Mississippi Freedom Trail Jackson served as a drum major for many moments in history that had a significant impact on the scope of America. The Smith Robertson Museum and Cultural Center served as the first public school for African-American students and is now the home of thousands of artefacts. The campus of Tougaloo College has a storied past and is recognised as ‘The Cradle of the Civil Rights Movement in Mississippi’. Explore the Farish Street Historical District where you’ll find over 100 years of rich African-American heritage. Visit the Alamo Theater and then stop in at Johnny T’s (formerly known as the Crystal Palace Ballroom), where the likes of Duke Ellington and Louis Armstrong once performed. Follow the Civil Rights Driving Tour which features sites such as the Greyhound Bus Station, Freedom Corner, the former home of slain NAACP Field Secretary Medgar Evers, Jackson State University and the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum. Festivals abound all across the city including Cathead Jam and the Mississippi Food & Wine Festival in early summer, Bright Lights - Belhaven Nights in August, and the Historic Farish Street Festival in September. The Mississippi Book Festival (‘Literary Lawn Party’) is held every August on the grounds of the State Capitol and don’t miss the International Gumbo Festival in November. Catch authentic blues music during ‘Blue Monday’ at Hal & Mal’s and throughout the week in the Historic Farish Street District at F. Jones Corner or Johnny T’s Bistro & Blues. Feed your soul at Jackson’s iconic restaurants including the Mayflower Cafe, James Beard award winner - Bully’s, Walker’s Drive-In and the Big Apple Inn. Artistic expressions appear throughout the city, with modern architecture in downtown, contemporary art at the Mississippi Museum of Art and the many murals across the city. Fairview Inn State Capitol Building Jackson visitjackson.com visitjacksonms Dressed in Southern charm, this boutique hotel in downtown Jackson is unlike any other accommodation. Offering a gorgeous selection of luxurious suites, breakfast in the delicious restaurant and an indulgent spa. Enjoy a cocktail and entertainment in the lounge, the perfect place to unwind. Fairview Inn 734 Fairview Street Jackson, MS Jackson, the City with Soul, lies halfway between Memphis and New Orleans and has been Mississippi’s state capital since 1821. From the Civil War to its modern urban renaissance, Jackson’s story is uniquely Southern and entirely American.