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Address: 823 N Jefferson St, Jackson, MS 39202-4140
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The real South

After a week or so of visiting capitols, museums and grand old structures, a visit to Oaks House gave us an opportunity to better understand how a middle class family would have... read more

Reviewed 8 November 2016
Hillsboro, Oregon
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Hillsboro, Oregon
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332 reviews
148 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 November 2016 via mobile

After a week or so of visiting capitols, museums and grand old structures, a visit to Oaks House gave us an opportunity to better understand how a middle class family would have lived in the antebellum south. The home and garden tour were very nominally priced, the introductory video was helpful, and the information provided by the tour guide was... More 

2 Thank Roadtripsters2015
El Paso, Texas
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292 reviews
225 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2016

But I was walking and knew the address. The front porch had just been painted so the docent told me..he did not put the flags out. It is not expensive to go in, but since I am in AAA, I got a 10% discount. The tour starts with a short film which tells you how the city of Jackson started... More 

3 Thank Marta E
Livingston, Alabama
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168 reviews
56 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 July 2015 via mobile

While in the area with my wife and daughter we wanted to see a few local sites. We stumbled across the Oaks House and hate that it was closed when we arrived. We took a self guided tour around the grounds and took several photos. There is no doubt that if we had been able to see the inside we... More 

1 Thank Coach_Atkinson
Jackson, Mississippi
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41 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 November 2014

What a great reminder of old time Jackson. We are fortunate that the Oaks house has been preserved for more than 150 years. It is a treasure for our citizens.

1 Thank PoorAggie
Bartlesville, Oklahoma
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41 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 July 2014

Docent was very gracious and provided a wonderful tour of the house and it's grounds. Lots of stories about the 3 generations of of the Boyd family who had lived in the house from the time it was built in 1853 until 1960.

1 Thank Annabeth R
Ruston, Louisiana
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16 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 May 2012

Our docent was very sweet and we loved talking to her. There is not much in there, but what they do have is interesting.

3 Thank lmg033
San Antonio, Texas
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222 reviews
66 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 March 2012

so much of the house's contents were given away and so many unknowns about how the rooms were used, but the guide and the film really help

1 Thank nancy t
London, England
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394 reviews
179 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 267 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 October 2011

Charming period property with a well informed docent. Well worth a visit

1 Thank ManicUSAVisitor

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