Welcome to Mississippi
. Here, you'll find the true character of the Old South in the scents of the magnolia blossoms, stately antebellum mansions, large plantations, numerous historic sites, and dozens of small towns and farms.
Mississippi was organized as a territory in 1798 and was admitted as the 20th state to join the Union on December 10, 1817. Jackson is the capital city and the largest metropolitan area.
From beaches, to music, to Civil War sites
and more, there is something for everyone in the Magnolia state. Check out the Mississippi Delta, birthplace of the Blues, or Oxford, Mississippi that is home to a thriving music scene comparable to Austin, Texas and Athens, Georgia.