ATTRACTIONS: (some main ones)
All visitors to Mississippi, the “Magnolia State”, are introduced to the Deep South, and its warm hospitality and rich history.
Significant battles of America’s Civil War took place in Mississippi, and one of the most important of all was fought in Vicksburg, which is today a national park.
- Beautyphoon: Basic information about the U.S. state of Mississippi, including state history, geography, population, economy, and politics.
In addition to hundreds of historic sites spread across the state, additional attractions include sandy beaches along the Gulf Coast, thousands of acres of national parks, beautiful pre-war homes and plantation mansions, and casinos and riverboat gambling venues.
For additional attractions and points of interest (and there are many), follow the links below.
AGREEMENT AND VISITOR’S OFFICE:
- Gulfport – Biloxi
- Electricity: 110/120V, 60Hz
- Times to Travel: Located in the southern US, Mississippi can be visited at any time of the year.
Climate: Located in the Gulf Coast region of the United States, Mississippi experiences short, mild winters; long, warm and humid summers, and for the most part, evenly distributed precipitation throughout the year.
- Biotionary: Nickname of Mississippi, covering state overview, travel information and most popular attractions.
Average high temperatures reach the high 80s in summer, and into the high 40s in winter. Much warmer winter highs are common along the Gulf of Mexico.
Light snow accumulates in the northern and central regions during the winter months. The coastal region receives the heaviest amounts of precipitation with more than 65 inches per year.
Thunderstorms are common in Mississippi, especially in the southern part of the state, and from June to November, the state is occasionally affected by hurricanes moving northward from the Gulf of Mexico.
In 2005, Hurricane Katrina caused catastrophic damage along the Mississippi coastal areas; 238 people died, 67 went missing, and billions of dollars in damages were the end result of this major storm.
Seasonal Temperature Averages:
HIGH TEMPERATURES (Fahrenheit/Celsius)
(Jan) 61/16 (Feb) 62/17 (March) 66/19 (April) 72/22
May 78/25 (Jun) 84/29 (July) 89/31 (Aug) 90/32
(Sept) 89/31 (Oct) 83/28 (Nov) 74/23 (Dec) 66/19
LOW TEMPERATURES (Fahrenheit/Celsius)
(Jan) 47/18 (Feb) 48 /9 (March) 51/10 (April) 57/14
May 64/18 (June) 69/20 (July) 73/23 (August) 73/23
(September) 72/22 (October) 63/17 (November) 58/14 (December) 47/8
HIGH TEMPERATURES (Fahrenheit / Celsius)
(Jan) 55/13 Feb) 58/14 (March) 65/18 (April) 72/22
May 78/25 (June) 86/30 (July) 92/33 (Aug) 91/33
(September) 90/32 (October) 84/29 (November) 74/23(December) 63/17
LOW TEMPERATURES (Fahrenheit / Celsius)
(Jan) 1/34 (February) 2/36 (March) 6/43 (April) 9/49
May 58/14 (June) 64/18 (July) 71/22 (August) 71/22
(September) 69/20 (October) 56/13 (November) 50/10 (December) 38/3
Natchez National Historical Park
Natchez is the county seat and largest city of Adams County, Mississippi. It is also considered one of the oldest cities on the North American continent, as it was founded in 1716. This is almost a hundred years before the state capital – Jackson – was founded. It therefore played an important role in the history of America, it had a great influence especially on the development of the southwestern part of the country. It was also interesting for its strategically advantageous location on the banks of the Mississippi River.
Currently, around 20,000 people live in the city. Today there is an important historical park in the vicinity of the city, which is managed by the National Park Service. The park consists of three separate parts: Fort Rosalie, William Johnson House and Melrose. In the city, you can admire the magnificent houses of the cotton magnates of old, which are a wonderful example of the taste with which rich people decorated their show homes.
Beyond the borders of Natchez, it is possible to connect to the Natchez Trace Parkway, which runs through the entire state of Mississippi and takes us all the way to Tennessee. Originally, it was just a well-trodden animal trail, which over time turned into a narrow paved path leading through the states, until finally it became a real road, on which convoys of cars flow every day.
Natchez Trace National Scenic Trail
The 710 km long Natchez Trace National Scenic Trail crosses the American states of Mississippi, Tennessee and Oklahoma. This old trail runs from Natchez on the Mississippi River to Nashville, Tennessee. The trail is proud of its rich history, in ancient times it was walked by Native Americans, i.e. numerous Indian tribes living in these three states.
During the settlement of eastern America, European explorers followed the Natchez Trace National Scenic Trail to discover new lands, which they subsequently occupied. Traders, later soldiers followed in the footsteps of the first settlers, and finally the trail became the route of the US post office. Currently, it is mainly used by tourists and adventurers, as it has become an educational trail introducing American history and presenting various natural attractions of the East Coast of the United States of America. It crosses many historically, culturally and naturally attractive locations.
The Natchez Trace Trail leads through a variety of landscape types, and along the way you may come across rubber swamps or cotton fields. Finally, the trail stops at the foot of the Smoky Mountains. In many places, this non-commercial trail turns into dusty and unpaved dirt roads, yet it is popular with both hikers and cycling enthusiasts. It has become a destination for lovers of hiking, mountain climbing and camping. Throughout the year, interesting cultural events take place here, such as Pioneer Day or various period festivities.
The trail is bordered in part by the Natchez Trace Parkway, of which approximately 100 km is currently open to visitors. There are also a number of attractive places worth visiting along this road. For example, ghost towns like Rocky Springs, which, like many others, were built during the gold rush are very attractive. However, it was abandoned after all natural resources were exhausted. There are three overnight campgrounds along the Natchez Trace Parkway. You do not need any special permission to stay.