Jackson is the capital city of Mississippi and while not widely known for any particular historical landmarks (though it does have several important old homes in its core), it is the main place in the state where you will find museums and other educational attractions. (1998, 2015, 2017, 2020)
A view of the state capitol building in Jackson
The Lamar Life Building has long been a signature part of the Jackson downtown core
The home and gardens of famed author Eudora Welty make for a highlight in a visit to the Belhaven Historic District
Probably the longest standing and most interesting museum in Jackson is the complex containing the Ag Museum with displays of Mississippi farming and old town life.
Part of the AgMuseum is the Agricultural Aviation museum with interesting old crop dusters and biplanes like this one.
Mississippi’s Natural History Center focuses on interesting animals found throughout the state. One unique surprise find was this live two-headed snake!
The Choctaw Nation still continues proudly in Mississippi as shown in this demonstration of cultural heritage at the Jackson Children’s Museum.