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About HattiesburgCapt. William H. Hardy, a pioneer lumberman and engineer, founded Hattiesburg in 1882, naming the town after his wife. Architecturally well preserved, Hattiesburg has a historic, art-centric downtown and is also home to the University of Southern Mississippi and William Carey University.

Hiking, biking and inline skating can be enjoyed along the Longleaf Trace Trail, accessible via Fourth Street near the USM campus. The 41-mile trail constructed along a former railroad right-of-way stretches from Hattiesburg to Prentiss. A 26-mile path paralleling the main paved trail between the towns of Carson and Epley is used by horseback riders.

Visitor Centers Visit Hattiesburg—Hattiesburg Convention and Visitors Bureau 1 Convention Center Plaza Hattiesburg, MS 39401. Phone:(601)296-7475 or (800)638-6877

Self-guiding ToursThe Freedom Summer Trail self-guiding driving tour highlights 15 Hattiesburg sites related to the civil rights movement and the Freedom Summer of 1964, a campaign aimed at registering African-American voters in Mississippi. Contact the convention and visitors bureau to obtain brochures describing the Freedom Summer Trail as well as other driving and walking tours.

Things to Do African American Military History Museum

Hattiesburg Zoo

Mississippi Armed Forces Museum

University of Southern Mississippi Museum of Art

William Carey University

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Hattiesburg, MS

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