About Corinth, Mississippi

Corinth is often referred to as the Gateway City of Mississippi, lying in the northeast corner of the state. Though it’s often the first city visitors encounter as they travel into Mississippi, Corinth is not just a geographical gateway. It’s also a bridge into Mississippi’s rich history and unmistakable Southern culture. Explore and enjoy this hidden gem with Visit Corinth, which is standing by to help you plan your stay.

Relive Corinth’s Rich History

The first thing you’ll notice upon entering our beautiful city is its history. Corinth is full of historic buildings, landmarks, and memorials that will instantly transport you to our rich and varied past. Seated at the famous crossroads between the Memphis & Charleston and Mobile & Ohio railroads, Corinth was one of the most significant transportation hubs of the Civil War.

If you’re interested in exploring our history, the Corinth Civil War Interpretive Center is the perfect place to start. This massive $9.5-million center is packed with exhibits that delve into Civil War railroads, training, fortifications, African American experiences, and how the war changed America. Don’t forget to visit the Crossroads Museum at the Historic Corinth Depot as well. It is home to fossils, American Indian artifacts, railroad and aviation memorabilia, war relics, and so much more.

Experience Our Exciting Present

After exploring Corinth’s history, take some time to enjoy our present. There’s plenty to do in our town, including a lively shopping district, delicious dining opportunities, outdoor adventures, and more. We encourage you to explore the following attractions:


Our shopping district is home to everything from big-name chains to locally owned boutiques and classy corner shops. You’ll be able to find something for everyone in your family, including jewelry, trendy clothing, handcrafted candles, antique curio cabinets, craft supplies, and much more.


Corinth’s dining establishments offer everything from classic Southern home cooking to exotic fare from Italy, Thailand, and beyond. Don’t miss Borroum’s Drug Store and Soda Fountain, the state’s oldest soda fountain, and home to the locally famous slugburger. Or, check out Abe’s Grill for a shake, corn dog, and some of the best biscuits on Highway 72.


Corinth is home to a variety of recreational opportunities, many of them outdoors. Enjoy the warm Southern weather with a walk at one of our several parks, a hike through downtown, or a round of golf and explore many other options.

Enjoy Our Regional Talent

You can’t truly experience Corinth’s culture to its fullest without experiencing our local talent. Bluegrass is a genre of music that’s close to our hearts and cultural roots, and it’s experiencing a revival today. We celebrate it every Thursday night with Corinth Pickin’ on Square. The show is held outdoors on the Courthouse Square lawn or at the Corinth Coliseum Civic Center during the winter.

If you’re interested in other artful experiences, the Corinth Coliseum Civic Center also hosts a variety of entertainment events, including the Corinth Symphony Orchestra. The Crossroads Playhouse, meanwhile, is home to theatre performances for all ages.

Visit Corinth Today

Excited to experience Corinth history, culture, and more for yourself? Start planning your trip today. Visit Corinth offers a visitor’s guide to help you get started, as well as extensive suggestions of places to check out while here. To learn more about things to do on your next trip to Corinth, MS, contact Visit Corinth today.

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