Historical Sites in Mississippi
Visiting the Historical Sites in Mississippi
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Making your visit at the several historic areas of Mississippi memorable is not really a problem because just by going to any of these sites will satisfy you. The real problem is how to visit all of these sites within a few days of your stay. However, the answer to that problem is not that hard, and that is time management.
Here are some tips on time managing. Make a list of all the places that you want to go. Make sure that you start from the place that you really would like to see. Also, you must write your list in a sturdy and handy notebook in order for you to be guided while you are already in Mississippi. Now to complete this task, you will have to research all the Mississippi’s historical sites on the internet. To make it much easier for you, the following are some of the most popular historic areas where you will definitely feel like you have traveled back in time.
First is Jackson City which is also known as LeFleur’s Bluff in old times. There are already a few historical sites in this area such as the Old Capitol which was used from the year 1832 until 1903. By the year 1961, this capitol has undergone a complete restoration and before the year ended, it served as one of the most beautiful museums in Jackson. In addition to this was the New Capitol which is the third Capitol in Jackson. It was built in the year 1903 and was designed after the Capitol of US in Washington. Another historical attraction in Jackson is the City Hall. This Hall served as a sanctuary to wounded individuals back in the Civil War history. There is also the Eudora Welty House Museum which includes books over 1000 and a large garden. Another is the Farish Street Historical District which was built in 1800’s and where you will witness the wonderful African-American architectural styles during that year. You can find this historical site recorded in National Register of Historic Places.
Aside from the historical sites in Jacksons, there are also the Vicksburg National Military Park, the Corinth Interpretive Center, Home of the USS Cairo Gunboat and Museum. All of these are located near the Shiloh National Military Park. These sites are where you can find the remnants of the Civil War way back in history. But if you are looking for the bits and pieces of the architecture and history of the American, wander the majestic Mississippi landmarks such as the Old Mississippi State Capitol, Rosalie which is a mansion of Federal-style, and the Winterville Mounds which is mainly a primitive Native American ceremonial site. There is also the Okolona Historic District which was also credited by the National Register of Historic Places.
Other Cool Places in Mississippi
These are only some of the places in Mississippi where you will see its history first hand. If you will research online, you can still find several historical attractions in Mississippi. Once you have researched and listed all the places that you want to see, beside every listed place is where you will put your scheduled time on each of them. It is like a time table, this way you can manage your time well.