125 North Front Street
Memphis, TN 38103
A Mighty History
A river as powerful as The Mississippi has many stories to tell. For millennia the Mississippi River has shaped the lives of its inhabitants. The best place to discover the fascinating history of North America’s most powerful river is The Mississippi River Museum. 18 galleries showcasing 10,000 years of history tell the story of a river that sculpted the destiny of a nation.
From the advanced agricultural societies of the Native Americans to Spanish exploration; from the glory days of the steamboat and king cotton to the songs of the Delta Blues musicians—the fascinating story of the Mississippi River is brought to life with more than 5,000 artifacts. Rare ephemera, including objects dating back more than 100 centuries, and special exhibits will having you walking through time and experiencing life on the river as it was for previous generations of native peoples and daring settlers. Whether you’re a history buff, a teacher looking for an idea for a field trip, just passing through Memphis, or looking for a unique experience, the Mississippi River Museum isn’t to be missed.
For more information or to book a group event call 901.576.7241 or visit Mud Island’s website.
Exit 1-40W on to Riverside drive via exit number 1. Turn left on Jefferson. Turn left on Front Street. Turn left at Poplar in to the Mud Island parking garage. From there take the monorail or pedestrian bridge to the Island. OR Exit I-240 (turns into I-55 N), which becomes S. Riverside Blvd. Turn right on Jefferson. Turn left on Front Street. Turn Left at Poplar in to the Mud Island parking garage. From there take the monorail or pedestrian bridge to the Island.