Mississippi Delta Attractions
Hi everyone. It’s Tyler from TheTravelingToddler.com. Today I’m going to go over a recent trip I took to the Mississippi Delta and talk about some of the attractions that I visited.
There are numerous Indian Mounds scattered throughout Mississippi. In fact, there is even an Indian Mound trail that you can follow. We visited the Indian Mounds at the Village of the Natchez Indian. The attraction is free and consists of a few mounds and a Visitors Center.
Natchez Historical Park
There are two historical buildings part of the Natchez Historical Park, part of the National Park Service. The Melrose is a plantation style house and grounds which are free to visit. There is a self guided tour which is available for a nominal fee. The Johnson house is a working class house and is available for free, self guided tours.
Natchez Trace Parkway
Natchez Trace Parkway is a scenic parkway connecting Natchez, Mississippi to Nashville, Tennessee. It is part of the National Park Service. Mount Locust, the only remaining inn on the Parkway, is located on the southern end of the Parkway and is free to visit.
Vicksburg was a major Civil War battle and allowed Union forces to control the Mississippi. The Vicksburg Battlefield site is a self guided driving tour through the Union and Confederate lines and major sites include the house, Illinois memorial, and the USS Cairo.
Lower Mississippi River Museum
The Jesse Brent Lower Mississippi River Museum is located in Vicksburg, Mississippi. Admission is free and the museum has numerous exhibits about the ecology and the commerce of the Mississippi river. There is also a dry docked barge next to the museum, the M/V Mississippi IV.
I hope that you have a chance to visit these attractions which are important historical and cultural artifacts.
Thanks for reading.
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