National Square Dance Convention: Tours

Thursday, Jun 24, 2021 at 8:00am

Various Location
Jackson, MS 39201

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This tour is for our military men and women and all enthusiasts. We will visit the Armed Forces Museum in Camp Shelby near Hattiesburg. The museum has galleries with exhibits from the late 19th century conflicts. Military weapons, equipment, clothing, and medals are on display. There is an outside display of aircraft, tanks, and field artillery. After time at the museum, we will eat lunch at Crescent City Grill before returning to Jackson.

Time: 9AM – 4:00 PM

Cost: $79 per person

Includes: Bus transportation, guide, admission and lunch.


The Mississippi Delta may be the birthplace of the blues and where the blues live on! You will experience the blues on this tour. We will travel to Indianola to see the BBK Museum, a tribute to BB King, the King of the Blues. He was laid to rest here in 2015. Afterwards enjoy lunch and a blues concert at Club Ebony. On our way back to Jackson we will stop at the Pecan House, where you can treat yourself to a pecan delicacy.

Time: 8AM-4:30PM

Cost: $83 per person

Includes: Bus transportation, guide, admission and lunch.


Meridian is a town rich in arts and entertainment. You will visit the Mississippi Arts and Entertainment Experience. Here they honor the state’s legends via high-tech, interactive multimedia exhibits, themed

galleries, and hands-on activities. We will have lunch at Weidmann’s, serving excellent Southern cuisine. It is the oldest restaurant in Mississippi and one of the oldest in the United States. It is home of the Black Bottom Pie.

After lunch we will tour Merrehope, one of the few antebellum homes remaining in Meridian. It was built in 1858. It still stands despite General Sherman saying that “Meridian no longer exists.” Prior to leaving Meridian, we will stop for a ride on the Dentzel Carousel.

Time: 8:30AM – 5:30PM

Cost: $92 per person

Includes: Bus transportation, guide, admission and lunch.


We depart Jackson and travel to Natchez. It sits on the banks of the majestic Mississippi River.

In the mid-1800's two cities vied for the most millionaires - Natchez and New York. See some of the most beautiful homes in America from the time period. At over 30,000 sq. feet, Longwood is the largest octagonal house in America and still unfinished since 1861. Feel the desolation of the war, seeing paint cans and nail kegs still in place. See Melrose including the slave quarters and carriage house.

Stanton Hall is one of Natchez most opulent houses. We will have lunch in the Carriage House Restaurant, located in Stanton Hall.  On our way home, we will make a brief stop at Emerald Mounds, the second largest ceremonial mound in the US.

This tour has lots of walking and stairs.

Time: 8AM – 6PM

Cost: $121 per person

Includes: Bus transportation, guide, admission and lunch.


Abraham Lincoln called Vicksburg “the key” to ending the Civil War. The defeat in this city was a turning point in the war and the city’s significant role is made evident when touring the Vicksburg National Military Park. See the battlefield with over 1,340 monuments, including a stop to see the USS Cairo Museum – an ironclad struck by two underwater torpedoes in the war. Lunch today will be at Walnut Hills Restaurant, featuring southern plantation cuisine. After lunch we visit the Old Court House Museum, filled with items reflecting Southern Heritage, including the largest Civil War memorabilia in the South.

Time: 8AM – 5PM

Cost: $99 per person

Includes: Bus transportation, guide, admission and lunch.


Enjoy a narrated overview of the city of Jackson, the “City with Soul.” It is known as the “City with Soul” because of her perseverance and her triumphant spirit. She’s birthed many historical marks that have shaped this country and beyond, from Civil Rights to Civil War, to music, and to world-class museums and exhibits. We will visit the capital and other interesting sights.

Time: 9AM - 1PM

Cost: $43 per person

Includes: Bus transportation and escort.

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