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Old Courthouse

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Address: Vicksburg, MS
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1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Sun 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Mon - Sat 8:30 am - 5:00 pm

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Great museum of Vicksburg history

The Old Courthouse Museum is a lovely structure situated high on a hill in downtown with a view of the river. It is filled with artifacts and stories from Vicksburg's past. The... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 28, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

The Old Courthouse Museum is a lovely structure situated high on a hill in downtown with a view of the river. It is filled with artifacts and stories from Vicksburg's past. The 2nd floor has a preserved courtroom and some detailed info on Jefferson Davis. Very worthwhile stop on your tour of Vicksburg.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

This museum is loaded with authentic artifacts and the courtroom is breathtaking. The courtroom is my favorite part of the museum. Make sure you walk around the exterior of the building and look at the monuments. Take thd time for this.

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La Quinta, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

Spending a few hours in the old courthouse museum is literally like taking a trip back in time. The staff are true representatives of southern charm and hospitality. The museum has a wonderful collection of interesting historical pieces and the courthouse is fascinating. This is a not to be missed stop while visiting the charming city of Vicksburg.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

The building is well worth seeing. I especially enjoyed the dresses and clothing . Civil war area was excellent with very interesting rare exhibits. But still to me the building itself was worth the visit.

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Memphis, Tennessee
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

My family and I spent 2 hours taking it all in at the Old Courthouse Museum on July 4, 2015. It was special to be there to celebrate Independence Day but also to remember that this day marked the surrender of Vicksburg in 1863. The museum covers the history of Vicksburg and reminded me of rummaging through my Grandmother's attic.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

Vicksburg, MS has a very interesting and highly storied history. Vicksburg had a very significant and strategic role in the Civil War. A lot of local history is preserved and on display in the Old Courthouse museum. Over a million tourist come to Vicksburg to see the military park and other historical sites. This museum is a must see for... More 

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Ripon, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Awesome so much history and it was displayed so well. They staff was so nice and f iendly. Loved to gift shop. This nags you don't always see

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Step back in time just a few years before the Civil War started and see for yourself the many pieces of history, preserved and put on display at this beautiful old court house. The Court Room is just like they left so many years ago. A "must see" if you in the Vicksburg area.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

There are a lot of artifacts here to see. The main courtroom was really neat, with the original iron judge's post and jury chairs. The chandeliers and staircase are great pieces of history.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

So much stuff to see and history in this place. I love imagining times past and how the people lived back then. The staff was very friendly. I recommend it.

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Additional Information about Old Courthouse

Address: Vicksburg, MS
Location: United States  >  Mississippi (MS)  >  Vicksburg
Open Hours:
Sunday 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Monday 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 8:30 am - 5:00 pm

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