Mississippi gives rise to more than its fair share of legends. See what inspired them and spark the legend within you. The immersive exhibits at The MAX take you behind the scenes at the birthplace of the stars. Come explore their cultural influences, glimpse their earliest forms of creative expression, and see the raw creative process behind the polished work you know and love.


The Meridian Museum of Art (MMA) is housed in the historic Old Carnegie Library building, which was constructed in 1912-13, and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and as a Mississippi Landmark. The Museum seeks to promote and support the art, artists, and art programs of our area and region through art education, exhibitions, collections, collaborations with other organizations, special events, and community involvement.


Housed in the historic Railway Express Building, Meridian Railroad Museum tells the story of how railroads contributed to the development of Meridian, East Mississippi and the region. Museum features an interesting collection of artifacts. Model railroad layouts give opportunities to see some railroad action on a smaller scale. The area around the railroad museum is also a great place for rail photograph and railfan observation.


Memories of days gone by are alive at Merrehope, a historic home in Meridian that stands as a testament to time. It speaks volumes about Meridian’s history. Merrehope is one of Meridian’s only remaining Greek Revival homes – standing resolutely – despite General William T. Sherman’s Civil War claim that “Meridian no longer exists.” Through the years, owners updated the home with both Italianate and Classical Revival details. These changes have created an impressive “Old South” exterior, elegant interior decorating details and reflect how no expense was spared during the period when Meridian rivaled Birmingham and Atlanta in the early 20th century.


The mission of Mississippi Children’s Museum is to create unparalleled experiences to inspire excellence and a lifelong joy of learning. We accomplish this mission through hands-on, engaging exhibits and programs focusing on literacy, STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, and math), and health and nutrition–the keys to helping our children mature into healthy and productive adult learners.