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“Mississippi’s Final Stands” exhibit

Mississippi’s Last Stands Visitor and Interpretive Center is open Tuesday-Friday from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. and Saturday, from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m.

Exhibits and films, which interpret the Battle of Brice’s Crossroads fought June 10, 1864 and the Battle of Harrisburg/Old Town Creek fought July 13-15, 1864, are available to visitors for a $5 fee for adults. Children under 7 years old are admitted free.

These two battles are the focus of indoor and outdoor exhibits at the Brice’s Crossroads Visitor’s and Interpretive Center and at both battlefields. Visitors can now enjoy a complete look at the Civil War that will include a civil war timeline, a memorial and remembrance wall, an exhibit outlining “Mississippi in the Civil War”, army definitions, and a complete story of Brice’s Crossroads and Harrisburg-Old Town Creek battles. The exhibit is housed in 4000 sq. ft. interpretive center complete with restrooms, bookstore, flag exhibit, video and exhibit area, and a conference room, plus a new state-of-the art database housed in a kiosk where 20, 000 soldiers who fought at both battles are featured. The individual soldier is featured in the kiosk and in the first -hand accounts and diaries that tell their stories in “They Served Here.”

The Mississippi Last Stands civil war board governs the operation of the center and the Brice’s Crossroads National Battlefield Commission manages the battlefields. The center is open 9 a.m. -5 p.m. Tuesday-Friday and Saturday, 10-5. Group rates are available. For more information, call the center at 662.365.3969.

The newly created “Mississippi’s Last Stands” exhibit, which interprets the Battle of Brice’s Crossroads fought June 10, 1864 and the Battle of Harrisburg/Old Town Creek fought July 13-15, 1864, opened in April of 2011. These two battles are focus of new indoor and outdoor exhibits at the former Brice’s Crossroads Visitor’s and Interpretive Center and at both battlefields. Visitors can now enjoy a complete look at the Civil War that will include a civil war timeline, a memorial and remembrance wall, an exhibit outlining “Mississippi in the Civil War”, army definitions, and a complete story of Brice’s Crossroads and Harrisburg-Old Town Creek battles. The main video is narrated by Civil War historian Shelby Foote and a video offered within the exhibit area interprets the black soldiers who fought here and their journey. The exhibit is housed in 4000 sq. ft. interpretive center complete with restrooms, bookstore, flag exhibit, video and exhibit area, and a conference room.

CONTACT INFO

Address:

607 Grisham St.
Baldwyn, MS 38824

Phone:

662-365-3969