Oren Dunn City Museum

689 Rutherford Road at Ballard Park
Tupelo, MS 38801
(800) 582-2233


689 Rutherford Road at Ballard Park
38801 Tupelo , MS
United States
Phone: 662-841-6438
Mississippi US
Welcome to the Oren Dunn City Museum, where you make history! We interpret the history of the Tupelo, Mississippi community, as well as that of Northeast Mississippi. Here you will find an eclectic array of historic buildings in our village. We have an original dog-trot log home, a one room church and a one room school. Also exhibited are the 1940 & 1941 Tupelo fire trucks, 1977 Frisco caboose, an original blacksmith shop, & our very own Dudies Diner, home of the famous Dudie dough burger. Inside the museum, we have a pictorial display of the 1936 Tupelo Tornado, a model railroad depicting Tupelo in the 1940's, and much more. Don't forget to visit the Tupelo Veterans Museum, which is housed in the Oren Dunn City Museum. We have a wheelchair accessible restroom with grab bars, a wheelchair ramp that connects the two museums, & ramps leading to the dogtrot home & church & school.

Facility Access Information

Wheelchair Parking Location: 
Parking place closest to the Museum
Main Entrance: 
0 steps, no rails
Accessible Entrance: 
689 Rutherford Road, Tupelo, MS 38801. The Tupelo Veterans Museum connects to the Oren Dunn City Museum via a ramp with rails.
Accessible Restrooms: 
Some restrooms are accessible
Accessible Restroom Location: 
Adjacent to Tupelo Veterans Museum Gallery
Family/Unisex Restroom: 
Family / unisex restroom available (not wheelchair accessible)
Family/Unisex Restroom Location: 
Same location
Segways Allowed
Service Animals: 
Sitting Area Location: 
We have benches and picnic tables located in the outside village.
Portable Chairs: 
Inside museum. Available upon request
Pre-Visit Information
Other Important Pre-Visit Information: 
We have ramps leading to our original structures located in the outside village. Rotating exhibits are spaced to meet ADA wheelchair access.
Visitor Information Desk
The following items are available. Please ask for them at the information desk: 
Notepad and pencil (for deaf and other visitors)
Other Resources: 
Self-Guided tours are available in large print format. Notebooks and pencils are available, too. Please contact the Museum prior to visit to allow materials to be on hand.
Galleries and Exhibits
Audio Exhibits: 
Sometimes we have exhibits with audio units. Call ahead to to inquire.
Large-Print Materials: 
Available upon request
Tours and Scheduled Programs
Our Access Programs Use: 
Verbal Description Tours
Touch Tours
Verbal descriptions
Theaters, Auditoriums, Video Installations
RWC Locations: 
Soundstick Locations: