What was life like for young Choctaw children 500 years ago? What inspired Eudora Welty to write so many books? What was a day like in the life of a Civil War soldier? Explore 15,000 years of history and learn how our shared past influences our future together.

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, 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