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“Beautiful building” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Old Capitol Museum

Old Capitol Museum
Ranked #5 of 52 things to do in Jackson
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: 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.
Dallas, Texas
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22 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Beautiful building”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2013

The Old Capitol Museum is a beautiful building, and it's worth the time to check out, especially since it's free. There's a lot of information provided here, from the early history of the state of Mississippi, through the Civil War and into the present. The Senate and House chambers are set up to be similar to how they were when the capitol was in use. A few interactive exhibits enhance the visit. Cannot reiterate enough how beautiful of a building this is, so if in Jackson make sure to take an hour to visit this free site.

Visited May 2013
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Lakewood, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“Very nice museum”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2013

Excellent museum, though you have to like museums to appreciate the exhibits. Lots of reading and looking at things.

The receptionist was exceptionally friendly and offered to take our picture on the beautiful spiral staircase and told us a bit about the history of the museum and the downtown area.

We spent about an hour here, viewing a video downstairs and looking at some of the displays we found interesting. It would have been easy to spend a couple more hours if you wanted to look at everything.

This place may not be for everyone, but it's a very nice facility.

Visited May 2013
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La.
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44 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“Beautiful”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

It is beautiful in the Old Capital, the rotunda is magnificent. I miss some of the things they had before Katrina, but they said they were going to be in another museum later. Free to get in, it is definitely a must see when in Jackson.

Visited May 2013
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Jackson, MS
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23 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Equal to anything you will find in our DC”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

This museum was so impressive. We went on Sunday afternoon and were so pleased with the wonderful experience. It has been wonderfully done and is a don't miss in the Jackson area!

Visited May 2012
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Illinois City, Illinois
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52 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Beautiful & historic”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2013

A must see in Jackson, especially for history buffs. Beautiful architecture and nice displays, plus it's FREE to visit! Great for families too. Some exhibits are interactive also.

Visited March 2013
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