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Beauvoir

Beauvoir
Biloxi, Harrison County, Mississippi, 39531
The Beauvoir estate is notable as the historic post-war home (1876-1889) of the former President of the Confederate States of America, Jefferson Davis. The name "Beauvoir" means "beautiful to view".

Elvis Presley Birthplace & Museum

Elvis Presley Birthplace & Museum
Tupelo, Lee County, Mississippi, 38804
The Elvis Presley Birthplace is a historic museum site dedicated to the preservation of the birthplace of American musician Elvis Presley, as well as listed on the Mississippi Blues Trail.

Maritime & Seafood Industry Museum

Maritime & Seafood Industry Museum
Biloxi, Harrison County, Mississippi, 39530
The Maritime & Seafood Industry Museum (MSIM) was established in 1986 to preserve and interpret the maritime history and heritage of Biloxi and the Mississippi Gulf Coast.

Mississippi Museum of Natural Science

Mississippi Museum of Natural Science
Jackson, Hinds County, Mississippi, 39202
The museum features aquariums, habitat exhibits, and nature trails specializing in the flora and fauna of Mississippi.

Mississippi State Capitol

Mississippi State Capitol
Jackson, Hinds County, Mississippi, 39201
Known as the "New Capitol," this landmark was completed in 1903 as a replacement for the "Old Capitol" which now serves as a museum. The building currently is home to the state legislature and Governor's office.

Mississippi State Penitentiary

Mississippi State Penitentiary
Baltzer, Sunflower County, Mississippi, 38738
Begun with four stockades in 1901, the Mississippi Department of Corrections facility was constructed largely by state prisoners.

Natchez National Historical Park

Natchez National Historical Park
Natchez, Adams County, Mississippi, 39120
Natchez National Historical Park commemorates the history of Natchez, Mississippi. The park consists of three distinct parts. Fort Rosalie, the William Johnson House, home of a freed African-American barber, and Melrose, the estate of John T. McMurran.

Old Capitol Museum

Old Capitol Museum
Jackson, Mississippi, 39201
The Old Mississippi State Capitol, also known as Old Capitol Museum or Old State Capitol, served as the Mississippi statehouse from 1839 until 1903. The building now serves as a museum.

Tupelo National Battlefield

Tupelo National Battlefield
Tupelo, Lee County, Mississippi, 38801
Tupelo National Battlefield commemorates the July 14-15, 1864, Battle of Tupelo in which Lieutenant General Nathan Bedford Forrest tried to cut the railroad supplying the Union's march on Atlanta.

Vicksburg National Military Park

Vicksburg National Military Park
Vicksburg, Warren County, Mississippi, 39183
Vicksburg National Military Park preserves the site of the American Civil War Battle of Vicksburg, waged from May 18 to July 4, 1863. Reconstructed forts and trenches evoke memories of the 47-day siege that ended in the surrender of the city.

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Top 10 Most Popular Mississippi Landmarks

  1. Elvis Presley Birthplace & Museum
  2. Mississippi State Capitol
  3. Beauvoir
  4. Vicksburg National Military Park
  5. Tupelo National Battlefield
  6. Mississippi Museum of Natural Science
  7. Natchez National Historical Park
  8. Old Capitol Museum
  9. Mississippi State Penitentiary
  10. Battlefield Shopping Center

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