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OLD CAPITOL MUSEUM
100 S State St
Jackson, MS 39201
 
Attraction Description :
Experience the grandeur of the Greek Revival masterpiece that served as Mississippi’s statehouse during the 19th century. Exhibits in the National Historic Landmark explore the distinguished history of the building and the dramatic events that took place within its walls. (No tickets required; PLEASE CALL (601-576-6920) TO BOOK A TOUR OF TEN OR MORE.)


Attraction Long Description :
Admission to the Old Capitol is free. Please call ahead (601-576-6920) to schedule tours for groups of ten or more. Located in the heart of downtown Jackson, the Old Capitol served as Mississippi’s statehouse from 1839 to 1902 and is the city’s oldest building. The Old Capitol Museum contains interactive exhibits that explore the political events which took place in the building, the roles of the governor, legislature and the courts throughout the years, and the importance of historic preservation. One of the premier examples of Greek Revival architecture, the National Historic Landmark reopened in 2009 after a complete restoration which returned several of its rooms such as the Governor’s Office to their nineteenth century appearance.


Ticket Information :
Admission to the Old Capitol is free. Please call ahead (601-576-6920) to schedule tours for groups of ten or more.


Direction :
Directions Cars Take the Pearl St. exit (96A) off I-55. Turn right onto State St. Turn right onto Amite St. Turn right into parking lot behind Old Capitol Walk around south side of building to enter through the front Buses Park along Amite Street, next to War Memorial Building Visitors walk along sidewalk to the front of the building


Hours of Operation

Sunday -   Hours From : 01:00 PM   Hours To : 05:00 PM
Monday -    Closed
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