Explore life on the Mississippi River! Find out how different communities, farming families, and the US Army Corps of Engineers have all utilized the river. Choose your own adventure on the river with the Mississippi Trail Interactive. Hear what the 1927 flood was like for a family that lived through it. See some of the river's fish up close in our 1,515 gallon aquarium.
MISSISSIPPI RIVER FLOOD MODEL
The Mississippi River watershed is the third largest watershed in the world. Visit our outdoor scaled model of a section of the Mighty Mississippi River. This flood model allows visitors to see how different factors can change a river. Visitors can also become acquainted with the names of sites along the river near Vicksburg.
M/V MISSISSIPPI IV
Visit the M/V Mississippi IV and experience life aboard the vessel. See what made her unique among USACE vessels as a workboat and a flagship for the Mississippi River Commission. Nearly all of the vessel has been staged and can be explored. Take a self-guided themed tour using the Tour Cards available aboard the vessel.
If you would like more information about the Jesse Brent Lower Mississippi River Museum, have a general comment, or would like to schedule the use of the M/V MS IV, conference room, or classroom for an event, please visit the "Contact Us" tab and use the submission forms provided or call the museum at 601-638-9900. Please allow two business days for responses to email submissions. Thank you.
CALLING ALL VOLUNTEERS!
If you would like to be part of the success of the Jesse Brent Lower Mississippi River Museum, please contact Aaron Posner at 601-631-5287 or Aaron.W.Posner@usace.army.mil.
Volunteer duties include tasks such as welcoming visitors, guiding tours of the museum and Motor Vessel Mississippi IV, and caring for the aquarium residents. Volunteers will be needed Monday through Saturday, 9:00 am to 4:00 pm and Sunday, 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm.
Notice: The Motor Vessel Mississippi IV is subject to closure to visitors during periods of rainfall, hail, ice and snow, or in times of extreme heat.