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Jackson was named for Andrew Jackson in 1821. At the time, Andrew Jackson was a celebrated major general in the U.S. Army; just seven short years later, he’d be elected president.
State Capitol: When you visit the capitol building you are in for a pleasant surprise! Entering on the basement level, there are sheets for self-guided walking. Each of the four floors have interesting features and activities. Built in the beaux artes style, the interior is beautiful, especially in the chambers. There is also a display explaining how the three domes were constructed. In addition to the structural artwork, you are greeted by so many friendly people. If The legislature is in session you might meet a representative lunching in the chamber. This an outstanding capitol building. Amazing architecture and the way they use natural lighting is a highlight. Make sure you try to go on the tour with a guide, learn so much more that way and even get to go places that aren’t always accessible to individuals.
Eudora Welty House: (Pictured) She was a well-known author who lived in this home most of her adult life. The home is lovingly restored in the condition she would have had it. Fun to see here collection and lifestyle back in the 60’s. The gardens are small but have many of the plants from when she and her mother were living here. Ms. Welty’s books, including her 1973 Pulitzer Prize-winning novel “The Optimist’s Daughter” is displayed along with her other works, the guides are very helpful and give you a real understanding of her life and times. Eudora Welty’s home for nearly 80 years was built by her parents in 1925. In it, Ms. Welty did all her writing in an upstairs bedroom where her typewriter still is on display. In raising awareness of the significance of authors and literary life in the United States, the house was first declared a Mississippi Landmark in 2001, then added to the National Register of Historic Places in 2002 and designated a National Historic Landmark in 2004.
Mississippi Children’s Museum: Upon entering the Facility; you are greeted with staff that are friendly and care that you have a wonderful experience. Children have the run of the place; when they need help, staff are there to help; the interactive displays are all learning displays. I especially liked the displays showing gears at work. Children are free to interact with one another and enjoy the interactive exhibits together and sometimes in competition with one another.
Mississippi Museum of Natural Science: We suggest that you arrive just as the museum is opening and enjoyed walking through the exhibits without a crowd. There are several guides to around to show you through and explain the mission of the museum and its history. The large aquariums have a variety of fish, turtles, alligators, etc. A favorite display was probably the gators. Something for all ages. Great interactive exhibits. A must see for anyone but especially anyone with kids because they have special kids exhibits.
Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame: Most can’t say enough great things about the MS Sports Hall of Fame and Museum. The facility is fun and exciting for all ages! There is so much history to explore…many of which most would have never known without visiting it. Of all the interactive activities they offer, pretending to be a sports announcer is a great favorite! The staff and volunteers are so helpful and friendly! This is not only interesting place to learn about the athletes from Mississippi, but a place you can try your hand at batting like the pros, or golfing or tennis. Great for adults and children.
Mississippi Governor’s Mansion: Only a few tours are offered each day and the only way to visit this building is to be on one of them. The guide was very knowledgeable and provided a lot of information on the history of the mansion as well as about some of the governors that lived in it. It is very interesting to hear how the building was remodeled and what discoveries have been made in the process. This is definitely a mansion worthy of a governor. The house and grounds are gorgeous, and the staff is very knowledgeable and friendly. You are guided thru the Mansion so you learn the history of all the furnishings and workmanship. It is worth the time to do this.
Mississippi Agricultural & Forestry Museum: The train exhibits they’ve added through the years are great. This is a gem. A hidden treasure. Make a point of going because you won’t be disappointed. If you plan it right, there are festivals/events at certain times of the year. The displays are the actual items, not reproductions. Tells the history of the commerce in the state through farming and the lumber business. The doctor’s office was interesting, a real salute to how far the medical community has come.
Getting to Jackson is easy with a direct flight from Tampa. Just call TravelKatz at 352-277-7300 and we will make this vacation a memorable one for you.
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