plan your visit
Guided Tours may be possible with advanced notice at additional charge. Group Tours of 10 or more are welcomed.
On occasion, Self-Guided Tours are not available due to private events or special activities hosted at the museum or in Downtown Meridian. Please check this webpage for the most current information on availability of daily tours.
MUSEUM EVENTSSoulé Live Steam Festival - Friday-Saturday, November 4-5, 2022 Meridian Symphony Association - The Music of Paul Davis - November 19, 2022 Maker Faire Meridian - Saturday-Sunday, April 1-2, 2023
PRIVATE EVENTS (Limited Tours Available)Saturday - October 22, 2022
DOWNTOWN EVENT (Museum Closed Due To Downtown Street Closures)Magnolia Marathon & Half - Saturday - November 19, 2022
Inclement Weather: The site is spread over one city block in Downtown Meridian and requires movement across the open-air Steam Alley. On occasion when severe thunderstorms are predicted or TORCONs (tornado predictions) are given for the area, the site will be closed for the safety of visitors and protection of the buildings. In the past, roofs, windows and interiors have been damaged as high winds entered through open or unsecured doors at the historic Soule’ Steam Feed Works factory site.
What to wear: Dress for the weather. The building is not temperature controlled. Additionally, the ground and flooring are uneven—sensible shoes are a must. Sneakers or boots are recommended. Open-toed shoes and high heels are not recommended.
Restrooms & Food/Beverage: The antiquity of historic Soule’ Steam Feed Works is certainly part of the authentic experience here. However, that limits the creature comforts many of us are accustomed to. Restrooms are only available at the main entrance. Food/Beverage amenities are generally not available on-site. Five local restaurants are located within walking distance of the museum in Downtown Meridian.
Photography: Photography for your personal use is permitted. For safety reasons, videography and drones are prohibited.