• Kosciusko - Oprah's birthplace - Kosciusko, Mississippi

      Roadtrip Attraction
      See the site where Oprah Winfrey was born, as well as the church where she gave her first recitation. In town, you can see the large, modern Boys and Girls Club she gifted to the city. Kosciusko also has a visitor center worth seeing with an exhibit of Tadeusz Kosciuszko, a Polish freedom fighter, the town's namesake. Kosciusko joined the Americans during the Revolutionary War and his fortifications contributed to an American victory at Saratoga. He later helped fortify West Point.

      If you go:
      Stop at the Kosciusko Museum and Visitors Center at Milepost 159.9 to see the exhibits and get directions to Oprah's birthplace. Coordinates to her birthplace are 05. 033 0968N, 089 32.2614W. The church (now the Buffalo Community Center) is on the right shortly before the site. The Oprah Winfrey Boys and Girls Club is at 500 Knox Road.


      Winfrey Road
      Kosciusko, Mississippi 39090 USA

      Mailing address:
      Kosciusko Museum and Visitors Center
      101 N. Natchez Street
      Kosciusko, MS 39090 USA

      Phone Numbers:

      Kosciusko Museum and Visitors Center
      +1 (662) 289-2981