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Address: 400 High Street, Jackson, MS
Phone Number: 601-576-6920
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Activities: Leisure education
Description: Patterned after the National Capitol, this has been the Capitol building...
Patterned after the National Capitol, this has been the Capitol building for the state of Mississippi since 1903. Today it is major tourist attraction as well as the focus of Mississippi state government activities.
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In session visit was interesting and most enjoyable

The building is impressive in its way but better still was the hustle and bustle of a place hard at its political work. We visited both chambers in session, but found the House... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 12, 2015
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Boca Raton, Florida
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Boca Raton, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

The building is impressive in its way but better still was the hustle and bustle of a place hard at its political work. We visited both chambers in session, but found the House easier to relate to, not least because of its far better working sound system. It being during spring break there were many kids there and several had... More 

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Cleveland, Ohio
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

The whole dome is currently covered in scaffolding and you cannot currently walk or stand under the dome when you get inside. Despite all that, we still had a very nice free tour of the building conducted by a very knowledgable guide. If you like beaux art architecture and design, you'll love this place.

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New Berlin, Wisconsin
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Had wanted to see the State Capitol while in Jackson, but when we did go down there, the area didn't appear to be particularly pedestrian friendly, nor did we see any places to park, so we didn't stop. It is in the midst of being renovated so there is scaffolding, etc.; perhaps when that is done it will be different.

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Kennewick
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32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

The capitol (new) offers tours starting at 09:30. The tour guide was knowledgeable. The legislature was in session so we could not take pictures from the senate gallery but could from the house gallery? We even met the governor as he walked by our tour group. Very nice of him to take a minute and shake hands!

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Pelahatchie, Mississippi
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

The Capitol is beautiful and full of History. It is under construction right now and will probably be until the end of 2015, but you can still tour and enjoy it. Excellent tour guides!

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Illinois
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

Surrounding area is in serious need of help, the area is not a place to walk at night, ok during the day but not so at night. Streets in need of repair and buildings in need or repair, they are trying to rebuild but it will still be years off.

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Charlotte, NC
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135 helpful votes 135 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

My son, dad and I stopped by the state house on our way through Mississippi as we try to see all of the state houses when we travel through the states. I liked this statehouse because it is easy to get to from the interstate and has plenty of parking for visitors. While it was under some construction while we... More 

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Long Beach, Mississippi
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124 helpful votes 124 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

While waiting for an appointment time we walked around a bit in the capitol building. Had we had the time we would have taken one of the free guided tours that last about half an hour. Lots of historic things to see in the building. We recommend it to folk from our state. In particular it would be good for... More 

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Savannah
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44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

We enjoyed the tour of the State Capitol. Our guide gave a very interesting history of the building of the Capitol, the materials used, and a description of how different areas of the building are used. Her love for history and for the building itself is infectious. Highly recommend the tour.

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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

We have been to many state capitol buildings and were delighted with this one. It's facade is in the restoration stage, but the interiors is just spectacular. Had a wonderful tour guide who took us into all the legislative chambers and pointed out little known facts about the art and architecture. Great for history buffs and non-buffs alike. Try to... More 

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