DOWNTOWNS

In the downtown areas of South Mississippi, there are historic areas just waiting to be explored. Stroll through our historic parks and neighborhoods, or check out some of our local festivals.

ANNUAL PETER ANDERSON ARTS & CRAFTS FESTIVAL

This festival showcases some of the most well-renowned artists in the Southeastern U.S.

BAY ST. LOUIS

During the 19th century Hancock County held America’s largest lumber company until resources were exhausted and the town, known as Logtown, began to decline by 1930.

BAY ST. LOUIS HISTORIC WALKING & BIKING TOUR

This walking/biking tour explores some historic sites such as the Hancock County Courthouse, the Alice Mosely House and The Masonic Temple Building.

BILOXI

With stunning views of the Mississippi Sound and the Gulf of Mexico, Biloxi, Mississippi is the southeastern most city in Harrison County.

ESSENCE OF BILOXI DRIVING AND & BICYCLING TRAIL

A trip through Biloxi’s history.

GULFPORT

Gulfport, Mississippi is the second largest city, second to the state’s capitol of Jackson.

HISTORIC PASCAGOULA BIKE TRAIL

Come take a family outing or a peaceful break by exploring the Historic Pascagoula Bike Trail. People of all ages and abilities can enjoy a unique combination of cycling, nature, history and coastal culture.

LONG BEACH

Long Beach, Mississippi, established as a city in 1905, is a quaint town located in Harrison County between Gulfport and Pass Christian.

LUCEDALE

Visit Lucedale and see why this city is rich in community, festivities and outdoor adventure. Lucedale may be a smaller city, but it is mighty in the way of outdoor recreation.

OCEAN SPRINGS

Ocean Springs, incorporated in 1892, has a population of over 17,000 people living in approximately 11 square miles in Jackson County.

OCEAN SPRINGS CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

Ocean Springs Chamber is a non-profit organization with the mission to promote the town of Ocean Springs and to provide networking and other business services.

OCEAN SPRINGS LIVE OAK BICYCLE ROUTE

Ocean Springs’ 15.5 mile round-trip Live Oaks Bicycle Route connects the Davis Bayou Area of the Gulf Islands National Seashore to the town of Ocean Springs at the Old Louisville and Nashville Train Depot.

PASCAGOULA

Pascagoula, one of Mississippi’s largest cities, is the County Seat of Jackson County. It is home to approximately 24,000 residents with a daytime population of perhaps twice that many.

PASS CHRISTIAN

Pass Christian, Mississippi was discovered soon after the first French colony in Old Biloxi in 1699.

PASS CHRISTIAN SCENIC DRIVE HISTORIC DISTRICT

This lovely self-guided tour through the historic district of Pass Christian is a must for anyone who appreciates early Americana.

PICAYUNE

WIGGINS

The city of Wiggins, located in Stone County, has a deep history in Mississippi. Located in Stone County, MS, Wiggins has experienced both prosperity and economic depressions. Today, Wiggins is proud to be one of the area’s fastest growing communities.