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Mississippi County Histories
The source of these great county histories is
"Mississippi The Heart of the South" by Dunbar Rowland, L.L.D,
the director of the Mississippi State Archives.
Published 1925. Includes interesting history of each
county along with some old photos and special materials.
Mississippi Plantations and Antebellum Homes
This great list will provide you with
information, photos and the location of many great Mississippi
plantations and historic homes.
Adams County Museums
Museum & Historic Home
Built in 1812, Auburn was the first major
building in Natchez, Mississippi. The historic red
brick mansion is being restored and period furniture is
being added to the home over time as most of the original
furnishings were lost. Donations of furnishings are
accepted. This museum of southern history is located
at 400 Duncan Avenue in Natchez, MS.
Dunleith Inn was built in 1856 and is being
operated as an Inn today. The Inn sits on 40
beautifully landscaped acres and features other original
historical buildings dating back to the 1790s. While
Dunleith Inn is being operated today as a hotel, history
tours of the main house are offered to visitors.
Rental for weddings and events is also available.
Located at 84 Homochitto Street in Natchez, MS.
Grand Village of the Natchez Indians
The Grand Village
is a 128-acre site featuring
a history museum, a reconstructed Natchez Indian house and
three Native American Indian mounds. Located at 400
Jefferson Davis Blvd. in Natchez, MS.
Historic Jefferson College
As the first
institution of higher learning in the state of Mississippi,
Jefferson College was created in 1802 and the first 15
students were enrolled in 1811. Today, visitors can
explore the campus winding through historic gardens, a
historic cemetery and inside they will find the dormitory,
kitchen and other historic buildings. Located at 16
Old N Street in the
village of Washington, Mississippi.
Historic Plantations, Homes & Buildings
The House on Ellicott Hill
The house was
built ca 1798 by Andrew Ellicott, after raising the American
flag on this Ellicott Hill in 1797 under the directive of
President George Washington. The home was restored in
the 1930s by the Natchez Garden Club. Tours of the
historic property are offered to visitors. Located at
211 North Canal Street in Natchez, MS.
was designed by Samuel Sloan for Haller and Julia Nutt,
(wealthy planters). The largest octagon house in
America was started in 1860 and never completed due to the
Civil War. The Nutt family lived in the lower level
which was the only portion of the structure which was
completed. Tours of this National Historic Landmark
are offered to visitors. Also known as Nutt's Folly,
the property is located at 401 High Street in Natchez, MS.
downtown Natchez just prior to the Civil War in 1858 for
Thomas Henderson, the mansion features Greek Revival
architecture. A costume museum is housed inside the
grand old home. Restored by the Natchez Garden Club,
Magnolia Hall is part of the
Natchez Pilgrimage Tour. Located at 215 S. Pearl
Street in Natchez, MS.
Melrose is a
Greek Revival mansion built in 1848. Today, the house
is operated by the Natchez National Historical Park.
Visitors may tour the grounds and gardens and exhibits in
the slave cabin. Located in the Natchez National Historical
Park at 1 Melrose Montebello Parkway in Natchez, MS.
Built ca 1818
as a home for General John A. Quitman, an early Mississippi
governor of Mexican War fame, the mansion today, house many
original Quitman pieces. This historic antebellum home
is today a small luxury hotel. Located at 36 Melrose
Avenue in Natchez, MS.
Locust Inn & Plantation is the only frontier inn remaining
in Mississippi. The Inn is part of the Natchez Trace
Parkway. Restored to it's 1820 appearance, visitors
can explore the paths and historic sites such as the brick
kiln, family cemetery, slave cemetery, slave quarters, and
the overseer's house. The historic site is used to
interpret live on the Natchez Trace for early travelers,
plantation owners and the enslaved African Americans who
worked the farm. Located at milepost 15.5 on the
Natchez Trace Parkway in Mississippi.
Natchez National Historic Park
Natchez, Mississippi historic site
includes 18th Century, French built Fort Rosalie and
antebellum homes - the William Johnson House and Melrose
Estate. Located at 640 South Canal Street in Natchez,
Natchez Museum of African American History and Culture on
the Natchez Association for the Preservation of
Afro-American Culture, the museum is housed inside the
former US Post Office and features local history from 1716
to present day with exhibits of artifacts, photos, home
furnishings and personal items of local residents.
museum is located at 301 Main Street in Natchez, MS.
Located on the
Mississippi Bluff near the site of the Natchez Indians'
massacre of the French at Fort Rosalie, the house was built
ca 1823. The house was headquarters to the Union Army
during the Civil War. Today, it is owned by the
Mississippi State Society of the DAR and features 21 pieces
of Rococo Revival furniture from the workshop of John H.
Belter. Located at 100 Orleans Street in Natchez, MS.
Stanton Hall & Carriage Restaurant
Stanton Hall was completed in 1859 by Frederick Stanton, an
Irish immigrant and cotton merchant. Although Stanton
died just months after it's completion, his family occupied
the home until 1894. The house was restored by the
Pilgrimage Garden Club and was designated a National
Historic Landmark in 1974. The home features
furnishings as it would have held originally. Tours are
offered and visitors will learn about the life of a wealthy
Natchez family. The
Carriage House Restaurant features fine Southern
cuisine. Located at 401 High Street in Natchez, MS.
Alcorn County Museums
Corinth Civil War Interpretive Center
features interactive exhibits related to the Civil War Battle of
Shiloh and the Battle of Corinth. The center is located
near the site of Battery Robinett, the Federal fortification
where some of the bloodiest fighting of the Battle of Corinth
happened. Located inside Shiloh National Military Park at
501 W. Linden Street in Corinth, MS.
The museum is
located at the well-known Crossroads where the Memphis &
Charleston and the Mobile & Ohio railroads made Corinth,
Mississippi the most strategic transportation hub during the
Civil War. Housed inside the historic Corinth Depot, the
museum features collections of American Civil War artifacts,
railroad artifacts, American Indian artifacts, fossils and
aviation memorabilia along with many local history items.
Located at 221 North Fillmore Street in Corinth, MS.
Lake Hill Motors' Bike Museum
vintage motorcycles and memorabilia. Located at 72 E Annex
in Corinth, MS.
Curlee House Museum
Built in 1857 for
Hamilton Mask (a founder of Corinth), the
mansion is steeped in Civil War history, and served as a
headquarters for the Confederacy. Currently, restoration
efforts are in progress. Tours are by appointment only.
Located at 705 Jackson Street in Corinth, MS.
Amite County Museums
Jerry Clower Museum
The museum is focused in the life and career of
Howard Gerald (Jerry) Clower, a popular country comedian best
known for his stories of the rural south. Located at 1
Amazing Grace Lane in East Fork, MS.
Little Red Schoolhouse
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The historic building is the only one left
standing after the Amite Female Seminary was completely
obliterated by Union soldiers during the Civil War. Today
it holds artifacts and exhibits related to the history of this
area of Mississippi. Operated by the
Historical Society the Little Red Schoolhouse is Located on Clinic Drive in Liberty,
Attala County Museums
Kosciusko Museum and Visitors Center
The museum is focused on the local history of the
people of Kosciusko, Mississippi. Exhibits include
historic artifacts and items from the past along with art
exhibits by local artisans. Located at milepost 159.9 of
the Natchez Trace Parkway in Kosciusko, MS.
Charles W. Capps Jr. Archives & Museum
The Delta State
University Archives Department collects, preserves and makes
accessible historical manuscript collections that document the
history and culture of Mississippi in general and the
Mississippi Delta region in particular. Located at 1003 W.
Sunflower Blvd. in Cleveland, MS.
Dave "Boo" Ferris Museum
The museum is
dedicated to telling the story of a baseball icon - former Red
Sox pitcher and head coach of the delta State baseball team,
Dave "Boo" Ferris. Open before home games, the museum is
located at the main entrance of the Robert L. Crawford Center at
the Delta State University baseball complex in Cleveland, MS.
Martin & Sue King Railroad Museum
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The primary focus
of the museum is to preserve, promote and educate visitors about
the culture and history of the railroads in the Mississippi
Delta region. Located at 115 South Bayou Road in
Carroll County Museums
Mississippi John Hurt Museum
The museum is focused on the preservation of the
musical legacy and history of Mississippi John Hurt, a famed
blues musician. The museum is housed inside John Hurt's
shanty home. Museum is open by appointment only. For
Directions & Map.
Choctaw County Museums
French Camp Academy Historic District
Frenchman's Camp was founded ca 1810 when a
tavern and in was opened by Louis LeFleur and his family.
A visit to the historic district will take visitors back in time
as they see how early life was lived when folks travelled the
Natchez Trace. For location, see
Directions and Map.
Claiborne County Museums
Grand Gulf Military Park
Mississippi history museum, located in Port Gibson, includes
exhibits of Civil War artifacts found locally, an old carriage
house which houses a Civil War ambulance, a fire engine, a
blacksmith shop and the old Grand Gulf Jail and some historic
homes. Some historic buildings, including Sacred Heart
Roman Catholic Church have been moved to this area and can be
explored as well.
Clay County Museums
Howlin' Wolf Museum
Open by appointment only. Contact Jeremy
Klutts at 662-605-836111. Located on the
Mississippi Blues Trail at 307 West Westbrook Street in West
The Sam Wilhite Transportation Museum
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Housed in the former train depot, the museum is
focused on historic transportation in the West Point area of
Mississippi. Located at 201 Depot Street in West Point,
Coahoma County Museums
Delta Blues Museum
The Delta Blues Museum is focused on the history
and heritage of the unique American musical art form of the
blues. A stage next to the museum serves as a venue for
local festivals such as the Sunflower River Blues and Gospel
Festival. The museum is housed inside the historic 1918
Clarksdale Freight Depot located at 1 Blues Alley in Clarksdale,
The North Delta Museum
The North Delta
Museum houses historical artifacts from the Mississippi Delta
and the Mississippi River including Indian relics, pioneer
artifacts, Civil War articles and other items related to the
local history of the area. Located on the banks of the
Mississippi River on Second Street in Friars Point, MS.
Rock and Blues Museum
The museum is
focused on the rich history and the evolution of American music
from blues, country and gospel to rockabilly, rhythm & blues,
soul, and rock 'n roll. Exhibits of musical memorabilia
spanning the decades form the 1920s through the 1970 are
featured. Located at 113 E. 2nd Street in Clarksdale, MS.
Housed inside the
building where WROX radio was broadcast and Early Wright
entertained folks, the museum features historic equipment,
history, and memorabilia associated with radio and music.
Located at 257 Delta Avenue in Clarksdale, MS.
Copiah County Museums
Mississippi Music Museum
Housed inside the
Hazlehurst Train Depot, the museum celebrates the birthplace of
America's music. The museum showcases all Mississippi-born
genres of music including blues, country, rock, classical,
gospel and and jazz. Sponsored by the Mississippi
Musicians Hall of Fame, the Mississippi Music Museum is located
at 138 N. Ragsdale Avenue in Hazlehurst, MS.
The Robert Johnson Blues Museum
The museum is a
tribute to Robert Johnson, "King of the Delta Blues Singers".
Located at 218 E. Main Avenue in Crystal Springs, MS.
Covington County Museums
The living history
farm features restored farm buildings on a working farm.
Located at 650 Leaf River Church Road in Collins, MS.
DeSoto County Museums
American Contract Bridge League Museum
The museum houses
the largest collection of bridge-related artifacts in the world
and features an interactive showcase of the history of the game.
Exhibits include the Bridge Hall of Fame display, a collection
of national championship trophies, and the Joan Schepps
Collection of Trump Indicators. Located at 6575 Windchase
Blvd. in Horn Lake, MS.
DeSoto County Museum
The primary focus
of the DeSoto County Museum is to preserve and interpret the
history of the DeSoto County area of Mississippi.
Collections of historical photos, documents and artifacts are
displayed from the days of Hernando DeSoto's exploration in 1541
to present day. Located at 111 E. Commerce Street in
Forrest County Museums
American Military History Museum
The museum exhibits 150 years of African-American
military history through artifacts, photos, and displays.
Located at 305 E. 6th Street in Hattiesburg, MS.
Hattiesburg Area Historical Society Museum
The museum is devoted to the collection and
preservation of historical artifacts, documents, photographs and
other items related to the local history of Hattiesburg.
Located in the Hattiesburg Cultural Center at 723 Main Street in
historic Downtown Hattiesburg, MS.
Mississippi Armed Forces Museum at Camp Shelby
Focused on the role of Mississippi's military
history from the War of 1812 to present day. The museum
honors the service and sacrifice of Mississippi's servicemen and
women of all branches. Located inside building 850 in Camp
Shelby through the public gate on Highway 49.
Franklin County Museums
Franklin County Museum
The museum is focused on the history of Franklin
county. Located at 118 Highway 556 in Meadville, MS.
Greene County Museums
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The museum is
focused on the preservation of Greene County history. The
Greene County Museum houses historical artifacts related to the
history of the people who lived there and features artifacts
including pre-historic Indian relics, items from early pioneer
times, and the history of river rafting of logs. Located
on the 4th floor of the Greene County Courthouse at 400 Main
Street in Leakesville, MS.
Grenada County Museums
Grenada Historical Museum and Coca Cola Memorabilia Display
The museum is
focused on the local history of Grenada and provides an
interesting display of Coca Cola memorabilia. Located in
Grenada City Hall on First Street in Grenada, MS.
Grenada Lake Visitors Center
The Grenada Lake
Visitors Center is designed to blend into the scenery of Grenada
Lake. The Visitors Center provides information about
Grenada Lake, exhibits about the lake and provides a panoramic
view of the massive 36,000 acre lake. Located at 2202
Scenic Loop 333 in Grenada, MS.
Hancock County Museums
Alice Mosely Folk Art & Antique Museum
Housed inside the Bay St. Louis' historic train depot, the
muusem is focused on the art and life of Alice Moseley.
Located on the 2nd floor at 1928 Depot Way at Bay St. Louis, MS.
Kate Lobrano House
The 1896 shotgun
cottage is being Operated by the Hancock County Historical
Society as a museum and research facility whose primary focus is
on Hancock County history. Located at 108 Cue Street in
Bay Saint Louis, MS.
Harrison County Museums
Home to Jefferson Davis, president of the
Confederacy. Photo taken ca 1923, courtesy of
Beauvoir Jefferson Davis Home
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Papers of Jefferson Davis
The Biloxi home was erected 1855 by James
Brown. It was purchased by Jefferson Davis in 1877.
His literary work "The Rise and Fall of the Confederate
Government" was penned in the pavillion of the home. At
one time it as used as a U.S. Veterans Hospital. Opened
as the Jefferson Davis Memorial Library for Southern history
research in 1969, it was hit by Hurricane Camille. It
was repaired and served as the library until a new
Presidential Library was opened in 1998. After that
time, the home served a museum and reminder of the past
heritage of the "South". The home was severely
damaged in Hurricane Katrina but has been restored again.
Located at 2244 Beach Blvd. in Biloxi, MS.
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Built in 1848 of cast iron, the lighthouse
operated from 1848 to 1839. Today, it is owned by the
City of Biloxi and is now open to the public for tours.
The lighthouse did survive Hurricane Katrina with extensive
damage. It has been fully restored again and is open
for tours. Located in the middle of U.S. 90 at Porter
Avenue in Biloxi, MS.
Busted Wrench Garage Museum
The exhibit hall features classic cars,
motorcycles and boats along with automobile memorabilia.
Located at 2311 29th Street in Gulfport, MS.
Mardi Gras Museum on Facebook
The Mardi Gras Museum features exhibits and
memorabilia related to the past and present of the Mardi
Gras celebration. Located inside the Magnolia Hotel at
119 Rue Magnolia in Biloxi, MS.
The Maritime & Seafood Industry Museum
The primary focus of the museum is to preserve
and interpret the maritime history and heritage of Biloxi
and the Mississippi Gulf Coast. Featuring exhibits
about shrimping, oystering, recreational fishing, wetlands,
boating, marine blacksmithing, wooden boat building and many
more related activities. Visitors will learn about
local maritime history. Located at 115 1st Street in
Pleasant Reed House
Ohr-O'Keefe Museum of Art
Built in the 1880s and 1890s, the Pleasant Reed
house has been restored and houses the artworks of Ohr-O'Keefe.
Located at 386 Beach Boulevard in Biloxi, MS.
The Seabee Museum & Heritage Center
The museum is focused on the history of the
Seabees and the Civil Engineer Corps. Exhibits are
provided by the Seabee Museum in Port Hueneme. Located
at 60, 1800 Dong Xoai Avenue, #124 in Gulfport, MS.
West End Hose Company No. 3 Museum & Fire Education Center
The museum features historic firefighting
tools, equipment and a center to teach children fire
prevention safety. Housed in the historic 1937 fire
house located at 1046 Howard Avenue in Biloxi, MS.
Hinds County Museums
Eudora Welty House and Garden
The house was home to Pulitzer Prize winning
author, Eudora Welty. Today, the house has been
restored and houses the Eudora Welty Collection which
consists of manuscripts, papers and photographs.
Located at 1119 Pinehurst Street in Jackson, MS.
The International Museum of Muslim Cultures
Focus is on Islamic history and culture. Located at
201 E. Pascagoula Street in Jackson, MS.
Jackson Public Fire Safety Education Center & Fire Museum
The Fire Museum is focused on showcasing the
history of firefighting in Jackson, Mississippi thorugh
exhibits of artifacts and firefighting equipment. The
Fire Safety Education Center teaches the public how to
remain safe from fire. Located at 355 Woodrow Wilson
in Jackson, MS.
Manship House Museum
was closed in July 2010 for repairs but has been reopened
for group tours by appointment. Call 601-961-4724 for
information or to schedule a group tour. Located at
420 E. Fortification Street in Jackson, MS.
Mississippi Agriculture & Forestry Museum / National
Agricultural Aviation Museum
Take a journey
through time and learn about the agricultural history of
Mississippi. Tour guides show visitors how agriculture
and forestry molded the history and heritage of the State of
Mississippi. Museums include the Heritage Exhibit
Center, the National Agricultural Aviation Museum, the
Fitzgerald Collection, Small Town Mississippi, the
Fortenberry-Parkman Farmstead, the Ethnic Heritage Center
and the Forestry Auditorium. Experience the
hospitality and charm of rural life. Located at 1150
Lakeland Drive in Jackson, MS.
Mississippi Governors Mansion
Mississippi Governors Mansion has the distinction of being
the second oldest continuously occupied governor's residence
in the United States. The Greek Revival styled Mansion
was completed in 1842 and occupied by Governor Tilghman
Tucker and his family. The historic section of the
Governor's Mansion is open to the public on a regular basis.
Guided tours are provided. Call 601-359-6421 for group
tours over 10 persons. Located at 300 E. Capitol
Street in Jackson, MS.
Mississippi Musicians Hall of Fame
honoring all the great musicians of Mississippi, the museum
is located inside the Jackson / Evers International Airport
at 100 International Drive in Jackson, MS.
Sports Hall of Fame and Museum
Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame honors Mississippians who
have excelled in sports. The museum provides a look
into the history of the Magnolia State's sports and
athletes. Located at 1152 Lakeland Drive in Jackson,
Oaks House Museum (Boyd House)
The Oaks is one of
Jackson's oldest homes. The Greek Revival - style cottage
was erected about 1853 and it is one of the few structures which
survived the burning of Jackson during the Civil War. The
museum is set up to depict the life of an ordinary middle-class
family living in the an urban farmstead during the 19th century.
The Oaks House also known as the Boyd House is located at 823
Jefferson Street in Jackson, MS.
Old Capitol Museum
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historical building was built in 1839 of limestone and
features a copper dome. The grandeur of this massive
old building has made it the most distinguished building in
Mississippi. Originally known as The State House, the
Old Capitol building in Jackson, Mississippi served as the
state capitol from 1839 to 1903. This historic building was
later used as a state office building and since 1961, it has
held the state historical museum. The Old Mississippi
State Capitol has been restored to the state of grandeur as
it was once known for in it's early days. Exhibits
focus on the history of the building and important state
events such as the creation of the 1868 and 1890 Mississippi
state constitutions. This beautiful old building
sustained damage from Hurricane Katrina but was repaired and
reopened February 7, 2009. Located at 100 S. State
Street in Jackson, MS.
Smith Robertson Museum and Cultural Center
in the old Smith Robertson school building in Jackson, this
Mississippi history museum features art, artifacts and
photography which depicts the lifestyle and artistic
contributions of African Americans from the deep south.
The museum showcases the history of African American
Mississippians. Located at 528 Bloom Street in Jackson,
Humphreys County Museums
The Catfish Museum and Welcome Center
Housed inside the
former "I B & B Depot", the Catfish Museum and Welcome Center is
focused on the history and culture of the land and her people.
Visitors will learn the story of the catfish and the importance
of the farm-raised catfish industry in this area of Mississippi.
Belzoni is home to the World Catfish Festival. Located at
111 Magnolia Street in Belzoni, MS.
Ethel Wright Mohamed Stitchery Museum
Mohamed renowned for her stitchery and has left a beautiful
collection of stitchery to tell the story of her family's
history. Visitors will view the artworks and learn about
the life of Ethel Wright Mohamed, also known as Mississippi's
Grandma Moses. Located at 307 Central in Belzoni, MS.
Humphreys County Cultural Museum
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The Belzoni Museum
houses many historical artifacts and items related to the
history of Belzoni and Humphreys County. Located at 910
Church Street in Belzoni, MS.
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The Jaketown Museum
houses artifacts from Jaketown dating from 1750 BC to 1500 AD.
It is considered to be one of the earliest inhabited sites in
North America. Located at 116 West Jackson Street in
Itawamba County Museums
Historic Bonds House Museum
The Bonds house was
built about 1895 by James Andrew Bonds, a Mantachie merchant and
postmaster. The house is representative of the rural farm
houses of the area in the late 19th century. The Itawamba
Historical Society is operating a museum in the house which
houses historical artifacts related to Itawamba County history
from the 1800s through the 20th century. Across from the
Bonds House is the
George Poteet History Center, featuring research materials
for those researching family history in Itawamba County.
Located at 44 Museum Drive in Mantachie, MS.
Jackson County Museums
The GI Museum
is focused on the preservation of memorabilia representing
generations of Americans who have served our country for our
freedom. Through displays of artifacts and educational
programs, the museum educates visitors about the sacrifices
made by the many Americans who have served in the US armed
forces and have sacrificed so we may remain free. At
various times during the year, the GI Museum features living
history events where visitors can see reenactments of
soldiers in full dress uniforms representing past conflicts.
Located at 5796 Ritcher Road in Ocean Springs, MS.
explore a 70 foot shrimp boat, the wheelhouse, galley,
shrimping TED, a wetlands diorama and 3 aquariums.
Located in Pascagoula River Park in Pascagoula, MS.
The Walter Anderson Museum of Art
features the artworks of Walter Inglis Anderson.
Adjoining the community center where Mr. Anderson painted in
the 1950s, the museum is located at 510 Washington Avenue in
Ocean Springs, MS.
Jefferson County Museums
Emerald Mound - Indian Burial Site
Emerald Mound is one of the largest ceremonial
mounds in the United States. Originally known as the
Seltzertown site, the name today is derived from nearby
Emerald Plantation of pre civil war days. The mound is
35 feet high and covers 8 acres. Emerald Mound is the
second largest ceremonial earthwork in the US and it is
estimated to have been occupied between 1250AD and 1600AD by
ancestors of the Natchez People. Located on Rural
Route 2, NT-143, Tupelo, MS.
Mount Locust Inn and Plantation
Construction of this historical structure was
begun during Revolutionary War times by John Blommart as a
shelter and resting place for the boatmen who floated boats
down the Mississippi River and then had to walk back (known
as Kaintucks). In later years, Mount Locust was the
center of the Chamberlain family cotton plantation who
occupied the farm and house for 5 generations. Today
it is owned by the National Park Service and has been
restored to it's 1820 appearance where visitors use walking
paths to see not only the house but the historic sites such
as the brick kiln, family cemetery, slave cemetery and sites
of the plantation structures. Life on the Natchez
Trace is interpreted for visitors through exhibits about the
early travelers, plantation owners and the enslaved African
Americans who worked there. Located at milepost 15.5
on the Natchez Trace Parkway.
Jefferson Davis County Museums
Holloway Polk Historical House & Cultural Center
The Holloway-Polk House is the oldest
continuously inhabited settlement in Jefferson Davis County.
Built in 1864, the house is the only remaining
antebellum house in the area. Today, the house is
being preserved. Guided tours are offered and visitors
will enjoy and learn about the life and culture of the local
community during the mid 1800s through historical artifacts.
Located at 6162 Highway 84 in Prentiss, MS.
Jones County Museums
The Deason Home
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Deason Home was built in the 1840s and is the oldest home
still standing in Jones County. The home has a Civil
War history and has even been purported to be haunted.
Operated by the Tallahala Chapter of the DAR, the Deason
House is open by appointment. Call 601-477-8646.
Located at 410 Anderson Street in Ellisville, MS.
Landrum's Homestead and
The site features a replica of an entire
village as it would have appeared in the late 1800s.
Take a walking tour of the past. Wedding rentals are
available. Located at 1356 Highway 15 South in Laurel,
Veterans Memorial Museum on Facebook
The museum features military history through
books, newspapers and documents from all eras.
Collections include over 100 movies and documentaries.
Located at 920 Hillcrest Drive in Laurel, MS.
Kemper County Museums
Kemper County Historical Museum
Housed inside a former warehouse building, the
museum features historical artifacts related to the heritage
of Kemper and provides a special collection of items form
the life and times of U.S. Senator John C. Stennis.
Located on Jackson Street in DeKalb, MS.
Lafayette County Museums
The museum provides exhibits of photography
documenting the history of the American South. Located
at the Center of the Study of Southern Culture on the campus
of the University of Mississippi at the intersection of
Sorority Row and Grove Loop in Oxford, MS.
home of William Faulkner was built in 1844. The house
is situated on 29 acres of land located just south of the
Square in Oxford, MS. The house and grounds are open
year round for tours. Located at 916 Old Taylor Road
in Oxford, MS.
University of Mississippi Museum
Located in Oxford, MS, exhibits include Greek and Roman
antiquities, Barnard collection of scientific instruments, a
southern folk art collection, the
Walton-Young Historic House, William Faulkner's historic
Rowan Oak and the Seymour Lawrence collection of American
art. Located at the intersection of University Avenue
and 5th Street in Oxford, MS.
Lauderdale County Museums
Causeyville General Store & Mill
Causeyville General Store was first opened in 1895.
Visitors to the site will see many original fixtures in the
store and a working gristmill. Located at 6129
Causeyville Road in Meridian, MS.
Jimmie Rodgers Museum
The museum is
focused on the life and times of Jimmie Rodgers who is known
as "the father of country music". Displays of
memorabilia are featured. Located at 1725 Jimmie
Rodgers Drive in Meridian, MS.
Key Brothers Aviation Exhibit
The exhibit of
photos serve as a commemoration to the Keys brothers who set
a world endurance flight record in 1935, bring a bit of fame
to Mississippi when air travel was still so young.
Located in the Meridian Regional Airport at 2811 US Hwy 11
South in Meridian, MS.
Meridian Railroad Museum on Facebook
features historic railroad cars. Located at 1805 Front
Street in Meridian, MS.
Merrehope and F.W. Williams Homes Tour
one of the few remaining Antebellum homes in Meridian and
the F. W. Williams Home was built ca 1886. Both of
these historic homes have been preserved and contain
beautiful furnishings. Located at 905 Martin Luther
King, JR. Memorial Drive in Meridian, MS.
Mississippi Industrial Heritage Museum
The museum is
devoted to the promotion of the heritage, labor and
innovation that influenced and shaped our great country's
rise as an industrial and manufacturing pioneer.
Located in the historic Soule' Steam Feed Works at 1808 4th
Street in Meridian, MS.
Lawrence County Museums
Lawrence County Regional Historical Museum
Housed inside a historical building, the
Lawrence County Civic Center and Museum is filled with
historic relics, antiques and other items related to the
rich heritage of Lawrence County. Rental of portions
of the center are available for event rental. Located
at 125 E. Broad Street in Monticello, MS.
Lee County Museums
Brice Crossroads National Battlefield
site of the famed Civil War battle of June 10, 1864.
Visitors are advised to visit the Brice's Crossroads Visitor
and Interpretive Center located near the intersection of US
Highway 45 and Mississippi 370 in Bladwyn, MS.
Elvis Presley Birthplace
Focused on the birth and life of Elvis Aaron
Presley, the boy from Tupelo. The site includes his
actual birthplace house and a museum. Located at 306
Elvis Presley Drive in Tupelo, MS.
Oren Dunn City Museum
Housed inside an old dairy barn that was once
part of the Forest Lake Farms, the museum presents the
history of Tupelo from it's beginnings to present ay.
Located at 689 Rutherford Road in Ballard Park Tupelo, MS.
Tupelo Automobile Museum
The museum features a large collection of
automobile displays with over 100 antique, classic and
collectible automobiles valued at over 6 million dollars.
Located at 1 Otis Blvd. in Tupelo, MS.
Tupelo National Battlefield
Leflore County Museums
Greenwood Blues Heritage Museum & Gallery
Dedicated to the
memory of Robert Johnson, the museum features a collection of
Robert Johnson materials along with photographs and memorabilia
chronicling the history of the Delta blues. Located at 222
Howard Street in Greenwood, MS.
Museum of the Mississippi Delta
Previously known at
the Cottonlandia Museum, exhibits include
historical agricultural and military objects along with an
extensive collection of Native American artifacts and
information about the importance of cotton in the Mississippi
Delta. Visitors are offered a glimpse into the past of
Leflore County. Local artwork is displayed as well.
Located at 1908 Highway 82 West in Greenwood, MS.
Lincoln County Museums
Operated by the Holland Historical Trust, the Holland Museum
also features an Archives and Research Library, the Cappon
House, Settlers House and the Holland Armory. Located at
31 W. 10th Street
The Military Memorial Museum
Located at 125 S. Whitworth Avenue in Brookhaven, MS.
Lowndes County Museums
Columbus Tour of Antebellum Homes
Explore some of the most beautiful antebellum homes in the south
on the Columbus home tour. Some of the lovely homes
visitors will see are the 1848 Amzi Love / Lincoln home, the
1847 Lee home and museum, 1856 Rosedale, the 1875 Tennessee
William home and many others. Visit the Welcome Center at
300 Main Street in Columbus, MS to begin your tour.
D. Lee Home and Museum
Built in 1847, the house was the last home to Confederate
General Stephen D. Lee, historian, educator and peacemaker.
The house is open to visitors for tours and features a museum
focused on local and regional history along with the life of
General Stephen D. Lee. Located at 316 Seventh Street
North in Columbus, MS.
Madison County Museums
Canton Movie Museums
Canton Multicultural Center and Museum
Focus is on the history, family life, business and community
life of African Americans and details their struggle for civil
rights. Located at 141 N. Union Street in Canton, MS.
Canton Train Museum
historic Canton Train Depot was built in 1890. The
historic depot has been restored and is being operated as a
museum. Located at 108 Depot Drive in Canton, MS.
Mississippi Petrified Forest
Visitors will enjoy a walking tour through the Mississippi
Petrified Forest among ancient trees. At the end of the
trail, is the earth science museum featuring collections of
fossils, petrified wood and minerals from around the world.
Located at 124 Forest Park Road in Flora, MS.
Marion County Museums
The John Ford Home
The John Ford Home was built sometime prior to 1800 and known as
John Ford's Fort. It is a perfect example of a Mississippi
Territory frontier-styled house. The home was the site of
several historic events during the Mississippi Territorial days,
the War of 1812 and the Civil War. Operated by the Marion
County Historical Society, the house may be toured by
appointment. Call 601-731-3999. Located at .142 John
Ford Home Road in Sandy Hook, MS.
Marion County / City of Columbia Historical Museum and Archives
museum holds collections of historical relics, early settlement
information and a massive amount of family genealogical
information from the area. Housed inside the renovated
train depot, the museum is located at 200 Second Street in
Marshall County Museums
Ida B. Wells - Barnett Museum
The museum provides exhibits related to the contributions of
Africans and African Americans in the fields of history, art and
culture throughout the world. Collections include family
heirlooms and artifacts of African American historic value.
Housed in the Spires Bolling / Gatewood House at the
intersection of Randolph and Salem Avenues in Hilly Springs, MS.
Freeman Clark Art Gallery
Featuring the artworks of Kate Freeman Clark, the Gallery is
located at 300 East College Avenue in Holly Springs, MS.
Marshall County Historical Museum
museum is focused on the history of Marshall County and features
displays of historical artifacts related to the history of
Marshall County. Located at 220 E. College Avenue in Holly
Strawberry Plains Audubon Center
site features the historic Davis House and a nature center.
Located at 285 Plains Road in Holly Springs, MS.
Yellow Fever Martyrs Church Museum
Christ Church is a small frame church built in
1841. The lovely little church has been restored and is
known as the Yellow Fever Martyrs Museum. Located at 100
Randolph Street in Holly Springs, MS.
Monroe County Museums
Amory Regional Musuem
Dedicated to the preservation and exhibition of historical
artifacts, documents and other items related to the local
history of the City of Amory. Located at 801 3rd Street
South in Amory, MS.
Built ca 1850, the Greek Revival styled mansion contains many
original furnishings and items. Located at 609 S. Meridian
Street in Aberdeen, MS.
Built in 1850 by Dr. and Mrs. William Sykes, the historic home
is open to the public for tours and may also be rented for
weddings and special events. Located at 732 W. Commerce
Street in Aberdeen, MS.
Montgomery County Museums
French Camp Academy Historic Village
The Historic Village features historical buildings and living
history showcasing history alongside the Natchez Trace.
Located in French Camp, MS.
Neshoba County Museums
The Choctaw Museum
The museum educates visitors about the history of the Choctaw
culture and the Mississippi Choctaw's way of life. Located
on Highway 16 West in Philadelphia, MS.
The Philadelphia-Neshoba County Historical Museum
museum is focused on the preservation of the history of Neshoba
County and Philadelphia, Mississippi. Housed inside an
historic house built by George Pegram Woodward just after the
Civil War, the house today is known as the Fields House and is
located at 303 Water Avenue in Philadelphia, MS.
Newton County Museums
Boler Stage Coach Inn
of Boler's Inn]
Built ca 1856, Boler's Inn features antique furnishings and
items related to the early history of the inn and area.
Visitors will learn about the Civil War history of the Inn.
Located at 205 East Jackson Road-Highway 492 in Union, MS.
Noxubee County Museums
Noxubee County Historical Society Museum on Facebook
museum features exhibits related to the early history of Noxubee
County and the Choctaw Indians. Located at 411 S.
Jefferson Street in Macon, MS..
Oktibbeha County Museums
Charles H. Templeton, Sr. Music Museum
The museum features a collection of musical instruments,
recordings and sheet music. Focus is on the history of
American music during the late 19th and early 20th centuries.
Located at MSU in the Mitchell Memorial Library at 395 Hardy
Cullis & Gladys Wade Clock Museum
museum features an extensive collection of clocks dating as far
back as the early 1700s. Located in the lobby of the
Mississippi State University Welcome Center at the Cullis Wade
Dunn-Seiler Geology Museum
museum houses a large collection of minerals, rocks and fossils
to help visitors understand the history of planet Earth.
Exhibits include a Triceratops skull cast. Located at MSU
at 112 Hilbun Hall, Mississippi State University, MS.
Dowdle Cobb Museum of Archaeology
collections features historical artifacts from excavations in
the ancient Middle East, the Southeastern United States, Central
and South America, Greece, Rome and eastern Europe.
Located in the Cobb Institute Museum of Archaeology at MSU.
Oktibbeha County Heritage Museum
Heritage Museum was established in 1976 to celebrate the
bicentennial of the United States. Housed inside an 1874
Mobile & Ohio railroad depot, the museum provides historical
artifacts related to the culture of Starkville and Oktibbeha
County, Mississippi. Located at 206 Fellowship Street in
Pearl River County Museums
Pearl River Community College Museum
museum is focused on the history of the Pearl River Community
College which was started in 1909. The museum also
features Native American artifacts. Located at 101 Highway
11 in Poplarville, MS.
Pearl River County Historical Society on Facebook
The Pearl River County Historical Society is focused on the
preservation, the recording of and dissemination of historical
information about Hancock County, Mississippi. Located in
Pike County Museums
Black History Gallery
Gallery holds a collection of African-American pictures, books
and other historical Items. Located at 819 Wall Street in
Railroad Depot Museum
Housed in the old railroad depot, the museum holds one of the
best collections of railroad history in the South.
Visitors will explore historical artifacts related to the
history of railroading in McComb along with a large collection
of rolling stock outside. Located at 108 N. Railroad Blvd.
in McComb, MS.
Rankin County Museums
Rankin County Historical Museum
Operated by the Rankin County Historical Society,
the Rankin County Historical Museum is housed in what was
originally the general store of John Cole Atkins. It was
later known as Value Post Office when Atkins became the first
postmaster. Atkins ran his store until the 1930s at which
time the McRaes family took over. It was donated to the
Rankin County Historical Society and today holds a collection of
historical items related to the history of the area. The
Neely-Wilson is also a part of the museum. Located at 1415
Government Street in Brandon, MS.
Stone County Museums
The Old Firehouse
Museum features historical artifacts, photographs and other
items of historical significance which are related to Wiggins
and Stone County, Mississippi. The museum is housed inside the
historic Wiggins Firehouse located at 117 First Street North in
Sunflower County Museums
The B. B. King Museum
& Delta Interpretive Museum provides displays and information
about B. B. King and the cotton gin where he worked along with
exhibits about other Blues musicians from the Mississippi Delta.
Tallahatchie County Museums
Emmett Till Historic Intrepid Center on Facebook
Till Memory Project]
Focus is on the
murder of Emmett Till and local African American history.
Located at 33 Thomas Street in Glendora, MS.
Tishomingo County Museums
Old Tishomingo County Court House and Historical Museum on
The old Courthouse
Museum offers a place to do
genealogical research and a look into the history of
Tishomingo County, Mississippi. Housed in the old 1889
courthouse at 203 East Quitman Street in Luka, MS.
Tunica County Museums
Gateway to the Blues Museum and Visitors Center
Housed inside the former 1895 Train Depot, the
visitors center will provide travelers with information about
visiting the Tunica County area of Mississippi and features a
museum relating the story of how Blues music was born and the
role of Tunica in that legacy. Located on Highway 61 in
Devoted to the history of Tunica County.
Exhibits include prehistory of Native Americans, early
exploration, settlement and 19th and 20th century history of
Tunica, Mississippi. Located off Hwy 61 on Museum Blvd in
Tunica, MS. The museum also operates the 1840
Tate Log House in downtown Tunica.
The museum is devoted
to the history of the great Mississippi River. Board a
19th century riverboat and enjoy a ride down the Mississippi
River from the Riverpark landing which is found at the museum.
Located at One River Park Drive in Tunica, MS.
Union County Museums
Union County Heritage Museum
The museum features
artifacts and exhibits related to the early history of Union
County, Mississippi. Located at 114 Cleveland Street, New Albany, MS.
Warren County Museums
Biedenham Coca Cola Museum
The museum is
focused on the beginnings of Coca-Cola and the history of the
Biedenham family. Exhibits feature artifacts, information,
photographs and items related to the history of the Biedenham
family, the Biedenham Candy Company and the bottling of
Coca-Cola which was done at the candy company. Much
of the space is dedicated to exhibits interpreting Biedenham's
Coca-Cola heritage. The museum is housed inside the
historic Biedenham Candy Company building built in 1890 located
at 1107 Washington Street in Vicksburg, MS.
Jacqueline House Museum
House is Vicksburg's African American Museum and provides a
collection of over 20,000 items related to the African American
history in Vicksburg and the Mississippi Delta. Materials
include photographs, manuscripts, books, music, posters,
newspapers and other cultural artifacts. Located at 1325
Main Street in Vicksburg, MS.
The museum is
devoted to the history of the mighty Mississippi River.
Exhibits inform visitors about the people who have lived and
worked along the Mississippi River and the important role it
plays in the lives of farmers and communities. Explore the
M/V Mississippi IV and see what life was like aboard a
workboat on the Mississippi River. Located at 910
Washington Street in Vicksburg, MS.
Mississippi's most haunted house, the house was started in 1797
as a 2 room structure. The structure had additions in both
1836 and 1849. John H. Bobb created the house as it
appears today in 1849. Today, the home is filled with
antique furnishings from all three periods. History tours
are offered along with ghost tours as it is purported to be
haunted. Located at 1445 Harrison Street in Vicksburg, MS.
The USS Cairo Gunboat and Museum
the USS Cairo]
the Crew List of the USS Cairo]
The USS Cairo is
an ironclad gunboat built by the Union for the Civil War and
commissioned in 1862. Today, the gunboat has been restored
and placed in Vicksburg National Military Park. Inside,
visitors will find many historical artifacts recovered from the
Cairo which include weapons, munitions and personal sailor
items. Located inside Vicksburg National Military Park at
3201 Clay Street in Vicksburg, MS.
National Military Park
History, Culture and Memorials
entire site of the Siege of Vicksburg during the Civil War which
lasted from March 29 through July 4th, 1863, the park is a
memorial to all who suffered through the conflict of the Civil
War. The monuments are beautiful. Vicksburg National
Cemetery is located on the premises. Location is 3201 Clay
Street, Vicksburg, MS.
Vicksburg Old Court House Museum
Civil War Tour]
Built in 1858, the Old Court House stood watch
throughout the Civil War and has hosted Jefferson Davis, Ulysses
S. Grant, Booker T. Washington, Theodore Roosevelt and William
McKinley. Today the old courthouse holds historical
artifacts and exhibits related to the Civil War, and the local
history of Vicksburg. Housed inside the court house is the
McCardle Research Library which contains over 1400 volumes of
local history and histories of Warren County families, and
historical records. Located at 1008 Cherry Street in
An Antique Doll & Toy Museum
The museum features
a large collection of toys and dolls from the 19th and 20th
centuries. Located at 1104 Washington Street in historic
downtown Vicksburg, MS.
Washington County Museums
The 1927 Flood Museum
Visitors will learn about the 1927 flood of the
Mississippi River when the levee at Stops Landing broke.
Exhibits include flood artifacts and photographs depicting the
impact of this devastating flood on the people in and around
Greenville, Mississippi. Housed inside the oldest
structure in Downtown Greenville, the museum is located at 18
South Hinds in Greenville, MS.
of the Hebrew Union Congregation]
features exhibits related to the early history of the
Mississippi Delta Jews. Housed inside the library of the
1906 Hebrew Union Temple located at 504 Main Street in
Force Base Museum
The museum is
focused on the history of Greenville Air Force Base which opened
in 1941. The base featured the Greenille Army Flying
School where thousands of U.S. airmen and omen were educated.
Housed inside the Mid-Delta Regional Airport in the Mezzanine
Level located at 166 5th Street in Greenville, MS.
Greenville History Museum
The museum is
focused on the history of Greenville and features exhibits of
historic artifacts, memorabilia, photos and news clippings.
The museum is housed inside the historic Miller building located
at 409 Washington Avenue in Greenville, MS.
Highway 61 Blues Museum
The museum is
devoted to the Delta Blues artists from the area and the part
they played in rock & roll music. The museum features
blues performers daily as well. Housed inside the old
Montgomery Hotel located at 307 N. Broad Street in Leland, MS.
Jim Henson Delta Boyhood Exhibit
celebrates the spirit, the genius and legacy of Jim Henson, the
creator of Kermit and the Muppets. Located at 415 SE Deer
Creek Drive in Leland, MS.
Old Firehouse Museum
The museum is housed inside the old 1923
cotton-factoring office which was converted to a firehouse in
1931. Hands-on exhibits and old fire fighting
equipment are among the exhibits. Located at 230 Main
Street in Greenville, MS.
The Winterville Mounds and Museum
The Winterville Mounds have been declared a
National Historic Landmark. The site consists of 23 Indian
Mounds built by the Mound Builders between 1200 and 1250 A.D.
Archaeological finds include structural remains, burials,
pottery and stone artifacts which are housed inside the
Winterville Museum. Located at 2415 State Hwy 1 N in
Wilkinson County Museums
The African American Museum
Housed inside the 1819 Branch Banking House
of the state of Mississippi, the museum focuses on the
history of African Americans in Woodville, Mississippi.
Located on the Courthouse Square in Woodville, MS.
Dorn WWII Museum
Former site of a WWII Army Training Camp, the
museum offers a look into the history of this short lived
military camp. Located at 138 Main in Centreville, MS.
Rosemont Plantation was the boyhood home to
Jefferson Davis, President of the Confederate States of
America 1861-1865. Built by Samuel and Jane Cook
Davis, the plantation home was built in 1810. The
Davis family lived in the home until 1895. Today, the
house features original furnishings and memorabilia which
have remained in the house since the Davis family lived
there. The land surrounding the plantation home is
virtually the same acreage owned by Samuel Davis when the
plantation was established. Davis family members are
buried in the family cemetery on the property. Located
on Highway 24 East just one mile east of Woodville, MS.
Wilkinson County Museum
Housed in the 1838 West Feliciana Railroad
Company office, the museum is devoted to the preservation of
Wilkinson County and Woodville history. Located on the
Courthouse Square at the corner of Bank Street and Boston
Row in Woodville, Mississippi.
Yazoo County Museums
African-American Cultural Center
Housed inside the historic home of previous
businessman and educator A. J. Oakes, the house is listed on the
National Register of Historic Places. Today visitors will
get a glimpse into the lives and heritage of the Oakes family
and learn about the artists, craftsmen, musicians, educators and
statesman who called Yazoo home. Located at 332 North Main
Street in Yazoo City, MS.
Olden Historical Museum
Focus is on the history of Yazoo's early citizens
and events affecting them. From the Civil War to the great
Yazoo City fire of 1904, visitors will learn about the history
of Yazoo. Located in the Triangle Cultural Center at 322
North Main Street in Yazoo, MS.
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