Jackson, Mississippi Historical Sites
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Jackson, Mississippi Historical Sites

Jackson, Mississippi is a great place for a vacation if you like to visit historical sites. Jackson has many interesting places to visit like the Hilton Garden Inn Jackson Downtown. You can also take in the LeFleur Bluff State Park which has much to offer its visitors. You can go camping and fishing here. Jackson is a beautiful place with all its magnolia trees.

Many people refer to Mississippi as  the magnolia state.  Jackson, Mississippi is very rich in historical culture and history.  It has many historic sites you can visit on your trip.  The downtown area of Jackson has many attractions to interest the tourist.

You must visit the Old Capitol Museum.  The Old Capital building has been restored and is the historical headquarters of the Mississippi Government.  You can tour the State Capital building that is being used now.

There are so many historic sites to visit in Jackson you will not know where to begin.  A good place to start when you are down town is the Hilton Garden Inn Jackson Downtown.  The Hilton garden Inn Jackson Downtown was originally the King Edward Hotel.  It is a beautiful Jackson landmark.  This hotel is considered a historic place and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

The Hilton Garden Inn Jackson Downtown is located in Jackson’s cultural area.  It is a short walk from the hotel too many must see sites.  These include the Mississippi State Capitol, Old Capitol Museum, Mississippi Museum of Art, the Davis Planetarium, Governors Mansion and many unique restaurants.

When you are in Jackson, you must visit the LeFleurs Bluff State Park.  You can go camping and fishing here.  There are picnic areas and hiking rails.  You can take hikes here and get up close and personal with nature.  The park covers 305 acres and is a nature lover’s paradise.  There is a 9 hole golf course and a driving range for you to enjoy if you are a golfer.  The park is named after the French Canadian explorer Louis LeFleur.  In the 1700’s he started a trading post on the back of the Pearl River.

LeFleur Bluff State Park has great camping.  There are RV campsites with utility hookups, bathhouses and restrooms.  There is a boat ramp, hiking trails and picnic areas.  There are also four tennis courts available for the visitors.

You can hike through swampland when you visit Cypress Swamp.  There are many hiking trails and numerous unique bridges.  Children love to hike this area.  On your hikes, you will see snakes, turtles and alligators.  Try to avoid visiting cypress Swamp in August and September, as this is not a good time as the mosquitoes are unbearable.

Another great historical place is the Smith Roberson Museum.  The museum was at one time the Smith Robert School.  It was the first school built in Jackson for African Americans.  The school was opened in 1894 and closed in 1971.  The people named the  school  after a man called Mr. Smith who was born a slave and  came to Jackson in 1847 from Fayette, Alabama.  The museum has tours you can take.

Jackson is a great place for a vacation and there is so much to do and see here.  It will be a visit you will remember for a long time.

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I've driven through there once, but it's usually too hot for me.  They do have some fabulous gardens and flowers.