Mississippi Delta Museums


The Mississippi River runs deep with history. Meet the earliest occupants of the area at the Winterville mounds and travel forward in history. Follow European explorers at the Desoto County Museum. Time travel to other eras, too, through the Civil War, the birth of the blues, and the Civil Rights movement.

The modern culture of the Delta is here too, Leland, Mississippi is the birthplace of Kermit the Frog and Cat Head Delta Blues and Folk Art shows the work of Delta painters and craftspeople making art today.

Whatever you're in search of, you can find the history and creativity of the Delta not just carefully preserved in dozens of regional museums, but also very much alive through the work of today's Mississippi artists, musicians, and writers.