Greenville is a wellspring of music, literature, adventure, imagination, and history. Fertile alluvial soil, moderate annual climate, the blues, and some of the friendliest folk in the South are just some of the attributes of Greenville, Mississippi, the queen of the delta. This city has inspired greatness from Native Americans to cotton barons, Pulitzer-Prize winners, Civil Rights leaders, musicians, poets, and inventors. You can read more about the native authors and their history at the Greenville Writer’s Exhibit at the William Alexander Percy Library.
Other attractions include the Winterville Mounds, Greenville History, Old Fire Department, Highway 61 Blues, Jim Henson-Kermit the Frog, Hebrew Union’s Century of History, Greenville Air Force Base, and Flood of 1927 museums – not to mention the country’s oldest fully restored and operational Armitage-Herschell Carousel housed in the E. E. Bass Cultural Center.
If it is wildlife and outdoor recreation you are looking for, lakes abound throughout Washington County. On Lake Ferguson one can sail, swim, ski, or fish. The bass fishing here has been called the best in the country. Hodding Carter wrote in 1960, “The sense of obligation to community and fellow citizen was strong and deep when I first came to Greenville – and long before. It has not significantly lessened.” These words still characterize the present leadership, who is committed to do whatever is necessary to continue to make Greenville a progressive force of industry and commerce while at the same time, making sure the town is a wonderful place to live and thrive.
Included Shore Excursion:
Greenville Hop-On Hop-Off Tour
Greenville History Museum The museum is home to many artifacts, photos, memorabilia, and souvenirs dating from the mid-19th century through the 1980s. See personal objects of local past citizens, businesses, or well-known celebrities! Greenville History Museum has plenty of information about the Flood of 1927, including many pictures and stories.
Hebrew Union Temple The present temple was constructed in 1906 with the sanctuary seating approximately 350. Today the congregation consists of about 55 families and continues to be the Jewish center of the Mississippi Delta. With original stained-glass windows and full-sized pipe organ, both from 1906, the temple is a favorite among guests.