Old Towne charm in Olive Branch

22 Sep / 2022

Located just minutes from Memphis in DeSoto County, Mississippi, the city of Olive Branch has much to offer travelers and locals alike. The heart of the city lies in Old Towne. Let’s get to know it a little better, shall we?

Food + Drink
side-street-crab-sandwich.jpgBe sure to come hungry, because Old Towne Main Street is full of places to grab a bite, a drink or both! Sip a loaded iced tea or nutritional shake at Old Towne Vibes, nosh on delicious sandwiches with a twist at SideStreet Burger and then head next door to Mississippi Ale House to try one of its 30 beers on tap — we suggest the DeSoto County-inspired Top of the ‘Sip pilsner! 

If you’re in need of retail therapy, browse the aisles of Old Towne Antiques & Upholstery, and The Artist Mill at Old Town for vintage trinkets, collectibles and handmade items. Local boutiques like Wild Oats and Jimberly’s will take care of your clothing needs, and Lucky Luna is the place to go for crystal jewelry and astrology accessories. 

Arts + Culture
old-towne-mural.jpgThe Olive Branch Arts Council has played a key role in the cultural development of the city. Located in Painted Pigeon Art Gallery & Gifts, the council promotes and supports the arts and is a resource center for area artists. In 2012, the council opened Arts in the Alley, a free outdoor art gallery located next to the Chamber of Commerce.
Snap a pic in front of the Old Towne mural and enjoy the works of artists from the community. 

Historical Sites
With a history dating back to the 1830s, Old Towne has can’t-miss places celebrating its Southern roots. Inside City Hall is a one-room museum dedicated to the town’s earliest settlers. Browse its dozen cases of documents, photographs and artifacts while you’re there. Built in 1875, the Wesson House, home of Olive Branch’s first mayor Ben Wesson, is one of three Dedicated Mississippi Landmarks in the county. We recommend a visit to this historic property during the summer and fall to enjoy free concerts and movies on its lawn.

Located between Highway 305, Highway 178 and Goodman Road, Olive Branch’s Old Towne Main Street is the perfect stop during your visit to the top of the Magnolia State!