Mississippi welcomes visitors with gracious Southern hospitality, good food and a wealth of history. Visit the home of William Faulkner in the town of Oxford, which is known for its upmarket Southern food and charming town square, or see the birthplace of Elvis Presley in Tupelo. Drive along the Natchez Trace Parkway, a winding, scenic road through the heart of the state. Visit Jackson to see the homes of writer Eudora Welty and Civil Rights leader Medgar Evers. Or head to the southern coast, where you can relax on the beaches along the Gulf of Mexico.