Tours

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Tours not meeting minimum numbers by May 20, 2021 may be cancelled and your money refunded.  Tours meeting the minimum numbers may still be available at the Convention until sold out.

Tours cancelled by guest will be assessed $10 per person.

There will be no refund, for any reason, for a "no show" on the day of the tour.

Everything Elvis

 

Pre-Convention Tour -- June 20-23, 2021

Elvis Presley who was arguably the world’s greatest entertainer, was born in Mississippi. His history has been preserved and you can’t miss it!

Sunday, we travel to the city of his birth – Tupelo. After checking into our hotel, we will get some dinner. Afterwards, we will have some time to walk about town or do some shopping. On Monday morning, we will tour the birthplace of Elvis and other sites where he walked. We will have lunch prior to leaving town and continue our tour by driving to Memphis, TN.

We will check into our hotel near Graceland for 2 nights. After dinner, we will go see the unusual pyramid shaped Bass Pro Shop, with time to shop! On Tuesday, we begin our day with a tour of Sun Studio, where Elvis recorded his music. Next, we will drive past Levitt Shell - where Elvis performed his first paid concert. In the afternoon we will spend time at Graceland to see Elvis’ home. You can also see his airplanes, automobiles, and other Elvis collectables.

That night, we drive to Beale Street, where Elvis spent time with musicians gathered there. This is one of the most Iconic streets in America. It is 3 blocks of restaurants, shops, and nightclubs. You will have time to explore this fun area and to have dinner on your own. Wednesday morning, we will drive past a couple of other of Elvis’s homes, prior to departing Memphis. On our way back to Jackson, we will stop for lunch. We arrive back in Jackson in time for the Wednesday night special event – an Elvis tribute artist (separate admission).

Cost: $650 per person double / $850 Single price
Leaves at 1 PM from downtown hotel or convention center. Be sure to arrive by 12:30 PM.
Includes bus, guide, admissions, and lodging. Meals included: 3 breakfasts at hotels, 3 lunches and 2 dinners

Armed Forces Tour

This tour is for our military men and women and all enthusiasts. We will visit the Armed Forces Museum in Camp Shelby near Hattiesburg. The museum has galleries with exhibits from the late 19th century conflicts. Military weapons, equipment, clothing, and medals are on display. There is an outside display of aircraft, tanks, and field artillery. After time at the museum, we will eat lunch at Crescent City Grill before returning to Jackson.

Tour days: Thursday, June 24 and Saturday, June 26, 2021
Time: 9AM – 4:00 PM
Cost: $79 per person
Includes: Bus transportation, guide, admission and lunch.

"The Help" Cooking Tour

If you like to cook, this tour is for you! We will be traveling to Greenwood to take a class at the Viking Range Company, which will demonstrate how to make the southern dishes featured in the movie “The Help.”

Then you get to enjoy this food. After lunch, we will spend some time shopping on Howard Street, which features some of the best shopping in the Delta region. Before we leave Greenwood, we will drive past several of the locations in the film, “The Help.”

Tour days: Friday, June 25, 2021
This tour is limited to 35 people.
Time: 8AM – 6PM Cost $112 per person
Includes: Bus transportation, guide, admission and lunch.

Sing The Blues Tour

The Mississippi Delta may be the birthplace of the blues and where the blues live on! You will experience the blues on this tour. We will travel to Indianola to see the BBK Museum, a tribute to BB King, the King of the Blues. He was laid to rest here in 2015. Afterwards enjoy lunch and a blues concert at Club Ebony. On our way back to Jackson we will stop at the Pecan House, where you can treat yourself to a pecan delicacy.

Tour days: Thursday, June 24, 2021
Time: 8AM-4:30PM Cost: $83 per person
Includes: Bus transportation, guide, admission and lunch.

Meridian Tour

Meridian is a town rich in arts and entertainment. You will visit the Mississippi Arts and Entertainment Experience. Here they honor the state’s legends via high-tech, interactive multimedia exhibits, themed
galleries, and hands-on activities. We will have lunch at Weidmann’s, serving excellent Southern cuisine. It is the oldest restaurant in Mississippi and one of the oldest in the United States. It is home of the Black Bottom Pie.

After lunch we will tour Merrehope, one of the few antebellum homes remaining in Meridian. It was built in 1858. It still stands despite General Sherman saying that “Meridian no longer exists.” Prior to leaving Meridian, we will stop for a ride on the Dentzel Carousel.

Tour days: Thursday - Friday, June 24-25, 2021
Time: 8:30AM – 5:30PM Cost: $92 per person
Includes: Bus transportation, guide, admission and lunch.

Natchez Tour

We depart Jackson and travel to Natchez. It sits on the banks of the majestic Mississippi River.

In the mid-1800's two cities vied for the most millionaires - Natchez and New York. See some of the most beautiful homes in America from the time period. At over 30,000 sq. feet, Longwood is the largest octagonal house in America and still unfinished since 1861. Feel the desolation of the war, seeing paint cans and nail kegs still in place. See Melrose including the slave quarters and carriage house.

Stanton Hall is one of Natchez most opulent houses. We will have lunch in the Carriage House Restaurant, located in Stanton Hall.  On our way home, we will make a brief stop at Emerald Mounds, the second largest ceremonial mound in the US.

This tour has lots of walking and stairs.

Tour days: Wed – Friday, June 23-25, 2021
Time: 8AM – 6PM Cost: $121 per person
Includes: Bus transportation, guide, admission and lunch.

Mississippi Delta Tour

Travel the roads of the Mississippi Delta and you will find that every stop has its own character and worthy of exploration. It may be the birthplace of the blues. First, we travel to Cleveland to see the Grammy Museum, the most technologically advanced museum in the South.

From here we travel to Clarksdale, past the “Crossroads,” where a blues legend sold his soul to the devil. We lunch at the Ground Zero Blues Club, where the blues got its start. Morgan Freeman is a co-owner!

After lunch, we tour the Delta Blues Museum, where you can find a large collection of blues artifacts. On our way back to Jackson, we stop in Indianola at the Pecan House, where you can treat yourself to a pecan delicacy. We then drive past Club Ebony, learning of its past.

Tour days: Wednesday June 23, 2021
Time: 7:30AM – 7:30PM Cost: $105 per person

Includes: Bus transportation, guide, admission and lunch.

Flash Mob Tour

Time to dance! Our bus will take us to several locations around the city to dance a tip or two. We will share our love of square dancing with the people of Jackson!

Tour days: Saturday, June 26, 2021
Time: 9AM - 1PM Cost: $35 per person
Includes: Bus transportation and caller.

Vicksburg Tour

Abraham Lincoln called Vicksburg “the key” to ending the Civil War. The defeat in this city was a turning point in the war and the city’s significant role is made evident when touring the Vicksburg National Military Park. See the battlefield with over 1,340 monuments, including a stop to see the USS Cairo Museum – an ironclad struck by two underwater torpedoes in the war. Lunch today will be at Walnut Hills Restaurant, featuring southern plantation cuisine. After lunch we visit the Old Court House Museum, filled with items reflecting Southern Heritage, including the largest Civil War memorabilia in the South.

Tour days: Thursday, June 24 and Friday, June 25, 2021
Time: 8AM – 5PM Cost: $99 per person
Includes: Bus transportation, guide, admission and lunch.

Jackson City Tour

Enjoy a narrated overview of the city of Jackson, the “City with Soul.” It is known as the “City with Soul” because of her perseverance and her triumphant spirit. She’s birthed many historical marks that have shaped this country and beyond, from Civil Rights to Civil War, to music, and to world-class museums and exhibits. We will visit the capital and other interesting sights.

Tour days: Tuesday-Friday, June 22-25, 2021
Time: 9AM - 1PM Cost: $43 per person
Includes: Bus transportation and escort.


All participants in activities and use of facilities shall be undertaken by each individual at his or her own risk. The 70th NSDC shall not be liable for any claims, damages, actions or causes of actions whatsoever to person or property arising out of or connected to the use of any service or facilities arranged for or the premise where the same are located or arising out of acts of active or passive negligence by agents or volunteers of the 70th NSDC. Personal items and souvenirs are the sole responsibility of the tour patron.