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Old Capitol Building

100 S State St, Jackson, Mississippi 39201 USA

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“Mississippi’s most historic building!”

Welcome to Mississippi’s most historic building! The Old Capitol was the site of some of the state’s most significant legislative actions, such as the passage of the 1839 Married Women’s Property Act, Mississippi’s secession from the Union in 1861, and the crafting of the 1868 and 1890 state constitutions. The Old Capitol has been restored to its original grandeur and reopened by the state as a free museum focusing on the distinguished history of the building and the events that have taken place in it. Interactive multimedia exhibits explore the roles of the legislature, governor, and high court, as well as the importance of historic preservation to the state, the activities that took place in the building after the New Capitol was constructed in 1903, and much more. The building is a National Historic Landmark, and one of the country’s premier examples of Greek Revival public architecture. When it was built in 1839, the massive limestone exterior, copper dome, and grand interior spaces made the Old Capitol the most distinguished building in Mississippi.

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KATIE CORLEY

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May 23, 2014
Rated 5.0

A nice stop in Jackson to view as well as learn some history.

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Old Capitol Building

100 S State St
Jackson, Mississippi
39201 USA

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  • Tue - Sat: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Sun: 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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