Jackson | Tennessee Vacation


Steeped in Civil War history and music heritage, Jackson brings the past to life in its historic downtown and in the iconic Casey Jones Village and other attractions.

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.

Discover the work of emerging artists, take a tour of the eclectic downtown area, visit one of several Civil War battlefields or catch a performance by the Jackson Symphony.

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 areas African American heritage in the Lane College Historic District. Visit the sites of famous Civil War battles at Salem Cemetery or Parkers Crossroads. Discover the areas unique musical heritage at the Rock-A-Billy Hall of Fame. The shopping, food and music dont stop at Casey Jones Village. Sit in on the weekly sessions of the Plectral Society (thats pickin to most folks), catch a show at the Music Highway Crossroads or take in the Shannon Street Blues Festival.

Check out Rustys 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.

Learn more about visiting Jackson at the Jackson/Madison County Convention & Visitor Bureau, 197 Auditorium Street, jackson, TN 38301. Or call the friendly folks there at (731) 425-8333 and toll-free at (800) 498-4748.

Experience Jackson

Jackson is the whole package. Enjoy sports, festivals, music and entertainment. Learn about the legends who called Jackson home.

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