Jackson, Mississippi was named after Andrew Jackson, the seventh president of the United States. It’s the capital of Mississippi and the most populous city in the state. The city’s hospitality and the historic attractions in Jackson make it a popular place to visit.
The Mississippi State Capitol was modeled after the Capitol building in Washington D.C. Today, it’s a well-trafficked attraction with many government-focused activities for visitors.
The annual Jackson Rhythm and Blues Festival is hosted in mid-August. In the Jackson Convention Center, festival goers will experience more than 30 performances across five stages.
Take the kids to the Mississippi Museum of Natural Science. It’s home to a greenhouse known as “The Swamp,” which features live alligators and turtles.
Parlor Market is housed in a historic building and serves Southern cuisine. Walker’s has well-seasoned seafood and American dishes.
The Old Capitol Museum was originally built in 1839. It has since been restored and showcases exhibits dedicated to the governor, high court, and legislature.
Jackson’s best shopping centers include Jackson Medical Mall, Highland Village, Canton Mart Square, Junction Shopping Center, and LeFleur’s Gallery.