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Address: 400 High Street, Jackson, MS
Phone Number: 601-576-6920
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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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Lovely grounds

All the squirrels were jumping around the lovely grounds. The building is currently undergoing some roof restoration but it never distracts from the beautiful architecture. The... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Tammy T
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41 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

All the squirrels were jumping around the lovely grounds. The building is currently undergoing some roof restoration but it never distracts from the beautiful architecture. The stain glass windows were lovely with the sun hitting them in the afternoon.

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Thank Tammy T
New York State
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We toured the Capitol on our short stay in Jackson. It's a great building. Unfortunately, our guide was not great. Shared very little information. We were put on a tour with a small, very well behaved school group of 5th graders from a nearby magnet school. As a former teacher, I felt badly that the kids were mostly ignored for... More 

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Thank malka74
Jackson, Mississippi, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Step right up and be ready for a friendly face to show and tell you all you want and need to know about this capitol's story. It is being renovated these couple years, but the inside is most beautiful and full of historic and modern information, and is up and running. It is located on gorgeous grounds, surrounded by the... More 

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Thank LaurieBarnts
Tupelo, Mississippi
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21 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Beautiful building. Every citizen of a state should visit their capital at least once. Proud to take my children there.

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Thank cndthornton
Woodbridge, Virginia
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33 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The wonderful and knowledgeable volunteers provide a guided tour of this very beautiful building. I enjoyed the history and architecture. I highly recommend this visit.

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Thank MJCAN
Houston Texas
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53 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is by far one of the most beautiful capitol buildings we have visited. Absolutely stunning!! The free tour is very informative and our tour guide had lots of information. Take your camera!! We visited on December 30th and parked in the parking lot in front of the capitol (no charge). They are working on the outside of the building... More 

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Thank TexansFan2011
Watertown, Wisconsin
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My wife and I have toured many state capitols while traveling. Volunteers provide the individual tours for the Mississippi state capital. Our tour guide was excellent. My favorite part of the tour was learning about the history of Mississippi. For a state Capitol, the building is not impressive from the outside. It has some interesting and impressive architectural features on... More 

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Thank Ronald T
Brookhaven
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We went during the construction and when the legislature was not in session. Hope to see the fruits of labor when construction is complete. Our local senator, Senator Sally Doty, met us and gave the tour and an informative talk.

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Thank marbb2014
Madison, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016

The interior is one of the best, and trust me, I have been to quite a few state Capitols. Great guided tour which was very comprehensive and we even had the chance to meet the speaker of the House! They also gave away free lapel pins.

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Thank Steve7li
Antwerp
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015

It's being restored, but it is a striking monument and state Capitol, really impressive domed structure with ornate and solid Roman influenced design. Like a mini DC. Worth a visit. The copy liberty bell outside works too.

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