The last residence of the Confederate president, this stately 1852 home suffered heavy damage in Hurricane Katrina. The home has reopened; the library is under construction.
Explore the heritage of this genre born in the Mississippi Delta. Exhibits include part of Muddy Waters’ home and the guitars of legends such as B.B. King; you also can see performances.
? Elvis Presley Birthplace 306 Elvis Presley Drive Tupelo, MS 38801 (662) 841-1245 <www.elvispresleybirthplace.com>
Elvis may have left the building, but you still can trace his footsteps through the house where he was born and the park he frequented as a boy. Round out your tour at the museum.
The Natchez slave market was the second busiest in the South. It became a refuge for emancipated people after Union troops captured the city in 1863. No remnants of the market remain.
This historic town and Civil War battlefield site includes a museum, original buildings, a cemetery and observation tower with views of the Mississippi River.
The Grand Village was the home and ceremonial center of the Natchez Indians. The 128-acre site features a museum, replica of an Indian dwelling, ceremonial mounds and a nature trail.
This 444-mile parkway follows a pioneer road from Nashville, Tenn., to Natchez. Pause along the way to walk old trail ruts and see sites such as the Old Capitol Museum <www.mdah.state.ms.us/museum/oldcap> in Jackson and Bynum Mounds <nps.gov/nr/travel/mounds/byn.htm> near Tupelo.
After an intense engagement here, the July 4, 1863, fall of Vicksburg helped give the Union control of the Mississippi River. Take a 16-mile driving tour of the battlefield, stopping at hundreds of monuments and historic markers, the National Military Cemetery and a restored Union gunboat.