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Jackson, Mississippi, USA

Attractions in Jackson, Mississippi

Amusements

  • Hangout Family Fun Center
    981 Highway 80 West, Doc 35, Jackson, MS 39204
    Across from Battlefield Park
    601-397-6983, A safe, fun place for kids, teens, and families. They have weekly youth dances every Saturday from 4 to 10 p.m. more info  map

Historic Homes & Buildings

  • Alamo Theater
    333 North Farish Street, Jackson, MS 39201
    601-352-3365, Built in the 1940s, the Alamo Theater has been a cornerstone of the area's African American business and social community. The building has served as a meeting hall, a... more info  map

  • Boddie Mansion, The
    500 West County Line Road, Jackson, MS 39174
    601-977-7842, The Boddie Mansion is one of the few houses in the Jackson area that withstood the Civil War and now houses the administrative offices of Tougaloo College.  more info  map

  • Central United Methodist Church
    500 North Farish Street, Jackson, MS 39202
    This building is an important part of the Historic Farish Street District, because many of the leaders of Black Mississippi attended this church. more info  map

  • City Hall
    219 South President Street, Jackson, MS 39205
    Historic Downtown
    601-960-1084, Noted as one of the most beautiful and historic municipal buildings in the nation. One of the few antebellum buildings to survive the burning of Jackson, or... more info  map

  • Eudora Welty House
    1119 Pinehurst Street, Jackson, MS 39202
    601-353-7762, Visit Eudora Welty's Tudor Revival-style home where she lived for over 70 years and wrote almost all of her fiction and essays. One of the most intact literary houses... more info  map

  • Hill-Holly Building
    300 North Farish Street, Jackson, MS 39202
    Historic Farish Street District
    601-352-6923, This building served as a civic and social meeting place for the Black and Tan Republican Party, The Masons, and Eastern Star organizations. It is listed on the... more info  map

  • Medgar Evers Home Museum
    2332 Margaret Walker Alexander Drive, Jackson, MS 39204
    601-977-7839, Home of the significant civil rights leader, houses the relics of his life and work. more info  map

  • Mississippi Governors Mansion
    300 East Capitol Street, Jackson, MS 39201
    Historic Downtown
    601-359-6421, Outstanding Greek Revival mansion that is the second oldest continuously occupied executive residence in America. Served as a hospital during the Civil War and was the... more info  map

  • Mississippi State Capitol
    400 High Street, Jackson, MS 39201
    601-359-3114, A Mississippi landmark building and listed in the National Register of Historic Places, the current Beaux Arts-style capitol building was designed by Theodore Link to... more info  map

  • Oaks House Museum
    823 North Jefferson Street, Jackson, MSHistoric District
    601-353-9339, Jackson's oldest remaining home restored and furnished with period antiques including the sofa from a young Abraham Lincoln's Illinois law office.  more info  map

  • Old Capitol Museum
    100 South State Street, Jackson, MS 39201
    601-576-6920, Restored to its 19th-century appearance, the Greek Revival-style Old Capitol was the first building to house all three branches of the state�s government under one... more info  map

Historic Sites & Monuments

  • Bronze Statue of Medgar Evers
    4215 Medgar Evers Boulevard, Jackson, MS 39213
    601-982-2867, A life sized bronze statue of Evers was erected on the street that honors his name. The first field secretary of the NAACP, Evers once lived in this neighborhood and... more info  map

  • Farish Street Historical District
    Farish Street, Jackson, MS 39202
    601-949-4000, This late 19th-century African American historical district is the largest of its kind in Jackson and was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1980. ... more info  map

Libraries & Research Centers

  • Flora Public Library
    144 Clark Street, Flora, MS 39071
    601-879 -8835, A branch of the Madison County Library System, the Flora Public Library is open Monday through Thursday from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., until 5:00 p.m. on Fridays, and on... more info

  • H.T. Sampson Library
    1700 John R. Lynch Street, Jackson, MS 39217
    Jackson State University
    601-968-2272, This library houses an impressive selection of portraits, rare book collections and African artifacts.  more info

  • Margaret Walker Center, The
    1400 J.R. Lynch Street, Jackson, MS 39217
    Jackson State University - Ayer Hall
    601-979-3935, "An archive and museum dedicated to the preservation, interpretation and dissemination of African-American history and culture," the Margaret Walker Center's main goal... more info

  • State Archives and History Library
    100 South State Street, Jackson, MSHistoric Downtown
    601-359-6876, This is the second-oldest state archives department in the nation. A haven for genealogists, it contains U.S. census records, state government documents, microfilmed... more info  map

Museums & Galleries

  • City of Jackson Fire Museum
    355 Woodrow Wilson, Jackson, MS 39213
    601-960-2433, Contains records, communication equipment, pictures, helmets, and an 1870 parade uniform. They have the history of the fire department from the 1800's, and educational... more info  map

  • Fondren Art Gallery & Custom Framing
    3030 North State Street, Jackson, MS 39216
    601-981-9222, Features original drawings, sculptures, abstracts, and paintings by local artists. Fondren Art Gallery specializes in archival framing. Art lessons are available. more info

  • International Museum of Muslim Cultures
    117 East Pacagoula Street, Jackson, MS 39201
    Located in Downtown Jackson's Arts District
    601-960-0440, America's first and only Islamic history museum, the International Museum of Muslim Cultures celebrates the contributions that Muslims have made to Mississippi, America,... more info  map

  • Jackson Municipal Art Gallery
    839 North State Street, Jackson, MSDowntown
    601-960-1582, Located in what was originally a stately private home, this is one of the oldest surviving historic structures in Jackson. The Gallery is a cultural focal point for... more info  map

  • Manship House Museum
    420 East Fortification, Jackson, MS 39202
    Located Near the State Capitol
    601-961-4724, One of Mississippi's few examples of a Gothic Revival-style residence and one of only a few antebellum homes left standing after Jackson was burned by the Union troops;... more info  map

  • Mississippi Agriculture & Forestry Museum
    1150 Lakeland Drive, Jackson, MS 39216
    601-713-3365, Indoor and outdoor exhibits, in a 40-acre complex, bring to life Mississippi's rich agricultural heritage. more info  map

  • Mississippi Children's Museum
    2145 Highland Drive, Jackson, MS 39202
    601-981-5469, The 40,000 square foot Mississippi Children's Museum houses around 20,000 square feet of exhibit space that relate to five themes of Mississippi heritage, health and... more info  map

  • Mississippi Museum of Art
    380 South Lamar Street, Jackson, MS 39201
    Located in Downtown Jackson
    601-960-1515, The Mississippi Museum of Art's permanent collection includes paintings, sculpture, photographs, prints and unique works on paper by Walter Anderson, Marie Hull, Albert... more info  map

  • Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame & Museum
    1152 Lakeland Drive, Jackson, MS 39216
    Exit 98B off I-55
    601-982-8264, This Museum is designed for visitors to learn by doing, listening, and reading. Touch screen televisions offer access to footage, achievement data, biographies, and... more info  map

  • Municipal Art Gallery
    839 North State Street, Jackson, MS 39202
    601-960-1582, This lovely antebellum home has been converted into a striking gallery which showcases the talents of Mississippi artists. more info  map

  • Richard McKey Art
    3242 North State Street, Jackson, MS 39216
    601-573-1060, Mississippi artist, Richard McKey, operates this gallery of his own unique pieces. McKey's work is categorized as abstract expressionist, but the displays showcase his... more info  map

  • Smith Robertson Museum and Cultural Center
    528 Bloom Street, Jackson, MS 39202
    601-960-1457, Located in the first African-American public school in Jackson, this museum offers artifacts about the history, art, music, and literature of African-Americans in... more info  map

  • War Memorial Building
    120 North State Street, Jackson, MS 39201
    601-354-7207, A monument in memory of Mississippi soldiers with a museum and a model of the Battleship USS Mississippi. more info  map

Parks, Gardens & Zoos

  • Jackson Zoological Park
    2918 West Capitol Street, Jackson, MS 39209
    601-352-2585, The Jackson Zoo features more than 350 animals with more than 130 different species. The Zoo features many special events throughout the year. more info  map

  • Mississippi Petrified Forest
    124 Forest Park Road, Flora, MS 39071
    Located Along U.S. 49
    601-879-8189, A Registered National Landmark, Mississippi boasts the only Petrified Forest in the Eastern United States. Once massive trees washed away by a mighty river, broken up,... more info  map

  • Mynelle Gardens
    4736 Clinton Boulevard, Jackson, MS 39209
    601-960-1894, A botanical wonderland and wildlife sanctuary that changes with the seasons. more info  map

Science & Technology

  • Mississippi Museum of Natural Science
    2148 Riverside Drive, Jackson, MS 39202
    Located Near Lakeland Drive
    601-354-7303, Not-to-be-missed museum showcases Mississippi's living heritage through the use of a 100,000 gallon aquarium, the 1,700 square foot greenhouse "The Swamp", and the 300... more info  map

  • R.C. Davis Planetarium/McNair Space Theater
    201 East Pasacagoula Street, Jackson, MS 39201
    Located in the Downtown Cultural Arts District
    601-960-1550, Experience the wonders of the heavens and the earth through a magnificent hemispheric theater, in large screen film format, Laser Light Concerts, and Sky Shows. Special... more info  map

Vineyards, Wineries & Breweries

  • Cathead Vodka
    422 South Farish Street, Jackson, MS 39201
    601-667-3038, Mississippi's first legal still is open for 30-minute tours on Thursdays and Fridays, every hour on the hour, from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. and Saturdays 11:00 a.m. to... more info

  

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