Please be aware that Daylight Saving Time
(DST) changes in Jackson MS do not necessarily occur on the same date every year.
In Jackson MS, DST starts on the 2nd Sunday in March and ends on the 1st Sunday in November.
Facts About Jackson, MS
Information for Travelers
Jackson is the capital of Mississippi and the most populous city in the state.
In leafy LeFleur's Bluff State Park, the Mississippi Museum of Natural Science includes an aquarium and nature trails.
The city is conveniently located at the junction of Interstates 20 and 55.
Families will also have no problem finding things to do with their kids in Jackson.
Families will be busy for days with visits between the Children's Museum, Jackson Zoo and Petrified Forest.
The city also hosts a multitude of events throughout the year, including: Mississippi Blues Marathon in January, a Greek party in May, the Rhythm and Blues Festival in August and the Celtic Fest in September.
Located within LeFleur's Bluff State Park, the Mississippi Museum of Natural Science teaches visitors about Mississippi's natural history through educational exhibits, specimen collections and interactive habitats.
Among the areas dedicated to wildlife is a network of 100,000-gallon aquariums, which are home to more than 200 native species of aquatic life.
The museum also houses an exclusive greenhouse called "The Swamp", which houses the flora of the swamp as well as typical inhabitants such as turtles and crocodiles.
The statewide Mississippi Freedom Trail runs through the city, covering a number of historic sites that have been significant in the civil rights movement.
These include the Medgar Evers Home Museum and the historic Mississippi State Capitol building.
Read about Jackson in Wikipedia