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Mississippi Blues Trail - Blues Hall 10
Built in 1922, hosted Etta James, Big Joe Turner, Guitar Slim, Irma Thomas, Professor Longhair, Ernie K-Doe, Deacon John, Earl King and many others.
303 Union St. Bay St Louis, MS msbluestrail.org
Mississippi Freedom Trail – Biloxi Beach 40
The Civil Rights Wade-Ins marker commemorates the 1959, 1960 and 1963 Wade-ins on Biloxi Beach lead by Dr. Gilbert R Mason Sr to open public beaches to all citizens.
1050 Beach Blvd, Biloxi MS www.mississippimarkers.com
Round Island Lighthouse 70 C. 1859, once stood off the coast of Pacagoula on Round Island, now in the heart of downtown Pascagoula. Laurel Ave., Pascagoula, MS
(228) 938-6639 roundislandlighthouse.org
St. Augustine
Seminary & Grotto 9
Est. in 1922, the first Roman Catholic Seminary in the US to train and ordain African-American men to be priests and brothers. The Lourdes Grotto was built in 1938.
199 Seminary Dr.,
Bay St Louis, MS
(228) 467-6414
St. Michael Catholic Church 49 “Fisherman’s Church”, features a scalloped shell roof, 2.5-ton alter quarried in the Holy Land, and a bronzed crucifix hanging.
177 1st St, Biloxi, MS
(228) 435-5578 stmichaelchurchbiloxi.com
St. Rose de Lima
Catholic Church 9
The altar features an extraordinary mural of an African Christ figure rising before a live oak tree.
301 South Necaise Ave, Bay St Louis, MS (228) 467-7347
Lynn Meadows
Discovery Center 26
One of the Top 50 Children’s Museums in the United States. Hands-on-Children’s Museum with interactive exhibits and games. 246 Dolan Ave.
Gulfport, MS
(228) 897-6039
lmdc.org
Maritime & Seafood
Industry Museum 50
“Ship in a Bottle” maritime museum with one-of-a-kind exhibits and rare artifacts telling 300 years of history. 115 1st St,
Biloxi, MS
(228) 435-6320 maritimemuseum.org
Mississippi Blues Trail - Broadcasting the Blues 38 Commemorates the beginning of the American Blues Network.
1600 Government St Ocean Springs, MS (228) 818-2878 themaryc.org
10211 Southpark Dr., Biloxi, MS msbluestrail.org
Mississippi Aviation Heritage Museum 24
Highlights the state’s rich aviation his- tory. STEM-interactive exhibits. Flight simulator, live mechanics working on and renovating airplanes and a theater that looks like the interior of an airliner. 429 Pass Rd, Gulfport, MS
(601) 299-2816 browncondorassociation.com
Mississippi Coast Model Railroad Museum 24
Home to three different model railroad train table layouts: HO, O, and N. There are 5 running, elevated G scale trains. 504 Pass Rd, Gulfport, MS
(228) 284-5731
mcmrcm.org
Mississippi Blues Trail - Gulfport Boogie 21
Once home to an active rhythm & blues scene.
Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd Gulfport, MS msbluestrail.org
Mississippi Blues Trail - Mississippi Gulf Coast Blues & Heritage Festival 73
2902 Shortcut Rd, Pascagoula, MS msbluestrail.org
Dusti Bonge´Art Exhibition 43 Featuring the works of Dusti Bongé, one of the few female Abstract Expressionists in the 1950’s when New York rivaled Paris as the center of the art world.
Ohr-O’Keefe Museum of Art 45 Museum designed by Frank Gehry featuring rotating regional and national art exhibits in 6 different buildings. Gift shop on site.
Mississippi Blues Trail Moss Point Blues 68 5200 Hwy 613,
Moss Point, MS msbluestrail.org
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Mississippi Country Music Trail - Chris Ledoux 44 Chris Lee LeDoux was born on October 2, 1948, Biloxi.
710 Beach Blvd,
Biloxi, MS mscountrymusictrail.org
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370 Meaut St, Biloxi, MS (228) 432-7660 dustibonge.org
386 Beach Blvd, Biloxi, MS (228) 374-5547 georgeohr.org
Mississippi Blues Trail
Ocean Springs Blues 51
Jai “Jaimoe” Johnson, a founding member of the Allman Brothers band and Sue Wong Lewis, granddaughter of blues legend Tempy Smith.
1001 Washington Ave,
Ocean Springs MS
msbluestrail.org
G.I. Museum 63
Exceptional museum filled with more than 16,000 pieces of memorabilia. Free, donations accepted.
5796 Ritcher Rd.,
Ocean Springs, MS
(228) 872-1943
gimuseum.com
Gulfport Museum of History
Walter Anderson
Museum of Art 51
Museum featuring watercolors, drawings, oils, block prints, ceramics, and carvings by the Anderson
Mississippi Country Music
Kate Lobrano House 10 Victorian-style architecture accented with displays of historic photos of the area and Indian artifacts. Turn-of-the-century furnishings.
108 Cue St.
Bay St Louis, MS
(228) 467-4090 hancockcountyhistoricalsociety.com
117B Highway 90, Waveland, MS (228) 216-7409
tfmonti.com
Trail - Paul Overstreet
Paul Overstreet was raised in Vancleave andbecoming a chart-topping singer. Highway 57 & Bulldog Ln Vancleave, MS mscountrymusictrail.org
www.DiscoverCoastalMS.com
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Mississippi Aquarium
This Property is Condemned Walking Tour 10
Tour sites used in 1966 classic film starring Robert Redford, Natalie Wood and Charles Bronson filmed mostly in Bay St Louis.
Featuring permanent displays, such as that of Gulfport native John C. Robinson, the Brown Condor, but other items will be changing regu- larly. Gulfport was built on industry, the port and the railroad.
Ocean Springs, MS
(228) 872-3164 walterandersonmuseum.org
1928 Depot Way, Bay St Louis, MS (228) 463-9222
1419 27th Ave, Gulfport, MS historicalsocietyofgulfport.org
War & Peace - The T.F. Monti Private Model Collection 3 Collection of nearly 4,000 hand- made airplanes, rockets, tanks, jeeps, ships, automobiles, trucks, horse drawn wagons and fire engines.
MUSEUMS
Alice Moseley Folk Art & Antique Museum 10
Museum featuring over 50 original folk art paintings, antique furniture, pottery and art glass. Admission free. Historic Train Depot
1928 Depot Way, Bay St Louis, MS (228) 467-9223 alicemoseley.com
Bay St. Louis
Mardi Gras Museum 10 Featuring over a dozen elaborate Mardi Gras costumes. No admission. Historic Train Depot
1928 Depot Way, Bay St Louis, MS (228) 463-9222
Biloxi Fire Museum 40
Museum depicts the 121-year history of the Biloxi Fire Department. Free. Donations accepted.
1046 Howard Ave, Biloxi, MS
(228) 435-6119
biloxi.ms.us
Biloxi Lighthouse 40
Biloxi’s signature landmark and open for tours.
Highway 90 & Porter Avenue
Biloxi, MS
(228) 374-3105
biloxi.ms.us
Biloxi Visitors Center 40
A 2,500 sq. ft. museum that covers the history of Biloxi from the landing of D’Iberville to modern-day life using “audio wands” to enhance the visual tour. Free admission.
1050 Beach Blvd.,
Biloxi, MS
(228) 374-3105
biloxi.ms.us
Coastal Mississippi Mardi Gras Museum 42
Learn the 300+ year history of the celebration of Mardi Gras on the
Gulf Coast. On display are costumes, photographs and memorabilia of carnival celebrations along the coast. 792 Howard Ave.
Biloxi, MS
(228) 435-6308
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La Pointe-Krebs Museum 70 Learn the rich history of the LaPointe Krebs House and the diverse people that have inhabited this site and surrounding
area throughout history.
4602 Fort St. Pascagoula, MS (228) 471-5126 lapointekrebs.org
     Mary C. O’Keefe Cultural
Center of Arts & Education 51
A center for arts with a beautiful
lobby area which houses the spec-
tacular 1937 WPA tile murals painted
by James McConnell Anderson and
fired by Peter Anderson.
brothers: Peter, Walter,
 
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