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“Great Experience...True Southern Hospitality”

Mississippi State Capitol
Ranked #2 of 68 things to do in Jackson
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Owner description: 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.
Reviewed July 26, 2014

Was never on our travel agenda but we ended up in downtown Jackson near the Capitol none the less. We were just going to just take a few pictures from the outside but decided to wander inside. From the security guard to the gift shop woman, everyone was just so friendly. We didn't have time for the organized tour so we walked around the interior on our own. Were able to enter both the House and Senate Chambers and take plenty of pictures. Lots of beautiful stained glass images along the stairways. Wife was impressed with the incredible artisanship that went into the marble and carvings throughout the building.

The women who worked the front entrance gave us walking guides and a small color pamphlet type book on the Capitol building. Everyone in the family was also given a free golden pin in shape of the Capitol Dome. They were very friendly and talkative about who the governor was, some history on the building and even on what to see at the older, original capitol building that was just down the street.

The gift shop had few items to sell, but if you were looking for a perfect postcard or print of Jackson, they sold a 5 x 7 postcard of Jackson that was the best one I'd seen in the entire city. Almost good enough to frame. An Aerial shot of the Capitol with the Jackson skyline in the back. They also sold $3.00 sealed bags of postcards that included the 5 x 7 shot along with a bunch of postcards of the interior of the Capitol Building.

When we returned to Seattle after 30 days on the road, we had received a thank you card from the Capitol staff for taking the time to stop and visit. Not your Xeroxed form letter either. Someone had bought an actual thank you card and handwritten several paragraphs on how nice it was to meet us and hoping we had enjoyed our trip to Atlanta and our other vacation destinations. Talk about going the extra mile in hospitality.

Overall, we found the Capitol and downtown Jackson to be incredibly beautiful and friendly. I would rank it as one of the top 3 (I've only visited 25-26 though) most beautiful Capitol Buildings in America. Definitely worth visiting if ever in the area.

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Reviewed July 22, 2014

This is a beautiful old State Capitol Building, located in downtown and easily accesssible. The grounds are very well kept and the old trees provide tons of shade. It is so picturesque. Enjoyed time just walking around the entire block.

Thank PBA A
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Reviewed June 25, 2014

This building and the supreme court building and others were very historic to me. We did not get to go inside of these buildings but the exterior was nice.

1  Thank dorothy M
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Reviewed June 19, 2014

We weren't able to see the inside of the capitol building as it was all locked up. A disappointment as it is a nice looking building.

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Reviewed June 16, 2014

We visited the capitol on June 16th. We took the guided tour at 11 am. There are guided tours at 9:30 am, 11 am, 1 pm and​ 2:30 pm. This was our 14th Capitol we saw and it is a nice one. Do not miss the stained glass in the senate and the house of representatives. In the gift shop you can by a book of the 50 State Capitols. It is signed by the author.

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