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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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Wonderful View and Food.

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

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
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Saucier, MS
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Saucier, MS
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

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 7 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 21 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 120 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
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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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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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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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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Additional Information about Old Capitol Museum

Address: 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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