441 Covenant Drive
Batesville, MS 38606
Phone: (662) 561-1131
Fax: (662) 561-1135
Arts & Museums
The Yazoo and Mississippi Valley Passenger Depot dates back to the year 1926. It is also fondly referred as the Illinois Central Passenger Depot or the Clarkside Passenger Depot. The depot occupies immense monumental value and has been listed on the National Register of Historic Places since 1995. It is most renowned for housing the distinguished Delta Blue Museum.
Memphis is the home to many music legends. In the 1950s Elvis Presley, Carl Perkins, Roy Orbison and Johnny Cash rose to fame along with “the Killer,” Jerry Lee Lewis. Lewis still resides in Nesbit, Mississippi, just south of Memphis, and his home/ranch is open to the public and his many fans. See the many gold records he has earned, his pianos, along with his collection of classic automobiles, and do not miss the piano-shaped pool.
This cultural center-cum-museum comes under the purview of the Department of Arkansas Heritage. The museum preserves and displays the historical heritage of Arkansas Delta. Exhibitions, educational programs and similar events are a regular feature here. For details, check website.
When driving down Gholson Avenue any hour of the day or night, stop for a visit at Graceland Too, a Holly Springs landmark. Owner Paul McLeod, a former Elvis Presley impersonator, is a self-confessed fanatic of the King of Rock ’n’ Roll. His expansive collection of records, costumes, posters, photographs, newspaper and magazine archives are on display at his home. Elvis fan or not, pay tribute to this legendary entertainer by exploring this unique house museum.