DeSoto County Museum

111 East Commerce St. Hernando, MS​ 38632​​

The museum provides education programs, as well as exhibits on the history of DeSoto County from past to present, showcasing artifacts and exhibits featuring the history of DeSoto County, Mississippi.

Artifacts and displays begin with the arrival of Hernando DeSoto and his contact with the native inhabitants of Mississippi. Displays continue through the riverboat days with a working model of a paddlewheel boat. Other exhibits feature the parlor of an antebellum mansion and artifacts from the Civil War. Key events in the agricultural, recreational, and social development of DeSoto County are also on display. Events in the African-American community are also featured in the museum.

Also on the museum property is an 1840's restored log cabin. Free Admission.


The museum houses exhibits on the history of DeSoto County. In addition, on the museum grounds is one of the County's oldest surviving homes, as restored log cabin from 1850. Meeting space has seating capacity for 55-75, LCD projectors, screen, lectern and easels.

Eat Nearby

City Hall Cheesecake

0.11 mi. away

Ladybugg Bakery and Cafe

0.14 mi. away

Eat Nearby

Super 8 Hernando

0.52 mi. away

Days Inn Hernando

0.78 mi. away

Hampton Inn Hernando

0.9 mi. away

Things To Do Nearby

Commerce Street Market

0.04 mi. away

Get Directions » Visit Website »
DeSoto County Museum
111 East Commerce St. Hernando, MS​ 38632​​