What not to miss in Mississippi
Jackson, Mississippi: Founded in 1821 and named for General Andrew Jackson, later the seventh president of the United States.
Mississippi Civil Rights Museum: Inaugurated in 2017, the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum in Jackson is required browsing.
Mississippi Civil Rights Museum: The museum provides a series of compelling exhibits dedicated to those who campaigned to end legalized racial discrimination.
Mississippi Museum of Art: Jackson is home to the Mississippi Museum of Art, the largest museum in the state.
Old state capitol: Jackson's old state capitol building dates back to 1839. The former seat of government now serves as a museum.
Mississippi state capitol: The current Mississippi state capitol can also be explored, again by joining a guided tour of the interior.
State capitol building interior: The capitol's interior is grand and lavish and overflows with marble and gilt.
Eudora Welty House and Garden: The house where Pulitzer Prize-winning author Eudora Welty once lived is now a Mississippi landmark.
Mississippi Children's Museum: Visiting the Mississippi Children's Museum in Jackson will bring a smile to any youngster's face.
Mississippi governor's mansion: You can't miss this downtown Jackson landmark. Completed in 1841, it's the second-oldest governor's residence in active use in the nation.