Explore life on the Mississippi River! Find out how different communities, farming families, and the US Army Corps of Engineers have all utilized the river. Choose your own adventure on the river with the Mississippi Trail Interactive. Hear what the 1927 flood was like for a family that lived through it. See some of the river's fish up close in our 1,515 gallon aquarium.
The Mississippi River watershed is the third largest watershed in the world. Visit our outdoor scaled model of a section of the Mighty Mississippi River. This interactive flood model allows visitors to see how different factors can change a river. You can alter the river's course and control the water flow by opening and closing dams and other river features.
Visit the M/V Mississippi IV and experience life aboard the vessel. See what made her unique among USACE vessels as a workboat and a flagship for the Mississippi River Commission. Nearly all of the vessel has been staged and can be explored. Take a self-guided themed tour using the Tour Cards available aboard the vessel.
Are YOU in the know? Sign up for event notices delivered directly to your E-mail.
If you would like more information about the Lower Mississippi River Museum, have a general comment, or would like to schedule a private tour or school group, please contact us using the submission form below or call the museum at 601-638-9900. Please allow two business days for responses to email submissions. Thank you.
The Lower Mississippi River Museum is scheduled to host the MS River Photo Exhibit on November 8-16, 2013. The display will be housed at the Outlets of Vicksburg, 4000 S. Frontage Rd, Vicksburg, Suite B-3, next to The Gap.
First on display on Capitol Hill in March 2013, the MS River Photo Exhibit served as a backdrop for a meeting of mayors from Mississippi River states, who came together to laud the formation of a bicameral MS River Caucus and unveil their platform to help the waterway for 2013. The original exhibit—organized by the Northeast-Midwest Institute’s Mississippi River Cities & Towns Initiative, in partnership with member-city arts organizations—showcased the beauty and challenges of the River through 47 photographs. At Capital Hill, the exhibit was displayed atop a map of the River and featured the work of artists from cities spanning the entire length of the waterway.
The exhibit is now headed to the River; throughout the summer and fall of 2013, eight cities along the River will host the exhibit: Dubuque, IA; Ft. Madison, IA; St. Louis, MO; Alton, IL; Osceola, AR; Memphis, TN; Vicksburg, MS; and New Orleans, LA.
Admission is FREE to the LMRM and the MS River Photo Exhibit.