producers of the "Great Ships" on the History
Channel not only filmed much of their program using our
collections, but they also called them a "Gold
A national military and inland waterway museum and resource
A walk through
the Old Depot Museum is a walk through military
and maritime history. Ships and boats long forgotten
come to life in exact replica.
THE RIVER -- Paddle Wheelers & Towboats
WAR ON THE MISSISSIPPI -- Union & Confederate
THE MISSISSIPPIANS -- U.S. Naval Vessels for People
& Place in Mississippi
World's Largest Collection of
War Between the States Gunboats!
the walls of our museum, the Steamer Sprague, Big Mama of
the Mississippi, lives again. She is joined by hundreds of
vessels from every period in United States
the strange dragon-headed "Western Engineer," to
the famous racing "Robert E. Lee" and
"Natchez," to the earliest submarines and latest
fighting ships. New
models are being added every month from some of America's
best model makers.
- "If It Floats, Put A Cannon On It!,"
features ships that fought on the Mississippi River during
the Civil War.
- "They Also
Fought" includes submarines, blockade runners,
Confederate raiders, ironclads, tinclads, wooden gunboats,
and hospital ships in the Civil War.
- "The Mississippians," highlights
our unique collection of model ships named after
Mississippi, Mississippians, and places in
- "Life on the
River" shows different types of civilian craft
that have operated on the Mississippi River and other inland
rivers throughout the nation and our history.