Explore Mississippi

Experience Mississippi’s stories in a hands-on way. If you are curious about the people and places who shaped the world around you, MDAH can connect you to one-of-a-kind museums, historical sites and cultural attractions throughout the state. We manage and invite the public to thirteen destinations where culture, community, education, and entertainment collide.

Eudora Welty House

Eudora Welty House & Garden

See where the Pulitzer Prize-winning author lived, entertained, and wrote all her stories.

Mississippi Civil Rights Museum

Mississippi Civil Rights Museum

Discover stories of Mississippians such as Medgar Evers, Fannie Lou Hamer, and Vernon Dahmer, who changed America as local leaders in the Civil Rights Movement. 

Museum of Mississippi History

Museum of Mississippi History

Explore 15,000 years of history and learn how our shared past influences our future together.

Old Capitol Museum

Old Capitol Museum

The Old Capitol was the site of some of the state’s most significant history.

Mississippi Mound Trail

Mississippi Mound Trail

Follow the trail. 

Find Historical Markers

Find Historical Markers

More than 1,000 state historical markers can be found throughout Mississippi. Start your journey now.

William F. Winter Archives & History Building

William F. Winter Archives & History Building

The William F. Winter Archives & History Building is the headquarters of the Mississippi Department of Archives and History and home of the state archives. 

Grand Village of the Natchez Indians

Grand Village of the Natchez Indians

The Grand Village is a museum and 128-acre park featuring three prehistoric Native American mounds, a reconstructed Natchez Indian house, and a nature trail.

Historic Jefferson College

Historic Jefferson College

Historic Jefferson College was the birthplace of Mississippi’s statehood in 1817.

Manship House Museum

Manship House Museum

The Manship House Museum interprets the daily life of a 19th-century Mississippi family through the house the family lived in for so many years.

Winterville Mounds

Winterville Mounds

For hundreds of years, travelers have visited the communal gathering space at Winterville Mounds.

Windsor Ruins

Windsor Ruins

Windsor Ruins is Mississippi’s most iconic site and has captured the imagination for generations.

Traveling Exhibits

Find Traveling Exhibits

Interested in hosting one of our travelling exhibits? Learn more here.

Merci Train

Merci Train

Discover the generosity of war-torn France to Mississippi and the history of the forty-nine Merci Trains in the United States.

The Historic Mississippi Governor's Mansion

Governor's Mansion

The Governor’s Mansion has been the residence of Mississippi governors and their families since 1842.

Explore by Location

Most of the attractions we manage are concentrated around the state capital region of Jackson, Mississippi. However, you can find MDAH destinations in other regions, too, including the Delta and Natchez. Use the maps below to find locations near you.

Field Trips

Seven dynamic destinations. A host of ready-to-use field trip guides. Let the hands-on learning adventure begin.

Eudora Welty House and Garden

Educator Field Trip Guide
Visit eudoraweltyhouse.com to book your field trip.

Governor's Mansion

Visit our web site to book your field trip.

Grand Village of the Natchez Indians
Visit natchezgrandvillage.com to book your field trip.
Mississippi Civil Rights Museum
Gallery Activity for Grades 3–6
Gallery Activity for Grades 7–12
Visit mscivilrightsmuseum.com to book your field trip.
Museum of Mississippi History

Gallery Activity for Grades 3–6
Gallery Activity for Grades 7–12
Visit museumofmshistory.com to book your field trip.

Old Capitol Museum

Directing Democracy Teaching Guide
Old Capitol Museum Field Trip Guide
Visit oldcapitolmuseum.com to book your field trip.

Winterville Mounds

Winterville Mounds Field Trip Guide
Visit wintervillemounds.com to book your field trip.

 

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Be part of history. Volunteer with MDAH and help us preserve and connect Mississippi’s rich historic resources with people around the world.


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