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Cullis and Gladys Wade Clock Museum

Showcases an extensive collection (over 400 examples) of mostly American clocks and watches dating as far back as the early 1700s, as well as French and German pieces.
MSU Campus, Cullis Wade Depot
Starkville, MS 39759
Phone: 662.325.2330
Hours: Mon-Fri 9 a.m. — 5 p.m.
Admission: Free

Cunningham House

Where, during the Civil War, Confederate General Nathan Bedford Forrest planned the victorious Battle of Brice's Crossroads.
100 W. Church St.
Booneville, MS 38829
Phone: 662.728.4130
Fax: 662.728.4134
Toll-Free: 800.300.9302
Hours: Daily, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Admission: Free

DeSoto Arts Council Gallery & Gardens

The DeSoto Arts Council serves as the county wide home for the arts with space for exhibitions, classes, metting and special events with local artisans' work. Be sure and visit our gift shop. Check the website for a schedule of events and workshops.

564 West Commerce Street
Open Wednesday — Saturday 10am-5pm


DeSoto County Confederate Monument

One of the state's oldest monuments dedicated to the Confederate dead, this pillar was erected shortly after the War Between the States. Hernando Memorial Cemetery has the largest number of Confederate graves in DeSoto County with 100 marked graves and a mass grave for 60 soldiers.
Old Hernando Memorial Cemetery, Oak Grove Rd.
Hernando, MS 38632
Phone: 662.429.8852
Fax: 662.429.8852
Admission: Free

DeSoto County Courthouse

c. 1836. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Features spectacular wall murals depicting the discovery of the Mississippi River by famed Spanish explorer Hernando deSoto, who explored the area in 1541-42.
2535 Hwy 51 South
Hernando, MS 38632
Phone: 662.429.5011
Fax: 662.429.2909
Hours: Mon-Fri 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Admission: Free

DeSoto County Genealogical Society Library

An extensive library with records dating back to the 1840s is maintained by the Genealogical Society of DeSoto County.
3260 Hwy 51 South
Hernando, MS 38632
Phone: 662.429.1310
Hours: Mon-Wed 10:00 am-2:00 pm, Thurs-Fri by appointment only
Admission: Free

DeSoto County Museum

Explore the history of DeSoto County from the early Native Americans who once lived in the area through Civil War battles that effected DeSoto County. The museum provides educational programs, as well as modern day information on all the cities in DeSoto county, including celebrities from the area such asJohn Grisham and Jerry Lee Lewis. Browse the 1840s restored log cabin.

111 E. Commerce
Hernando, MS 38632
Phone: 662.429.8852
Fax: 662.429.8852
Hours: Tue-Sat 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Admission: Free, donations accepted


DeSoto County Visitors Center

Need to know where to stay, what to eat or need directions to one of our many attractions? Stop by the Visitors Center for information on the latest happenings in DeSoto County.
Located at I-55 and Church Road, 4716 Pepperchase Drive
(662) 393-8770
Open M-F 8am-5pm, Sat 8am-4pm

DeSoto County Welcome Center

A great place to find out about current events, activities and to pick up brochures and guides about all of the interesting and exciting destinations in DeSoto County and Mississippi. Welcome Center staff stands ready to answer any questions and help make lodging reservations. Wireless internet connections available.

Interstate I55 South, Hernando  
(662) 429-9969
Open 7 days a week from 8am-5pm  


Dilworth's Tamales

Dilworth's Tamales, one of the defining businesses in the Black community, opened its current location in 1962. While tourists are always welcome to choose between mild or spicy tamales, it is also a favorite of local lovers of the concoction of beef and secret spices. Dilworth's has been featured in Southern Living magazine.
111 Taylor St.
Corinth, MS 38834
Phone: 662.665.0833
Hours: Mon-Sat 10 a.m.-9 p.m., Sun 2-7 p.m.
Admission: Free
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