Gives you an understanding of Jackson's history and it's place as Mississippi's capital. Interactive exhibits very interesting. Worth a visit.
This museum was just wonderful. You could hear recordings of a reenactment of the secession convention and others important in Mississippi history. You could go to the Supreme Court of the state and hear audio arguments of famous cases. It was particularly targeted to school children, especially in the Mississippi constitution and how changes in government are made, but it... More
Great free attraction. I went to the new capitol tour first and that guide told me some interesting things/stories to look for that made it more fun. I also like the WWII French Rail car by the parking log. The rotunda is gorgeous!
A great story of Mississippi and of the building thro the years... lovingly restored with plenty to read with some interactive bits for the kids. Worth the hour or so, free to get in.
It's free and fairly close to the current capitol, so it's definitely worth checking out. The front desk staff was very helping in telling me where to visit in the area. I also had a slightly unusual question about one of the items in their collection - the Sherman Necktie - which was featured on the Roadside America website. While... More
I found this museum extremely boring. Go see it after the Smith Robertson for some stark contrasts in Misstrawspi history. The building itself is fairly bland and then to try and base a museum on its history is just grasping at straws. Even with the super fantastic woman at reception this place is not worth it.
I am so glad we took time to visit this amazingly informative, free (donations accepted) self-guided tour of "The South" as seen through the displays about the different social classes of the 19th Century, the laws they passed (or had imposed on them) and this gloriously-preserved building (which even lost its roof from Hurricane Katrina). Today we tend to think... More
This free building museum showcased both the architecture and the state's history. I entered with low expectations, which were surpassed immediately. The building is beautifully restored and exhibits well-done, although mostly passive, not interactive. Tough to keep the kids engaged. Worth 30 minutes+ to 1 hour if totally engaged.
No trip to Jackson, MS would be complete without a visit to the "Old" Capitol. An excellant example of life in Mississippi from its beginning to present day.
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