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Jackson Museum of Mississippi History
Museum of Mississippi History
200 North St., Jackson, Mississippi 601-576-6800
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Mississippi History Museum in Downtown Jackson

Opening in December of 2017, the Mississippi History Museum will bring to the Capital City over 21,000 square feet of exhibit space filled with artifacts that tell the story of Mississippi. From the burning of the city during the Civil War to the flooding of Mississippi River, visitors will see how the deep history has shaped the state as we know it. The museum will be located in the revitalized downtown entertainment district and connected to the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum.


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Opening December 2017


  • Opening Ceremony
  • Film Screenings
  • Lectures and Talks


  • Tours
  • Private Events
  • Gift Shop
  • Artifacts
  • Photographs
  • Education


  • What can I look forward to learning about in the new museum?

    With an exhibit space of over 21,000 square feet, the Museum of Mississippi History in downtown Jackson will explore the entire sweep of the state’s history, from the earliest times to the present. The museum highlights the Magnolia State's rich history from its founding, through the Civil War to modern times
  • What collections will be displayed ?

    The museum will display collections of artifacts that were initially housed in the state capitol. These small but popular exhibits include military items, fossilized bones, a rare 1818 Twenty-Star U.S. flag, an original Bowie knife, quilts made by slaves, and prehistoric Native American artifacts.

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