New Civil Rights Museum officially open to public - - Jackson, MS

New Civil Rights Museum officially open to public

Source: WLBT Source: WLBT
JACKSON, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

The new Civil Rights Museum in Jackson is now officially open to the public.

The grand opening ceremony for the museum was Saturday. President Trump made a special appearance and gave a short speech.

There are eight galleries in the museum that highlight the years 1945-1976 during the Civil Rights Movement in Mississippi.

The museum will be open Tuesday-Saturday from 9 a.m.- 5 p.m. and Sunday from 1 p.m.- 5 p.m. It will be closed Mondays. 

General admission is $8 for an adult, $5 for a student, and $6 for a senior. Children under 3 years old get in for free.

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Check out the museum's official website HERE.

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