Mississippi State Capitol

Mississippi State Capitol, Jackson

Mississippi State Capitol
4.5
Historic Sites • Points of Interest & Landmarks • Architectural Buildings • Government Buildings
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About
COVID-19 UPDATE FOR OUR VISITORS: The Capitol is now open for guided tours: To reserve a guided tour for groups of 70 or fewer, please call (601) 359-3114 or email tours@house.ms.gov. Drop-in tours for visitors, which do not require a reservation, will be conducted at 9:30 a.m., 11:00 a.m., 1:00 p.m., and 2:30 p.m., Monday-Friday. Groups of 10 people or more must schedule a tour. Self-guided tours are available Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. The gift shop is open Monday-Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. (Updated as of November 23, 2021). Patterned after the National Capitol, this has been the Capitol building for the state of Mississippi since 1903. Today it is major tourist attraction as well as the focus of Mississippi state government activities.
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Angela M
United States1 contribution
Jul 2021 • Family
Loved the personalized Capitol Tour with Bill!
Bill and the staff made our visit from FL to Mississippi a great one. Bill had a fun scavenger hunt for my daughter and was extremely knowledgeable and thorough. Would recommend a visit to the Capitol to any visitors.
Written 7 July 2021
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CardsFan13
DuQuoin, IL56 contributions
Jun 2021 • Couples
We called ahead and arranged for a private tour, and are glad we did. Our guide did an excellent job explaining the architectural nuances of the building. Don’t know how he got a done, but a turn-of-the-century governor was dynamic in his leadership in getting done for $1,093,000. She also did a great job intertwining Mississippi Constitutional separations as well as some political dynamics.

We are state capitol geeks. We enjoy going to state capitols and getting tours of the capitol buildings. In some respects they are all the same and at the same time all different. If you take the time to plan ahead to arrange a private tour, you’ll get a lot more out of it than just walking in, seeing another dome, and walking out. There’s much to see here if you take the time.
Written 29 June 2021
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hopalongrving
Mississippi999 contributions
Mar 2021 • Couples
Parking - the H/S spots are for when the house and senate are in session it’s our understanding that you can park in those street sites if they are empty. We are in an oversized vehicle so we stopped and asked the guard for his suggestion on parking and he allowed us to park out front.

Security - as with all Capitol buildings you will be asked to open your purse and step through a metal detector before touring the building.

Grab one of the architectural information booklets and explore the building at your leisure. Some areas will be closed as it is an working government building. If you are participating in the “visit Jackson” passport the stamp is located on the second floor at the visitors’ desk.

We’ve visited a fair amount of Capitols on our travels and if I’m honest I’d say we felt the least welcomed at this location. The guards were kind and walked us through the scans, to the register book and handed us the free booklet. The four women who we wrongly assumed were the visitor guides/helpers knew nothing of the passport stamps or the building and made it very clear we were interrupting their phone time. So when we made it to the second floor and were greeted and welcomed to the Capitol we were delighted. She not only knew what we were talking about with the passport stamps but was excited to tell us more about the building. She turned our whole visit around; so if you feel unwelcome when you visit head on upstairs.

Favorite things to note: since electric lighting was relatively new they went all out with lightbulbs for this Capitol it’s quite impressive. The fourth floor floors are made from glass bricks allowing light to come from above and below.
Written 21 March 2021
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morrisong63
Grand Prairie, TX60 contributions
Mar 2021
There were no group tours due to COVID but we were able to take a self-guided one. All of the workers we encountered were very helpful. Since the legislature was not in session, we were even able to go into the chambers for both the House and Senate. There are beautiful stained and leaded glass windows throughout the building.
Written 4 March 2021
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Michael V
Saint Louis, MO596 contributions
Dec 2020
Stately building

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We were on our way to New Orleans and Florida for the time between Christmas to New Years.

We decided to stop in Jackson, to see the State Capitol and walk around.

It was around 8pm, in winter, so dark, but nice, and also safe.

We parked right next to the building, got out and walked around the South side... it’s a nice building - with golden Federal eagle on the top, flying in landing (or taking off?) north to south; round globe lights at four corners on top of roof. Dome.

Nice, stately.

We captured a few good family photos.

The grounds are nice and surely look even better in daylight.

Thank you, State of Mississippi!!!
Written 21 January 2021
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Tiffany C
Shreveport, LA38 contributions
Jan 2021 • Family
Gorgeous building!! It was not busy or crowded at all the day we went so a great socially distanced activity for the family.
Written 6 January 2021
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mkbritain
Amarillo, TX6 contributions
May 2020
While we were in Jackson we walked around the State Capitol and it is a grand building! There were one group of people taking some engagement pics and another group taking graduation pics; a lovely place for both with the Magnolia trees blooming and the grandeur of the building. The bell and bronze statue's are amazing.
Written 25 May 2020
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Normando
Rhode Island180 contributions
Mar 2020 • Business
Enjoy the beautiful tour, decor, and staff. The workers are focused, professional, and friendly.. good old Mississippians.
Written 22 March 2020
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JeffBreedlove
Atlanta, GA4,160 contributions
Aug 2019 • Family
One of America’s great state Capitol buildings. Full of history and a brilliant architectural achievement.

If you are in Jackson this is a must stop.

Go enjoy!
Written 3 March 2020
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cgray1962
Austin, TX72 contributions
Feb 2020
Lovely architecture and some interesting exhibits inside. Enjoyed it.Went on a Friday afternoon - parking wasn't bad and it wasn't very busy.
Written 24 February 2020
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