Directory Category: Top Heritage Attractions

University of Mississippi Museum

The University of Mississippi Museum and Historic Houses complex serves as a cultural center for the university community and beyond. Among its holdings are Southern folk art, Greek and Roman antiquities, 19th century scientific instruments and American fine art. 

Historic Oxford Square and Lafayette County Courthouse

Established in 1836, Lafayette County was named in honor of the Marquis de Lafayette and was one of ten counties into which the Chickasaw Cession was divided. Since Oxford was incorporated in 1837, the square has remained the cultural and economic hub of the city and is home to a variety of shops and boutiques,…

University of Mississippi Lyceum Building and Civil Rights Monument

In 2006, the University of Mississippi unveiled the Civil Rights Memorial with a statue honoring James Meredith and those who fought to give all citizens equal educational opportunities in the South. Visitors can view the monument on the Ole Miss campus, located behind the Lyceum.The State of Mississippi’s Freedom Trail also acknowledged this site with…

Corinth Civil War Interpretive Center

The Corinth Civil War Interpretive Center is operated by the National Park Service as part of Shiloh National Military Park. The 12,000-square-foot facility interprets the key role of Corinth in the Civil War’s western theater. The rail crossing at Corinth ranked second only to the Confederate capital at Richmond in terms of strategic importance for…

Tennessee Williams Welcome Center and Museum

This colorful building was the first home of Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Tennessee Williams, author of A Streetcar Named Desire, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof and The Glass Menagerie. Williams, considered the most important American playwright, was born in Columbus, Mississippi in 1911. He spent his beginning years in an old Victorian home that was…

Rowan Oak, Home of William Faulkner

Home to William Faulkner and his family for over 40 years, Rowan Oak was originally built in 1844, and occupies over 29 acres of land just south of the Square in Oxford, MS.  The clapboard house had no electricity, plumbing or even sound construction when Faulkner bought it in 1930. The writer did much of…

Elvis Presley Birthplace and Museum

The Elvis Presley Birthplace Park features the Birthplace, Museum, Chapel, Gift Shop, “Elvis at 13” statue, Fountain of Life, Walk of Life, “Memphis Bound” car feature and Story Wall.