*All children must be accompanied by an adult
*Join us Thursday nights for Bluegrass Music at the cabin!
- The DeSoto
County Museum features the history and development of DeSoto County,
Mississippi, from 1541 to the present.
- Artifacts and displays
begin with the arrival of Hernando DeSoto and his contact with the native
inhabitants of Mississippi. Displays continue through the riverboat days with a
working model of a paddlewheel boat. Other exhibits feature the parlor of an
antebellum mansion and artifacts from the Civil War.
- Key events in the
agricultural, recreational, and social development of DeSoto County are also on
display. Events in the African-American community are also featured in the
- The museum also features
the story of DeSoto County today! Exhibits include the River Kings, the DeSoto
Civic Center, the Economic Council, local artwork and entertainment, and stories
of the growing communities of Horn Lake, Olive Branch, Southaven, and