Biloxi's three century history is the story of many and culturally diverse peoples. Archaeological artifacts and evidence prove the existence of prehistoric and historic Native Americans on the Biloxi peninsula long before European settlement. The name Biloxi, which means First People, is the legacy of the historic tribe that greeted the first French expedition in February 1699. Currently, Biloxi's customs, foods, festivals, languages, street names, and architectural styles offer a glimpse into its past. Take a journey on the Essence of Biloxi Driving & Bicycling Trail, and discover the stories and cultures of people who settled here, and the many places which represent this unique city. The tour is divided into an east and west route. Both routes begin at the Biloxi Visitors Center. Pick up a printed brochure with the details of the tour, or follow along with a virtual tour by visiting http://discover.biloxi.ms.us This project is made possible by a grant from the Mississippi Gulf Coast National Heritage Area.
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