5 Fun Train Museums and Exhibits in Mississippi

The Old Depot Museum – Vicksburg

This exhibit is more than just a model train, it’s a showcase of the incredible history and geography of Vicksburg. Multiple layouts of various historic train lines wrap around miniatures of historic buildings and landmarks. This is an exhibit for kids and history aficionados of all ages.

Martin & Sue King Railroad Museum – Cleveland

The Mississippi Delta is teeming with history and culture. From its remarkable food to must-see stops on the Mississippi Blues Trail, the story of this region is central to the exhibits at this fun, local museum. Exhibits range from artifacts and documents that tell the story of the train lines in the Delta to its model train diorama that extends almost the full length of the floor.

Original train as it appeared when in use. Photo Credit: Meridian Rail Road Museum

Meridian Railroad Museum – Meridian

Located in the heart of downtown Meridian, the museum occupies a former freight station, just across from the Meridian Union Station. While the miniature railroad layout is sure to catch the attention of model train lovers, the museum also maintains full sized, retired railroad vehicles including a caboose from the nearby Meridian & Bigbee shortline.

Mississippi Agriculture and Forestry Museum – Jackson

The vast scale-model trainline layout of historic Jackson is an exciting look at the past and a fun way to learn about the agricultural history of Mississippi. But visitors will soon find plenty more to learn and experience firsthand. From the full-size aircraft in the Agricultural Aviation Museum to the General Store and Small Town, Mississippi, it’s got something for everyone.

Photo Credit: Mississippi Coast Model Railroad Museum

Mississippi Coast Model Railroad Museum – Gulfport

Featuring more than 80 model train layouts, interactive exhibits for kids and one of the largest LEGO® railroad displays in the region, this fun-filled museum has model trains and a larger-scale outdoor display to ride! From indoor exhibits to outdoor excitement, this is a hidden gem for families enjoying the Mississippi Gulf Coast.