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Mississippi State Capitol

COVID-19 UPDATE FOR OUR VISITORS:

The Capitol is now open for guided tours:

  • To reserve a guided tour for groups of 70 or fewer, please call (601) 359-3114 or email tours@house.ms.gov.
  • Drop-in tours for visitors, which do not require a reservation, will be conducted at 9:30 a.m., 11:00 a.m., 1:00 p.m., and 2:30 p.m., Monday-Friday. Groups of 10 people or more must schedule a tour.
  • Self-guided tours are available Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
  • The gift shop remains closed.

   (Updated as of November 10, 2021)

 

History of the Capitol

Designated as a Mississippi Landmark in 1986 and a National Historic Landmark in 2016, the Mississippi State Capitol has been the seat of the state’s government since 1903.  The National Park Service describes the building as “…an exceptional example of t ...

Hours and Holidays

HoursThe Capitol is open Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.  It is closed weekends. Holiday ClosingsThe Capitol is closed on the following federal holidays:  New Year’s Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Veterans' Day, Thanksgiving, and Christ ...

Tour Information

8 a.m.- 5 p.m. | Monday - Friday | 601-359-3114 | tours@house.ms.gov COVID-19 UPDATE FOR OUR VISITORS: The Capitol is now open for guided tours: To reserve a guided tour for groups of 70 or fewer, please call (601) 359-3114 or email tours@house.m ...

Bring-the-Capitol-to-You Presentation

If your civic club, church, or other community club or organization is located in the Metro Jackson area, and you’re interested in scheduling a presentation for your group, we’ll bring the Capitol to you. During “A Visit to Your Mississippi State Capitol ...

Virtual Tour

Experience the Mississippi State Capitol: A National Historic Landmark This virtual tour, Experience the Mississippi State Capitol: A National Historic Landmark, is an approximate 30-minute video highlighting the building’s architecture, history, and p ...

Educational Activities

Activities for Students and Teachers: Virtual Tour: Experience the Mississippi State Capitol: A National Historic Landmark This virtual tour, Experience the Mississippi State Capitol: A National Historic Landmark, is an approximate 30-minute vide ...

Gift Shop

9 a.m. – 4 p.m. | Monday – Friday | (601) 359-4086 | capitolgiftshop@house.ms.gov   Visit the Capitol Gift Shop to find Mississippi-inspired gifts and keepsakes. You’ll find those fun items many collect as they visit each state to those specially craft ...

Parking

Parking/Entering BuildingThe Mississippi State Capitol is located on High Street between President and West streets in downtown Jackson. The building’s address is 400 High Street, Jackson, Mississippi, 39201.  (High Street is at the back of the Capitol; M ...

Public Galleries

During legislative sessions, visitors may view the Senate and House of Representatives from their respective galleries. Public galleries are accessible from the fourth floor of the Capitol. Visitors are asked to silence any electronic devices while in the ...

Volunteer

Volunteer at the Mississippi State Capitol – A wonderful way to serve as a Mississippi ambassador! Capitol volunteers welcome and provide information to guests who are visiting from Mississippi, other states, and around the world.  Hospitality is of utmo ...

Internship Program

What type of experiences should a Visitor Services Intern expect?Interns with Visitor Services at the Mississippi State Capitol work with staff and volunteers to greet visitors, conduct tours, and provide helpful information regarding the Capitol and the ...