Constructed in 1841, this beautiful Greek Revival mansion was designed, according to architect William Nichols, to adhere to plain republican simplicity. Having served as the official residence of Mississippis first family since January 1842, the mansion is the second-oldest continuously occupied gubernatorial residence in the United States. The mansion underwent various changes before the state restored it to its original plan in 1972, restoring and reconstructing original design details and furnishing it with museum-quality antiques. In 1975, the mansion was designated a National Historic Landmark. From its beautifully manicured exterior to the period furniture and furnishings, the governor's Mansion is a living, breathing, working glimpse of history.
Tour Time: 30 minutes Hours: Tuesday-Friday 9:30-11 am, on the half hour. Closed major holidays and two weeks at Christmas. May be closed at other times for official state functions. Reservations required for groups of 10 or more (maximum 50). Call 601-359-6421 for reservations or to confirm availabilty. Admission: Free
- Wheelchair Accessible
- Family Friendly
- Good for Groups
- Tours Available