MUSEUMS

History plays a key role in every community and Greenville is lush in history.  The “Queen City” offers (6) six museums that will take visitors on a journey to the past.  Each museum is unique and offers information that changed American history.

Interested in visiting Historic Greenville, Mississippi? Get planning ideas, suggested itineraries and more by visiting the Greenville & Washington County Convention and Visitor’s Bureau website. www.visitgreenville.org • 1-800-467-3582  •  info@thedelta.org

Airbase Museum

 

Mid Delta Regional Airport, Mezzanine Level, Greenville, MS 38701 • 662-334-3121

The base opened for training in August, 1941. The Greenville Army Flying School instructed thousands of U.S. airmen and women, as well as NATO cadets, Air Force firefighters, and emergency medical personnel. This museum tells their story from the darkest days of WWII through the Cold War.

 

Greenville History Museum

 

409 Washington Avenue, Greenville, MS 38701 662-335-5802

Monday – Friday 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

The Greenville History Museum provides a unique glimpse into life in Greenville from the late 1800’s through the 1970’s. A fascinating collection of memorabilia, artifacts, photographs, and news clippings take visitors through each day of the historic 1927 flood as well as other important events and cultural collections indicative of the area.

 

Hebrew Union Temple

 

504 Main Street, Greenville, MS 38701 • 662-332-4153

The Century of History Museum details the contributions and culture of Greenville’s Jewish residents since 1867.

 

Old No. 1 Firehouse Museum

 

230 Main Street, Greenville, MS 38701 • 800-467-3582 • 662-334-2711

Open by appointment.

Take a journey into firefighting history at this vintage fire station, created around 1923. From antique fire trucks to hands-on interactive exhibits, this meticulously restored firehouse leaves visitors with a new appreciation for courageous firefighters, past and present.

 

Rent the Firehouse Museum!

Call Bridget Winters (662) 378-1650 to book your next birthday party, reunion, or family event at the firehouse! Rental rates: $35 per event. A $25 deposit is required upfront for a reservation.

 

Welcome Center

 

Highway 82 and Reed Road, Greenville, MS 38703 • 662-332-2378

8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

The Mississippi River Valley area is one of the most fertile agricultural regions of the country, which resulted in the river’s storied steamboat era. In similar grand tradition, our state Welcome Center resembles the Victorian riverboats that once ruled the Mighty Mississippi. Stop in to learn about all the amazing sights and sounds Washington County and the great state of Mississippi have to offer.

 

1927 Flood Museum

 

118 South Hinds, between Main and Washington Avenue, Greenville, MS 38701 • 662-335-5815

Monday – Saturday 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Contact: Mike Bostic, Museum Curator

Exhibited in the oldest structure in Downtown Greenville, this museum presents the history of one of the greatest natural disasters this country has ever known. View actual flood artifacts and photographs illustrating the flood’s impact on life and death during the four months Greenville and the Mississippi Delta was inundated. Screen the twelve-minute documentary video superbly illustrating the cause and effect of the Great flood of ’27 and the ensuing struggle of man against nature.