Mississippi Civil Rights Museum

Civil Rights Museum

The Mississippi Civil Rights Museum shares the stories of a Mississippi movement that changed the world. Opening on December 9, 2017, the museum promotes a greater understanding of the Mississippi Civil Rights Movement and its impact by highlighting the strength and sacrifices of its people.

In December 2017, the Museum of Mississippi History and the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum opened in celebration of the state’s bicentennial.

The Two Mississippi Museums is a place where Mississippians tell their own stories of the state’s rich and complex history. These stories are told through the many resources from the collection of the Department of Archives and History. We present the history of our state as never before with eye-popping artifacts, photographs, videos, and interactive exhibits.

The state has committed over $90 million for this state-of-the art 200,000 square-foot center. It serves as a portal to other cultural attractions across the state, preserves and stores over 22,000 artifacts, and benefits hundreds of thousands of people a year through museum visits, public programs, and educational outreach.

Address: 222 North St Suite 2205, Jackson, MS 39201
Phone: 601-576-6800
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Tuesday–Saturday 9AM–5PM
Sunday 1–5PM
Closed Mondays

Contact: Candace Thomas, cthomas@mdah.ms.gov