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Smith Robertson Museum and Cultural Center

528 Bloom St, Jackson, MS 39202-4005
+1 601-960-1457
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If you are confused about why youth don't take action or behave better, it's my opinion that they... read more

Reviewed 24 December 2017
Smith Robertson

Wow! What an incredible place!! So much to see and experience. There is so much history here... read more

Reviewed 10 October 2017
Michael B
Murfreesboro, Tennessee
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Located in Jackson's first public school building for African-Americans, this museum, named after a former slave who went on to become the first African-American Alderman in Jackson, chronicles the everday lives and culture of people of African decent living in the South during the late 1800s and early 1900s.
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  • Very good41%
  • Average3%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible3%
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528 Bloom St, Jackson, MS 39202-4005
+1 601-960-1457
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Reviewed 24 December 2017

If you are confused about why youth don't take action or behave better, it's my opinion that they haven't experience this historical museum. I brought my child to have a better understanding of sacrifices of our ancestors. The use of Certain language we shouldn't speak...More

Thank LuGates
Reviewed 10 October 2017 via mobile

Wow! What an incredible place!! So much to see and experience. There is so much history here. Expertly and tastefully done exhibits. Staff was so helpful and knowledgeable. Great gift shop with great original artworks that you can purchase. Going back for a second visit...More

Thank Michael B
Reviewed 9 October 2017 via mobile

This is a hidden treasure in Jackson, MS. I was looking for something to entertain some of my aunts ages 50-76 as they do a mini vacation every year. All 10 of my aunts were amazed that this museum was here in Jackson. The attractions...More

Thank Denise M
Reviewed 17 June 2017

For $5.50 pp, you learn about James Meredith (who is still alive in 2017) and his courageous story. There is an exhibit about Medgar Evers, which elaborated on his story from the home museum tour. There is a life size exhibit of a Woolworth's counter,...More

Thank wendy S
Reviewed 5 June 2017

This museum is a fantastic window into the Civil Rights Era and the history of African Americans. I loved the section about James Meredith, the first African American to attend Ole Miss (and his struggle to be allowed in). It has audio clips from President...More

Thank Ryan V
Reviewed 16 May 2017 via mobile

This is a great museum giving a good overview of the Civil Rights movement and well worth a visit. Museum is of a good size (kept us busy for about 90 minutes) and great value. It's also open on Mondays, unlike some other museums. One...More

1  Thank Joe A
Reviewed 8 May 2017

This top quality museum is a must-see in Jackson. The exhibits trace African American history from Africa through the Civil Rights era, with special focus on Mississippi native sons Richard Wright, James Meredith, and Medgar Evers. The curators have arranged a compelling overview of the...More

Thank Michael G
Reviewed 3 February 2017

Built in 1894, Smith Robertson Museum was originally Jackson's first public school for black students. It is a bit difficult to find & the doors are locked during the day, but it's well worth the visit. The first floor is devoted to the Civil Rights...More

1  Thank luvtarheelstate
Reviewed 2 December 2016 via mobile

We really enjoyed this manageable sized and informative museum. Very educational! Good overviews of slavery in the south, the civil rights movement in MS, and first hand accounts of how freed black southerners, survived, struggled to obtain an education, or moved north for better opportunities...More

Thank lcatherines
Reviewed 7 October 2016

This museum is one of Jackson's hidden jems! It is s little difficult to find, they lock the door during business hours, and it is cash only. However, once you do find it and make it inside, you will not be disappointed! There is so...More

Thank Shiloh B
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20 July 2015|
Response from ventura_lady |
I found a website that listed 9-5 M-F, 10-1 Sat, not sure about Sunday.