Attractions

Museum in Jackson

Smith Robertson Museum

Housed in Mississippi's first public school for African American children is the alma mater of Richard Wright, author of Black Boy, among many other works. It offers insight and explanation into the pain and perseve…
Historic Building in Jackson

Eudora Welty House

Literature buffs should make a reservation to tour the Pulitzer Prize–winning author's Tudor Revival house, where she lived for more than 75 years. It's now a true historical preservation down to the most minute det…
Museum in Jackson

Museum of Natural Science

Tucked way back in Lefleur's Bluff State Park is this museum, which houses exhibits on the natural flora and fauna of Mississippi. It also has aquariums inside, a replica swamp and 2.5 miles of trails traversing 300…
Gallery in Jackson

Mississippi Museum of Art

This is your must-stop sight when visiting Jackson. The collection of Mississippi art – and the permanent exhibit dubbed 'The Mississippi Story' – is superb, and the surrounding grounds are nicely landscaped into a …
Museum in Jackson

International Museum of Muslim Cultures

This small museum has a few interesting exhibitions on Timbuktu and Moorish Spain, and hosts rotating exhibitions on other Muslim majority societies. While the stuff on display isn't super penetrating, this spot ser…
Museum in Jackson

Old Capitol Museum

The state's Greek Revival capitol building from 1839 to 1903 now houses a Mississippi history museum filled with films and exhibits. You'll learn that secession was far from unanimous and how reconstruction brought …