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Official State Museums

Official museums listed by adoption year. (List by state or year)
State Name Designated as YearList by adoption year
Tennessee Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum Official railroad museum 1978
North Dakota North Dakota Museum of Art, formerly the university of North Dakota art galleries, established in 1972 on the university campus in Grand Forks North Dakota art museum 1981
Georgia Georgia Museum of Art at the University of Georgia State Museum of Art of the State of Georgia 1982
Florida Florida Gulf Coast Railroad Museum, Inc. Florida state railroad museum 1984
Florida Gold Coast Railroad Museum, Inc., and Gold Coast Railroad, Inc. Florida state railroad museum 1984
Florida Orange Blossom Special Railroad Museum Florida state railroad museum 1984
Florida Florida Museum of Transportation and History Official state transportation museum 1985
Texas Proposed Texas Maritime Museum in Aransas County Official state maritime museum 1987
North Dakota Mandan Railroad Museum North Dakota state railroad museum 1989
Alabama Dothan Landmarks Parks Official Agricultural Museum for the State of Alabama 1992
Virginia "To The Rescue," located in the City of Roanoke Official emergency medical services museum of the Commonwealth 1994
Virginia "Wood Brothers Racing Museum and Virginia Motor Sports Hall of Fame," located in Patrick County Official motor sports museum of the Commonwealth 1995
Virginia "Virginia War Museum," (formerly known as the War Memorial Museum of Virginia), located in the City of Newport News Official war memorial museum of the Commonwealth 1995
Georgia Central of Georgia Railroad Shops Complex in Savannah Official railroad museum of the State of Georgia 1996
Colorado Wings Over the Rockies Air and Space Museum Official state air and space museum of the state of Colorado 1997
South Carolina South Carolina Railroad Museum in Fairfield County Official railroad museum of the State of South Carolina 1997
Utah Ogden Union Station State railroad museum 1998
Louisiana Louisiana State University Museum of Natural History Official museum of natural history for the state of Louisiana 1999
New Mexico Anderson-Abruzzo International Balloon Museum Official balloon museum of New Mexico 1999
Georgia Southeastern Railway Museum in Duluth Official state transportation history museum 2000
Virginia Monroe Park, located in the County of Fauquier Official gold mining interpretive center of the Commonwealth 2001
Georgia Mighty Eighth Air Force Heritage Museum Official State of Georgia center for character education 2003
Georgia Funk Heritage/Bennett Center at Reinhardt College in Waleska Georgia┬┤s official Frontier and Southeastern Indian Interpretive Center 2003
Mississippi Tupelo Auto Museum, Inc. State automobile museum 2003
Mississippi Mississippi Museum of Natural Science Mississippi's official State Natural Science Museum 2003
California California State Military Museum and Resource Center Official state military museum 2004
Mississippi Mississippi Industrial Heritage Museum, Incorporated State historical industrial museum 2004
South Carolina South Carolina Tobacco Museum Official tobacco museum of the State of South Carolina 2004
South Dakota Museum of Wildlife, Science, and Industry Site of the official State Fishing Museum for the State of South Dakota 2004
Florida Admiral John H. Fetterman State of Florida Maritime Museum and Research Center Official state maritime museum 2006
Kansas Kansas Firefighters Museum located in Wichita Official state Kansas firefighters museum 2007
Tennessee Cowan Railroad Museum Official railroad museum 2007
Georgia Ralph Mark Gilbert Civil Rights Museum An official Georgia historical civil rights museum 2009
Texas Burton Cotton Gin & Museum Official Cotton Gin Museum of Texas 2009
South Dakota Black Hills Mining Museum Official mining museum of South Dakota 2014
Mississippi Mississippi Wildlife Heritage Museum in Leland Official state wildlife heritage museum 2016
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