From its pivotal role in the civil rights movement to its live music and Southern fare, Jackson is sure to stir your soul.
Explore this Southern town with a reputation for warm, welcoming locals and a spirit of perseverance. Jackson has been at the forefront of history-making events since the Civil War. The city is proudest, though, of our critical role in the Civil Rights movement, documented in the new Mississippi Civil Rights Museum and featured on the U.S. Civil Rights Trail.
Jackson is home to more historical markers celebrating blues heritage than anywhere else in the state of Mississippi, dubbed "The Birthplace of American Music." Discover them on the Mississippi Blues Trail, then plan a night out to hear live blues and soul music around town.
The dining scene is unexpected, offering everything from homemade mom-and-pop Southern food to innovative modern dishes cooked up by James Beard Award-winning chefs. Try them all for a taste of the city.