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Mississippi Governor's Mansion

300 East Capitol Street, Jackson, MS 39201, USA

During the Civil War, Jackson was occupied four times by Union troops. A letter from Dr. R. N. Anderson to Governor John J. Pettus, dated May 29, 1863, documents that wounded Confederate soldiers were housed at the Mansion. Although there is no evidence that either General Grant or General Sherman ever used the Mansion as headquarters, a letter written by General Sherman dated July 19, 1863, indicates that Union officers entertained themselves at the Mansion on at least one occasion: "Last night, at the Governor's Mansion, in Jackson, we had a beautiful supper and union of the generals."


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From Interstate 55, take the Pearl Street exit(96A), follow Pearl Street to West Street (3 blocks past State Street), turn right onto West Street, go one block to Capitol Street and immediately past Capitol Street, look on the right for the side gate of the Mansion. Individuals and groups should gather at this West Street side gate of the Mansion for tours. The Capitol Police officer at the West Street gate is available to answer questions.

Visitor Services

1st floor is handicapped accessible.

Regular Events

Annual candlelight tour on first Friday evening in December.

Available Interpretation

Tours, brochure available

Plan Your Visit

Admission Fee

Free, but must make reservations (by phone) for groups of 10 or more (maximum 50)


Tuesday - Friday: 9:30 A.M.- 11:00 A.M., tours given every half hour.



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