Things to Do
Whatever your interests, there is a place for you.
Steeped in history, Corinth, Mississippi is a must-see destination for American Civil War enthusiasts, artists and cross-county travelers alike. Whether you prefer to sit back, relax and watch a theatre production or explore historic battlefields on foot, there are plenty of things to do in Corinth, MS.
Explore Corinth History
Founded in 1853, Corinth served as a key junction for the Mobile & Ohio and Memphis & Charleston railroads. During the American Civil War, the city’s prime location made it strategically important to the Confederacy, becoming the site of the Battle of Iuka and Battle of Corinth. Today, Corinth is the perfect destination for anyone interested in learning more about the history of our nation’s greatest conflict.
While you’re visiting, a trip to Shiloh National Military Park is a must. This battlefield is home to the Corinth Civil War Interpretative Center, which features interactive exhibits and hosts living history events throughout the warmer months. Also, be sure to stop by Corinth National Cemetery, home to three Confederate burials and nearly 4,000 unknown Union soldiers, as well as Corinth Contraband Camp, which exhibits six life-size bronze sculptures to commemorate the African-American freedom seekers that started their journey in Corinth. Before you go, make sure to stop by the Crossroads Museum to see Civil War relics, depot and railroad displays, Native American artifacts, Coca-Cola memorabilia and more.
Indulge in Corinth’s Arts and Culture Scene
Are you ready to fully immerse yourself in the culture of Corinth? Start with Pickin’ on the Square, a seasonal Thursday-night gathering of local bluegrass musicians on The Court House Square. For a more cultured scene, five concerts are put on each year by the Corinth Symphony Orchestra at the historic downtown Coliseum. For drama, comedy, musicals, children’s productions and other events, see what’s playing at Corinth Theatre-Arts.
Seek Out Events and Entertainment
There’s always something happening in Corinth, Mississippi. You can sample a local favorite at the annual Slugburger Festival in July, enjoy corn hole and crawfish at the Downtown Throwdown in Corinth, and get in the spirit of the season with the Corinth-Alcorn County Christmas Parade. The Crossroads Arena, which is home to Mississippi’s largest arena floor, hosts a wide range of events, including conventions, expos, concerts, trade shows, rodeos, monster truck jams and more. While you’re in town for an event, make sure to check out our charming, historic downtown area, which is home to specialty shops and local restaurants that only Corinth has to offer.
For help planning your trip to beautiful Corinth, MS, contact Visit Corinth today.