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State History, Civil Rights Museums to Honor Essential Workers with Free Admission

November 13, 2020

In appreciation of all frontline and essential workers who have saved lives and given their services during the COVID-19 pandemic, admission to the Museum of Mississippi History and the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum will be free on Tuesday, November 17, 9 a.m.4 p.m. These individuals include health care workers, teachers, law-enforcement officers, fire fighters, and others. Guests will not be required to provide identification to receive free admission.

Safety precautions at museums include requiring all visitors to wear masks and observe social distancing guidelines. Masks are available on-site. All public spaces have been sanitized, and thorough cleaning will continue every day. Hand sanitizing stations are provided and staff are on-site to ensure that social distancing guidelines are maintained. A limited number of visitors are allowed inside the museums at one time. 

Visitors are encouraged to purchase their tickets online at The maximum number of people per group is twenty. Regular museum hours are Tuesday-Saturday 9 a.m.4 p.m. The museums are open free of charge on Sundays from noon4 p.m. The museums are located at 222 North Street in Jackson. For more information, email 



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