We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Old Courthouse

Address: Vicksburg, MS
Improve this listing
86%
Ranked #4 of 25 Attractions in Vicksburg
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Government Buildings, Historic Sites, Landmarks
Attraction details
Type: Government Buildings, Historic Sites, Landmarks
Hours:
Sun 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Mon - Sat 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Write a Review

146 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    89
    37
    16
    3
    1
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • Any
English first
Oakdale, California
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

Loved visiting the courthouse. The different displays, from the courtroom itself, to rooms with attire people wore then , to a library, etc.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Livingston, Texas
Top Contributor
62 reviews 62 reviews
21 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

The museum is set up by "rooms" - the Confederate Room, Pioneer Room, Vicksburg Room, etc. It's a nice touch that keeps you oriented as you tour the museum. The displays are very well-done; artifacts are excellent. Be sure to go up the stairs to the old courtroom where so much history occurred. This is a "must" when in Vicksburg.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Bethpage, Tennessee
Contributor
15 reviews 15 reviews
8 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

Viewing the old courthouse takes your mind back in time... beautifully maintained - you can just imagine the area 150+ years ago. The architecture is wonderful

Was this review helpful? Yes
Colorado
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

After touring the Vicksburg battlegrounds this museum added a lot of additional historical details. I would highly recommend both. Don't miss the second floor where the original courtroom is in its original condition. You can even sit in the judges chair!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Evansville, Indiana
Contributor
11 reviews 11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

The old courthouse served as the town museum. It's worth the time if you have already covered the military park. Not a premier site.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Sydney
Contributor
15 reviews 15 reviews
6 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

Lots of relics but could do with a bit more telling stories about the Civil War. More about what happened to families. Great courtroom on the second floor but why was it there and not on 1st Floor?

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
globeseeker007
Top Contributor
962 reviews 962 reviews
541 attraction reviews
1,028 helpful votes 1,028 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

This museum covers at least two floors and is filled with history. There is mostly Civil War history here but some of WWI and WWII. This place contains something for everyone. There are firearms and uniforms as will as cannon shells and other munitions. There is women's apparal dating back to the nineteenth century. The museum has bicycles, typewriters, sewing... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Florida
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

There was more historical items there than anywhere we've seen, esp. Confederate. Allow at least 1-2 hrs.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Oklahoma City
Top Contributor
131 reviews 131 reviews
74 attraction reviews
99 helpful votes 99 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

We drove to the Old Courthouse to tour and got there just in time for the doors to close. What a sadness. We did look around the outside and drove around all the glorious houses in the area. It was worth the time even if we got there a little late and didn't get to go inside.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Palestine, Texas
Top Contributor
53 reviews 53 reviews
11 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

This is a great museum, with Confederate memorabilia, as well as being a historic courthouse, with an important role during the siege. The staff is friendly, they have a chair lift for the handicapped....I highly recommend this museum!

Was this review helpful? Yes

Been to Old Courthouse? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Old Courthouse staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?