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Oaks Museum House

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Historic Gem in Downtown Jackson

Oldest private residence in Jackson (1852). Continuously owned by the Boyd family until sold to... read more

Reviewed October 26, 2018
Madison, Mississippi
Important historical site

There are many impressive things about The Oaks and I would encourage anyone to tour the home. It... read more

Reviewed June 7, 2017
Madison, Mississippi
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Oct 26, 2018
“Historic Gem in Downtown Jackson”
Jun 7, 2017
“Important historical site”
We invite you to visit The Oaks for a tour! Whether you're stopping to stretch your legs in the gardens or touring the house, we think you will enjoy stepping back in time at The Oaks House Museum. To schedule a tour on a day we're not open, please...more
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823 N Jefferson St, Jackson, MS 39202-4140
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Reviewed October 26, 2018

Oldest private residence in Jackson (1852). Continuously owned by the Boyd family until sold to the Colonial Dames of America. Some of the original furniture was made by inmates of the old State Penitentiary. Close to other attractions including Old Capitol (1839), Governors Mansion (1842),...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed June 7, 2017

There are many impressive things about The Oaks and I would encourage anyone to tour the home. It is located in its original site, a rarity for historic homes of this age (1853). As noted by other reviewers, this home survived the Civil War intact....More

Date of experience: June 2017
4  Thank dubnerw
Reviewed November 8, 2016 via mobile

After a week or so of visiting capitols, museums and grand old structures, a visit to Oaks House gave us an opportunity to better understand how a middle class family would have lived in the antebellum south. The home and garden tour were very nominally...More

Date of experience: November 2016
6  Thank Roadtripsters2015
Reviewed March 15, 2016

But I was walking and knew the address. The front porch had just been painted so the docent told me..he did not put the flags out. It is not expensive to go in, but since I am in AAA, I got a 10% discount. The...More

Date of experience: March 2016
6  Thank Marta E
Reviewed July 16, 2015 via mobile

While in the area with my wife and daughter we wanted to see a few local sites. We stumbled across the Oaks House and hate that it was closed when we arrived. We took a self guided tour around the grounds and took several photos....More

Date of experience: July 2015
1  Thank Coach_Atkinson
Reviewed November 2, 2014

What a great reminder of old time Jackson. We are fortunate that the Oaks house has been preserved for more than 150 years. It is a treasure for our citizens.

Date of experience: December 2013
1  Thank williamosborne
Reviewed July 23, 2014

Docent was very gracious and provided a wonderful tour of the house and it's grounds. Lots of stories about the 3 generations of of the Boyd family who had lived in the house from the time it was built in 1853 until 1960.

Date of experience: July 2014
1  Thank Annabeth R
Reviewed May 26, 2012

Our docent was very sweet and we loved talking to her. There is not much in there, but what they do have is interesting.

Date of experience: May 2012
4  Thank lmg033
Reviewed March 16, 2012

so much of the house's contents were given away and so many unknowns about how the rooms were used, but the guide and the film really help

Date of experience: March 2012
1  Thank nancy t
Reviewed October 22, 2011

Charming period property with a well informed docent. Well worth a visit

Date of experience: September 2011
1  Thank ManicUSAVisitor
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