Skip to Main Content

Jackson, Mississippi: Medgar Evers Murder House

Medgar Evers, a field secretary for the NAACP, was shot dead in the carport of his house by a Klansman in June 1963. Historical marker and plaques outside, tours by appointment.

Medgar and Myrlie Evers Home National Monument

2332 Margaret W. Alexander Drive, Jackson, MS
Medgar and Myrlie Evers Home National Monument. Northwest of downtown. I-220 exit 5A. Drive southeast on Medgar Evers Blvd for 1.5 miles. Turn left at the stoplight onto Ridgeway St., then make the first right onto Missouri St., then the first left onto Margaret W. Alexander Drive. The house is the third on the left, with the historical marker on its lawn.
Tours by appt. (Call to verify) Local health policies may affect hours and access.
Save to My Sights

Visitor Tips and News About Medgar Evers Murder House

Reports and tips from visitors and Roadside America mobile tipsters. Some tips may not be verified. Submit your own tip.

Medgar Evers house.

Medgar Evers Murder House - National Monument

Not yet open to the public, but there is a sign out front. In the middle of a very modest neighborhood. A brochure announces plans to create a visitor center. Highly recommend coupling with a visit to the nearby Mississippi Civil Rights Museum, which has a 9-minute movie about Evers' life and legacy.

[Jennifer Kefer, 06/29/2022]

Nearby Offbeat Places

Two-Headed SnakeTwo-Headed Snake, Jackson, MS - 3 mi.
War Memorial and Old Capitol BuildingWar Memorial and Old Capitol Building, Jackson, MS - 3 mi.
Abandoned World's Largest Mississippi River ModelAbandoned World's Largest Mississippi River Model, Jackson, MS - 7 mi.
In the region:
Fake Ironclad on a Hill, Vicksburg, MS - 37 mi.

Latest Tips Across Roadside America

Catch up on the latest discoveries from the road.

Explore Thousands of Oddball Tourist Attractions!

Unique destinations in the U.S. and Canada are our special obsession. Use our attraction recommendation and maps to plan your next road trip.

My Sights

My Sights on Roadside America

Map and Plan Your Own Roadside Adventure ...Try My Sights

Mobile Apps

Roadside America app: iPhone, iPad Roadside America app for iPhone, iPad. On-route maps, 1,000s of photos, special research targets! ...More

Roadside Presidents app: iPhone, iPad Roadside Presidents app for iPhone, iPad. POTUS landmarks, oddities. ...More

Mississippi Latest Tips and Stories

Latest Visitor Tips

Sight of the Week

Sight of the Week

Pencil Sharpener Museum, Logan, Ohio (Feb 26-Mar 3, 2024)

SotW Archive

USA and Canada Tips and Stories

More Sightings

Favorite Quirky City Sights