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Oaks Museum House

823 N Jefferson St, Jackson, MS 39202-4140
+1 601-353-9339
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Important historical site

There are many impressive things about The Oaks and I would encourage anyone to tour the home. It... read more

Reviewed 7 June 2017
wendy S
Madison, Mississippi
The real South

After a week or so of visiting capitols, museums and grand old structures, a visit to Oaks House... read more

Reviewed 9 November 2016
Hillsboro, Oregon
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We invite you to visit The Oaks for a tour! Whether you're stopping to stretch your legs in the gardens or touring the house, we think you will enjoy stepping back in time at The Oaks House Museum. To schedule a tour on a day we're not open, please contact us at the email or phone number in our listing. About us: The Oaks (Boyd House) was built circa 1853 and is one of few extant structures in Mississippi's capital city that survived the ravages of the Civil War. An urban farmstead, it was the home of early Jackson mayor, James H. Boyd, his wife Eliza, and their six children and numerous grandchildren. The house, with original and period furnishings, and its Victorian gardens transport the visitor to 19th-century life in Jackson. The Oaks is owned by The National Society of The Colonial Dames of America in the State of Mississippi and is administered by The Oaks House Museum Corporation.
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823 N Jefferson St, Jackson, MS 39202-4140
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Reviewed 7 June 2017

There are many impressive things about The Oaks and I would encourage anyone to tour the home. It is located in its original site, a rarity for historic homes of this age (1853). As noted by other reviewers, this home survived the Civil War intact....More

1  Thank wendy S
Reviewed 9 November 2016 via mobile

After a week or so of visiting capitols, museums and grand old structures, a visit to Oaks House gave us an opportunity to better understand how a middle class family would have lived in the antebellum south. The home and garden tour were very nominally...More

3  Thank Roadtripsters2015
Reviewed 16 March 2016

But I was walking and knew the address. The front porch had just been painted so the docent told me..he did not put the flags out. It is not expensive to go in, but since I am in AAA, I got a 10% discount. The...More

3  Thank Marta E
Reviewed 16 July 2015 via mobile

While in the area with my wife and daughter we wanted to see a few local sites. We stumbled across the Oaks House and hate that it was closed when we arrived. We took a self guided tour around the grounds and took several photos....More

1  Thank Coach_Atkinson
Reviewed 3 November 2014

What a great reminder of old time Jackson. We are fortunate that the Oaks house has been preserved for more than 150 years. It is a treasure for our citizens.

1  Thank williamosborne
Reviewed 24 July 2014

Docent was very gracious and provided a wonderful tour of the house and it's grounds. Lots of stories about the 3 generations of of the Boyd family who had lived in the house from the time it was built in 1853 until 1960.

1  Thank Annabeth R
Reviewed 26 May 2012

Our docent was very sweet and we loved talking to her. There is not much in there, but what they do have is interesting.

3  Thank lmg033
Reviewed 17 March 2012

so much of the house's contents were given away and so many unknowns about how the rooms were used, but the guide and the film really help

1  Thank nancy t
Reviewed 22 October 2011

Charming period property with a well informed docent. Well worth a visit

1  Thank ManicUSAVisitor
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