In the heart of the Mississippi Delta just 96 miles north of Jackson, MS, and 130 miles south of Memphis, TN, Greenwood is affectionally called the Cotton Capital of the World as well as the birthplace of the Blues.
Historic downtown Greenwood is home to wonderful shops, delectable dining experiences, blues and the arts. Howard Street is a quaint shopping street just like in the olden days. Take a walking tour around town and experience over 30 different historical landmarks. Visit the Museum of the Mississippi Delta, or do the driving tour and see the locations used in the film «The Help».
Visit the Mississippi Blues Trail Markers – Radio station WGRM on Howard Street was the location of B.B. King’s first live broadcast in 1940 or try and solve the mystery of where the blues guitarist, Robert Johnson was really laid to rest.
While you are in the area, make sure you make a stop in Indianola and visit the B.B. King Museum and then on to Clarkesdale which is rich in musical heritage and visit Blues Alley.
Drive through the cotton fields and visit a working farm, ride the horses, pick the cotton, feed the cows or go for a hayride.
The Mississippi Delta is a food lover’s paradise, a veritable melting pot of culinary traditions brought by the African-Americans, Italians, Chinese and Lebanese who along with northern European settlers populated this land. Make sure you try some of the true local dishes like catfish or hot delta tamales.