Mississippi River Museum

125 N. Front St.
Memphis, TN 38103- Map It
(901) 576-7230

AAA Editor Notes

Mississippi River Museum is inside the River Center Building at Mud Island River Park. The museum has 18 galleries with more than 5,000 artifacts and a 4,000-gallon freshwater aquarium. Exhibits detail the valley's creation and settlement from Native American inhabitants to European explorers; transportation on the river, with a replica of an 1870s steamboat; the Civil War, with a full-scale Union gunboat; and the development of Delta music from early blues to rock 'n' roll. Guided tours are available. Time: Allow 1 hour minimum.
(includes a guided River Walk tour and monorail fare) $10; $9 (ages 60+); $7 (ages 5-11).
Hours: Tues.-Sun. 10-5, mid-Apr. to Oct. 31. Last admission 1 hour before closing. Phone ahead to confirm schedule.