History of Old Capitol Inn
We are delighted that you chose our “Inn” as your home away from home. Many guests ask about the building that houses our quaint establishment. Built in 1952 the building was home to the YWCA (Young Womens Christian Association) which rented dorm style rooms to young women who had relocated to Jackson from small rural Mississippi towns to work.
Our building once housed a full basketball court which provided space for roller-skating, dancing, and other recreational activities. It also boasted an Olympic sized swimming pool which was the first integrated pool in all of Mississippi. “Hospital guest House” and “Catholic Charities” also called the building home.
After sitting vacant for several years the building was purchased by local attorney, and business professional Michael J. Malouf to be converted into a bed and breakfast. Renovations began in May, 1996 and the Inn welcomed its first guests that November. Due to its proximity to the Old Capitol Museum, The Old Capitol Inn was given its name. With its New Orleans style serenity garden, Gala Ballroom and Rooftop garden The Old Capitol Inn is Jackson’s Premier location for receptions, proms, weddings, reunions, seminars, and a host of other activities.
The Old Capitol Inn is owned and operated by the Malouf family, lifetime residents of Jackson, We take pride in showcasing our beautiful city and showing the true meaning of southern hospitality.
Enjoy your visit and please let us know if we can do anything to be of assistance to make your stay more enjoyable.
Mende Malouf Alford