Opening Day

Join us as Mississippi makes history! The Museum of Mississippi History and the adjacent Mississippi Civil Rights Museum will open on Saturday, December 9, 2017, at 11 a.m. This free celebration is open to all and will include music, speakers, and food trucks. For more information, visit www.twomuseumsopening.com

OPENING DAY UPDATES

Parking
All parking for Opening Day ceremonies and ticketed museum tours will be at the Mississippi State Fairgrounds. Street parking is available only outside of a two-block radius surrounding the museums. Use Greymont Street at the High Street exit to enter the fairgrounds. North, Amite, Mississippi, and Jefferson streets will be closed to traffic. Handicap parking is available at the fairgrounds. A parking map is available at twomuseumsopening.com. 
Shuttles from the fairgrounds parking areas to the public entrances to the museum complex will be operating throughout the day for all guests. Shuttles will also return you to the fairgrounds parking lot. A new parking map is available here.

Prohibited Items
Backpacks, large bags, umbrellas, chairs, pets, weapons, and sticks are not allowed.

Arrival Time
The ceremony begins at 11:30 a.m. Gates open to the public at 9:30 a.m. Seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Entrance to the museum complex:
The public entrance for the opening ceremony will be at North and College. At the conclusion of the ribbon cutting an entrance at North and Amite streets will also open. 
Visitors may bring small purses, strollers, and diaper bags into the complex.
The public entrance for the opening ceremony will be at North and College. At the conclusion of the ribbon cutting an entrance at North and Amite streets will also open. 
Visitors may bring small purses, strollers, and diaper bags into the complex.