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 (MGCNHA).
There are only 55 areas in the US designated by the National Park Service as being culturally significant to our country. The beautiful Mississippi Gulf Coast is one of them! The MS Gulf Coast National Heritage Area — or MS Coast NHA for short — covers the six coastal counties in Mississippi. We identity, preserve and promote this unique culture so more people can understand and enjoy it. We are your Mississippi Coast NHA.