Mississippi Governor's Mansion, Jackson

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The Mississippi Governor's Mansion is the official residence of the Governor of Mississippi. It is located in downtown Jackson, Mississippi, south of the Mississippi State Capitol, at the south end of Smith Park. Completed in 1841 to a design by state architect William Nichols, it is the second-oldest governor's residence in active use in the nation, and a prominent example of Greek Revival architecture. It was designated a National Historic Landmark in 1975, and was declared a Mississippi Landmark in 1985.
The Mississippi Governor's Mansion is located three blocks south of the Mississippi State Capitol, on 2.4acre that take up an entire city block, bounded by East Amite, North Congress, East Capitol, and North West Streets. Its formal entrance is oriented south towards East Capitol Street, while a secondary entrance faces north toward Smith Park, Jackson's oldest public park, which occupies the next city block to the north. It is a two-story masonry structure painted white, basically rectangular in plan. Its front facade is five bays wide, each bay articulated by pilasters with scrolled capitals; bays on the side elevations are separated by doubled pilasters. The center bay is larger, and is fronted by a two-story half-round portico supported by four columns. A full entablature encircles the building, ending in a dentillated cornice below the roof line. The rear entrance, set at the back of a modern two-story ell, is sheltered by a single-story Greek temple portico with four columns, entablature, and gabled pediment.
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  • This is a stunning home, and the guides here do a fantastic job of relating the story of the home's history and decor.  more »
  • A beautiful structure even if you just take a gander. The tour times vary so make sure you do the research and book a tour if you have time.  more »
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  • Well worth the tour. We learned alot about President Jackson and his beloved wife. He was truly a gracious host in his TN home.
  • Great architecture from the outside. I wish we were able to explore the inside!

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