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“A Real Gem”
Review of Old Capitol Museum

Old Capitol Museum
Ranked #4 of 63 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.
Reviewed January 14, 2014

I visited the Old Capitol mostly because I enjoy photographing architecture. The museum exceeded my expectations. First, the interior is very well maintained. The rotunda is stunning. The staircases are interesting. And, the chambers are beautiful.

Next, photography was permitted. I was able to take photographs of everything--and even allowed to use a tripod. Finally, the parking and entrance fee are both free! Impossible to beat.

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Reviewed January 11, 2014

The museum walks you through the changes from the early days of Mississippi and its culture. The documents on land ownership, slavery and voting were very good. If you want a better understanding of Mississippi's history, the muweum has it.

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Reviewed January 4, 2014

This free museum is worth a visit. There are several rooms that offer good history of MS and the Capital Building. My personal favorite were the preservation of the Senate and judicial court rooms - these offer some insight/perspective on how government operated in the past.

Thank NAVTIM
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Reviewed December 26, 2013

The Old Capitol Museum is a great place to visit if you are interested in the history of MS and our state capital and capitol! Very friendly staff and much of the tour can be at your own pace!

Thank Travelerfrank79
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Reviewed December 24, 2013

Very interesting place to take a group of students. I took my student council and they loved it. A rich sense of history in the area. There are several places in the genre in the area. This is a "must see".

Thank Jericho C
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