Jackson has a reputation for warm, welcoming locals and has been at the forefront of history-making events since the Civil War. The city played a critical role in the Civil Rights movement which has been documented in the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum and that has 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 and has been 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 along with some traditional southern fare.

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