Open Monday thru Saturday from 9:00 a.m. — 5:00 p.m.
General admission:

$6 adults
$5 ages 3-17, military personnel, seniors



2022 MS Science Fest

September 15:
Coding Challenge/Science after 6

9 A.m. – 2 P.M.

pumpkin adventure

Pumpkin Adventure

October 5-8, 2022

October 12-15, 2022

harvest fest

Harvest Fest

November 8-12, 2022

9 A.M. – 2 P.M.


Homestead for the Holidays

 December 8-9, 2022

 5 P.m. – 8 P.M.


Sparkman Auditorium

Max Capacity: 325

Square Feet: 5035

Forestry Auditorium

Max Capacity: 300

Square Feet: 4435

Ethnic Heritage Center

Max Capacity: 175

Square Feet: 3764

Masonic Lodge

Masonic Lodge

Max Capacity: 60

Square Feet: 850

Children's Barn Multipurpose Building

Max Capacity: 30

Square Feet: 547


In 1969, Commissioner of Agriculture and Commerce Jim Buck Ross, recognizing a need for the preservation of our culture and heritage in a tangible way, began collecting artifacts, organizing scholars, and laying a ground work for a museum. In 1978, the City of Jackson donated a valuable 39 acre site on Lakeland Drive and Interstate 55. This land could only be used for recreational purposes under specified stipulations of the State of Mississippi, which originally had owned the land. In that same year, the Mississippi Legislature appropriated $1.5 million for the construction of the Museum building. Funds from this appropriation were used to complete the structure itself and another $1.5 million was sought from the private sector by the non-profit Agriculture and Forestry Museum Foundation. The money raised by the foundation was used to construct permanent exhibits, a living history farm, an entire crossroads town, and a forest study area. The Mississippi Agriculture & Forestry Museum continues to grow today.

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