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Things to do in Jackson

Welcome to the Old Capitol Inn located in Mississippi’s Capital City, Jackson.

We hope you enjoy your stay in Downtown Jackson. There are so many things to do near the hotel for your family or just yourself.

Within walking distance of the Old Capitol Inn, you will find the William F. Winter Archives Building, Mississippi Civil Rights Museum, Museum of Mississippi History, The Old Capitol Museum, War Memorial Building, and the Merci Train.

Some popular places that are just a little drive around the corner are the Mississippi Children’s Museum, Mississippi Museum of Natural Science, Cathead Distillery, The International Museum of Muslim Cultures, Smith Robertson Museum & Cultural Center, and the Mississippi Museum of Art, just to name a few.

Now if you are in a more musical or theatrical mood, there are several concert and performing arts venues nearby. Duling Hall, the Brandon Amphitheater, Thalia Mara Hall, New Stage Theater, the Jackson Convention Complex and the Mississippi Coliseum are all within 12 miles from the Old Capitol Inn. 

For the shopaholics, there are a wide variety of places to explore. There are many unique shopping experiences available here in Jackson, Mississippi. The Fondren District, Highland Village, The District at Eastover, The Outlets of Mississippi, and the newly renovated Northpark Mall will all satisfy your appetite. 

Speaking of appetites, we have so much around us for our food lovers. You can eat at historic diners, classic steakhouses, and new culinary concepts all across the city. Here’s a glimpse of Jackson’s favorite restaurants: The Iron Horse Grill, Mayflower Café, Hal & Mal’s, Sugar’s Place, Johnny T’s Bistro & Blues, The Manship Wood Fired Kitchen, Lou’s Full-Serv, Brent’s Drugs, The Pig & Pint, Walker’s Drive-In, Bravo! Italian Restaurant & Bar, Fine & Dandy, Char, Godfrey’s Caribbean Restaurant, Crechale’s Café, and Josephine’s Kitchen.  If you aren’t quite sure what you want to eat but love to have plenty of options in one place, there is always Cultivation Food Hall in The District At Eastover, Mississippi’s only food hall.

For our guests who are visiting Jackson by plane or train, transportation options are available by bus, cab, or uber. Downtown Jackson is only 10 miles from the Jackson-Medgar Wiley Evers International Airport.   

We hope you consider staying with us at the Old Capitol Inn, in Jackson, Mississippi, The City With Soul!