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Old Capitol Museum

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Address: 100 South State St., Jackson, MS 39205
Phone Number: 601-359-6920
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Sun 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Tue - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Description: The Old Capitol building served the state from 1832-1903 and was later...
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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A place of history

This is such a beautiful historical building. A great place for all ages. It is a self guided tour but easy to follow.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
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Arkabutla, Mississippi, United States
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Arkabutla, Mississippi, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

This is such a beautiful historical building. A great place for all ages. It is a self guided tour but easy to follow.

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Lancaster, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

This museum in downtown Jackson is exhibited in Jackson's oldest buidling, the old capitol, completed in 1839. It's a National HIstoric Landmark and recently underwent a complete restoration after damage from Hurricane Katrina in 2005. The restoration, beautifully done, returned the exterior and interior to their 19th century appearance. The museum explores the history of the building and events that... More 

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Saucier, MS
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

We enjoyed our night at the Old Capitol Inn, despite the rainy weather. The breakfast was wonderful!,

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McComb, MS
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Great for the history buffs. So many great exhibits. It's fun to see the old photos. The building is beautifully restored and worth a visit.

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Rome, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

This museum is the former Capitol building on Mississippi. The docents are very helpful and informative. Plan on at least 1 hour or more to self tour the building. This was a great find for a first time visitor to Jackson.

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Newmarket, New Hampshire
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

So much history here. There are some terrific exhibits which are very informative about Mississippi history. The building is very old and has some beautiful features. This museum is well worth a visit and free of charge. It is quite close to the new capitol building so easy to fit in a visit to both old and new capitol buildings... More 

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Springfield, IL
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 125 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

My title explains what may be wrong with this as a museum - it tries to both be a museum about the building and a Mississippi history museum. Doesn't quite make it on either but still is pretty good. About the building it has recreated the original House and Senate chambers with figures representing people who would have been there.... More 

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Jackson, Mississippi
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

If you're even the least bit interested in history then this is the place for you! It was clean, a cool building, friendly staff, and had interesting exhibits. Great for families or just a fun afternoon date.

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Atchison, Kansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

So glad that they were able to save this building, it would have been a great loss. There was a great deal of history that happened in this building. They have done a wonderful job restoring the building and creating a museum to go with the history of it.

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Staley, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

This museum is great for anyone interested in government and how it works. The statues were so life-like, you felt like you were back in session with them.

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Additional Information about Old Capitol Museum

Address: 100 South State St., Jackson, MS 39205
Phone Number: 601-359-6920
Location: United States  >  Mississippi (MS)  >  Jackson
Open Hours:
Sunday 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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