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Franklin Academy

The first free public school in Mississippi, Franklin Academy of Columbus, opened its doors in 1821 and remains open today.
501 3rd Ave. North
Columbus, MS 39701
Phone: 662.328.4143
www.columbus-ms.org
Hours: Mon-Fri 8 a.m.-3 p.m.
Admission: Free
 

French Camp Historic District

Established in 1812. Used as a recruitment camp by Gen. Andrew Jackson. Includes an 1846 log cabin, visitors center, crafts and sorghum mill. Antebellum home of Col. James Drane, c. 1846-48. The Council House of Greenwood LeFlore, a Choctaw Indian Chief and Mississippi Senator, is now home to the Council House Cafe' which is open Mon-Sat 10:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. Welcome Center/Bread Bakery open Mon-Fri 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Log house serves as a bed and breakfast inn.
Natchez Trace Parkway — 55 Le Fleur Circle French Camp, MS 39745
Phone: 662.547.6657
Admission: Free
 

Friendship Cemetery

Burial site of four Confederate generals and more than 2,000 Confederate soldiers. Site of America's first Memorial Day in April 1866.
4th St. South
Columbus, MS 39703
Phone: 662.329.1191
Fax: 662.329.8969
Toll-Free: 800.327.2686
www.columbus-ms.org
Hours: Daily 7 a.m.-Sunset
Admission: Free

 

Fulton Dragway

1/8-mile drag strip, open every Sunday, weather permitting.
5850 Clay Tilden Road
Fulton, MS 38843
Phone    662.862.2232
www.fultondragway.com
Admission    Yes
 

Gertrude C. Ford Center for the Performing Arts

This state-of-the-art facility serves the University of Mississippi's performing arts needs and fulfills its commitment to cultural enrichment and outreach service. Standing six stories tall, the Ford Center seats 1,200 in its regal main hall. Played host to the first Presidential debate of the 2008 campaign which pitted Sen. John McCain against the first African-American candidate, then Sen. Barak Obama. Obama went on to win the office and was named the 44th President of the United States.
University Ave. and Old Taylor Rd.
Oxford, MS
662-915-2787
www.olemiss.edu/fordcenter

 

Graceland Too

This amazing one-of-a-kind attraction was built by Paul MacLeod out of genuine devotion and love for Elvis Presley. Today's museum features memorabilia collected over the past 44 years and is considered the largest of its kind.
200 E. Gholson Ave.
Holly Springs, MS 38655-3012
Phone: 662.252.2515
www.visithollysprings.com/gracelandtoo
Hours: Daily 24/7
Admission: $5 Adults; Under 12 free
 

Grenada Confederate Forts

Remains of earthwork forts built to protect against Union forces led by Gen. U. S. Grant. The forts provided headquarters for the historic Civil War raid on Holly Springs.
2088 Scenic Route 333
Grenada, MS 38901
Phone: 662.226.5911 Ext. 3100
Hours: Daily, dawn to dusk
Admission: Free
 

Grenada Lake Visitors Center Museum

Features animal displays, lake history, wildlife scenes, informational videos and a telescope overlook point.
2088 Scenic Loop 333
Grenada, MS 38902-0903
Phone: 662.226.1679
Fax: 662.226.4407
www.mvk.usace.army.mil
Hours: Daily, Winter: 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; Summer: 9 a.m.-6 p.m.
Admission: Free
 

Guide to the Corinth Campaigns of 1862

In 1862, the railroad crossing in Corinth was described as being the 'sixteen most important square feet in the Confederacy." The campaign map traces the Corinth Campaign from Corinth, to Shiloh, to Iuka, and back to Corinth making the Battle of Corinth the largest in Mississippi.
215 N. Fillmore St.
Corinth, MS 38834
Phone: 662.287.8300
Fax: 662.287.0102
Toll-Free: 800.748.9048
www.corinth.net
Admission: Free
 

GumTree Museum of Art

The GumTree Museum of Art strives to be the best in providing a cultural and artistic guide to Tupelo and the surrounding area.
211 West Main St.
Tupelo, MS 38802
Phone: 662.844.2787
www.gumtreemuseum.com
Admission: Free
Tags: Tupelo Museums
 
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