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Old Capitol Museum

100 S State St, Jackson, MS 39201-4400
+1 601-576-6920
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Self tour interesting

The self guided tour is interesting and takes about thirty min. The greeter at the front desk was... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
James D
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Very Educational

Took the Kids to see this. There is a lot to learn about Mississippi history here. It is worth a... read more

Reviewed July 3, 2018
Scott P
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Jackson’s oldest building, the Old Capitol is home to a museum exploring the history of the site when it was the seat of Mississippi government from 1839 to 1903. The Old Capitol was the site of some of the state’s most significant legislative actions, such as the passage of the 1839 Married Women’s Property Act, Mississippi’s secession from the Union in 1861, and the crafting of the 1868 and 1890 state constitutions. The building is a National Historic Landmark, and one of the country’s premier examples of Greek Revival public architecture. When it was built in 1839, the massive limestone exterior, copper dome, and grand interior spaces made the Old Capitol the most distinguished building in Mississippi. The Old Capitol has been restored to its original grandeur and reopened by the state as a free museum focusing on the distinguished history of the building and the events that have taken place in it.
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100 S State St, Jackson, MS 39201-4400
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The self guided tour is interesting and takes about thirty min. The greeter at the front desk was super friendly and gave us a lot of info about the city of Jackson and downtown activities. Definitely worth a stop

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Reviewed July 3, 2018

Took the Kids to see this. There is a lot to learn about Mississippi history here. It is worth a visit.

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Reviewed June 26, 2018

Frankly, Jackson is not much of a place to visit. Crime is well-known and rampant. Thus, being here was a function of a business trip. However, there is history in Jackson and the Old Capitol Museum is a terrific place to get at least a...More

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Reviewed June 19, 2018 via mobile

A must for anyone interested in Mississippi history. Stunning architecture and historical displays. Allow plenty of time to roam the museum.

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Reviewed June 18, 2018

This is a great place to carry children and grandchildren to see some of Mississippi's History. I have been there many times over the last 55 years and have enjoyed each trip

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Reviewed June 18, 2018

This is a family tradition to visit the Old Capital Museum during Christmas for the "Christmas at the Old Capital Tour". Visitors can enjoy free trolley rides to four locations on the tour, including the Governor's Mansion, all decked out in stunning holiday décor for...More

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Reviewed June 6, 2018

The old capital museum is well organized and displays are meaningful with some hands on. The senate and supreme court chambers demonstrated the conflicts that existed, A small tidbit was one of the governors was a great grandfather to the actor Robin Williams. Well worth...More

Thank Donnagay A
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Reviewed April 27, 2018

My wife and I planed to go to the Two Mississippi Museums, but right next door is the Old Capital Museum and are we glad we stopped in to visit. It's architecture is Greek Revival and was the statehouse from 1839 to 1903. It's been...More

3  Thank Richard F
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Reviewed April 12, 2018 via mobile

This is the place to begin your Jackson tour. It is free. The lady at the desk is very knowledgable and has brochures and guidance about Jackson. You are given a ‘ticket’ which you can scan on several exhibits for an interactive experience - way...More

Thank Ace J
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Reviewed April 8, 2018

We took a self guided tour through the exhibits and old senate and supreme court chambers. They do a good job in explaining the conflicts, major events and milestones. It is well worth the time to explore the history of this state. ... and get...More

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HPrice2
November 25, 2016|
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No idea. Check its website
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JPercats
July 21, 2016|
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Response from sabba75 | Reviewed this property |
I saw young school age children there. There is considerable reading of posters but also some very good audio describing some of the exhibits.
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Mitzi A
February 23, 2015|
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Response from williamosborne | Reviewed this property |
My earlier response bounced. The museum is open 9-5 Tues thru Sat and 1-5 Sundays.
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