Museums

B.B. King. American Automobiles. Catfish. Kermit the Frog. Jewish Culture. Walter Anderson. Nature. Sports. What do all of these have in common? You’ll find them all in the museums of Mississippi. Whether you’re looking for an afternoon of great family entertainment or seeking a deeper understanding of Mississippi’s rich artistic spirit, our state is home to an impressive and amazing array of well-curated and interactive museum experiences.

Learn more about our maritime and seafood culture on the coast or travel to the Delta where you can experience the grit and gutsiness of our early pioneers. Don’t miss the outstanding Mississippi Collection of visual arts at Jackson’s Mississippi Museum of Art. And by all means, be sure to explore the local museums that reside off the beaten path, where you’ll encounter the voices who can best share our state’s great story of musical expression, civil rights, cultural heritage and determination.

The new Museum of Mississippi History and Mississippi Civil Rights Museum in Jackson explore how one state changed the world. Once you visit the museum, venture to some of the 25 sites on the Mississippi Freedom Trail to experience history at the source.

The new Mississippi Arts and Entertainment Experience is an interactive museum highlighting the state’s legacy in the arts, covering literature, music, visual and the performing arts. The MAX opens April 28, 2018, in Meridian.

  • RAMCAT RHYTHM & BREWS

    August 5, 2017 - August 5, 2017

    The Delta’s craft beer event, featuring a selection of craft beers, a homebrew competition and live music in downtown’s most historic alley. 662.453.7625

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  • Jackson Rhythm and Blues Festival

    August 18, 2017 - August 19, 2017

    On August 18-19 the Fifth Annual Jackson Rhythm and Blues Festival, takes place in Downtown Jackson inside the Jackson Convention Complex.  This Boomin’ festival presents a great mix of Rhythm and Blues artists to celebrate Jackson’s rich contribution to the fabric of music. Festivalgoers will experience 30 performances on 5 stages satisfying your senses with a Boomin’ …

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  • PRAIRIE ARTS FESTIVAL

    September 2, 2017 - September 2, 2017

    Held Labor Day Saturday every year in downtown West Point, this family-friendly event has more than 300 vendors of the best handmade crafts and juried fine arts in the South.

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  • 25TH ANNUAL MISSISSIPPI GULF COAST BLUES & HERITAGE FESTIVAL

    September 9, 2017 - September 9, 2017

    Blues festival featuring top blues entertainers. Enjoy music and food.

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  • 33RD ANNUAL DIAMONDHEAD ARTS & CRAFTS FAIR

    September 16, 2017 - September 17, 2017

    Check out one of the best fairs of its kind on the coast! More than 150 art, crafts, and unique gifts vendors and food stands under the trees at the Diamondhead Country Club. Prize raffle. Come inside for lunch specials in the club. Free shuttle from the Diamondhead Shopping Center both days.

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