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
Museum at the Historic Corinth Depot. Home to many artifacts
detailing the history of Northern Mississippi, the museum
has permanent exhibit items that include fossils, American
Indian artifacts, depot and railroad industry history displays,
aviation memorabilia, and Civil War relics. Located at the
famous Crossroads - the Memphis & Charleston and the
Mobile & Ohio railroads gave Corinth a strategic significance
that made it the most strategic transportation hub during
the Civil War. The Crossroads still exists and enjoys frequent
traffic as Norfolk Southern and Kansas City send dozens
of freight trains through Corinth each day.
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. See a full list of shopping
While you're shopping in downtown
Corinth, visit some of the legendary establishments such
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.
See a full list of all Corinth restaurants here.
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.
Discover more options of what to do while
in Corinth here.
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