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Old Capitol Museum

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Address: 100 South State St., Jackson, MS 39205
Phone Number: 601-359-6920
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

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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A wonderful building that has been carefully restored. Technology in it is wonderful, as are the great history lessons yet the best part is just seeing the beautiful historical... read more

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

A wonderful building that has been carefully restored. Technology in it is wonderful, as are the great history lessons yet the best part is just seeing the beautiful historical building. Guides are helpful and informative. And it is FREE!!

Thank Tom W
Perth, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Take a moment to wander through the corridors of this great old building, which is now a museum. It's a self guided tour, but they have plenty of information ready. Walking through the two Houses of Parliament was great. Sit back and imagine what debates would have been had in these chambers. There is also some good information on the... More 

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Mankato, Minnesota, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Museum gives a good look into what happen to the First Nation people who lived there when the settlers came. Also describes what happened to the slaves and how they were treated. Tells why Jackson existed from early times to present.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Well done museum detailing lots of Mississippi history along with that of the capital building itself.

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Flowood, Mississippi
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you visit nothing else in Jackson, you need to visit the Old Capitol Museum. The building is gorgeous and the history will amaze you.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

3 stories of Jackson history that is free to the public. Parking in the back of the building but you will enter into at the front. Beautiful 3-story stairs greet you. Interactive areas for the kids. Push buttons to self tour. There is an elevator if you can't take the stairs. And don't forget to go next door to the... More 

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Brandon, Mississippi
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The museum offers a self guided tour through several rooms. The exhibits discuss the history of the state capitol in Mississippi and the building itself. The building has had to be remodeled and restored multiple times, and there are artifacts from original/older iterations of the building in these exhibits. There are also reconstructed Senate and House chambers. Highly recommended particularly... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2016

A lovely historic building thankfully saved ,very informative about early times.This is self guided and free

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Fort Worth, Texas, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2016

The original state capitol building that was used throughout the 19th Century in Jackson, MS was restored in 2005-2007 and now serves as a museum for the history of the state. Remarkable media, reinactments, and statues as well as video makes the place come alive with the history that was made there. Certainly appropriate for any age and especially families... More 

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West Columbia, South Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016 via mobile

We were looking for an interesting way to spend an hour or so and ended up here. We weren't disappointed. The old capital museum tells the story of this historic building. There are three floors with multiple exhibits. Some use multiple electronic mediums to tell that story. This is a great venue.

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