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State Capitol

400 High St, Jackson, MS 39201-1006
+1 601-576-6920
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Cool building

Great, nice Building. Very sad it's occupant is a disgrace. Don't people vote in this state. What a... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Jackson, Mississippi
via mobile
Truly lovely state capitol

The MS State Capitol is stunning. There is so much detail in every room and the stained glass... read more

Reviewed 8 November 2017
Mary S
Tokyo, Japan
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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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400 High St, Jackson, MS 39201-1006
+1 601-576-6920
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great, nice Building. Very sad it's occupant is a disgrace. Don't people vote in this state. What a horrible man with his views to run a state in 2017. Vote people.

Thank victor33176
Reviewed 8 November 2017

The MS State Capitol is stunning. There is so much detail in every room and the stained glass windows are beautiful. It is a must see if you are in Jackson.

Thank Mary S
Reviewed 24 October 2017

Having toured 35 statehouses, I will attest that Mississippi’s state capitol building is one of the best. Upon entering, after passing through security, look up to see the gorgeous dome; then, look around to drink in the stonework, staircases, and elevators. We were fascinated with...More

Thank RetiredTravelerTN
Reviewed 30 September 2017 via mobile

We went with my Sister due to her having to do somethings in their and it was a beautiful sight!! So big and the staff was Outstanding!!!

Thank Yulinda B
Reviewed 24 September 2017

There is no charge to visit the capitol building - where we learned that cities are spelled capital and buildings are spelled capitol. A lovely, enthusiastic woman at the main desk greeted us and gave us some background information. We visited at about 10 am...More

Thank MJC6333
Reviewed 22 August 2017

Built in 1901-1903, this Beaux Arts style capitol is a must see. The details are striking and the rotunda gorgeous. Be sure to check out the golden on top, facing south.

Thank Cheré C
Reviewed 28 July 2017 via mobile

The State Capitol is so rich in history. The eagle at the top of the dome is so beautiful. There are guided tours and self paced tours, take your pick. It's fun and relaxing just to scroll the grounds. Great staff too.

Thank Tim G
Reviewed 11 June 2017

The guided tour is free and very interesting; you visit all four floors and can see the court rooms and learn some anecdotes about the senators. The building is beautiful, definitely worth a stop to visit.

Thank hxrae
Reviewed 5 June 2017

You can spend a hour on a guided tour of the building which is one of the best state capital buildings in the USA

1  Thank StuartRon
Reviewed 23 May 2017

We thoroughly enjoyed our free guided tour of the State Capitol. Our tour guide was very knowledgeable about the history of the building. The State Capitol has fantastic architectural detail throughout. Because we went when the senators and representatives were not in session, we were...More

1  Thank GreenUnicorn
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14 August 2016|
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Response from Mathmomma1 | Reviewed this property |
I imagine that the building is handicapped accessible. I would call first I make sure.
23 July 2016|
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Response from Nancy W | Reviewed this property |
The website says it is open for self-guided tours Mon-Fri 8-5, with free guided tours Mon-Fri at 9:30, 11, 1 and 2:30. Hope this helps.
14 July 2016|
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Response from Nancy W | Reviewed this property |
We found street parking across from the Capitol on Monday morning when the legislature was hurrying to finish its session. Depending on whether they are insertion, parking may be harder to find on the street.