221 Lakewood Dr.
Batesville, MS 38606
Phone: (662) 563-6592
Fax: (662) 267-1166
Arts & Museums
Explore the mystery and majesty of America's greatest river - the Mighty Mississippi - in a unique, new museum and ecopark in Tunica.
The history of DeSoto County from the early European explorers through today is showcased at this museum. Exhibits include Civil War artifacts, African-American history, an authentic log cabin, a replica of an antebellum mansion parlor, and other artifacts from DeSoto County's history.
Civil War artifacts, bookstore, displays of native animals, area dams, and local environment.
The Yazoo and Mississippi Valley Passenger Depot dates back to the year 1926. It is also fondly referred as the Illinois Central Passenger Depot or the Clarkside Passenger Depot. The depot occupies immense monumental value and has been listed on the National Register of Historic Places since 1995. It is most renowned for housing the distinguished Delta Blue Museum.
Established in 1979, the Delta Blues Museum is an internationally-acclaimed museum in the historic Clarksdale freight depot that showcases the history and significance of the blues in this region. Mississippi's oldest music museum, the Delta Blues Museum's large collection of artifacts includes musical instruments, recordings, sheet music, posters, photographs, costumes, folk art and paintings.
The North Delta Museum in Friars Point, the birthplace of Conway Twitty, features exhibits regarding the Civil War and Native Americans.
Memphis is the home to many music legends. In the 1950s Elvis Presley, Carl Perkins, Roy Orbison and Johnny Cash rose to fame along with “the Killer,” Jerry Lee Lewis. Lewis still resides in Nesbit, Mississippi, just south of Memphis, and his home/ranch is open to the public and his many fans. See the many gold records he has earned, his pianos, along with his collection of classic automobiles, and do not miss the piano-shaped pool.
If you are into blues, well this is the place for you. Bubba's features one of the best selections of hard-to-find Blues music in the nation.
This cultural center-cum-museum comes under the purview of the Department of Arkansas Heritage. The museum preserves and displays the historical heritage of Arkansas Delta. Exhibitions, educational programs and similar events are a regular feature here. For details, check website.
Whatever American history era you enjoy, this will certainly be your place. Began with the help of Mark Twain, this museum holds portraits of the city's Civil War generals including relics from that war and the Native Americans. Also includes some of Thomas Edison's experiments.
When driving down Gholson Avenue any hour of the day or night, stop for a visit at Graceland Too, a Holly Springs landmark. Owner Paul McLeod, a former Elvis Presley impersonator, is a self-confessed fanatic of the King of Rock ’n’ Roll. His expansive collection of records, costumes, posters, photographs, newspaper and magazine archives are on display at his home. Elvis fan or not, pay tribute to this legendary entertainer by exploring this unique house museum.
More than 40,000 items are on display including relics from eight wars, antique toys, clothing, quilts, art, farm tools, jewelry, and photographs.