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What to see in Jackson Mississippi

Jackson Mississippi Attractions


Mississippi's capital isn't known as a glamourous, trendy city, but visitors will find plenty to see and do in Jackson.

Jackson's fascinating history is evident in attractions like the Old Capitol Museum, the Farish Street Historical District, the War Memorial Museum, the Medgar Evers House, and the Eudora Welty House. The Smith Robertson Museum and Cultural Centre is also a must-visit, tracing African-American cultural history.

Downtown Jackson is fairly compact, and it is possible to see many key attractions on a self-guided walking tour of the city.


Eudora Welty House

One of America's most influential writers, Eudora Welty lived for 76 years at 1119 Pinehurst Plaza in Jackson, before…

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Farish Street Historical District

The 125-acre neighbourhood bounded by Mill Street, Amite Street, Fortification Street and Jackson Street near downtown,…

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Mississippi Museum of Art

The State's largest art museum, the Mississippi Museum of Art in Jackson houses more than 4,000 works, including the…

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Mississippi Museum of Natural Science

The Mississippi Museum of Natural Science was founded in 1932 by Francis Cook, and to this day, remains the Magnolia…

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Old Capitol Museum

Originally called State House, the Old Capitol building has filled three purposes in its long history. From 1839 to 1903…

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Russell C. Davis Planetarium

Jackson's impressive planetarium is one of the largest in the world, with a huge hemispheric wrap-around screen that…

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The Governor's Mansion

The Mississippi Governor's Mansion in downtown Jackson is the second oldest continuously occupied governor's residence…

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