is often referred to as Mississippi's Gateway City due to
its location in the northeast corner of the state. It truly
is a gateway into Mississippi's history and culture as evidenced
by the amount of activities and interesting places to experience.
The great shopping and dining are an added bonus!
A perfect place to start your visit to
Corinth, Mississippi, is at the Corinth Civil War Interpretive
Center. This National Historic Landmark is the Corinth Unit
of Shiloh National Military Park. The $9.5 million center
includes many interesting exhibits and explores six major
themes including the role of the railroad; the role of earthworks
and fortifications; the African American experience; Corinth
as a military learning ground; the Shiloh-Corinth corridor
and America before and after the Civil War. The exhibits
use innovative and high-tech audio-visual techniques to
present the story.
Other historical attractions include the
Black History Museum of Corinth which displays memorabilia
and artifacts relating to the history of Corinth's African
American residents with an emphasis on education and religion.
After you've learned about Corinth's past, you'll want to
explore the present or maybe buy some presents when you
go shopping in the historic downtown area. Ann's is a great
place for women's clothes and gifts, or stop by Ginger's
for women's and children's shoes. For beautiful china and
an excellent selection of gifts, browse at Kate's and Company
and Wait's Fine Jewelry and Gifts. The Sanctuary is a florist
and gift shop in the unusual environment of an old Episcopal
Church. JB Outdoors has all the equipment you need for an
outdoor adventure (be sure to ask them about the Corinth
Hiking & Biking Trail) and Lucy's on Cruise provides
an excellent selection of anquites and unique local finds.
you're shopping in downtown Corinth, visit some of the legendary
establishments such as Borroum's Drug Store. Founded in
1865, Borroum's is Mississippi's oldest drug store continuously
operated by the same family. They specialize in nostalgic
soda fountain food as well as the local favorite called
a slugburger. Slugburgers are a Depression-era "burger"
of meat and breading or soy meal. There's even a Slugburger
Festival every year to celebrate this local delicacy.
Other Corinth food specialties include
Dilworth's Tamale Shop that's been in operation since 1962.
It's a drive-thru or walk-thru restaurant only, so it's
a great place to stop before an outdoor picnic. Speaking
of picnics, the perfect place to have one in the summertime
is at the Hilltop Peach Farm where you can enjoy the view
from a 700-foot high overlook - and yes, you can pick your
own peaches, nectarines and apples in the orchard to take
home with you. Abe's Grill serves homemade biscuits and
delicious ribeye steak sandwiches or you might want to go
all out and try "The Big Abe" hamburger. KC's
Espresso in downtown Corinth offers lattes, mochas, cappuccinos,
espressos, chai tea, fresh pastries and fruit smoothies
if you're looking for a place for a perfect afternoon snack.
Other dining options include local favorites like Martha's
Menu, Pizza Grocery and The Green Mango.
you plan your trip to Corinth, Mississippi, you'll want
to keep in mind that on Thursday nights, there's an authentic
musical experience waiting for you. Thursdays are when "Pickin'
on Courthouse Square" takes place. Regional talent
celebrates the bluegrass heritage of the area. If you're
enjoying the rebirth of bluegrass music in America, this
is the place to be. During the spring, summer and fall you
can sit outside and enjoy the music on the lawn of the Courthouse
Square. During the winter, the show moves indoors to the
historic Coliseum-Civic Center.
Now that you know more about Corinth history,
shopping, dining and music, the only thing left for you
to do is start planning your trip here - you'll be glad