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“Back on the farm”

Mississippi Agricultural & Forestry Museum
Ranked #8 of 63 things to do in Jackson
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: The mission of the Mississippi Agriculture Museum is to create an environment that communicates the value of past and present Mississippi agricultural lifestyles, relationships and practices and their relevance to the future of all people. Our vision is to cultivate an appreciation for Mississippi agriculture and create a memorable experience that inspires the community as a whole.
Reviewed July 30, 2013 via mobile

I know of no where else you can take group of children/adults and visit an old farming community and home town with live animals, syrup making, ginning cotton and fresh biscuits with the syrup. Also the old tractors, equipment and old airplanes are outstanding in the museum with all the history that goes with it.

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"doctor's office"
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"model railroad"
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"great field trip"
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"home cooking"
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"special events"
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"several hours"
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"on display"
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"all ages"
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Reviewed July 29, 2013

This is a great place to visit for adults of all ages or families with children. The museum building is very interesting and the exhibits are well done. You will have the opportunity to walk through many restored buildings, typical of those found in small town Mississippi from the past. The exhibits include a working sugar cane syrup mill. There are sidewalks and gravel paths--easy place to spend several hours at your own pace...lots of outside space for children to run and play. Next door is a cafe which serves home cooked Southern meals and a gift shop. To save time, I recommend checking the calendar/schedule of special events prior to your visit. Have visited the museum many times in the past.

Thank MeryTraveler
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Reviewed July 29, 2013 via mobile

Can see ole general
Stores, chapels, barn and chicken/turkeys running around. This place can truly take you back it time. Grounds are
Very clean!

Thank Cameron M
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Reviewed July 20, 2013

This is a well done museum about the agricultural past of Mississippi. It not only has the indoor museum, which includes the National Agricultural Aviation Museum, but it also has buildings that have been donated and moved to the site. There is a cotton gin that is the oldest gin in operation in the nation. If you come in the fall, it will probably be ginning cotton. There is an old country store ( it sells cokes etc. in bottles and other goodies), an old church, blacksmith shop that still works, a children's petting zoo, school house and many, many more. Parking is free, but there is a very reasonable charge for entrance. You might want to plan to see the Mississippi sports hall of fame while you are there. Both places share the same parking lot. The museum café, (not attached) has good lunch plates during the week. The Natural History Museum and the Children's Museum are only about a mile away.

Thank 50States36Countries
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Reviewed June 25, 2013

Well worth it if you enjoy slightly mad museums. The grounds were lovely and we enjoyed our afternoon there.

Thank Britalexc
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