Martin & Sue King Railroad Heritage Museum
P. O. Box 1439
115 South Bayou Road
Cleveland, MS 38732
Lisa Miller, Director
The Mississippi Delta was covered with forests and heavy cane and most of the region lay undeveloped. “as if the foot of man had never trod.” It was the building of feeder rail lines into the rich and potentially productive cotton region that brought vitality and color to the life of the Delta - Green Diamond, IC Historical Society, December 2004.
The goal of the Railroad Heritage Museum is to preserve and promote the history and the culture of the railroad and its impact of the establishment, growth, and development of Cleveland, Bolivar County, and the Delta Region.
The museum houses and displays many railroad artifacts that capture the history of railroading - from tools used by crews known as “Gandy Dancers” to the timetables and schedules used in the depots and railroad offices.
The Model Train
The foundation for our model train was laid long ago by lifetime Cleveland resident, James Albert Wiggins who designed the layout for the train and built it over a span of three decades. Housed in a specially-built room behind his home, this local wonder was a delight to children, young and old, for many years.
The model has been painstakingly restored and given new elements that add to the realistic sights, sound, and even smells of the 70’ x 17’ layout that is representative of “Anytown,” Mississippi. No matter the age, visitors to Anytown are always amazed at the attention to detail and ever-changing landscape.
Hours of Operation
Monday through Friday: 8:00-12:00 and 1:00-5:00
Train Schedule: Monday through Saturday, 1:00-4:00
No admission fee and groups are welcome.
For more information please contact Lisa Miller at 662-843-3377