Museum Trail

The Museum Trail has been a long time project of the Foundation. The Foundation owns 38 acres along the interstate which a large portion of the trail will cut through. This large area of wooded land will offer a connect to nature for the City of Jackson. The 2.5 mile multi purpose trail will connect the downtown Museums and the Mississippi Farmer’s Market to the Mississippi Children’s Museum and the Natural Science Museum.
The Ground breaking for the Trail took place on Tuesday, July 14. Construction will begin this month and is scheduled to be completed in October of this year! Click here for footage from along the trail!
Thank you to everyone who has had a hand in making this trail a reality!
Prior to the groundbreaking the Foundation held a clean-up day at the end of Laurel Street Park under the Interstate Bridge. The trail will run through this area and we wanted to give it a great start by cleaning it up! The Clean-up day consisted of volunteers from our Board and Ambassadors. The Community Improvement District would help generate approximately $200,000 on an annual basis to be used to towards neighborhood projects, one of which could be the hiring of Ambassadors like the ones used in the Business Improvement Districts in Jackson. These Ambassabors can cost anywhere from $10 to $15 an hour. Not only do they help keep things tidy they also serve as an extra set of eyes for security purposes. For more information on the Community Improvement District and how to help make it happen go to