Aberdeen Visitors Bureau

Phone:
(662) 369-9440

Hours:
Mon - Fri
8:30am-5pm

Historically Significant

Attractions

Aberdeen Highlights

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The culture of Aberdeen is never more evident than during the city's many special events, from leisurely tours of some of the South's finest homes and gardens to celebrations of music and art to a variety of holiday events. Even when Aberdeen is not hosting an event for the community, the city offers oportunities for amusement and personal enrichment.

As part of the Mississippi Main Street organization, Commerce Street, the primary thoroughfare of the business district, is thriving. The downtown area features restaurants, shops, and many other types of businesses. 
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The Magnolias

The Magnolias is one of the finest examples of antebellum architecture in Mississippi. Built in 1850 by Dr. and Mrs. William Sykes, this historic home is now owned by the City of Aberdeen and is open to the public for tours Monday - Friday or by appointment. In addition to tours, The Magnolias may also be booked for weddings, receptions, parties and other special events.


732 W. Commerce Street
662.369.7956

www.themagnolias.org

Aberdeen Marina

​​Aberdeen Marina is conveniently located on the Aberdeen Lake and is used by many boaters enjoying the Tenn-Tom Waterway and the Aberdeen Lock and Dam. Located on the east bank of the lake at mile marker 358.2, just follow the buoy markers off the main channel 2,000 feet, or monitor Channels 16 and 68.

The marina features many facilities for your use as you enjoy boating in the area, including marine supplies, gas and diesel, oil, groceries, beer, and hot food items. Also available...
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MARINA HOURS

6:00am - 9:00pm
Monday -Saturday

10:00am - 7:00pm
​Sunday
  • overnight dockage
  • mechanic available
  • covered slips
  • water and electric hook-ups
  • transients are welcome​
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ADDRESS

50151 Old Highway 25
Aberdeen, MS  39730
Phone: 662.369.9803

Blue Bluff Recreation Area, on the Aberdeen Lake section of the Tenn-Tom Waterway, is perhaps one of the most scenic recreation areas on the waterway. The area is located just north of Aberdeen and boasts both a campground and day-use area. The area is named for the beautiful clay and limestone cliffs that border the park on the eastern side. The bluff rises 80 feet above the water and provides a lofty view of the lake and nearby lock and dam.​

The campground is a Class-A facility. The 92 sites provide accommodations which include concrete pads, picnic tables, grills, lantern posts, fire rings, electrical and water hookups and plenty of shade. Additional facilities include: handicapped/special access sites and facilities, picnic shelters, sewage dump station, laundry facilities, restrooms, hot showers, playground, hiking trails, game courts, and a swimming beach. 

For more information, contact the campground at 662.369.2832.

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Blue Bluff Campground & Recreation

For reservations, contact Reserve America at 877.444.6777 or visit www.recreation.gov. 

Elkin Theatre

The Art Nouveau-style Elkin Theatre is an old part of Aberdeen history. When the Elkin opened in 1937, it was considered one of the finest and best equipped theatres in the south. In 1985, a group of local citizens purchased the Elkin and formed the Aberdeen Elkin Theatre Association. This dedicated group of volunteers is responsible for the restoration and preservation of this grand old piece of our local  history.

Their goal has been to provide a facility for the presentation of educational, creative and cultural activities for our community, as well as affordable activities and entertainment for all ages. Indeed, the Elkin provides a better quality of life for the entire community. Currently, the Elkin shows one current movie every Friday and Saturday night and sometimes is home to art exhibits, dance recitals, band concerts, theatrical presentations, and community-wide meetings.
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Evans Memorial Library

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Aberdeen is proud of our public library. Known nationally for its genealogical material and other historical research data, the Evans Memorial Library attracts visitors from all fifty states.

The library offers both children and adult programs, including changing exhibits, monthly book lunches, and internet access.

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ADDRESS

105 N. Long Street
Aberdeen, MS  39730
662.369.4601
www.tombigbee.lib.ms.us/evans

Historical Architectural Tour

Aberdeen is famous for her variety of architectural styles and elements such as, stained and leaded glass windows, towers, bays and brackets. This little Mississippi town boasts outstanding examples of almost every period and style of Southern architecture. Antebellum cottages and mansions, ornate Victorians, turn-of-the-century neoclassical homes and substantial bungalows from the 1920s and 1930s all vie for your attention. Aberdeen's variety of architectural styles is truly her treasure!

Download a copy of our Architectural Driving Brochure and follow the directional signs along the tour route. (Additional copies of the tour brochure are available at the Visitors Bureau office, as well as at the local antique shops in downtown Aberdeen). 

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The Visitors Bureau can arrange personal and group tours
of many of the historic homes in Aberdeen.
Contact us for details! 

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Old Aberdeen Cemetery

The cemetery dates back to 1838. Some of the most intricate and beautiful of the monuments, were sculpted by the Miller brothers, Richard and Cornelius. Their work is said to compare with the most skilled Italian artisans. It is the resting place for many pioneers and Civil War Veterans.

Lies & Legends annual guided tours are hosted each April by the local high school with graveside portrayals of notable Aberdeenians.

The cemetery is open year round, daily from dawn to dusk for self-guided tours. For more information call (662) 369-9440. 

Underground Railroad Bicycle Route

Aberdeen, with its rich antebellum-era charm, is an official Underground Railroad Trail stop on the route for cyclists.
We are near the end of the first leg, and it’s an “easy” ride day to us, followed by a day of rest before the 31-mile
ride to Fulton, which ends the first leg.

From Fulton, cyclists travel north, exit onto the Natchez Trace and head to Tennessee to continue this 2000-mile
corridor that spans from Mobile, AL to Ontario, Canada.​​