Planning Your Group Tour in Corinth, Mississippi
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Easily Accessible for Groups of All Sizes
Located near the intersection of U.S. Highway 45 and U.S. Highway 72, Corinth is a quick drive from Memphis, Nashville, and Birmingham. For long-distance travelers, Memphis International Airport is located 70 miles to the northwest and is the area’s preferred airport. If you wish to arrive by train, Central Station in Memphis is the nearest Amtrak stop.
Discover the Rich History of Corinth
Corinth is a city overflowing with Southern charm and historic authenticity. As a hotbed for activity during the Civil War, the area is currently home to many Civil War-era historical sites and museums that are great to explore as a group. During your visit to Corinth, we encourage you to enjoy a group tour at one of the following historical attractions:
Borroum’s Drug Store and Soda Fountain
Founded in 1865, Borroum’s Drug Store and Soda Fountain is the oldest drug store in Mississippi – and it still looks the same as when it opened. It has been serving up a Corinth specialty – the slugburger – since the days of the Great Depression, when the burger cost just a nickel, or a slug.
Corinth Coke Museum
Coca-Cola has an over 110-year history bottling Coke in Corinth. The museum features vintage Coca-Cola memorabilia, old-fashioned soda machines, and, of course, samples of the refreshing beverage. Admission is free to the public, and the museum also offers private and group tours.
Corinth Civil War Interpretive Center
Corinth Civil War Interpretive Center is a 15,000-square-foot facility that explains Corinth’s strategic importance and role during the Civil War. Interactive exhibits, videos, and old artifacts detail the siege, occupation, and battle of Corinth.
Corinth Contraband Camp
Corinth Contraband Camp was established as a refuge for slaves fleeing Civil War violence in the South. The camp featured a school, church, hospital, and several homes. Today, a portion of the camp still stands, and there is a quarter-mile walkway with six life-size sculptures commemorating the residents of the camp.
Crossroads Museum and Historic Corinth Depot
During the Civil War, the Memphis & Charleston and the Mobile & Ohio railroads intersected in the center of Corinth. Today, those same rail lines are still in use under the ownership of Norfolk Southern and Kansas City Southern. Train lovers can observe freight trains going by daily from the Crossroads Museum and Historic Corinth Depot, which is also home to thousands of artifacts.
This is an architectural landmark and important example of the Greek Revival architectural style. The home was built during the Civil War and served as a headquarters for several Union generals. Today, the restored home is a museum featuring antiques, paintings, and soldiers’ furnishings.
60 Sights in 60 Minutes Walking Tour
Take in some of Corinth’s most historic gems on this approximately one-mile walk. On the 60 Sights in 60 Minutes Walking Tour, visitors will see buildings that are more than 100 years old. This guide provides a map and background information for all 60 historical sites along the route.
Discover Corinth, Mississippi, Together
With a rich history and abundance of small-town charm, Corinth, Mississippi, is truly an undiscovered gem of the South and a distinctive choice for group tours. As a courtesy, Visit Corinth extends the following services to groups traveling to Corinth:
- Providing information about local attractions
- Scheduling reservations at local hotels, restaurants, and attractions
- Complimentary step-on guide service for tours
- Providing printed materials and promotional items
For more information about group tours in Corinth, MS, contact us today.