The Scranton Museum is closed until further notice due to the current structural condition that is potentially beyond repair. City officials are working diligently to make a decision regarding what do with the contents of the museum.
Explore a 70 foot shrimp boat including a wheelhouse, galley, shrimping TED, net display, bunkroom, wetlands diorama, and three 100 gallon aquariums.
Also located at River Park are a picnic area, wildlife, fishing pier and boat launch.
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.
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.