The Restoration

The Old Capitol.The Old Capitol Museum completed its last major restoration in 2009. From 1961 until 2005, the Old Capitol was home to the stateís history museum. Damage suffered from Hurricane Katrina forced the museumís closure and led to the 2006 Legislature providing the majority of funding for the total $16 million project. Work on the site began in January 2007, and the museum opened in early 2009.

The 2009 restoration brought tremendous changes to Mississippiís most historic landmark and museum. Keep your eye out for these new features.


Restoration Gallery