Mississippi State Capitol
Mississippi State Capitol
4.5
Historic Sites • Points of Interest & Landmarks • Architectural Buildings • Government Buildings
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8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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COVID-19 UPDATE FOR OUR VISITORS: The Capitol is now open for guided tours: To reserve a guided tour for groups of 70 or fewer, please call (601) 359-3114 or email tours@house.ms.gov. Drop-in tours for visitors, which do not require a reservation, will be conducted at 9:30 a.m., 11:00 a.m., 1:00 p.m., and 2:30 p.m., Monday-Friday. Groups of 10 people or more must schedule a tour. Self-guided tours are available Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. The gift shop is open Monday-Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. (Updated as of November 23, 2021). Patterned after the National Capitol, this has been the Capitol building for the state of Mississippi since 1903. Today it is major tourist attraction as well as the focus of Mississippi state government activities.
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hopalongrving
Mississippi999 contributions
Couples
Parking - the H/S spots are for when the house and senate are in session it’s our understanding that you can park in those street sites if they are empty. We are in an oversized vehicle so we stopped and asked the guard for his suggestion on parking and he allowed us to park out front.

Security - as with all Capitol buildings you will be asked to open your purse and step through a metal detector before touring the building.

Grab one of the architectural information booklets and explore the building at your leisure. Some areas will be closed as it is an working government building. If you are participating in the “visit Jackson” passport the stamp is located on the second floor at the visitors’ desk.

We’ve visited a fair amount of Capitols on our travels and if I’m honest I’d say we felt the least welcomed at this location. The guards were kind and walked us through the scans, to the register book and handed us the free booklet. The four women who we wrongly assumed were the visitor guides/helpers knew nothing of the passport stamps or the building and made it very clear we were interrupting their phone time. So when we made it to the second floor and were greeted and welcomed to the Capitol we were delighted. She not only knew what we were talking about with the passport stamps but was excited to tell us more about the building. She turned our whole visit around; so if you feel unwelcome when you visit head on upstairs.

Favorite things to note: since electric lighting was relatively new they went all out with lightbulbs for this Capitol it’s quite impressive. The fourth floor floors are made from glass bricks allowing light to come from above and below.
Written March 21, 2021
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Jim G
Saint Louis, MO605 contributions
We chose the Mississippi Capitol for our sightseeing during our stay in Jackson. Arriving on Monday morning, we were fortunate to get a tour from volunteer, Steve. He did an excellent job of pointing out the history and hidden facts in the building. Do not miss the picture of author John Grisham in the House portraits. The building itself is beautiful and compares favorably with most state capitols that I have seen. I recommend a visit, and a tour, preferably on Monday morning, especially when the legislature is in session. Look for Steve, the guide with the bow tie.
Written March 30, 2022
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DannyWasserman
Virginia Beach, VA4,027 contributions
We have traveled to a lot of cities across the country and seen a lot of state capitols. The state capitol of Mississippi is also a marvel of architectural design and we loved riding by it and seeing the amazing people working for the state hard at work. We decided not to take the tour due to time restrictions.
Written February 21, 2020
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Robert S
Lawrence, KS2,663 contributions
The Mississippi capitol is a large well maintained building. We took a self-guided tour as there were lots of school kids touring that day. We saw the old Supreme Court chamber along with the two legislative chambers. You could tell that they are in session as the desks are are full of personal objects. We even saw the Governor in the Senate chamber.
The rotunda is pretty and they have some nice art at the top of the main staircase. Also, each of the legislative chamber have stained glass ceilings, and a little dome of their own. On a sunny day they look good.
Written January 25, 2020
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morrisong63
Grand Prairie, TX60 contributions
There were no group tours due to COVID but we were able to take a self-guided one. All of the workers we encountered were very helpful. Since the legislature was not in session, we were even able to go into the chambers for both the House and Senate. There are beautiful stained and leaded glass windows throughout the building.
Written March 4, 2021
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dambanker
Toronto, Canada810 contributions
The building caught my eye and since there was lots of available parking right there I had to stop and have a look. Great architecture and the grounds are very nice. Out front is a Liberty Bell, which apparently is a reproduction and a Monument to the Mothers of the Confederacy. Worth a visit if you're in the area.
Written April 3, 2022
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Angela M
United States1 contribution
Family
Loved the personalized Capitol Tour with Bill!
Bill and the staff made our visit from FL to Mississippi a great one. Bill had a fun scavenger hunt for my daughter and was extremely knowledgeable and thorough. Would recommend a visit to the Capitol to any visitors.
Written July 7, 2021
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Barry C
Royal Oak, MI42 contributions
Solo
Not only is the Mississippi state Capitol beautiful there is a lot of thought put into the self guided tour experience. A pamphlet is available that explains the architectural features and they even give you a classy state Capitol pin.

I parked adjacent to the Capitol for free. State Senators etc park in front of the building. It is from a different age.
Written January 7, 2020
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Ashley S
Los Angeles, CA114 contributions
Friends
Sorry but the whole city is run down and filled with boarded up storefronts and potholes in the road. The State Capital building is the only place that still looks likes its been maintained and is free from liter and despair. If your driving through and want to check out Jackson this is your photo op, stop in front of the building it won't be busy even on a Monday afternoon and you can snap a shot of a magnificent capital building in what used to be a prosperous city.
Written August 25, 2018
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curtispat
Philadelphia, PA56 contributions
The Mississippi State Capitol building is a very impressive building. The 1 hour guided tour (several times a day) is well worth your time.
Written January 4, 2020
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