National Park Service: Medgar and Myrlie Evers Home National Monument

Cause Area

  • Children & Youth
  • Community
  • Environment


2332 Margaret Walker Alexander DriveJackson, MS 39213 United States

Organization Information

Mission Statement

Volunteers support the National Park Service and The Medgar and Myrlie Evers Home National Monument, in its mission to preserve and protect our national parks. Making a positive change not only in your neighborhood, but also their community.


Medgar and Myrlie Evers were partners in the civil rights struggle. The assassination of Medgar Evers in the carport of their home on June 12, 1963, was the first murder of a nationally significant leader of the American Civil Rights Movement, and it became a catalyst for passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Myrlie Evers continues to promote issues of racial equality and social justice.

Medgar and Myrlie Evers Home National Monument is a new unit of the national park system. In the coming months the National Park Service will collaborate with key community partners to develop plans for visitor services.

You can volunteer for a day or year-round; on your own or with friends and family; close to home or at a dream destination. Volunteer opportunities are available nationwide including in U.S. Territories.

If you visit the house and neighborhood on your own, please respect the privacy and property of those that live nearby.

Limited capacity guided tours inside the home available on Wednesdays by reservation.

For reservation contact us by phone, Tuesday-Saturday 8:00-4:30pm.

No restrooms are available at the home.


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