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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
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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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Very good place to visit

The Capitol has been updated and is really a great place to go visit. It is in a safer part of town near the fairgrounds and downtown area. I really enjoyed it.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The Capitol has been updated and is really a great place to go visit. It is in a safer part of town near the fairgrounds and downtown area. I really enjoyed it.

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Florence, Mississippi
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I took my family to the Old Capitol Museum this past Family Reunion.It was a real treat! There is so much history here in Mississippi. So much they didn't know, but learned. This place is truly a historic landmark that everyone should experience, regardless if you are from the Magnolia state or not. The best part, it about this visit... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016

Easy to find. Plenty of parking. Beautiful museum. Lots of history and exhibits. Friendly and informative staff

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2015 via mobile

What a beautiful restoration. The building has been renovated and kept up even after being damaged in Hurricane Katrina and Hurricane Rita. This was fascinating learning about Mississippi state history. In this building is where the state government had the debate over whether or not to leave the union. Only one person spoke against it, and they have a nice... More 

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Seoul, South Korea
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2015

Have such wonderful childhood memories of visiting the Museum during Christmas time. Have been living in Korea for many years so this was my first visit in a long time. The museum used to have a great collection of toys, dolls, trains etc on display. During this visit we were so sad and disappointed to find that none of the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015 via mobile

Spent a few hours getting a good review of our government. Also good review of Mississippi history and the succession from the union.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2015 via mobile

Didn't know what to expect after touring capitol building for 30/minutes. Entered the plain old capitol building with little expectations. We were greeted enthusiastically by volunteer who explained how to experience the interior of this beautiful grand old building that has so much history to share. The restoration of 2009 is well done and 2 hours later we left stating... More 

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Lucedale, Mississippi
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015 via mobile

It's a good time, interesting and cheap. A little history and scenery at your own pace. You should make it part of your day in Jackson.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2015 via mobile

We have had the pleasure of making several visits to the Old Capitol Museum since its renovation. The Old Capitol has undergone an extensive renovation, post Hurricane Katrina, and if you have not visited recently it is surely a must see in Jackson. Step back in history and enjoy one of the finest museums in Jackson. Much history to see,... More 

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Tallahassee, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2015 via mobile

Of course we miss took this as the new capital but considering it was a nice self touring outing and pretty informative...

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