Jackson's Lesser-Known Museums

While the city's larger museums get the lion's share of attention, these lesser-known museums are just as powerful, exploring our cultural past - and future.

Music Museum Upstairs at The Iron Horse Grill

Mississippi Music Experience

The Mississippi Music Experience is our tribute to the deep roots American music has in our state. Lifelike wax statues of famous Mississippi musicians handcrafted by Anne Robin Luckett and an expansive…

Historic Landmark, One of the Oldest Homes in Jxn

Oaks House Museum

This Greek Revival-style home is the oldest continuously-occupied residence in the city. Built around 1853 by Jackson Mayor James H. Boyd, and lovingly restored and furnished with period antiques, The Oaks remains…

America’s First Muslim Museum

The International Museum of Muslim Cultures

Unique in America, IMMC is dedicated to educating the public about Islamic history, art, and culture. The Museum showcases two permanent exhibitions alongside a rotation of temporary exhibits throughout the year. The…

Explore Jxn’s Connection to the Civil Rights Story

Smith Robertson Museum and Cultural Center

Smith Robertson Museum and Cultural Center is a comprehensive depository of artifacts portraying African-American Misissippians’ experience in the fields of history, art, music and literature. The museum was originally Smith Robertson Elementary…

Civil Rights Historic Site

COFO Civil Rights Education Center

Established in 1961, the Council of Federated Organizations (COFO) unified the efforts of civil rights organizations in Mississippi, including SNCC, CORE, SCLC, the NAACP and other groups. Focused on voter registration and…

Learn the History of the JXN Fire Dept.

City of Jackson Fire Museum and Public Fire Safety Education Center

Exhibits consist of artifacts and fire apparatus from the early 1800s to the present, including a 1904 horse-drawn steamer, 1917 chain-driven American LaFrance and a 1936 Seagrave.

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