Museum of Mississippi History

Museum of Mississippi History, Jackson: Hours, Address, Museum of Mississippi History Reviews: 4.5/5

Museum of Mississippi History

Museum of Mississippi History
4.5
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9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Located in the heart of downtown Jackson, the museum explores over 15,000 years of state history. Visitors will enjoy innovative exhibits, educational programs, and hundreds of artifacts.
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2-3 hours
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jbushman2017
Nipomo, CA458 contributions
The museum shares space with the Civil Rights Museum. Both museums are excellent and each museum is worth 1-2 hours of time. As history museums go this one is updated and full of well presented displays and lots of video. You can bring families here but the displays presented are more for an adult viewer than a child viewer. I wanted to get an overview of Mississippi history that did not white wash the dark side of the states history. This museum was very even handed. It presented a chronological history of the state that highlighted the states accomplishments but also fully told the history of the native Americans and enslaved persons on whose backs much of that success came. Very informative and well done. Good job Mississippi.
Written March 18, 2022
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Chuck Buck
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Museum of Mississippi History was by far our favorite of all the places we visited in Jackson. It is located in the same building as the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum so you can see both in the same stop. The building also has a nice casual restaurant that was very reasonable. If you plan to see both you can easily spend 5 or 6 hours here.
Written May 9, 2022
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cgray1962
Austin, TX72 contributions
We stopped by the Museum on free Museum Day - it wasn't planned that way but that is how it played out. It is a nice museum and I like the way it is laid out in a timeline. It is connected to the Civil Rights Museum as well. They have a very nice gift shop as well with pottery and gifts made by
Written February 24, 2020
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Julie B
New Orleans, LA174 contributions
One could spend several hours here, but even a short time is valuable. The exhibits spanned many years and everything from the arts to sports to history. My favorites are those that point to everyday life, not just the famous. I am sorry I didn't make it to the Civil Rights Museum, will do that another day.
Written April 13, 2021
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Gladys S
Pontiac, MI227 contributions
Family
It is important that you understand that there are two separate museums, The Mississippi Civil Rights Museum and The Museum of Mississippi History - I would highly recommend that you plan a separate visit for each if possible. If you are out of town and must visit them in one visit, you need at least 2 -3 hours for each museum. The Museum of Mississippi History focus on Mississippi in whole, while the Museum of Civil Rights focus of the Civil Right Movement as it relates to Mississippi. There is some overlap because both Museum cover Civil Rights in Mississippi.

There’s a host to tell you how the exhibits were set up, but you are pretty much on your own to take time to read and absorb everything. It was amazing, very emotional and a bit overwhelming, a heartbreaking jouney. The layout is a little confusing as to the direction you should go, so It is important that you follow the time line. Get a map to follow the display outlay, otherwise you may find yourself wondering and revisiting the same displays.

It requires time and patience to go through the Civil Rights Museum because there will be some moments that you just can’t move through very quickly. There may be something that cause you to reflect, or take you down memory lane, or something that may cause you to get caught up in the moment.

I thought that I had a very good backgound in this movement but I was found so much that I had not heard about nor read about. The collection of facts and data is amazing and very impressive. It requires lots of reading but there are some videos and some audio animation. I appreciate the time spend in collecting facts and material for the displays, they are awesome.

Parking can be a challenge but there is limited street parking. Pricing is good, offering children and senior discount, and dual museum discounts. Nice gift shop. There is a small restaurant with sandwiches and baked goods.

Although painful, Mississippi stepped up and took ownership of such a dark time in its history. It is so important to recognize the pain and hurt of this time. It will open the minds of those that do not understand the struggle that took the lives of both Blacks and Whites.
Written January 12, 2018
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anotheruxguy
Havertown, PA140 contributions
Family
Very well designed museum with an overview of Mississippi history. Lots of really cool artifacts. Each section has videos about the time period. Plan to spend about 3 hours to take it all in. You could spend longer if you really want to read everything. Free garage parking in the back of the museum.
Written July 6, 2019
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Dbanks1002
Boynton Beach, FL50 contributions
Couples
Well done. Areas set as a time line from very early inhabitants to post civil rights times. Excellent artifacts of the various the different era.
Written June 4, 2019
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isabel4
Euless, TX129 contributions
Couples
We were tight on time and knew we wanted to visit one museum. This museum was well rounded and all encompassing with facts, imagery and video detailing the livelihood of the Native Americans (Chicasaw and Choctow), the migration in this state, slavery, civil rights movement, industrialization, flooding and the stories of people leaving the state for greener pastures. Stop in each of the theaters inside and watch the short documentaries to get a deeper understanding of where Mississippi was and its journey through to today.
I thoroughly enjoyed this museum and highly recommend it for all.
You can buy tickets for two museums as they are side by side. We chose to skip the Civil Rights Museum because we have visited the Civil Rights Museum in Memphis. Although we know it is different, we wanted a broader experience that included all history for Mississippi.
Written October 2, 2018
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kelG_624
Jackson, MS266 contributions
Family
We were in awe!Please allow several hours to take in everything. We will have to come back at a later date to view the Civil Rights Museum. There is an upper level and a lower level so wear your walking shoes because this place is huge. There are videos and pamphlets to read. Some things are happy some things will make you sad but it's an experience that all should be able to enjoy. Overall, this was a humbling experience for my children and myself. Regardless of what race you are, you will be able to take away something from our ugly history. We have come a long way but we certainly have a lot further to go!
Written January 22, 2018
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char1scott
Mobile, AL451 contributions
I was sturk by the size of the museum. Definately worth spending some time here to learn about MS history.
Written October 23, 2020
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Museum of Mississippi History is open:
  • Sun - Sun 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Tue - Sat 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM


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