The Museum of Mississippi History is a world-class facility where you and your students will explore 15,000 years of Mississippi’s past. The museum showcases hundreds of artifacts and features a modern classroom outfitted for educational activities. Interactive exhibits challenge students to take a closer look at all aspects of our state’s history, and voices from our past bring history to life.

We will begin taking field trip reservations October 1, 2017. Field trips will start in January 2018. For more information about bringing your school group and for special group rates, visit our Group Tours page. 

As part of Mississippi’s Largest Classroom, the Museum of Mississippi History, along with the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum, offers special programs for students and professional development opportunities for educators.


Many resources for educators are available on the Mississippi Department of Archives and History website, including lesson plans and teaching units. Also find information about the Traveling Trunks program, where trunks filled with educational materials, reproductions, artifacts, and lessons related to a specific theme or topic can be shipped to your classroom. For more information, visit and select the “Learn” tab.

The Mississippi Department of Archives and History Digital Archives are a useful way to bring primary sources from Mississippi history into your classroom. For an overview of all the Digital Archives collections, visit