Description - Nine historic sites capture the rich history of Mississippi from the days of Spanish explorers, through its heritage of plantations and the Civil War, to its modern history.
- Historic Attractions in Mississippi include sites of historic exploration, the Natchez Trace story, and Civil War battlegrounds.
Recreation - Activities at Historic sites are primarily viewing historic buildings and the sites of historic event. Interpretive tours and hikes are available and educational programs are offered by the National Park Service at some sites.
Climate - Mississippi lies mainly in the subtropics. The climate is mild with the coldest months experiencing low temperatures near 40 degrees F. Summer temperatures frequently reach 100 degrees F, with coastal breezes providing cooling relief. Humidity is highest in August and September reaching an average close to 90%. The highest rainfall comes during the spring months, but December and January are wet, too. Expect temperatures in the northeastern hills region to be somewhat cooler than the rest of the state.
Driving instructions and a map are available on the individual wildernet pages describing each Mississippi Historic site.