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

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Diorama-licious!

The museum seems to have two focuses: trains and the Vicksburg battle. If you like model train towns, there are several and the docents are happy to discuss them with you. The... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
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Rio Rancho, New Mexico
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Rio Rancho, New Mexico
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

The museum seems to have two focuses: trains and the Vicksburg battle. If you like model train towns, there are several and the docents are happy to discuss them with you. The battle dioramas are interesting, especially if coupled with a visit to the national memorial battlefield. There is a "video" that runs throughout the day, but it is actually... More 

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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

The old courthouse is a very interesting stop. There were old artifacts everywhere and at some points it seemed that they had so much stuff they did not know what to do with it all. The old courtroom upstairs is way cool. They also have a Jefferson Davis room to the left. The staff was very friendly and helpful. At... More 

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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

If you are wondering where the artifacts are after visiting the National Military Park, go to the Old Courthouse Museum. Tons of artifacts from guns and artillery, to flags, clothes, and anything else you can think of from the Civil War area history. There was a lot of neat informative sections, one of which was dedicated to Jefferson Davis. The... More 

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Annandale, Minnesota
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3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015 via mobile

Anyone who is in Vicksburg and loves history this is an impressive museum. Well worth the visit at a minimal cost of $5 each. Easy parking in a residential neighborhood with a beautiful view of the Mississippi River.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

We got there too late to enter, but we had a delightful walk around and it was very beautiful. You could really sense why they felt they would never lose their position. Both sides showed such resolve.

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San Diego, CA
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Definitely a must see to understand the heart of Vicksburg. The host was gracious and had lots of stories to tell about the pioneers of this lovely town. The exhibits gave the flavor of place at various times.

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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28 reviews 28 reviews
9 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

Right downtown historic Vicksburg on a hill above the Mississippi. Weather beaten and showing its civil war built days but what a surprise inside. This place is FULL of history, local and more. Nice college age young man met me as I entered. 5 dollar fee to tour. He answered several questions for me about the place. The old courtroom... More 

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Cadillac, Michigan
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188 reviews 188 reviews
49 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

We thoroughly enjoyed this museum. It was well thought out and laid out. The artifacts were plentiful and everything was clean. Well done!

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Sarasota, Florida
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39 reviews 39 reviews
9 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

My husband and I have been travelling the country the last two years and I have to say this was one of my favorite museums. It's beautifully preserved and it's packed full of civil war relics and antiques. They have a gift shop where you can buy some of the civil war relics and artwork. The court room is just... More 

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Concord, New Hampshire
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38 attraction reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

several floors down and 3/4 upstairs. one room dedicated to Confederate history and the siege of Vicksburg, as well as other displays artifacts from the "War Between the States" (as it's called here). there are art, pottery, furniture displays and costumes, books all of the MS region. also lots of info. re: Jefferson Davis. gift shop has true artifacts for... More 

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