Disability Connection


MS Coast Heritage Information Center

This project was made possible by a  MS Coast National Heritage Area
Grant from the MS Department of Marine Resources and the National Park Service.

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The Gulf Coast of Mississippi has 62 miles of beautiful coastline with a variety of wonderful historic cities to explore, each with a different personality and charm. Visitors can discover a variety of shopping, museums, and art galleries. The Gulf Coast is popular for the wide variety of delicious foods from all over the world: savory cuisine, fresh Gulf seafood, and surprising international delights.

The Gulf Coast Heritage Information Center is designed for those who want to enjoy the rich history and cultural diversity of the Gulf Coast.

The Purpose of the Gulf Coast Heritage Information Center is to preserve and promote the heritage areas and the cultural diversity of South Mississippi , with emphasis on waterways, nature, history, art, food, churches, festivals, industries and of course, the people.  These tours are designed to connect people with their roots and celebrate the diversity of their cultures, inclusive of people with disabilities.

The information listed will educate and connect you to our beautiful heritage areas and our people who have passed down their ideas, customs and traditions, from one generation to the next.  Tours will include cultural, historical, recreational, and scenic resources. Tours will focus on historic places and buildings, cultural identities, art galleries and museums, and natural resources.

Spend time searching the website to find just a sampling of the history and places you can explore and enjoy, and the culture that resides in the heart and soul of the people in the 6 southern counties of Mississippi.  The Website also provides information on barrier free accommodations for those with disabilities.

Disability Connection hopes to encourage 20% of the population with disabilities: seniors, children with disabilities, people who are blind, deaf, or have mobility impairments to engage in travel opportunities. Gulf Coast Heritage Information Center are universally designed trips to help you consider all of the accommodations needed to enjoy the trip and provides the information you need when planning travel locations that can accommodate your disability.

Disability Connection is producing the Gulf Coast Heritage Information Center in partnership with Walt Grayson, featured state-wide host of Mississippi Roads.  Walt and the DC Crew have visited, filmed, and documented much of the wonderful attributes of selected heritage destinations and have interviewed different ethnic groups. These film documentaries are hosted on this site. A brochure is available at Tourism locations.

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The program is intended to create and maintain a nationwide legacy of high quality recreation areas and facilities and to stimulate non-federal investments in the protection and maintenance of recreation resources across the United States.

Additional appreciation to the Beau Rivage Resort & Casino.