First occupied in 1842, the Mississippi Governor’s Mansion stands as the second oldest continuously occupied governor’s residence in the United States. In 1975, it was designated a National Historic Landmark, making it, at that time, one of only two state gubernatorial residences to receive this honor. To this day, architectural historians consider the Mississippi Governor’s Mansion to be one of the finest surviving examples of the Greek Revival style in the United States.
The historic section of the mansion is frequently open to the public for educational, historical, or other events such as the Christmas by Candlelight Tour, where visitors get a glimpse of the mansion beautifully decorated for the Christmas holiday. Admission is free for guided tours of the mansion, given every half-hour from 9:30am-11am Tuesday through Friday.