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Museum of the Mississippi Delta West Greenwood

Where is it at?

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Museum of the Mississippi Delta
1608 Highway 82
West Greenwood
MS
38930
Tel: 662-453-0925

Where are we going today?

The Mississippi is a fascinating state, and the Museum of the Mississippi Delta is the crossroads of art and history from the Delta. They have an amazing collection which has artifacts on agriculture, as well as on Native American history and culture, regional art history, and impressively one of the most extensive collections of regional art in the Delta!

Formerly known as "Cottonlandia", the Museum of the Mississippi Delta has a focus on the five "A's": can you guess what they are? They are animals, agriculture, antiques, archaeology and art. Did you get them all!

The museum has some amazing collections, like the largest collection of Native American trade beads in the whole of the Southern USA, as well as a room dedicated to the agricultural history of the Mississippi region. This exhibit shows off artifacts like blacksmith tools, plows, and mule hames.

There is furniture and artifacts from Malmaison, as well as a number of military history items. There is also a life-size diorama that you can walk through of a Mississippi swamp - complete with sound effects! Always a favorite with the kids, as is the nature room with very hands-on activities and ways to learn.

The Museum of the Mississippi Delta has a great history exhibit on the effect of war on citizens and veterans, and there is an actual Civil-War era cannon as well as a model of the battle!

Not only are there permanent exhibits which can become favorites, but also changing ones so there is always something new for you to go back to! 

History comes back to life at this amazing museum great for the whole family! 

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How much does it cost?

  • Adults$5
  • Children$2 (Ages 5 - 18)
  • Free Under: 5 years
LAST UPDATED 2015

When can we go?

9am - 5pm weekdays. 10am - 4pm Saturdays.

Open all year round. Closed Sundays and major holidays.

Teachers corner

Summer Discovery is great for kids aged 5 - 12 years of ages where they can learn about forensic science, dinosaurs and birds! Great educational fun! They also offer group tours and scavenger hunts! .

I'm Hungry!

You're in Mississippi! Grab something from the amazing places nearby to fill up on..

Healthy Eating!

It's a good idea to bring a bottle of water so you don't get dehydrated! .

Any Top Tips?

The Brown Bag series takes place usually Wed at noon and it's free! Museum supplies drink, you bring lunch, and get a fun slide show or video experience! .

Doing our bit

The museum is dedicated to preserving this amazing history, so they always accept gift donations to help give families a great experience for years to come! .

Need a little extra help?

If you do need wheelchair accessibility, give them a call before you arrive to see what access they do have. .

Can I get one of those?

There is a bookstore in the museum where you can get all sorts of titles on the Mississippi history! There are also blues CDs! There is also a gift shop! .

More information

If you are a member of the Museum, you get free admission! .

What people are saying?

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    I have to give it to em'. I don't go out of my way to write reviews, like ever, but this was a unique stay. Talk about southern hospitality, but these guys treated me like family. Good tasting B+ breakfast as well!

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    Great experience here, close to the BB king museum so I did that. Needs a bit of paint here and there on the outside but otherwise, a clean looking place.

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    We had a great stay. The room was clean and comfortable, although the bathroom was a little small. Breakfast was very fresh, with real scrambled eggs, not the powdered kind!

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    Love it come ducj season! It is like my house

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