Places are powerful reminders of the past, few more so than Jackson, Mississippi. Opportunities for Civil Rights education, illumination and enjoyment abound. Here, reenergizing the movement requires somber reflection, but also the celebration of endurance and the spirit of hope.
Few other places have as much potential to teach us about the movement as the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum. This state-of-the-art space – the only state-funded such museum in the nation – features eight distinct galleries, guiding visitors from the struggle for freedom through the Jim Crow South and beyond to the present moment.
The Mississippi Freedom Trail takes history out of a building and into the streets. Made up of numerous sites of Civil Rights significance, the Freedom Trail ushers visitors past the home of icon Medgar Evers to the Greyhound Bus station where Freedom Riders were rounded up and arrested. Other sites include the site of a Woolworth Department Store sit-in, the site of the Capitol Rally, the Edwards Hotel, and the Municipal Library where nine students from Tougaloo College protested segregation.
Designated as a National Park Service Monument, the Medgar and Myrlie Evers home still stands today. A WWII veteran and Mississippi’s field secretary for the NAACP, Medgar Evers both lived and died at this site, assassinated in his driveway in 1963 by a Ku Klux Klan member. Medgar’s commitment to desegregating higher education and expanding voting rights and economic opportunity changed Mississippi forever.
Dedicated to the timeless contributions of African Americans, the Smith Robertson Museum and Cultural Center uses art, artifacts, photography, and other cultural treasures to demonstrate the crucial impact of Black voices and Black accomplishments in Mississippi and the world. Stroll permanent exhibits spanning a detailed history of Farish Street District to the contributions of Black doctors, scholars and folk artists.
Georgia’s Official Outdoor Adventure Destination offers excitement for the entire family from Air Rifles to Zip Lines.
Delight in a sweet getaway! The five counties of South Carolina’s Old 96 District have a lot to offer for foodie-minded travelers, and we love showing off our bakeries, cakeries, holes-in-the-wall, and cafes. If there’s one type of food most people can unite over, it’s something sweet. We’ve gone ahead and prepared a trail-like crawl through Old 96 District, hitting all our favorite sugar stops along the way.
Big Bend Shellfish Trail: Come explore working waterfront communities where clams, oysters, shrimp, stone and blue crabs are harvested daily. Enjoy the uniqueness of these beautiful, historic coastal villages and their cultural heritage. Big Bend Shellfish Trail is a haven for fresh seafood. With every bite it’s a taste of the sea and sense of history. Visit Levy County
Explore the historic, colorful streets of Abbeville, South Carolina like a pro with discounts on lodging, restaurants, shopping, and more! The Abbeville #JustRight Getaway Package helps travelers discover this city’s historic small-town charm and Unexpected Wonders.
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Enjoy a day trip from Memphis. Start at the Tennessee Welcome Center and head out to discover some the most beautifully crafted Antebellum buildings in the surrounding towns. Enjoy exploring each town and their unique heritage, culture, and history. Learn more.
Enjoy Nature’s Theme Park…..Without the Lines!
If you want to explore the best of the great outdoors in Florida, come to Levy County. Sitting on the Gulf of Mexico and home to beautiful lakes, rivers and forests, Levy County is ranked among the best places to explore in the state. Here, you can kayak tree-draped rivers and dive to see a 2-million-year-old fossil. If you want to get outside and into nature, come explore the outdoors in Levy County.
Plan your trip and give yourself the luxury to explore… Inside + Out. Ridgeland and Canton offer discerning travelers an unexpected melding of nature and style. From outdoor adventure and historic trails to the Mississippi Craft Center, Rich Grain Distillery and the Movie Tour—you’ll discover everything under the sun!
This year, The Vacation is ON in Sevierville and the Smoky Mountains. Hike gorgeous trails in Great Smoky Mountains National Park, have a blast at Dollywood and shop for deals at Tanger Outlets Sevierville. The Smokies you know and love are as fun as ever and ready for your visit now.
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Check out this family’s Clarksville, TN weekend getaway story! With so many options, your time away can be as adventurous or relaxing as you desire. You’ll find Civil War history, water sports, performing arts, music, eateries galore, plus a winery and distillery. VisitClarksvilleTN.com will help you plan the perfect excursion!