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Avakian-Shadowlawn Bed and Breakfast Inn

c. 1848. Greek Revival. National Register of Historic Places. Experience the southern charm and old mansion with all the modern conveniences of today. Historic district, near MUW. Features 14-ft. ceilings, antiques, China, silver. Historic Inn. Serves as a bed & breakfast as well.
1024 College St.
Columbus, MS 39701
Phone: 662.327.5655
Admission: Tours are $7.50 each guest. Groups of 10 or more $7.00. Groups of 20 or more $6.50.

Baptist Industrial College

Founded in 1900 by the North Mississippi Baptist Educational Convention, the college was the first school in DeSoto County to offer instruction through grade twelve to African Americans and one of the earliest private schools for African Americans in north Mississippi. The school closed in 1960.

Barnard Observatory

After visiting the observatory at Harvard, Chancellor Barnard designed the plans for this observatory, which would house his collection of physics instruments and a new telescope deliberately built to be four inches larger than the one at Harvard. Due to the Civil War, the telescope was never delivered to Oxford. The east wing became the residence for the professor of physics and astronomy, and the west and middle sections were classroom and laboratories. Barnard Observatory is now home for the Center for the Study of Southern Culture.
Grove Loop and Student Union Drive
Oxford, MS

Battery F

Built by the Federal Army in mid-1862, Battery F remains a pristine example of Civil War earthworks.
Davis St.
Corinth, MS 38835
Phone: 662.287.8300
Toll-Free: 800.748.9048
Hours: Daily, dawn to dusk
Admission: Free

Beale Town Bound Mississippi Blues Trail Marker

Honors musician Gus Cannon, Robert Wilkins, and Jim Jackson. Gus Cannon was born in Red Banks, MS and buried in Hernando.

Located at 400 West Park Street in Hernando, “Beale Town Bound” Blues Trail Marker is one of four markers located in DeSoto County.


www.msbluestrail.org or www.sodesoto.com



Bean's Ferry Pottery

We feature many one-of-a-kind artist creations in our gallery that are not available on line. Please visit our showroom. While there, view "The Chosen Vessel," a 45 minute presentation on the potter's wheel, set to music and presented regularly by reservation.
427 Justice Rd.
Fulton, MS 38843
Phone: 662.862.5696
Hours: Mon-Sat 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Admission: Yes

Beauregard Line

One of the finest examples of Civil War fortifications to be found, the Beauregard Line, composed of seven miles of earthworks, spanned the east, north and west perimeters of Corinth. There are Interpretive panels located on four observation platforms.
N. Polk St.
Corinth, MS 38834
Phone: 662.287.9273
Fax: 662.287.0102
Toll-Free: 800.748.9048
Hours: 10 a.m. & 2 p.m. on 2nd & 4th Saturdays of the month
Admission: Free

Belle Flower Missionary Baptist Church

c. 1868. The oldest African-American church in Grenada; Site of Civil Rights meetings.
Corner of Pearl St. and Water St.
Grenada, MS 38901
Phone: 662.226.3613
Hours: Sun 9 a.m.-7 p.m.; Or by appointment
Admission: Free

Big Walter Horton’s Mississippi Blues Trail Marker

Big Walter Horton, also known as Walter “Shakey” Horton was born in Horn Lake, moved to Memphis as a child and then on to Chicago where he first appeared on the blues scene in the late 1950’s. A quiet, unassuming and essentially shy man, Horton is remembered as one of the most influential harmonica players in the history of blues. His career encompassed playing blues joints in the Mississippi Delta during the 1920’s and 30’s, to studio recordings with groups like Fleetwood Mac and Johnny Winter in the 1970’s.

Located on East Center Street in Horn Lake, Big Walter Horton’s Blues Trail Marker is one of four markers located in DeSoto County.





Biggers Hardware

Biggers Hardware opened its doors in 1918 and has been a mainstay in the community ever since. The store's ownership is in the fourth generation of the Biggers family.
602-604 Cruise St.
Corinth, MS 38834
Hours: Mon-Sat 7 a.m.-5 p.m.
Admission: Free
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