Jackson Mississippi Museums

Explore the historical sites, museums and attractions around Ridgeland and Jackson during your stay at the Cabot Lodge Jackson North Hotel.  All of our guests enjoy convenient access to a number of museums and art galleries including the Mississippi Museum of Natural Science and the Smith Robertson Museum and Cultural Center.  Whether you want to learn about the history of sports in the South or explore the works of famous artists, you’ll find plenty to see and explore during your stay at the Cabot Lodge Jackson North Hotel.

Head to the Mississippi Museum of Art, the largest art museum in the State, to view the extensive collection of mid-nineteenth, twentieth and twenty-first century artwork in the permanent collection of the gallery.  From Georgia O’Keeffe to James Whistler, you’ll find dozens of beautiful paintings, along with a large collection of photographs and works on paper.  The Mississippi Collection here makes up more than 25% of the permanent art collection, giving you a glimpse of life in Mississippi during the late-nineteenth century.

Catch up on the latest science news and discoveries, or have fun with a hands-on challenge at the Mississippi Museum of Natural Science.  Kids of all ages can learn about dinosaurs, wildlife and nature by taking a tour of the exhibits or heading outside to the museum’s 300 acres of natural landscapes and nature trails.  The museum is home to an open-air amphitheater and a 73,000 square foot complex overlooking the forests.  Traveling exhibits and special events take place throughout the year, so you’re sure to catch something fun and exciting during your stay at the Cabot Lodge Jackson North.

Brush up on your African American history as you explore the Smith Robertson Museum and Cultural Center, a museum that’s a few minutes away from the State Capitol and home to the Smithsonian Traveling Exhibition Services organized exhibition, Field to Factory-The Afro American Migration 1915 – 1940.   You can also explore permanent exhibitions such as the Treasures of Africa, Mississippi African American Folk Art and the Mississippi Black Doctors Gallery. Catch the Taste of African American Art, Music and Cuisine event if you can; it’s one of the most popular events at the museum and supported by the Alamo Theatre.

Take a trip back in time to the Civil War era with a tour of the Manship House Museum.  This rendition of the nineteenth-century Mississippi family lifestyle is your chance to see antiques and furnishings from the Civil War era and take a walk through a house designed to be a near-identical replica of a country home of the era.  The museum also houses dozens of photographs and artifacts, and the Visitors Center is right next door.

Whether you’re visiting Jackson for business or leisure during your stay at Cabot Lodge Jackson North Hotel, take a break and explore the area museums for a fun and educational retreat. 

All travelers who book their stay through this website will get the best rates on rooms and the latest availability; we look forward to providing you with a comfortable stay at Cabot Lodge Jackson North.

Sunday October 4, 2015