The Manship House is a historic residence in Jackson, Mississippi. It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1972, and was designated a Mississippi Landmark in 1986. Charles Henry Manship, Civil War mayor of Jackson, was born in Maryland, where he apprenticed to a chair maker and trained as an ornamental painter. Attracted to Jackson in the 1830s by its building boom, he advertised his services as a painter and found work on the construction of the State House, now known as the Old Capitol. Soon he opened a shop of his own, where he sold paints and fine wallpaper.
420 East Fortification Street
Jackson, MS 39202
The Manship House Museum is open for group tours by appointment. The restoration of the Manship House by the Mississippi Department of Archives and History is based on archaeological, architectural, and historical research. Excavations on the site determined structural details, and photographs, diaries, letters, contemporary newspapers, and recollections of family members supplied information on interior details.For more information or to schedule a group tour, call 601-961-4724.