Old Capitol Museum Jackson
Where are we going today?
Mississippi is FILLED with history, and so what better way to celebrate than to experience the most historic building in the state...with FREE admission!
The Old Capitol Museum was once just the Old Capitol, and was the site where some of the state's most significant legislative actions took place...including the secession from the Union in 1861, and the 1839 Married Woman's Property Act.
You will be standing on the very spot where decisions were made that shaped Mississippi to how you know it!
The Old Capitol was restored to how beautiful and grand it used to be, and now has been turned into a museum that you can enjoy and learn from.
The museum focuses on the history of the building, and the events that took place within it. Learning is fun through the interactive multimedia exhibits where kids can explore the roles of the governor, legislature, and the high court.
The Old Capitol Museum is a National Historic Landmark, so you can see it's very important!
The exterior of the building itself it just as impressive! It is actually one of the country's best examples of Greek Revival public architecture. It was built all the way back in 1839, and it's HUGE limestone facade and copper dome, along with it's grand spaces on it's interior, actually made it one of the most distinguished buildings in the entire state.
So much of Mississippi was shaped in what is now the Old Capitol Building, so it really will give kids a fascinating history lesson during your Family Day Out!
How much does it cost?
When can we go?
9am - 5pm Tues to Sat / 1pm - 5pm Sunday
All year round. Closed Mondays
It's a brilliant place for students! There are programs designed for all age groups, and they have a range of topics that you can cover to suit your students. Give them a call to arrange!.
You're in Jackson! There are plenty of places to pick up some lunch before or after your visit.
Make sure you drink plenty of water before your tour - you can get bottled water in Jackson. Stay hydrated!.
Any Top Tips?
If you have groups of 10 or more, or a family of over 10, then call ahead to book a guided tour. .
Doing our bit
The museum is dedicated to preserving the stories within this National Historic Landmark which was beautiful restored. .
Need a little extra help?
Give the museum a call to discuss any special needs you might have before you visit. .
Can I get one of those?
Can you have an incredibly historic learning experience AND have fun? Yes you can! .
What people are saying?
by Erica Ellsworth
Okay place to see... there was some interesting things to see but could have more!!!(:
by Mingwei Zhang
Don't get much as an international student.
by A Google User
fun historical info.
by Sam Bergus
by Dominic McCaffrey