If you live in Washington, DC and want to get a taste of Southern hospitality, you can fly to Jackson, Mississippi, in about three and a half hours. Known as the "City with Soul, Jackson boasts hundreds of years of history and heritage. From its past of upholding civil rights to its contemporary jazz scene, Jackson has a unique culture. To head off to this Southern city, you can drive to Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD) or take one of Washington, DC's many modes of public transportation.
To observe Southern historic architecture, you can visit the Farish Street Historic District, a mostly residential area, which is home to nearly 700 places that are listed in the National Register of Historic Places. If you are a nature enthusiast, you may want to check out the Mississippi Agriculture and Forestry Museum, where you can also learn more about Mississippi's agricultural history. In Jackson, you will find the Mississippi Museum of Art, which houses more than 3,000 works relating to Mississippi and its heritage.
Once you fly from DC to Jackson and land at Jackson Medgar Wiley Evers International Airport (JAN), there are plenty of ways to get around the city, including taxis, rental cars and the Union Station Amtrak. Temperatures range from an average low of 38 degrees in February to an average high of 92 degrees in August.
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