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Mississippi Governor's Mansion

The second-oldest continuously occupied governor’s residence in the United States is a stunning architectural masterpiece that can be explored on a fascinating tour.

Admire the magnificent Greek-revival architecture and lavish interiors of the stately Mississippi Governor’s Mansion, a historic executive residence that dates back to 1839 in the heart of Jackson. Tour around both floors of the National Historic Landmark mansion and listen as your guide tells you captivating stories that bring the beautifully furnished rooms to life.

The Mississippi Governor’s Mansion was devised alongside plans for the Capitol building in 1833. Notable architect William Nichols designed both buildings. By January of 1842, Governor Tilghman Tucker had moved into the mansion, beginning the succession of resident governors that continues to this day.

As you approach the gleaming white building from its spacious front gardens, you’ll notice its beautifully symmetrical Greek-revival design. Examine the elegant portico framed by four imposing Greek-style columns and ornate cornices. Walk up the steps and enter through the grand main doors.

Join a guided tour to get insight into the well-maintained old building. You’ll be lead around the historical areas of both floors and given an intriguing history lesson by an informative guide. View elegant period furnishings and paintings. Ask your docent any questions you might have about the building’s heritage and its previous residents.

The Mississippi Governor’s Mansion is located in historic downtown Jackson. Access is only available to the public with a guided tour or attendance of an event, tea or reception hosted by the mansion. Tours are free and depart every half hour throughout the morning between Tuesday and Friday. There is no public restroom or access to the mansion grounds. The mansion is closed during the last two weeks of December. Photographs are not permitted but you can take home a brochure after your guided tour as a souvenir. Metered parking is available on the surrounding streets and nearby parking garages. The Jackson Amtrak station is located a 10-minute walk away.

While in downtown Jackson, visit other attractions including the Mississippi State Capitol and the Mississippi Museum of Art, both located within a short walking distance of the Governor’s Mansion.


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    4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

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    209 S Gallatin St, Jackson, MS
       
      2.0 out of 5.0 Stars

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      Hilton Garden Inn Jackson Downtown

      Hilton Garden Inn Jackson Downtown

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        3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

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        Jackson Downtown Convention Center Hotel

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          3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

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          Holiday Inn Express & Suites Jackson Downtown - Coliseum

          Holiday Inn Express & Suites Jackson Downtown - Coliseum

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            2.5 out of 5.0 Stars

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            Hampton Inn & Suites Jackson-Coliseum

            Hampton Inn & Suites Jackson-Coliseum

            320 Greymont Avenue, Jackson, MS
               
              2.5 out of 5.0 Stars

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              Old Capitol Inn

              Old Capitol Inn

              226 North State Street, Jackson, MS
                 
                3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

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                OYO Hotel Jackson Fairgrounds I-55 CA $56
                OYO Hotel Jackson Fairgrounds I-55

                OYO Hotel Jackson Fairgrounds I-55

                390 Greymont Street, Jackson, MS
                   
                  2.0 out of 5.0 Stars

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