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Old Capitol Museum of Mississippi History

Old Capitol Museum, 100 South State Street, Jackson, MS 39201, USA

This building was the site of Mississippi's Secession Convention, January 1861. It continued as the seat of state government until May 1863, when it was evacuated before the Battle of Jackson and later vandalized by Federal troops. For the remainder of the War, it remained in Confederate hands, although legislative and state offices were removed to Macon. In October of 1864 it served as a Confederate military headquarters.


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From I-55 take Pearl Street exit to downtown Jackson; turn right at first light onto Old State Street; pass in front of building; turn right on Amite Street to enter parking lot behind building.

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Public rest rooms, information, handicapped access, gift shop.

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Tuesday - Saturday: 9:00AM - 5:00PM, Sunday: 1:00PM - 5:00PM



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