History Museums in Mississippi

Mississippi Civil Rights. The GRAMMYs. Elvis. B.B. King. Catfish. Kermit the Frog. Walter Anderson. Nature. Sports. What do all of these have in common? You’ll find them all in the history 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. For more information, request a tour guide, use our trip planner, check out some of the places to visit, or contact us today to start planning your trip.

University of Mississippi Museum
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The University of Mississippi Museum and Historic Houses is a museum and two historic houses owned and operated by the University of Mississippi in Oxford, Mississippi. The museum is designed to appeal to both a popular and scholarly audience, with […]

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The Maritime & Seafood Industry Museum was established in 1986 to preserve and interpret the maritime history and heritage of the Mississippi Gulf Coast. The recently completed museum accomplishes this mission through an array of exhibits, artifacts and an extraordinary […]

Tunica River Park and Museum

Robinsonville   FEATURED

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An inexpensive way to spend the day in Tunica, the Mississippi River Museum at Tunica River Park takes you on a journey through our illustrious past, while a river cruise on the Tunica Queen lets you enjoy the Delta from […]

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The mission of the Mississippi Wildlife Heritage Museum is to preserve the history, heritage, and traditions of hunting, fishing, and the Great Outdoors in Mississippi; to honor the people that have been a part of it;and to educate the public […]

Gateway
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The Gateway to the Blues Museum and Visitors Center on Highway 61 is the first place many people see when they roll into Tunica. This rustic train depot, circa 1895, is a must-stop for travelers before and after a visit to […]

Highway 61 Blues Museum, Leland

Highway 61 Blues Museum

Leland   FEATURED

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A small blues museum honoring the Mid Mississippi Delta bluesmen striving to educate the public on the their contributions to music all over the world. […]

Delta Blues Museum

Clarksdale   FEATURED

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Since its creation, the Delta Blues Museum has preserved, interpreted, and encouraged a deep interest in the story of the blues. Established in 1979 by the Carnegie Public Library Board of Trustees and re-organized as a stand-alone museum in 1999, […]

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An aquarium housing over 200 species of native fish, reptiles and amphibians tells an ecological story of rivers, streams, lakes, marshes and the Mississippi Sound. “The Swamp” is home to animals including alligators, turtles and fish surrounded by native foliage. […]

Museum of the Mississippi Delta

Museum of the Mississippi Delta

Greenwood   FEATURED

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Founded in the 1970s as Cottonlandia, this outstanding regional museum will take you time traveling through centuries of Delta history and culture. From prehistoric fossils, Indian artifacts and Civil War history, to the rescued remnants of Chief Greenwood Leflore’s lost […]

Mississippi Civil Rights Museum

Mississippi Civil Rights Museum

Jackson   FEATURED

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The Mississippi Civil Rights Museum shares the stories of a Mississippi movement that changed the nation. Through eight interactive exhibits, the museum promotes a greater understanding of the Mississippi Civil Rights Movement and its impact by highlighting the strength and […]

Museum of Mississippi History

Museum of Mississippi History

Jackson   FEATURED

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The Museum of Mississippi History encourages people to explore more than 15,000 years of state history. Throughout the galleries, visitors will explore interactive exhibits, see engaging artifacts and hear stories from people who shaped the state. The museum’s theme—One Mississippi, […]

Ulysses S. Grant Presidential Library

Ulysses S. Grant Presidential Library

Starkville   FEATURED

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The Ulysses S. Grant Presidential Library, located on the fouth floor of Mississippi State University’s Mitchell Memorial Library, is a rich collection of items related to the 18th president of the United States. Established in 2012, it houses over 15,000 […]