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The Oaks House Museum, (Boyd House, ca.1853)


823 North Jefferson Street
P.O. Box 4240
Jackson, MS 39296-4240


Open: Tuesday & Friday, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm and by appointment
Closed: Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year’s Day and the 4th of July


Phone: (601) 353-9339



This Greek Revival-style cottage 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 James H. Boyd, his wife Eliza, and their six children and numerous grandchildren. An energetic entrepreneur, Mr. Boyd also served his community as mayor for four terms in the 1840s and 1850s. The house, with original and period furnishings, and its Victorian gardens transport the visitor to 19th-century life in Jackson.

★ National Register of Historic Places


From I-55 North, take Exit 96C at Fortification Street or Exit 96B at High St. and drive west approximately 3/4 mile to Jefferson St. The Oaks is about halfway between High and Fortification Streets on the west side of Jefferson, behind a picket fence.