Mississippi State Capitol
Designed in the Beaux-Arts architectural style, the Mississippi Capitol is constructed of Georgia granite and limestone. The rotunda walls are Italian white marble with a base of jet-black marble. An 8-foot copper and gold eagle soars above the dome, which has 750 lights that illuminate the blindfolded female figure representing "Blind Justice" and four scenes: two Indians, a Spanish explorer and a Confederate general. Explore the beautiful Capitol Grounds and see a replica of the original Liberty Bell, a statue erected in memory of the families of Confederate soldiers, the figurehead from the second USS Mississippi battleship, and many trees, including magnolia trees
- the state tree.
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Old Capitol Museum.Formerly the Old Mississippi State Capitol, the Old Capitol Museum is a Mississippi State Historic Site and National Historic Landmark. The Mississippi statehouse until 1903, the Old Capitol was restored to its grandeur and is now a museum on the history of the building and the events that shaped Mississippi. Multimedia exhibits explore the actions of the legislature, governor, and high court, as well as the importance of historic preservation and the state's capital cities.
The historic Old Capitol Museum was site of the state's most significant legislative actions - passage of the 1839 Married Women's Property Act, Mississippi's secession from the Union in 1861, and crafting of the 1868 and 1890 state constitutions. Built in 1839 and one of the country's examples of Greek Revival architecture, the Old Capitol has a massive limestone exterior, copper dome, and grand interiors that make it the most distinguished building in Mississippi. For tours, visit http://mdah.state.ms.us/oldcap/.