourism
Natchitoches Parish Tourist Commission
Patriots Point "Home of the USS Yorktown"
Savannah Riverboat Cruises
Texas de Brazil
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