Leland, Mississippi: Jim Henson Museum: Birthplace of Kermit the Frog

Small museum honors the Muppet King and his most famous animal pal (if you don't count Miss Piggy). Open since 1991. Jim Henson grew up in the area and died in 1990.

Washington County Tourist Center / Leland Chamber of Commerce

415 S Deer Creek Dr E, Leland, MS
Washington County Tourist Center / Leland Chamber of Commerce. On the bank of Deer Creek, 1.5 miles west of the junction of US Hwys 82 and 61. Look for the grinning Kermit on the outside wall.
M-Sa 10-4 (Call to verify) Local health policies may affect hours and access.
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Jim Henson Museum.

Jim Henson Museum

The museum includes a real Kermit the Frog in a display case as well as an impressive Muppets collection. There's a kid play area with toys and puzzles and enough good museum-y things to impress mom and dad. The curator is a happy and cheerful lady who has named and feeds three stray cats who live under the building and will happily tell you all you ever wanted to know about Jim Henson. Restrooms are on site, too, as well as a TV with Kermit videos, making this a nice break for those on a long road-trip.

[Eric Bolstridge, 05/10/2010]

Kermit and pals.

Jim Henson Museum - Kermit the Frog House

The Jim Henson Museum is located on the locally well-known Deer Creek -- the same Creek that Jim Henson sat one summer day and first imagined Kermit the Frog.

Kids love this location. Dolls and souvenirs are available.

[Jennifer Jones, 09/11/2009]
Jim Henson Museum

The Jim Henson Museum: Birthplace of the Frog. There's a small museum dedicated to the memory of Jim Henson and his childhood in the Mississippi Delta. Official certificates from the state legislature honoring Jim Henson and fun Muppets paraphernalia are on display here.

[M.Y.S., 08/18/2002]

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