Legendary figures, history and music lie at the heart of Jackson today. Take a day outdoors to go fishing, hiking, golfing or boating. Explore the rich musical history that embodies this lively destination in the Heart of the Music Highway.
Named for the soldiers and relatives of General (later President) Andrew Jackson, the town is home to several famous figures. Learn about music pioneer Carl Perkins and his “Blue Suede Shoes” as well as blues great Sonny Boy Williamson. Visit the home of railroad conductor Casey Jones.
Learn about the area’s African American heritage in the Lane College Historic District. Visit the sites of famous Civil War battles at Salem Cemetery or Parker’s Crossroads. Discover the area’s unique musical heritage at the Rock-A-Billy Hall of Fame. The shopping, food and music don’t stop at Casey Jones Village. Sit in on the weekly sessions of the Plectral Society (that’s pickin’ to most folks), catch a show at the Music Highway Crossroads or take in the Shannon Street Blues Festival.
Check out Rusty’s TV and Movie Car Museum. Visit a historic mill town forged from cotton fields in Bemis Mill Village. Root for the home team at Pringles Park, where the Jackson Generals play AA baseball. Spend some time outdoors at nearby Natchez Trace State Park, or check out the raptor center at Cypress Grove Nature Park.
Jackson is the whole package. Enjoy sports, festivals, music and entertainment. Learn about the legends who called Jackson home.