To the casual visitor, this may seem like a peculiar attraction, but not when one considers the role that Mississippi's ... More
Mississippi Agricultural and Forestry Museum
To the casual visitor, this may seem like a peculiar attraction, but not when one considers the role that Mississippi's two most significant industries have played in the history and economy of the state. The Agriculture and Forestry Museum features over 40,000 square feet of exhibition space, displaying many artifacts, machinery and documents that pay tribute to farmers and lumbermen throughout Mississippi's history. The museum gift shop serves a limited menu of refreshments and offers a variety of unique and educational souvenirs. Admission is $4 for adults, $3 for seniors, $2 for children ages 6-18, and $.50 for children 3-5.
Agriculture and forestry museum? Sounds boring, doesn't it? Actually it's anything but boring! My twin 11 year old daughters were very interested in this extremely well done museum that explores the last two hundred years of technology of agriculture. There are dozens of "antique" tractors, several airplanes, a huge model train track, and a slew of antique tools and household items. There is a large number of 100- 150 year old buildings that were once homes, barns, storage sheds as well as a church. There is a working blacksmith shop and a petting zoo. Plan to spend several hours seeing everything.
They always have the best things going on for families to enjoy...4th of July,pumpkin pickin,puppet show,or just an outing on your own to wander around and take in the history of yesteryear...I had been going for years and only recently realized that a museum is in the back of where you buy your tickets and man what a treat to discover...Awesome!!!
I am from the little town called sturgis. I live in the country my Dad is 61 so he lived threw most of the thing's at the museum. I have been going there since I was really young I am 19 now and I still love it and learn something new every time I go back. When I have a family I will for sure take my childen there as well.
this museum depicts a time that most people do not know existed, and does so in a way that seems like just plain ole fun, not an educational experience. my children are 4 and 7 and find something new everytime we visit. my 4 year old loves the animals and the old church she calls it the marry place. my 7 year old (a boy) thinks the old gin is cool and likes to get glass bottle cokes at the general store. i can't think of any thing we don't like, except the hot humid summers; but that's just mississippi weather.
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