Mississippi Agriculture and Forestry Museum is located just North of Jackson Mississippi.
This area was designated and recreated by the state to preserve its farming history. The area historically was known for massive farming nearly two hundred years ago, mainly producing cotton. The educational destination was established by a gentleman named Buck Ross to properly preserve the city's culture and historic background. He collected artifacts and was awarded the property by the state to promote the area's agricultural foundation.
On site there are an abundance of activities to choose from including a nature walk which takes advantage of the verdant landscape of the property to let visitors enjoy the natural Mississippi landscape. There is a reconstructed town center which will help teach visitors about the customs of the olden days. Many of the buildings are made to exemplify culture in a small town, with everything the community could need in one location. Exhibits range from general stores to schoolhouses and cotton gins. Visitors can have the chance to experience firsthand the atmosphere of agriculture and bring home something to remind the family of the trip. An aviation museum is also on the premises, educating visitors on how aviation revolutionized agriculture.
The Museum is located not far from Vicksburg, Mississippi which is known for its blues and old-time southern hospitality. A civil war city established on hard work and soul, Vicksburg recreates its culture in the property of Mississippi Agriculture and Forestry Museum. It is a great place to take a break from the road or to learn a little more about the state.