This house, built in 1857 by Charles Henry Manship-- ornamental painter, shop-owner, and local politician-- has been restored and is now interpreted as a museum. It is one of the only examples of Gothic-Revival residential architecture in Mississippi and one of the few antebellum buildings in Jackson. Multiple rooms have been restored to represent either exact details about the family or to be representative of a middle class southern family in 1888. It remains in it original location on Fortification street.
Visit the MDAH site on the Manship House for more information.
Tuesday-Friday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
The Manship House Museum is closed on Sunday and Monday. Group tours are available by prior reservation.
For additional information, contact:
The Manship House Museum
420 East Fortification
Jackson, MS 39202-2340
Tel. (601) 961-4724
Fax (601) 354-6043