The Mississippi State Capitol is located on High Street between President and West streets in downtown Jackson. The Capitol has been the seat of the state’s government since 1903. The building is located on the site of the old state penitentiary and was designed by Theodore Link, an architect from St. Louis, Missouri. Construction cost more than $1 million, which was funded by backed taxes from a lawsuit settlement with the Illinois Central Railroad.

Guided tours are conducted free of charge by staff and volunteers from the Mississippi Department of Archives and History. Tours are given weekdays at 9:30 a.m. and 11 a.m., and 1 p.m. and​ 2:30 p.m. or visitors are welcome to take a self-guided tour. Group and school tours are available by reservation. To schedule a tour, contact Visitor Services at the Mississippi State Capitol at (601) 359-3114 or

400 High Street
Jackson, MS 39201
(601) 359-3114

Hours of Operation:
Monday-Friday 9AM–5PM, Saturday-Sunday Closed