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
Cedar Hill Farm is a family owned and operated farm with 120 acres of rolling hills, surrounded by cedar tree lined fences and woods. Each year improvements are made to make Cedar Hill Farm one of the top Agri-Tourism businesses in the Mid-South. In season, you can pick your own strawberries, blackberries and vegetables, and in the fall and winter, choose and cut your own Pumpkin and Christmas tree. Cedar Hill Farm is open to the public seasonally and open by reservation for private parties, corporate events, family reunions and weddings year around. Every season brings something new to the farm. The Snack Bar will still be open to the public during our Fall Festival, Annual Easter Egg Hunts and our Choose and Cut Christmas Tree Hours. 008 Love Road Hernando, Ms. 38632 Phone (662) 429-2540 Fax (662) 449-3421 www.cedarhfarm.com firstname.lastname@example.org
This impressive interpretation center features exhibits that explain military and civilian experiences during the Civil War. Also includes exhibits relevant to African-American heritage.
501 W. Linden
Hours: Sun-Sat 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.; Closed Christmas Day
In 1862, a contraband camp was built at Corinth to house escaped slaves seeking refuge with the Union Army. The 600-acre camp had a successful working farm, church, commissary, hospital, school and housing area. As many as 6,000 people resided in what was considered a "model camp." The 1st Alabama Infantry Regiment of African Descent was recruited from the camp for service in the Union Army. The present site is comprised of 21-acres with pedestrian promanade. Bronze figures depicting life in the camp will be added beginning in November 2008.
North Parkway St.
Corinth, MS 38835
Hours: Daily, Dawn to Dusk
The most photographed area in the community and a model for "New Urbanism", this district was formerly a collection of row houses and shanties associated with the neighborhood cotton mill. This district is now filled with award-winning, brightly colored buildings evocative of Savannah, Charleston and New Orleans. Capture the flavor of the Deep South with a stroll through the historic Cotton District, nationally known as the model for new urbanism
The Historic DeSoto Museum tracks its history of DeSoto County from the early European explorers through today. Exhibits cover subject ranging from the Civil War, African-American history, a renovated cabin and local music legend Jerry Lee Lewis.
111 E. Commerce
Hernando, MS 38632
Hours: Tue-Sat 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Admission: Free, donations accepted
The original birthplace of the "king of rock and roll" includes the modest home Elvis' father built, a statue of Elvis with his first guitar, memorial chapel, walk of life, fountain of life, park, story wall, gift shop with items to build your own Elvis memorabilia collection, and newly remodeled museum, "TIMES AND THINGS REMEMBERED".
306 Elvis Presley Dr.
Tupelo, MS 38802
Hours: May-Sep: Mon-Sat 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m.; Oct-Apr: Mon-Sat 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sun 1-5 p.m. (Closed Thanksgiving and Christmas)
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 www.frenchcamp.org/historic Admission: Free
Burial site of four Confederate generals and more than 2,000 Confederate soldiers. Site of America's first Memorial Day in April 1866.
Tour Lafayette County Courthouse, City Hall and national historic landmarks. Brochure available from the Oxford CVB.
107 Courthouse Square
Oxford, MS 38655
Hours: Mon-Fri 8 a.m.-5 p.m.