What not to miss in Mississippi

Jackson, Mississippi: Founded in 1821 and named for General Andrew Jackson, later the seventh president of the United States.

Mississippi Civil Rights Museum: Inaugurated in 2017, the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum in Jackson is required browsing.

Mississippi Civil Rights Museum: The museum provides a series of compelling exhibits dedicated to those who campaigned to end legalized racial discrimination.

Mississippi Museum of Art: Jackson is home to the Mississippi Museum of Art, the largest museum in the state. 

Old state capitol: Jackson's old state capitol building dates back to 1839. The former seat of government now serves as a museum.

Mississippi state capitol: The current Mississippi state capitol can also be explored, again by joining a guided tour of the interior. 

State capitol building interior: The capitol's interior is grand and lavish and overflows with marble and gilt. 

Eudora Welty House and Garden: The house where Pulitzer Prize-winning author Eudora Welty once lived is now a Mississippi landmark.

Mississippi Children's Museum: Visiting the Mississippi Children's Museum in Jackson will bring a smile to any youngster's face. 

Mississippi governor's mansion: You can't miss this downtown Jackson landmark. Completed in 1841, it's the second-oldest governor's residence in active use in the nation.

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