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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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9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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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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Quiet and Interesting

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 24, 2015
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Staley, North Carolina
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53 reviews 53 reviews
20 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
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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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

This site is recommended for those enthusiastic about history/politics. Free admission and parking with interactive displays. An adult couple would probably spend a 1/2 hour just looking at the building and a family an hour so the kids could play with the displays. It is within walking distance of the current state capital building which also is free admission.

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San Salvador, El Salvador
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19 reviews 19 reviews
8 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

The building is beautiful and I really like how they have displayed all the information. Very interactive and informative. I noticed that there is so much information and details in every room, so if you don't have a lot of time like us, you will have to pick out to see just some of the rooms and maybe will not... More 

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Eastern Shore, Maryland
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302 reviews 302 reviews
55 attraction reviews
162 helpful votes 162 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

The museum happened to be next door to out hotel and happened to be open on a Sunday afternoon. You catch a glimpse of Mississippi's history without the edgy details of slavery, segregation, etc. Yet... you get a feel for that edginess by what is not said or shown. It's worth a visit if you're in the area.

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Boca Raton, Florida
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197 attraction reviews
328 helpful votes 328 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

Had somewhat of a feeling that the exhibits expanded to fill the magnificent, available space, but why not? The building had character and there was an interesting story to tell about it and it's role in history.

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Baltimore, Maryland
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159 reviews 159 reviews
28 attraction reviews
125 helpful votes 125 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

The State of Mississippi has done a great job restoring and curating its 1839-1903 Capital Building, now the Old Capital Museum. You can see the House and Senate Chambers, the Governor's Office, Supreme Court, and State Library - all housed in this one building. Especially interesting for me was a set of exhibits outlining the political process of Mississippi's rejoining... More 

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Cleveland, Ohio
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47 reviews 47 reviews
17 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

Contains an interesting museum on the history of the building. With all the structural problems its had throughout its history, it's amazing that it's still standing and appears to be in such good shape. The lady at the reception desk was very informative and helpful.

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Kennewick
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65 reviews 65 reviews
25 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

The old capitol building has so much history! The tour is self guided and the displays are informative. Free but a donation is requested. Worth a visit.

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Birmingham, Alabama
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84 reviews 84 reviews
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

I am from Alabama, and I learned a lot on my visit to this museum. I stopped here and never even made it to the current Capitol. I'll see it next time. This place is worth seeing.

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Pelahatchie, Mississippi
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

This was the Capitol used until 1903. It is now a great museum and is very informative. Beautiful place.

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