Scranton Museum - CLOSED 

The Scranton Museum is closed until further notice due to the structurally fragile condition that cannot be repaired. City officials are exploring viable options regarding the museum.*


Also located at River Park is a picnic area, wildlife, fishing pier, off-leash dog park, kayak and boat launch. Clink on the link to City Parks to learn more about this.

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Location


To reach River Park, take Highway 90 to Jerry St. Pe' Highway. Take Jerry St. Pe' Highway and turn left at the first traffic light. Turn left at the stop sign and continue until you reach the park.

Museum History


The Scranton Museum, a one-time working Shrimp Boat donated to the City by Charles Graham, offers visitors a glimpse into the life and ways of coastal shrimpers, providing a unique setting to learn about many Gulf Coast marine topics.

From it's opening in 1983 until 1998, it is estimated that approximately 90% of the children in the Pascagoula area visited the museum. They learned about the local environment from the vantage point of a local shrimp boat that was docked in River Park, floating in the Pascagoula River. In addition, visitors from every state and many countries visited the museum. According to Iva McKey, tour guide from 1986-2007, visitors often sent letters thanking the City of Pascagoula for their hospitality and the unique experience they had learning about the shrimp and fishing industry in the Gulf of Mexico.