Dan “The Coffee Man” founded High Point Coffee Roasters in New Albany in 2004 with his number one goal being to provide Mississippians with the best coffee around. HPCR began by supplying specialty coffee to three coffee shops in north Mississippi and Memphis. From this humble beginning the business has grown to be the premier coffee roaster in Mississippi. They import coffee from over 16 countries and roast to order. Most coffee is roasted and shipped the same day. They now supply over 60 shops from New Jersey to New Orleans with not only the best and freshest coffee you can buy, but they have a complete line of products including syrups, sauces, teas, cups, lids, sleeves and just about anything needed for the ‘mom & pop’ coffee shop. Many locals stop in regularly to pick up a bag or two for home use as well as gift-giving. The business is visited almost daily by interested travelers who have found the homegrown enterprise online when looking for points of interest in the area. You can also visit their website http://www.highpointroasters.com to see what’s available and place retail orders online. For an extraordinary coffee experience check out High Point Coffee Roasters. Stay Caffeinated My Friends.
The Calico Mushroom, located in charming New Albany, has been a mainstay since 1973. Whether your taste is traditional, modern, or eclectic, you will find everything to fill your wants and needs. The Calico Mushroom offers bridal registry services along with an amazing selection of interior decor, antiques, and one of a kind gifts for every occasion. Here you can find that perfect piece for your tabletop and any home decor or entertaining needs. The Calico Mushroom is truly “A Store as Unique as Our Name.”
As Hell Creek intertwines with the Tallahatchie River flowing through New Albany, the historic saga of the town, set in the heart of the Mississippi Hills is filled with stories of people and place, a literary garden and historic mound site. The Union County Heritage Museum is the nucleus of those stories. Located next to the birthplace of Nobel Prize winner William Faulkner, the museum offers many opportunities for visitors to be entertained and educated. Ancient fossils from the dinosaur era to the large mammal fossils of the Ice Age can be seen in the exhibits, since Union County is filled with Late Cretaceous sites where fossils are discovered. Art filled galleries with changing exhibits connect with our creative spirits. A literary garden featuring the quotes of the native son and author of the Yoknapatawpha stories, the William Faulkner Literary Garden blooms with plants from grandmothers’ gardens to pass along plants of bygone days. Fragrant, beautiful and serene, the garden also offers artwork from various artists in the region and is located in Frenchman’s Bend , with Varner’s Store and other exhibits and buildings of bygone days of the rural culture. While visiting New Albany, take a moment to step back in time more than 2000 years ago to the Middle Woodland Period at Ingomar Mound Site, located five miles south of New Albany. This important archaeological site first officially explored by the Smithsonian Institution archaeologist in the mid 1800 once had 12 mounds which surrounded one large platform mound. This important historic site, which is a Mississippi Landmark, now has interpretation, a mile walking track and is 63 beautiful acres of history and greenspace open from dawn till dusk for self guided tours. For more information about the museum, garden or mound site, call the museum at 662-538-0014 or go to the website at http://www.ucheritagemuseum.com . The museum is located at 114 Cleveland Street in New Albany.
Located in the heart of Historic Downtown New Albany, you will find a gem of a jewelry store. Van Atkins Jewelers actually started as a department store in Arkansas and now it is run by second generation owner Chuck Cooper. Chuck can be found on the sales floor most any day along with his sons who have taken an active part in the family business. His eldest son, Van, has just opened our second location on the square in Oxford, MS. Van Atkins is known for our large selection of Estate Jewelry as well as an extensive bridal collection so there is much to see. Come by and experience what all the talk is about! Van Atkins Jewelers is open Monday thru Saturday 10:00am – 5:00pm. Remember You Know She’s Worth It!
The Tupelo Buffalo Park & Zoo is dedicated to preserving each individual animal in our care, in both health and enrichment, and educating the public through access to species scarcely found or non-existent elsewhere in Mississippi. The Tupelo Buffalo Park & Zoo is home to over 260 animals. Take a guided tour where you may come face to face with buffalo, zebra, yak, and many other animals!