Rolling Fork Visitors Center and Museum
The Rolling Fork Visitor Center and Museum (RFVCM) located at 352 Walnut Street, offers a glimpse of the rich history of Sharkey County, Mississippi.
Delta Blues Music
The sound of Delta Blues is heard as you enter the Visitors Center reminding one that Blues icon, Muddy Waters was born just outside of Rolling Fork. There is a display featuring some of Muddy Waters’ (born McKinley Morganfield) personal items, and a prominent feature of that display is an album signed by all the Rolling Stones, who took their name from one of Muddy’s songs.
Mississippi Black Bear and President Roosevelt
Another prominent feature in the RFVCM is a real, stuffed Mississippi black bear. Mississippi’s south delta was one of the last places left to hunt black bears in the early 1900s. President Theodore Roosevelt attended a black bear hunt in November 1902, that led to the naming of stuffed toy bears as Teddy Bears. This is just one of the great stories from Sharkey County that can be seen and heard at this stop.
Civil War, Native Americans, and More History
A Civil War battle, Native American history, tragic love stories, as well as lessons on agriculture and the nature of the delta are all a part of the RFVCM. There are several short interactive videos narrated by Walt Grayson that may be viewed while you sit and relax in the center.
The Rolling Fork Visitors Center and Museum has been called the best little museum in Mississippi by some of our visitors, and it is a worthwhile stop on Highway 61 in Rolling Fork.
Restroom, WiFi and a cold bottle of water are available there as well.
Hours and Location
Visit the Rolling Fork Visitors Center and Museum Facebook page for current hours or call (662) 873-2232. The Museum is located at 380 Walnut Street in Rolling Fork, MS 39159.
Theodore Roosevelt National Wildlife Refuge Visitor’s Center
The Theodore Roosevelt Visitor Center, located on Highway 61 near Onward, MS, offers a variety of interpretive exhibits where you can learn more about the refuges, wetlands, birds, alligators, bears, and the history of President Theodore Roosevelt.
This new center was completed in 2020, with plans to open in April. However due to Covid-19, it has not yet opened to the public but hopes to soon.