What Can You See on the Civil Rights Trail in Jackson, MS?

young people in a car with overlaying text saying download our free vacation guideThere is so much to do and see in Jackson, MS. One thing we don’t lack is a variety of museums you can explore all day. If you want to learn more about United States history, and particularly the Civil Rights Movement, then the Civil Rights Trail is the place to go. You can explore Jackson’s portion of the Mississippi Freedom Trail, tour the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum, and take an unforgettable trip through time. Read on to learn more and start planning your visit to the Historic Fairview Inn today! Don’t forget to download our free Vacation Guide for more local recommendations.

Embark on a Journey Through Time on the Civil Rights Trail in Jackson, MS


What Is the Civil Rights Trail?

The fight for civil rights is not even a century old, and yet, it has had some of the most significant impacts on our country’s history and culture. The fight for American freedom took decades and happened in several states including Tennessee, Georgia, Washington, D.C, and Mississippi. The Civil Rights Trail commemorates this crucial moment. The trail is a map of all of the important sites of that time and showcases the sacrifices made by the brave souls who had the courage to change the world. From historical landmarks and museums to mile markers, buildings, and homes, you’ll see where history began.

Mississippi Freedom Trail

One of the most prominent landmarks along the Civil Rights Trail is the Mississippi Freedom Trail. Follow the markers to sites like the home of Medgar Evers, a Greyhound bus station, the Mississippi State Capitol, and the Council of Federated Organizations Civil Rights Education Center. You’ll also see Tougaloo College, Jackson State University, and the site of the 1963 sit-in at Woolworth’s.

Mississippi Civil Rights Museum

Another must-see along the Civil Rights Trail is the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum in Jackson. Our Southern city offers a wide variety of museums you can explore to learn more about our history, but this new addition is the place to go if you want to dive into the Civil Rights Movement. You’ll hear the compelling stories of black Mississippians and learn about the oppression they had to endure. Learn about their strength, sacrifice, and endless fight for equality. The museum also offers several galleries and exhibits divided into themes, so take your time and visit them all.

Come Back to the Historic Fairview Inn

View of the Fairview Inn from OutsideDid you know the Historic Fairview Inn offers the finest accommodations in Jackson? Our boutique hotel is perfect for history buffs and guests who are looking to relax in a historical setting. The inn was even seen in the movie The Help and used for the wrap party after production! On top of our spacious rooms, we offer delectable dining options, a private lounge, game room, Civil War library, and an in-house spa.

You’re going to fall in love with our Hayloft Suite. This private carriage house offers a private sitting area where you can relax and enjoy a glass of wine or curl up with a good book. There’s also a modern bathroom where you can take a rejuvenating bath and a luxurious king bed where you can spend a royal night.


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