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Old Capitol Museum

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Address: 100 South State St., Jackson, MS 39205
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+1 601-359-6920
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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
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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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Free, but well worth a donation!

We decided to stretch our legs in town after a long few days in the car and stumbled across this great museum. It's not loaded with trinkets, though it does have a few...the... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We decided to stretch our legs in town after a long few days in the car and stumbled across this great museum. It's not loaded with trinkets, though it does have a few...the building itself is on display! It's a beautiful structure with allot of history and well worth a visit.

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Madison, MS
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is awesome if you care about Mississippi history at all. Lots to hear and see. The building is incredible and the Mississippi Department of Archives and History has done an amazing job here.

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Williamsburg, Virginia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This used to be such a wonderful museum (pre Katrina). However, it is now sterile with very few exhibits. The large Indian canoe is gone, as are the clothing, weapon, flag, and industry exhibits. Most of the rooms are closed off and the quaint gift shop which carried wonderful books and art is now closed. This makes me sad on... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 1, 2017

The displays and video tell the story of the building and its restoration. The displays in each room e.g., Supreme Court, Senate and house chambers tell about significant events that occurred in those rooms. The life sized figures of various historic figures also add a wonderful touch-you see their faces, clothing and their activities e.g., sitting at a desk, talking... More 

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Mississippi
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 7, 2016

Historic Building in it's finest Christmas attire!! Love the historic aspect as well as the beautiful natural decorations. A must see.

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Arkansas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 30, 2016

The Old State Capitol building has been lovingly restored and now houses an excellent Museum of Mississippi History. The Senate and House Chambers have been restored to their late 1800's appearance and looked great, with some interesting video and audio narration. Supreme Court and Governors Office also interesting, Mississippi Hall of Fame display, and excellent information on state history. The... More 

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Orlando, Florida
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 30, 2016 via mobile

The primary focus of the museum is the building itself, which is somewhat interesting. Displays cover various aspects of the buildings history and there are recorded push button talks available to augment the displays and written plaques.

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Meridian, Idaho
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 8, 2016 via mobile

The old statehouse has been quite nicely refurbished. The Greek Revival building is grand without being ostentatious. The historical and interactive displays are informative and entertaining. We have a much better feel for the history of the state after this visit.

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Newtownards, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 7, 2016 via mobile

Incredible historic building - survivor of multiple extreme storms. Lots of information on history of building, city and state.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 1, 2016

I found this museum huge informative and interesting, there is a lot to read and a lot of historical information so it may not be so accessible for young children, but I love history, culture and politics, so if you're into these things, you'll really enjoy it. Plus the building is really beautiful!

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