MS-5Regions

Address

111 East Commerce St.
Hernando, MS 38632

Phone

662-429-8852

Email

DeSotoCountyMuseum@gmail.com

Website

https://www.desotomuseum.org/

Hours

Tuesday-Saturday
10:00am-5:00pm

Cost

Free Admission


The museum provides education programs, as well as exhibits on the history of DeSoto County from past to present, showcasing artifacts and exhibits featuring the history of DeSoto County, Mississippi. Artifacts and displays begin with the arrival of Hernando DeSoto and his contact with the native inhabitants of Mississippi. Displays continue through the riverboat days with a working model of a paddlewheel boat. Other exhibits feature the parlor of an antebellum mansion and artifacts from the Civil War. Key events in the agricultural, recreational and social development of DeSoto County are also on display. Events in the African-American community are also featured in the museum. Also on the museum property is an 1840’s restored log cabin.