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Address: Vicksburg, MS
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One of best museums in Vicksburg

Excellent exhibits of Jefferson Davis, the Civil War and an eclectic collection of collections of several Vicksburg residents. There are four rooms downstairs and five upstairs... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
Kay M
Augusta, GA
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Augusta, GA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Excellent exhibits of Jefferson Davis, the Civil War and an eclectic collection of collections of several Vicksburg residents. There are four rooms downstairs and five upstairs, including the old courthouse. Bathrooms outside the courthouse used to be cisterns and are fun to go into as well for memorabilia. You could spend many hours in here if you are really into... More 

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Camberley, Surrey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

There's not as aspect of Vicksburg, Mississippi life missing from this wonderful hotch-potch of a museum, which is a combination of "proper" historic artefacts and innumerable cases filled with the collections of individuals, you name it, it's there. Not overwhelming and absolutely fascinating. And the "big reveal" is the old courtroom upstairs, untouched since its last case. We're glad we... More 

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Rapid City, South Dakota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Really cool history. One of the few antebellum buildings left. Downtown Vicksburg is a very pretty old southern city. Worth the trip!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Old Warren County Courthouse was a focal point for the besieging Union Forces during the Siege of Vicksburg in 1863. After the surrender of the city, many of the occupying northerners carved their names and units in the base of the pillars of the structure. These reminders of the Civil War are worth are a brief visit alone. It... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We did not go inside because we had our dog with is but the outside was awesome to see up close. It looks like it hasn't been touched since sometime in the 1800's.

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Hillsboro, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There is so much to see inside. I took pics without a flash and they came out really well. A must see if you like history.

Thank Dogpilot
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stopped in for a few hours to tour this museum. Many interesting artifacts. I found the newspapers printed on wall paper particularly interesting. Again, you can read about history but seeing it in person is great. If you have a few hours to spare this is a very interesting place to visit.

Thank BaltimoreSkiBob
Spokane Valley, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I thought they had a wonderful display of more artifacts from the area that I could take in. You could spend hours looking at all the interesting things they have on display! Everything from Grants own chair, to weapons used in local battles.

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Rosenberg, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

Wonderful old building loaded with national artifacts on display. A person could easily spends hours walking thru the exhibits and miss many. Not to be missed if you love history.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2015

Excellent collection of Confederate documents, newspapers, arms, artillery, etc. you'll ever want to visit. Superb staff of very friendly Southerners.

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