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Old Courthouse

Vicksburg, MS
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Ranked #4 of 26 Attractions in Vicksburg
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Government Buildings, Historic Sites
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Colorado
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

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!

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Evansville, Indiana
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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.

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Sydney
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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?

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globeseeker007
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925 reviews 925 reviews
514 attraction reviews
988 helpful votes 988 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

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Florida
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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.

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Oklahoma City
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129 reviews 129 reviews
74 attraction reviews
91 helpful votes 91 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.

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Palestine, Texas
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52 reviews 52 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!

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Cookson, Oklahoma
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26 reviews 26 reviews
13 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

My husband and I enjoyed this museum very much. There are many things to see that are not just Civil War related. Old letters, clothing, weapons, too many things to mention. It was all very interesting. The place seemed a little dusty but the items are well cared for and the employees were very nice. Take the time to walk... More

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Des Moines, Iowa
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41 reviews 41 reviews
10 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

For a small museum the Old Courthouse in Vicksburg this is one of the best in the country. Two floors of wonderful and painstaking preserved items dating from early American History, Civil War, and mid Fifties. Half of the second floor is set aside for the original Court Room which dates back to prior to the Civil War which is... More

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Washington DC
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93 reviews 93 reviews
16 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

This is not to be missed. Lovingly cared for, curated quirkily, a true one of a kind. Rich in authentic artifacts, a bastion of the Confederacy, one could spend hours here -- or get a sense of it if your time is limited to half an hour. The building itself is one of the most important in Vicksburg, but it's... More

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