As the seat of Mississippi government from 1839 to 1903, the Old Capitol was the site of some of the state’s most significant legislative actions, such as the passage of the 1839 Married Women’s Property Act, Mississippi’s secession from the Union in 1861, and the crafting of the 1868 and 1890 state constitutions.
As Jackson’s oldest building, it is one of the country’s premier examples of Greek Revival public architecture and is a National Historic Landmark. The Old Capitol has been restored to its original grandeur and reopened by the State as a free museum focusing on the distinguished history of the building and the events that have taken place within it.
Interactive multi-media exhibits explore the roles of the legislature, governor, and high court, as well as the importance of historic preservation to the State, the activities that took place in the building after the New Capitol was constructed in 1903, and much more.
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