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One of the few remaining antebellum houses in Jackson and a rare example of Gothic Revival architecture in Mississippi, the Manship House Museum is an architectural and historical treasure. Meticulously restored, the house offers a glimpse of the daily life of an interesting 19th-century middle-class family. Charles Henry Manship, a talented craftsman who served as mayor of Jackson during the Civil War, built the house for his family in 1857. Its unusual features include several examples of Manship's wood-graining work, which transformed plain doors and mantels into fine marble and expensive wood.