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Old Capitol Museum

100 S State St, Jackson, MS 39201-4400
+1 601-359-6920
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Great visit

We only had an hour since we arrived at 4 and it closes at 5. So we just hit the highlights here... read more

Reviewed 28 October 2017
Good Museum in a Beautiful, Historic Building

Mississippi’s old statehouse is well used as a museum. The rotunda nicely displays the dome above... read more

Reviewed 24 October 2017
Nashville, TN
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The Old Capitol building served the state from 1832-1903 and was later converted into a State Historical Museum. Visitors can tour the grand dam of Mississippi politics, plus view dioramas and exhibits that trace the city's history. The museum also includes a large collection of Jefferson Davis memorabilia.
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  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
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100 S State St, Jackson, MS 39201-4400
+1 601-359-6920
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Reviewed 28 October 2017

We only had an hour since we arrived at 4 and it closes at 5. So we just hit the highlights here. It is wonderfully decorated to the original period and is chock full of information boards. You get a good feel of what old...More

Thank rjmartintx
Reviewed 24 October 2017

Mississippi’s old statehouse is well used as a museum. The rotunda nicely displays the dome above. The restored legislative chambers showcase the beauty of the building. The senate chamber also plays informative dialogue regarding issues in Mississippi history. The senate gallery displays portraits of some...More

Thank RetiredTravelerTN
Reviewed 9 August 2017 via mobile

The Old Capitol Museum is the story of a young Mississippi and the continued story of her growth and history. During this the bi-centennial of Mississippi, don't miss the opportunity to understand how and where it began. There will be additional museums coming before the...More

1  Thank N2960PHcynthiam
Reviewed 15 July 2017

The Old Capitol Museum is well maintained and beautiful! I spent a couple of hours there and it was well worth the visit. I learned that Mississippi was one of the first states to allow widowed women to inherit & own property. I enjoyed the...More

1  Thank exdiegans
Reviewed 29 June 2017 via mobile

Free and very informative little museum. We learned a lot about MS history and gov in general. Spent a couple hours just exploring.

Thank frequentadventures
Reviewed 24 June 2017

A very nice museum inside the old capital building. A building that's main historical significance is in the fact that it is so often being repaired. Between budgets, misuse, and storms the building has lived a very difficult life. Some very neat exhibits on famous...More

Thank coaster05
Reviewed 22 June 2017

A good place to go and learn about the state's history. Great for family or individual visit. You will not be disappointed.

Thank Satisfied601
Reviewed 20 June 2017 via mobile

The Old Capitol Museum really tells the story of the state of Mississippi, the city of Jackson, and the capitol. It has so much to offer for a self-guided tour. The effort to recreate the original building is apparent and well worth it. This should...More

Thank DylanRoss
Reviewed 10 June 2017

Beautifully restored following hurricane damage, take a free tour around the old state capitol. A lovely building with lots of local history.

Thank HighlanderIV
Reviewed 5 June 2017 via mobile

We had a great time learning a little about Mississippi, looking at the beauty and history here. It is a place to see when you have time to get the full experience.

Thank Steven L
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25 November 2016|
Response from sabba75 | Reviewed this property |
No idea. Check its website
21 July 2016|
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Response from sabba75 | Reviewed this property |
I saw young school age children there. There is considerable reading of posters but also some very good audio describing some of the exhibits.
Mitzi A
23 February 2015|
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Response from PoorAggie | Reviewed this property |
My earlier response bounced. The museum is open 9-5 Tues thru Sat and 1-5 Sundays.