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Explore Our City.

You can find us at 628 N. State Street. For some reason, online maps may take you to the back gate on North Street.

If that happens to you, don’t worry. Simply go north until you get to George Street (about half a block), and take a left. Then, take a left on N. State street, and The Orchid will be the third property on your left. If you have any problems finding us, just contact us at (601) 552-0222.

Learn.

Mississippi Civil Rights Museum | 222 North Street, Jackson, Mississippi
Through eight interactive exhibits, the museum promotes a greater understanding of the Mississippi Civil Rights Movement and its impact by highlighting the strength and sacrifices of its people. (Visit Jackson)
http://mcrm.mdah.ms.gov

Smith Robertson Museum & Cultural Center | 528 Bloom Street, Jackson, Mississippi
Established in 1894 as The West Jackson Colored School, the museum’s building was named after Smith Robertson, a slave born in Fayette, Alabama who moved to Jackson, Mississippi after the American Civil War. The school remained in session until 1971 when it was court-ordered to close because of academic desegregation laws. The building was emptied out and due to be demolished until community efforts led by Dr. Jessie Mosley and Dr. Alferdteen Harrison, both academic leaders in African-American history and culture, convinced city leaders to sell them the building. In 1984, the school reopened as the Smith Robertson Museum and Cultural Center.
www.smithrobertsonmcc.com

Medgar and Myrlie Evers Home | 2332 Margaret W. Alexander Drive, Jackson, Mississippi
Medgar and Myrlie Evers Home National Monument is a new unit of the National Park Service, and is located in the heart of the historic Elraine District of Jackson Mississippi. Medgar Evers, the first NAACP field secretary and prominent civil rights activist and organizer, was assassinated at his home in 1963
https://civilrightstrail.com/attraction/medgar-evers-home

Tougaloo College | 500 W County Line Road, Tougaloo, Mississippi
Tougaloo College was at the forefront of the Civil Rights Movement in Mississippi, serving as a safe haven for those who fought for freedom, equality, justice, and the sanctuary within which the strategies were devised and implemented to end segregation and improve race relations. Tougaloo College’s leadership, courage in opening its campus to the Freedom Riders and other Civil Rights workers and leaders, and its bravery in supporting a movement — helped change the state’s economic, political and social fabric of Mississippi and the nation.
www.tougaloo.edu

Dine

Within Walking Distance (or for quick delivery)

Urban Foxes
826 North Street

Picante’s Grill
960 N. State Street

Lou’s Full Serv
904B E Fortification Street

The Manship Wood Fired Kitchen
1200 N. State Street

Fenian’s Pub
901 E. Fortification Street

The Pizza Shack
925 E. Fortification Street

Some of Our Favorite Black-owned Spots

Sugar’s Place
168 E. Griffin Street

Big Apple Inn
509 N. Farish Street

Names and Faces Lounge
224 E. Capitol Street

Johnny T’s Bistro and Blues
538 N. Farish Street

One Guy Steak and Chicken ToGo (check Instagram for location of the food truck)
4760 Interstate 55 North Frontage Road

Stamps Superburger
1801 Dalton Street

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