Visit us At 5th and Market Streets on Independence Mall

It's Your Story


Members Free
Adults $12
Seniors (ages 65 & up) $11
Youth (ages 13-21) $11
Children (ages 12 & under) Free
Active military (with ID) Free*

Discounted admission rates are available to groups of 15 or more people. Group visits must be booked in advance through Group Sales to receive these discounts and other group options.  


*As a Blue Star Museum, we additionally offer free admission to up to 5 immediate family members (spouse or children) of active military personnel from Memorial Day through Labor Day.  

Philip Sartorius


My great-grandfather, Philip Sartorius, was a private in the 14th Louisiana Cavalry. He was the first Confederate soldier wounded in the Vicksburg campaign. He came to Mississippi in 1845 from Germersheim am Rhein, in the Palatinate in Germany. In 1862 during the heat of the Vicksburg battle, a slave woman delivered my grandfather, Assar. Philip Sartorius was an active member of Anshe Chesed Temple, one of the first Reform Temples in the United States. The picture included is of Philip and his wife Sophie Rose Sartorius at their 50th wedding anniversary.