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Address: 400 High St, Jackson, MS 39201-1006
Phone Number: 601-576-6920
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Patterned after the National Capitol, this has been the Capitol building...

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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Great guided tour

I arrived just before 9am and was photographing the wonderful exterior of the building when Steve, the tour guide, approached me and asked if I was looking for a tour. In short... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
BigMerk
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I arrived just before 9am and was photographing the wonderful exterior of the building when Steve, the tour guide, approached me and asked if I was looking for a tour. In short order he cleared me thru security and conducted a personal tour of the building. I have visited a number of state capitols but never bothered with the tour... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As with our visit to the Governors mansion. We were taken around by a volunteer who was excellent a real eye opener to politics in the US. A wonderful building and worth your time.

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Thank Donald M
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Took a tour with my child's school class. I have to say that this was a plesent exsperiance. The house was in session and all senators and legislators were present. Tours were guided and and students got to spend time observing lawmaking in secsion. Senators and Legislators took time to answer questions and explain the process. Security was tight and... More 

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Thank Devildog126
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Everyone was so friendly from the security guard to the tour guide Steve. An amazing building with a lot of history. Pulled right up to get parking. The interior was wonderful

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Thank Mbryantpc
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2016

It was late when we arrived, but we enjoyed driving around the capitol building. It's very impressive. We come from the capitol city of Missouri.

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Thank 783judyr
Jackson, Mississippi
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2016 via mobile

The Capital building is a great place to see, it's full of art and people all day. I'm in the building at least 5-10 a month. However when I first visited it. It was breath taking because I had never seen anything like it. Since it's a building were laws are made in Mississippi. A great time to go would... More 

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Thank David M
Gold Coast, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2016

This building I'd definitely worth a visit. There is plenty of parking in High St. Good photos can be taken from all sides and tours are held weekdays. We arrived on a Sunday so I can't comment on the tour.

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Helensvale, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2016

We arrived on Sunday so we could not go on a tour but have to say this is a very beautiful building, one of the best we have seen during our tour of the US.

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Oxford, Mississippi
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2016

Whenever my husband and I travel and we're in a state capitol, we visit the capitol building. Since I've visited several other state capitols, but not my own, we set aside a day to visit and tour several downtown attractions in Jackson. The building is beautiful and our tour guide was very knowledgeable.

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Thank mkitchens
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2016 via mobile

Jackson has had many ups and downs as a state, and this museum does a wonderful job showing the history of the city through this building. Extremely friendly and knowledgeable staff add so much to this museum.....and. ..it's free! I personally enjoined the sections that show the refurbishing and preservation of this massive building. If you are in the area,... More 

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