Eudora Welty House & Garden

Located in the historic Belhaven neighborhood, the Eudora Welty House and Garden, a National Historic Landmark, is the home where one of the twentieth century’s most celebrated authors lived and worked for over 75 years. Tours are given on Tuesday – Friday at 9:00 am, 11:00 am, 1:00 pm and 3:00 pm and the second Saturday of each month at 9:00 am and 11:00 am. Adults: $5, Adult Groups (13 or more): $4, Students: $3, Children under 6: free. Tours are free on the 13th day of each month (when the 13th falls on a day the house is open). Reservations are recommended.

1119 Pinehurst Street, Jackson, MS 39202
601.353.7762 • FAX 601.354.5227 •


The Fairview Inn

The Fairview Inn is Jackson’s only AAA four-diamond small luxury hotel. The Inn boasts eighteen luxurious guest rooms, 1908 Provisions, nomiSpa, local favorite, Library Lounge, event space and so much more. The Fairview is minutes away from downtown Jackson arts, theater, museums, and shopping and the historic Fondren area. See why the Fairview Inn is Jackson’s best kept secret!

734 FAIRVIEW STREET, JACKSON, MS 39202 • 601.948.3429 • FAX 601.948.1203



Hilton (Jackson)

Mississippi’s ONLY Full Service Hilton Hotel. Experience the classic elegance and exemplary service of the Hilton Jackson. Jackson’s Premiere Hotel is conveniently located in the State Capitol of Mississippi, in the hub of the city at Interstate 55 and County Line Rd. We are only 13 miles from Jackson-Evers International Airport and pleased to offer complimentary airport shuttle service. We have three onsite restaurants and are in the heart of it all…just minutes from Renaissance Shopping Center and the glory of downtown Jackson. 

1001 E. County Line Road, Jackson, MS 39211 • 601.957.2800 ext. 7003 •


Hilton Garden Inn (Madison)

The Hilton Garden Inn Jackson Madison is situated near Highland Colony business district and Annandale Golf Club (home to the PGA True South Golf Classic).

320 New Mannsdale Road, Madison, MS 39110 • 601-420-0442



Jackson State University

Founded in 1877 and nestled in the heart of the capital city, Jackson State University is steeped in cultural richness, diversity and the history of Mississippi. Explore the Margaret Walker Center that boasts an extensive archive of oral histories and manuscripts dedicated to the preservation, interpretation and dissemination of African-American history and culture. Discover the JSU art collection amassed over a 68-year period and displayed in Johnson Hall. Gaze at portraitures by Harlem Renaissance artists and examine the detailed handiwork of African wooden sculptures from the Democratic Republic of Congo and Central Africa. Tour the Council of Federated Organizations (COFO) a human civil rights interdisciplinary education center that captures the memory and essence of the civil rights movement. The past, present and future of Mississippi is abundant at JSU. Schedule a tour today.



The Jackson Convention Complex

Located in the heart of downtown Jackson, the Jackson Convention Complex boasts over 300,000 square feet of space and is LEED certified! The crystalline facade offers natural lighting throughout the building. The Jackson Convention Complex is not only beautiful, but functional with two 30,000 square foot exhibit halls, a 25,000 square foot ballroom, a 382-seat theatre and 24 breakout rooms! Couple that with our on-site caterer, Savor Jackson by SMG, the JCC is the place to be!

105 East Pascagoula Street, Jackson, MS 39201 • 601.960.2321 • fax 601.960.2584


Jackson Zoo

The Jackson Zoo provides a family-friendly, fun, and exciting outing for children of all ages. With over 150 species of animals ranging from the Sumatran Tiger and the Amur Leopard to the Black Bear and the Grevy’s Zebra, the nearly 100 year old zoo houses a wide variety of exotic animals that can’t be seen anywhere else in Mississippi. The park is open 9 am to 4 pm every day except December 25th, with daily admission or annual memberships available. The Livingston Train and Endangered Species Carousel rides are $2 each, weather permitting. During the summer, there are cool concessions for purchase, and the Splash Pad is open from May through September, free with admission or membership.

2819 West Capitol Street Jackson MS 39209 • 601.352.2580 • • www.facebook/JacksonZoo • www.instagram/Jackson_Zoo


Mississippi Agriculture & Forestry Museum

Discover Mississippi’s proud agricultural legacy Monday–Saturday 9:00 am -5:00 pm. Experience how farmers lived and worked at the Fortenberry Parkman Farmstead, a Mississippi Landmark dating back to 1860. See the oldest operating cotton gin in the country located just outside nostalgic Small Town, Mississippi. Visit the Heritage Center Gallery to view artifacts related to agriculture and forestry, three model train exhibits depicting agricultural landscapes and the National Agricultural Aviation Museum that paystribute to the pioneers of crop dusting. Walk through the gardens and along the nature trail as you journey from the past to meet the future. Seasonal eventscelebrating life on the farm are held throughout the year. The Ag Museum also has multiple venues for your unique and memorable event, whether it’s a meeting, a wedding, or other special event.

1150 Lakeland Drive, Jackson, MS 39216 • 601.432.4500 • Fax 601.982.4292 • #agmuseum, #msagmuseum •


Mississippi Civil Rights Museum

Anticipated to open in 2017 for Mississippi’s bicentennial, the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum will shine a light on the heroic struggle of the Civil Rights Movement in Mississippi and engage visitors in a dialogue that will foster reconciliation, promote healing, and illuminate a common path moving forward.

200 North Street PO Box 571, Jackson, MS 39205 • 601.576.6800fax 601.576.6815 •


Mississippi Children’s Museum

The Mississippi Children’s Museum is your destination for adventure! MCM features six exciting galleries including the new Literacy Garden where children can explore the enchanted mushroom forest or climb to the top of the 30-foot Tall Tale Tree House. Take a catfishing trip down the Mississippi River, journey underground to find a dormant volcano, or dance on stage as you put on a show! Hours of inspiration are Tuesday through Saturday, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM and Sunday 1:00- 6:00 PM, The museum is closed on Mondays.

2145 Museum Boulevard, Jackson MS 39202 • 601.981.5469


Mississippi Farmers Market

The Mississippi Farmers Market offers locally-grown fruits and vegetables, specialty foods and unique crafts. The market hosts seasonal events featuring cooking demonstrations by area chefs, children’s activities and entertainment. It is open year-round on Saturdays from 8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. and seasonally on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

929 High Street, Jackson, MS 39202 • 601.354.6573 •


Mississippi Governor’s Mansion

Built in 1841, the Mississippi Governor’s Mansion is the second oldest continuously occupied executive residence in the nation. The Mansion was designated a National Historic Landmark in 1975, one of only two state governor’s residences to receive this honor at that time. Guided tours explore the historic section of the Greek Revival style Mansion. Learn about the history of the Mansion, its governors and famous visitors, and about the Mansion’s period furniture collection. Free guided tours are conducted at 9:30 a.m., 10 a.m., 10:30 a.m., and 11 a.m. Tuesdays through Fridays. The Mansion may be closed for official state functions. Reservations for groups of ten or more are required.

300 East Capitol Street, Jackson, MS 39201 • 601.359.6421


Mississippi Museum of Art

Located in the state capital of Jackson, the Mississippi Museum of Art is the largest art museum in the state and has been a community-supported institution for more than 100 years. The Museum boasts an impressive permanent collection of more than 5,000 works of art, in addition to hosting world-class traveling exhibitions. The Mississippi Story, a free ongoing exhibition comprised of more than 200 objects from the Museum’s permanent collection, offers Mississippians and visitors alike the opportunity to explore the remarkable history of visual arts in the Magnolia State. Hours: Tuesday through Saturday, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM; Sunday 12:00 – 5:00 PM; Closed on Monday.

380 South Lamar Street, Jackson, MS 39201 • 601.960.1515 • fax 601.960.1505


Mississippi Museum of Natural Science

Explore aquariums, exhibits, and trails at the Southeast’s Best Attraction! Create lasting memories while learning about Mississippi’s natural heritage. A series of life-sized displays showcases Mississippi’s diverse habitats and the relationships that exist among the state’s land, plants, animals, and people. A 100,000-gallon aquarium system houses over 200 living species of native fish, reptiles, amphibians, and aquatic invertebrates. A 1,700-square-foot greenhouse with a 20,000-gallon aquarium, known as “The Swamp,” provides a home for alligators, turtles, and fish. Native plant gardens and 2.5 miles of trails are enjoyed year round. Open Monday –Friday 8:00 am – 5:00 pm, Saturday 9:00 am – 5:00 pm, Sunday 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm.

2148 Riverside Drive, Jackson, MS 39202 • 601.576.6000


Mississippi Petrified Forest

The Mississippi Petrified Forest is a National Natural Landmark featuring 36 million year old petrified logs along a ½ mile nature trail. Attractions include a Museum, RV and tent campground, pavilion and picnic area. Our unique gift shop, and Gemstone fluming area is open daily except Thanksgiving and Christmas. Discounted group rates available. For detailed information please contact us.

124 Forest Park Road, Flora, MS 39071 • 601.879.8189 • fax 601.879.8165 •


Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame

The Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame & Museum houses the stories of Mississippi’s –and in some cases the world’s – greatest athletes. Touch-screen kiosks allow museum visitors to see and hear these stories firsthand through archival footage, biographical information and more the 900 interviews with famous Mississippi athletes like Walter Payton, Jerry Rice and Archie Manning. Interactive exhibits also provide a chance to “play ball at the Hall.” Step into the game and become the MVP quarterback, shoot the winning basket, or strike out a batter to save the game. Experience the place where Mississippi’s greatest legends come to live.

1152 Lakeland Drive, Jackson, MS 39216 • 601.982.8264 •


The Mississippi Symphony Orchestra

Founded in 1944, the Mississippi Symphony Orchestra is the state's largest professional performing arts organization. Each season the Mississippi Symphony Orchestra presents numerous classical and pop concerts in the metro Jackson area, and also tours statewide as a full orchestra, a chamber orchestra, and as one of three resident ensembles: the Woodwind Quintet, the Brass Quintet and the String Quartet.

PO Box 2052, Jackson, MS 39225 • 601.960.1565 • fax 601.960.1564


Museum of Mississippi History

Anticipated to open in 2017 for Mississippi’s bicentennial, the Museum of Mississippi History will interpret the state’s entire history, from prehistoric times through the current day. The Museum will showcase artifacts, documents, photographs, oral histories, and serve as a gateway for heritage tourism

200 North Street, PO Box 571, Jackson, MS 39205 • 601.576.6800fax 601-576.6815 •



New Stage Theatre

New Stage Theatre is Mississippi’s only professional nonprofit theatre. Operating year round, New Stage offers a variety of programming including classics, comedies and musicals. Other special events include: A Holiday Classic, Spring Children’s Show, and The Eudora Welty New Play Series. New Stage also offers more cutting edge plays through the Unframed at New Stage Theatre Series. Activities in the education department range from acting classes to children’s shows to the Arts In Education touring shows which are performed by the professional acting interns. Regular box office hours Monday through Fridayfrom 10 am to 5 pm. Performance box office hours located on our website.

1100 Carlisle Street, Jackson, MS 39202


Old Capitol Museum

The Old Capitol Museum interprets the distinguished history of the building that was Mississippi’s statehouse from 1839 to 1903. This National Historic Landmark features the beautifully restored House and Senate chambers, Governor’s Office, and State Library. Other exhibits explore government in action and historic preservation. Hours: Monday, Closed;Tuesday – Saturday, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm;Sunday, 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

100 South State Street, Jackson, MS 39201 • 601.576.6920 • fax 601.576.6981 •


The Premier Bridal Show Weddings & Celebrations

The Premier Bridal Show is Mississippi’s premier bridal show with the state’s top wedding and event professionals gathered under one roof. Brides can meet local wedding professionals face-to-face at both our winter and summer shows in Jackson, Mississippi. Brides will see the pages of Premier Bride of Mississippi come to life. Plus brides will have the opportunity to visit with Mississippi’s top wedding and event specialists to plan their special day. The Premier Bridal Show is one-stop shopping in one convenient location from tasting of cakes and catering to an international award winning fashion show. What better place to plan a wedding! In addition, there’s a Gallery of Gowns, a Gallery of “Table Scapes,” a Gallery of Photography, a Gallery of Cakes, the Bridal Lounge, and more surprises throughout the shows. The Premier Bridal Show is produced by Premier Publishing, Inc., who also publishes Premier Bride of Mississippi.

P.O. Box 718, Ridgeland, MS 39158-0718 • 601.957.1050 • Fax 601.957.1090 •


Steve Saxton Photography

Steve Saxton is a 30-year location photography specialist. His images are used by international corporations, small business owners, architectural firms, advertising agencies, graphic designers, consumer and trade magazines, and nonprofit organizations throughout the United States. As Mississippi’s first Google Trusted Photographer, Steve provides High Dynamic Range (HDR) imaging for Google 3D interactive virtual tours, photospheres, and standalone virtual reality projects of all types. His full service photography business also includes social media management consulting and writing for the web. 

606 Camelia Trail Brandon, MS 39047 • 601.208.0101 • cell 301.912.5236 • •                      Google+ Collections @


Visit Jackson

Visit Jackson realizes its mission by solidifying collaborations with the Jackson Visitor Industry Partners, annually hosting three million visitors generating over $296 million dollars in economic vitality for Mississippi’s capital city. Visit Jackson promotes a robust tourism product that encompasses one of the regions most technologically advanced convention centers, over 50 permanent attractions, hundreds of annual events and festivals, 48 hotels and over 200 unique restaurants that will satisfy any culinary pallet. Visit Jackson attracts, promotes and facilitates tourism to and with its market by implementing strategic initiatives that cause major economic impact for Jackson through programs designed to identify, attract and service conventions and meetings, trade shows, group tours and consumer travelers, while celebrating the community’s diversity and impacting the quality of life of local citizens. All are welcome in the City with Soul!

111 E. Capitol Street, Suite 102, Jackson, Mississippi 39201 • 800.354.7695 • 601.9601891


Visit Mississippi

Through a multi-faceted effort, including social media, interactive Web components, traditional media outlets and community partnerships, Visit Mississippi strives to promote Mississippi as a travel destination by highlighting the state’s culture, heritage, history, music, natural resources and outdoor recreational opportunities. A variety of programs and services are administered through the team efforts of the Tourism Trade Bureau, Welcome Centers/Visitor Services, Film and Cultural Heritage, Communications, and Administration and Financial Services Bureaus.

P.O. Box 849, Jackson, MS 39205-0849 • 601.359.3297 • fax 601.359.5757


USA International Ballet Competition

The USA International Ballet Competition is a two-week “olympic-style” competition where tomorrow’s ballet stars vie for gold, silver, and bronze medals; cash awards and scholarships. Designated as the official USA Competition by a 1982 Joint Resolution of Congress, the USA IBC is held every four years. The next USA IBC will be held June 9-24, 2018.

201 East Pascagoula Street, Ste. 101, Jackson, MS 39201 • Mail: P.O. Box 3696 Jackson, MS 39207 • 601.355.9853


For contact & membership information:

PO Box 68346 | Jackson, MS 39286-8346 | |