Travel & Tourism

Get going in Gautier

AMANDA McCOY/SUN HERALDAaralyn Grant, 2, inspects a gopher tortoise at the 2015 Gautier Mullet & Music Fest on Saturday.
AMANDA McCOY/SUN HERALDAaralyn Grant, 2, inspects a gopher tortoise at the 2015 Gautier Mullet & Music Fest on Saturday. SUN HERALD

The city formerly known as West Pascagoula was renamed after the Gautier family. Fernando Upton Gautier was laid to rest at the Historic Gautier Cemetery. The city has many historical sites such as Graveline Bayou Indian Mound, which dates back between 400 and 700 A.D. and is listed in the National Register of Historic Places. The city has a manager form of government, meaning the mayor and the City Council collaborate on the goals, but the manager is responsible for running the city.

Population: 18,596

Points of Interest

Estuarine Education Center, Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College, 497­-7738

Graveline Bayou Indian Mound, end of Graveline Road

Hickory Hill Country Club, 900 Hickory Hill Dr., Gautier, 497­-2372

Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College, Jackson County campus, 2300 U.S. 90, 497­-9602

Mississippi Sandhill Crane National Wildlife Refuge, 7200 Crane Lane, 497­-6322,

Gautier Mullet & Music Fest, Oct. 8­9, 2016, Dolphin Drive near Town Center, 215-0828

Shell Landing Golf Club, 3499 Shell Landing Blvd., Gautier, 497­-5683

Shepard State Park, 1034 Graveline Road, 497­-2244

Spanish Trail Lanes, 2909 Old Spanish Trail, 497­-2822

La Maison Gautier “The Old Place,” 2800 Oak Street, 762­-4500

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