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Old Courthouse

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Address: Vicksburg, MS
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8:30 am - 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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THE BUILDING IS PART OF THE MUSEUM

this is a very nice museum, taking up two floors of a historic building, including an original courtroom. a large variety of interesting exhibits, and friendly people who are... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 27, 2015
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Alamogordo, New Mexico
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Alamogordo, New Mexico
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142 reviews 142 reviews
80 attraction reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

this is a very nice museum, taking up two floors of a historic building, including an original courtroom. a large variety of interesting exhibits, and friendly people who are happy to answer any question you may have. very reasonable entrance fee, and donations accepted.

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Wisconsin
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44 reviews 44 reviews
13 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

We love museums and this was all encompassing for the time period of the Civil War. Its displays complimented what we saw at the military park - housing, clothing, ammunition, flags, photos, etc. It's beautifully set up - wrought iron stairs and railing, wooden floors - and easy to get around in. Staff is very helpful; another 'don't miss' when... More 

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Onawa, Ia
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73 reviews 73 reviews
13 attraction reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

The grounds around the Courthouse are beautiful and we enjoyed all the rooms and information. Lots to see and you could spend hours there.

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Louisiana
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Only $5 per person to visit this great museum with a great gift shop with authentic relics. This museum is located in a beautiful building that was built by skilled slave labor. Definitely for the history buff and worth the time!

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Volcano, California
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282 reviews 282 reviews
43 attraction reviews
135 helpful votes 135 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

The courthouse, built before the War Between The States, stands on a hill, dominating Vicksburg's skyline. It is now a museum, and one which is very well done.

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Austin, Texas
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110 reviews 110 reviews
47 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

This courthouse survived the bombing of Vicksburg and holds numerous items inside of the war time including Grant's chair from the Battlefield. There is also a room of female clothing, including bridal gowns, day clothes etc. which are incredible in how they were made. Lots of reading here for history fans, allow about 2 hours +, $5 ticket to get... More 

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Northport, Alabama
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102 reviews 102 reviews
41 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Just seeing the courthouse from the outside is worth the visit. It is architecturally beautiful. Inside is a historians dream with rooms covering different aspects of history. There are portraits, clothes, furniture and fine china from the antebellum period. The original courtroom has been restored and has spectacular views. Presidents Teddy Roosevelt and William McKinley spoke there as did Jefferson... More 

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Bridgeton
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

This is a great sight to see, clean and neat, informative and very picturesque. The view is breathtaking, We took lots of pictures and and a real nice time. We will come back.

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Oakdale, California
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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.

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Livingston, Texas
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63 reviews 63 reviews
21 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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.

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