The Thomas E. McMillan Museum displays fossils, Indian, and military artifacts depicting the cultural heritage of southwest Alabama and northwest Florida, The Museum was founded in 1979 to chronicle life in Escambia County, Alabama. From 10,000-year-old fossils to a fireside popcorn popper, a doctor's bag and a display of cameras, the museum has something to interest most anyone! The museum is located on the Brewton campus of Jefferson Davis Community College.It is perhaps the least known of our area's treasures. Funded by a private foundation, the McMillan Trust, the museum stands alone in the region with its displays of historical, archaeological, and cultural Alabama artifacts.
If you live in the surrounding area, including in Florida, the museum offers you a glimpse into the entire region's past with displays illustrating native American,French, English and Spanish colonists, and the early 1800s (the Andrew Jackson era), all of which directly influenced Escambia County. The Thomas E. McMillan Museum is one of the region's finest places to learn of local history. If you have never visited McMillan Museum and its adjacent partner, the Escambia County Historical Society's Alabama Room, you owe it to yourself to make a point to make the short drive. You will be pleasantly surprised at what you will find