Mississippi State Capitol
Mississippi State Capitol
4.5
Historic SitesPoints of Interest & LandmarksArchitectural BuildingsGovernment 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
The Capitol is open for guided tours. 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. 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. For Visitors: The Mississippi State Capitol is OPEN. Currently, our High Street entrance and driveway is under construction. Visitors may park in the parking spots along the perimeter of the Capitol at President, Mississippi, and West Streets. All visitors must enter at the ground level at the front or back of the building. Thank you for your patience and understanding during this time.
Duration: 1-2 hours
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  • joshandjenna117
    Charleston, South Carolina38 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Under Construction
    The rotunda and the house chamber were under construction when we visited in August 2023 so they were filled with scaffolding. Many capitols across the nation seem to be undergoing renovations when we visit. There also happened to be a city-wide power outage when we got there so we toured in the dark. The staff and volunteer tour guides were very nice, and we even got a behind-the-scenes peek at “The Vault” since the senator was not there at the time. I wish our luck would have been a little better for our tour. If you are thinking of going anytime soon, consider calling ahead to see how the construction is coming along.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 26 September 2023
  • Mary O
    Florida140 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great tour with Bill!!
    Really great tour with Bill! His architectural knowledge was exceptional. Really enjoyed learning about the features we take for granted but we're great feats of the time, like the lighting. Also, love the history about how the building was financed, the history of the land and the previous capital building. Really impressed with the quality of the tour. We were there for over an hour and a half and I loved every second of it! Highly recommend a tour with Bill!
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 27 October 2023
  • slkuelkd113
    Buffalo, New York125 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Worth a stop if you're visiting Jackson
    Having some free time while getting ready to fly out of Jackson, I decided to stop here for the free tour. The tour was capably led by a very pleasant retired gentleman, who eagerly shared his love of history and this building. The building itself is beautiful, and I very much enjoyed seeing its architecture and the chambers where the House and Senate meet.
    Visited March 2024
    Travelled solo
    Written 17 March 2024
  • MTMHampshire
    681 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful building
    This is definitely worth a visit if you are in Jackson. We were there between guided tours so we did the self tour option. Lots of information sheets are provided so easy to get around and see things. We were able to park easily outside on a 2 hour free parking slot.
    Visited April 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 8 April 2024
  • Dewayne P
    Elizabethtown, Kentucky1,980 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Self-guided Capitol tour
    There is parking around the Capitol area a short walk to several downtown sites. I entered via a security checkpoint and being off-hour did a self-guided tour instead of a guided tour. There is a sheet on the table you can take to help with the tour.
    Visited May 2024
    Travelled solo
    Written 5 May 2024
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joshandjenna117
Charleston, SC38 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Couples
The rotunda and the house chamber were under construction when we visited in August 2023 so they were filled with scaffolding. Many capitols across the nation seem to be undergoing renovations when we visit. There also happened to be a city-wide power outage when we got there so we toured in the dark. The staff and volunteer tour guides were very nice, and we even got a behind-the-scenes peek at “The Vault” since the senator was not there at the time. I wish our luck would have been a little better for our tour. If you are thinking of going anytime soon, consider calling ahead to see how the construction is coming along.
Written 26 September 2023
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Global Trekking
Silver Spring, MD599 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 • Business
I took a guided tour of the Capitol while visiting Jackson for a conference. The tour guide did an excellent job providing a historical overview of the interior and external features of the Capitol building. Great photo opportunities.
Written 23 May 2023
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Jim G
Saint Louis, MO717 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2022
We chose the Mississippi Capitol for our sightseeing during our stay in Jackson. Arriving on Monday morning, we were fortunate to get a tour from volunteer, Steve. He did an excellent job of pointing out the history and hidden facts in the building. Do not miss the picture of author John Grisham in the House portraits. The building itself is beautiful and compares favorably with most state capitols that I have seen. I recommend a visit, and a tour, preferably on Monday morning, especially when the legislature is in session. Look for Steve, the guide with the bow tie.
Written 30 March 2022
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slkuelkd113
Buffalo, NY125 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Solo
Having some free time while getting ready to fly out of Jackson, I decided to stop here for the free tour. The tour was capably led by a very pleasant retired gentleman, who eagerly shared his love of history and this building. The building itself is beautiful, and I very much enjoyed seeing its architecture and the chambers where the House and Senate meet.
Written 17 March 2024
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morrisong63
Grand Prairie, TX60 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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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NemoTraveler
Aarhus, Denmark706 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022
The Mississippi State Capitol is located downtown Jackson. We visited on a busy and interesting day, since a special session was in progress.

The present building is the third capitol in Jackson and is a beautiful Beaux Arts building, dating from 1903. We opted for a self-guided tour and had some nice supplementary information from the excellent staff.

The impressive Rotunda with the beautiful illumination was a great experience. The grounds too are really worth a visit.
Written 14 December 2022
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Dewayne P
Elizabethtown, KY1,980 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Solo
There is parking around the Capitol area a short walk to several downtown sites. I entered via a security checkpoint and being off-hour did a self-guided tour instead of a guided tour. There is a sheet on the table you can take to help with the tour.
Written 5 May 2024
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Mary O
Florida140 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Couples
Really great tour with Bill! His architectural knowledge was exceptional. Really enjoyed learning about the features we take for granted but we're great feats of the time, like the lighting. Also, love the history about how the building was financed, the history of the land and the previous capital building. Really impressed with the quality of the tour. We were there for over an hour and a half and I loved every second of it! Highly recommend a tour with Bill!
Written 27 October 2023
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dambanker
Toronto, Canada1,751 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2022
The building caught my eye and since there was lots of available parking right there I had to stop and have a look. Great architecture and the grounds are very nice. Out front is a Liberty Bell, which apparently is a reproduction and a Monument to the Mothers of the Confederacy. Worth a visit if you're in the area.
Written 3 April 2022
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Barry C
Royal Oak, MI56 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Solo
Not only is the Mississippi state Capitol beautiful there is a lot of thought put into the self guided tour experience. A pamphlet is available that explains the architectural features and they even give you a classy state Capitol pin.

I parked adjacent to the Capitol for free. State Senators etc park in front of the building. It is from a different age.
Written 7 January 2020
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