We welcome you to experience this place of land and water. We invite you to discover our history and experience our innovation. We beckon you to share the passion we have for this place we call the Mississippi Gulf Coast. We are the Mississippi Gulf Coast National Heritage Area
(MS Coast NHA).
The beautiful Mississippi Gulf Coast is one of only 62 congressionally designated National Heritage Areas. A program of the National Park Service, National Heritage Areas are selected based on their cultural significance to the United States. The Mississippi Gulf Coast National Heritage Area — or MS Coast NHA for short — covers the six coastal counties in Mississippi. We identify, preserve and promote this unique culture so more people can understand and enjoy what the Mississippi Coast has to offer. We are your Mississippi Coast NHA.