DeSoto County Museum / by Will Jacks

111 E Commerce Street

Hernando, MS 38632


Located in Hernando, Mississippi, the DeSoto County Museum showcases artifacts and exhibits featuring the history of DeSoto County. The DeSoto County Museum features the history and development of the county from 1541 to the present. Highlights include artifacts and exhibits interpreting Hernando DeSoto's arrival in Mississippi and interaction with Native Americans, a working model of a paddlewheel boat, the parlor of an antebellum mansion, African American historical events, and other key events in the agricultural, recreational, and social development of DeSoto County. The museum also features current developments including exhibits featuring the DeSoto Civic Center, local artwork and entertainment, and stories of the growing communities of Horn Lake, Olive Branch, Southaven, and Hernando.