Walking Tours in Mississippi
These boots aren’t made to stay in the car, they’re made for walking! Mississippi offers a wide range of quirky walking tours in most of its cities and towns, that are perfect for an hour or more’s worth of outdoor exploring at your own pace. Along the way, you’ll meet the friendliest people in the South and discover one-of-a-kind murals, unique local flavours and a treasure trove of Mississippi music, art, architecture and history. Oh, the places you'll go!
Hattiesburg Public Art Trail
Hattiesburg launched a public art trail earlier this year, for you to be inspired by Hattiesburg’s public art scene...where creativity abounds. You can choose to walk it, bike it, or drive it, but be sure to share in the beauty of the public art trail, it will definitely add some vibrancy to your stay. The trail features a collection of murals, sculptures and paintings designed by artists both local and from across the nation.The Hattiesburg Public Art Trail is an ideal activity for families, friends and solo travellers.
Historic Downtown Greenwood Walking Tour
Downtown Greenwood’s historic Howard Avenue has a little bit of everything to keep you busy; from historic landmarks to early 20th-century architecture you can take it all at your own pace as you follow their walking guide.
Vicksburg Walking Tour
You can stroll through Vicksburg's historic districts and homes by booking a guided tour or using a free visitor’s guide. You can pick up a Vicksburg Heritage Walking Trails brochure and learn about the history of the properties throughout the downtown and historic district, or stroll through antebellum mansions on a guided Vicksburg Old Town Tour where you will see the scars of the War embedded in the walls and floors. The Vicksburg National Military Park also offers hiking and walking trails as well, or for the more physically demanding there's the Al Scheller Hiking Trail.
Elvis Presley Birthplace
You can walk the trails that Elvis might have walked! More than 100,000 visitors from around the world tour the Elvis Presley Center each year which includes the Elvis Birthplace, the Elvis Presley Museum and Memorial Chapel and Elvis Presley Park. You will experience the first part of Elvis Presley's incredible story when you visit the birthplace where he took his first breath, the church where he sang his first song and the Tupelo Hardware Store where he strummed his first guitar.
Downtown Jackson is full of historic sites and beautiful scenery. There are cool historic restorations to exciting exhibits at a local museum, or tour the Governor's Mansion and stroll the Josh Halbert Gardens at City Hall. There are several walking tours in this capital city for you to explore at your own pace.
Stroll around Bay St. Louis
Bay St. Louis is home to colourful characters, fanciful buildings and an unquenchable community spirit. The original settlement was established in 1699 by the French explorers d’Iberville and Bienville. Bay St. Louis grew into a centre for arts, recreation and a bon vivant lifestyle. Visitors are frequently smitten after a short stay and most residents declare they’d live nowhere else on earth. Meander through the streets and absorb some authentic Southern character.
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