Mississippi’s most historic building, the Old Capitol opened in 1839, housing all three branches of state government. Damaged during Hurricane Katrina in 2005, the building has been extensively restored to its 19th century glory and reopened as a museum. Films, displays, and interactive multimedia exhibits interpret the history of the building itself and the historic events that took place there.
Location: State at Capitol Streets in Jackson. Open 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Tuesday—Saturday and 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Sunday. Admission is free. Call 601-576-6920