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Old Courthouse

Vicksburg, MS
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Ranked #3 of 26 attractions in Vicksburg
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Government Buildings, Historic Sites
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Conway, AR
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137 reviews 137 reviews
21 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

This is very informative and interesting. Yes it is from the Southern Perspective. Something has to offset the northern perspective at the battlefield. It is worth a visit and your time.

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Prattville, Alabama
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21 reviews 21 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

Get there early!! There are so many things to look at. We were able to spend a little over an hour there. Wished we had all day. Very cool!!

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Charlottetown, PEI
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222 reviews 222 reviews
121 attraction reviews
89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

Something for everyone at this extraordinary museum. Various rooms within the courthouse retain their character all while housing an extensive collection. Many of the pieces are associated with the Civil War but many rooms also exhibit clothing and other "non-war" items. Points of interest in every little nook and cranny. BTW the washrooms are outside in a small, separate octagon... More

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Kettering, United Kingdom
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40 reviews 40 reviews
11 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

It's an interesting collection, and it is interesting to see the Southern perspective; not that I always agree with the contextualisation, but it is interesting and well worth a visit.

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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145 reviews 145 reviews
54 attraction reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

Built in 1858, the stately Old Vicksburg Courthouse sits high atop a hill overlooking the city of Vicksburg. Having survived the Civil War siege of Vicksburg, the courthouse now houses a terrific museum that is maintained by the local historical society. There is an amazing collection of Civil War artifacts from cannonballs, muskets, furniture, period clothing worn by men and... More

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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014

Much local and southern history to see here, allow an hour at least, as the museum has much of interest. The Jefferson Davis memorial room is especially worthwhile.

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Marshfield, Wisconsin
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92 reviews 92 reviews
40 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2014

The Jefferson Davis room is an eye-opener. It is an example of an out of the way place where history has been written by the losers exceptionally. Ordinarily, this is not the case. But here your travel is rewarded by the recount in small paragraphs of how the secessionists understood themselves by way of Davis.

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38 reviews 38 reviews
10 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2014

When in Vicksburg, definitely worth a visit to the Old Courthouse Museum. Many items - not only Civil War - are included inside which should be of interest to anyone. Walk the grounds afterwards as you get a true sense of the position of Vicksburg and the Old Courthouse above the Mississippi - today, the Yazoo Canal. A great and... More

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42 reviews 42 reviews
21 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2014

We felt as if we were on the movie set of "to kill a mocking bird". The Jefferson Davis materials were very interesting and we leardeda bit of history we didn't know. The museam was a hoot. You could tell this place was put together by a proud town and commited comunity.

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Santa Monica, California
19 reviews 19 reviews
13 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

I needed four hours in this place but had about one since my wife was waiting in the car. If you like to see artifacts, this is the place. Okay so it's not the best maintained, its heart is in the right place and has my vote as a must-see history museum. Outside on t4h front lawn, I had the... More

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