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State Capitol

400 High Street, Jackson, MS
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Ranked #3 of 40 Attractions in Jackson
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Government Buildings, Historic Sites, Landmarks
Activities: Leisure education
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Owner description: 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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Long Beach, Mississippi
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151 reviews 151 reviews
18 attraction reviews
117 helpful votes 117 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014 NEW

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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43 helpful votes 43 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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57 reviews 57 reviews
23 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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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Lone Pine, California
15 reviews 15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

This is a great place to visit. Even got my picture taken "presiding" behind the podium in the house! Congenial, knowlegeable tour host. Don't go to the Old Statehouse, its closed! Made me late for the tour but the tour guide took me back over the places I missed. So nice.

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Monroe, Louisiana, United States
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3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014 via mobile

A great place in Jackson. Free admission, friendly staff, interesting history, and beautiful architecture all in one! The staff told us that Anslem J. McLaurin, the 34th governor of Mississippi, his great-great grandson was Robin Williams! The rotunda is a must stop in the Capitol. You get to visit the Senate and House of Representatives, too. An awesome place while... More

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139 reviews 139 reviews
82 attraction reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

Even though there was a lot of scaffolding around the building and some windows were boarded up, this is one of the most beautiful state capitol building we have ever seen. The stained glass windows, the different colors of marble, the acute attention to structural details and the agency of colors all contribute to an exceptional place to visit and... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

A lot of work was being done on the capitol when we visited and there was scaffolding all around the building. We elected to take the self-guided tour and ventured through the interior of the building on our own. It is a beautiful building on the inside. We have toured other state capitols and found this one to be really... More

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Austin, TX
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3 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

As an Austinite, I thought the Mississippi State Capitol (which I toured inside) and the Governor's Mansion (which I missed the tour of) looked very much like our very nice buildings in Austin (unfortunately along with statues honoring the Confederacy). The capitol is definitely worth a look. Unfortunately, there's not much else to do in downtown Jackson, and it is... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

We went on a Sunday, so all we saw was the outside. The building is currently under renovation, so it was difficult to see everything.

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Houston, Texas
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3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 via mobile

The inside of the capitol was bustling with activity which added to the experience. One of the first capitol that felt like they were doing something! The interior was beautiful with stained glass windows and original paintings. Some windows were boarded up and it looks like they were doing renovations but it didn't take away the history or beauty of... More

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