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Manship House Museum

420 East Fortification Street, Jackson, MS 39202, USA

Charles Henry Manship, a decorative painter and craftsman by trade, built the Manship House. Manship served Jackson as the first mayor for two terms during the Civil War in 1862 and 1863. The Confederate fortifications protecting the city from invasion from the north were located nearby. Two of Manship's sons, David Daley and Charles Henry Jr., served the Confederacy.


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From I-55 take Fortification Street exit; continue west on Fortification and turn right (north) onto Congress Street. The first driveway on the left belongs to the Manship House parking lot. Visitors should enter the cream-colored visitors center for information and a guided tour.

Visitor Services

Public rest rooms, information, handicapped access.

Regular Events

Seasonal interpretations, call or check Web site for information.

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Admission Fee



Tuesday-Friday: 9:00 A.M.-4:00 P.M., Saturday: 10:00 A.M.-4:00 P.M.; group tours by appointment.



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