Discover a Maritime Heritage in Coastal Mississippi

Jan 12, 2021

Coastal Mississippi offers an abundance of exciting and unique experiences for visitors of all ages with plenty of space to safely roam and explore. Discover a world of natural wonders, immerse yourself in the region’s maritime history and heritage, and discover The Secret Coast’s eclectic and prolific art scene.

You should also expect to see that our hospitality partners are implementing all necessary precautions to protect you and your loved ones. Our industry has been equipped with comprehensive recommendations from leading agencies, and we are actively working with regional healthcare authorities to ensure the best practices in health and safety are provided to our industry partners.

Plan your trip by taking a deep dive into Coastal Mississippi’s rich maritime history at the Maritime and Seafood Industry Museum, and discover the region’s incredibly diverse flora and fauna at the brand new Mississippi Aquarium, the Institute for Marine Mammal Studies/Ocean Adventures Park, the Pascagoula River Audubon Center, and the Marine Education Center at the University of Southern Mississippi. For a truly hands-on experience, hop aboard the Biloxi Shrimping Trip, a 70-minute excursion that provides a front-row seat on a shrimping expedition and a unique way to learn more about marine life in the Mississippi Sound.

Discover Coastal Mississippi’s rich African American cultural heritage and tour key sites on Mississippi’s Freedom and Blues Trails, such as 100 Men Hall, the Biloxi Visitors Center (where you can learn more about the Biloxi Beach Wade-Ins), St. Rose de Lima Catholic Church, and the Pleasant Reed Interpretive Center at the Ohr-O’Keefe Museum of Art.

Before visiting, we encourage you to check with individual businesses on any potential changes to their availability and/or hours, but rest assured Coastal Mississippi is working diligently with our partners to ensure your safety and health is the top priority.

To discover more about Coastal Mississippi’s offerings, read Teach & Travel‘s upcoming March issue or visit

Photo courtesy of Coastal Mississippi.