Lower Mississippi Historic Scenic Byway

Department of Transportation.

This one-hundred-mile-plus route paralleling the Mississippi River is a virtual diary of American history, capturing multiple sites of historical significance. It tells the story of Antebellum America, the Civil War, and its aftermath. Without these legacies, we could not truly appreciate the tragedies and triumphs that created our nation.


Getting to the Byway:

Jackson, MS

New Orleans, LA

Navigating the Byway:

Issaquena County Line to Vicksburg

Vicksburg to Port Gibson

Port Gibson to Natchez

Natchez to Louisiana State Line

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