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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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Excellent history of Vicksburg and the War

This is a good starting place in Vicksburg to get a full background of the city and its part in the Civil War. Excellent photos, displays, and stories. You can spend probably 2... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 29, 2015
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Austin, United States
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Austin, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW

This is a good starting place in Vicksburg to get a full background of the city and its part in the Civil War. Excellent photos, displays, and stories. You can spend probably 2 hours there and see most of it.

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Marana, Arizona
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63 reviews 63 reviews
26 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

We toured this museum almost on an afterthought. It was incredible! There are numerous exhibits with unique items and historical labeling. The staff is knowledgeable and very helpful and friendly.

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Louisiana
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31 reviews 31 reviews
8 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

The amount and quality of the artifacts in this building was mind blowing. Excellent place to visit if in the Vicksburg area.

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Chicago
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25 reviews 25 reviews
7 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

Very well presented museum with a lot of artifacts. Interesting perspective on some historical issues however. Presents Civil War history from a very pro-Southern perspective, to the extent that strains credibility. A worthwhile stop in Vicksburg overall.

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

The Old Courthouse is interesting inside and out. The artifacts show what life was like in Vicksburg during the time period. Definitely a must see when visiting the area.

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vicksburg, mississippi
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 via mobile

A great museum. Something for everyone!! Have been there many times and always find it fascinating. Great collections in a truly historic building.

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Columbia, South Carolina
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

Very interesting building, lots and lots of artifacts...very much worth the time. Amazing how much history is in the old courthouse.

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Gulfport, Mississippi
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31 reviews 31 reviews
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

So much to see, take your time, and if you can't do stairs, ask to ride the chair lift! Several rooms full of artifacts from the civil war, WWI, early MS history. Nothing to dislike!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

We had visited the battlefield and were wandering around town looking at the sites when we came upon the Courthouse. There's a small entrance fee and the staff is very friendly. The entire downstairs is full of lots of interesting artifacts, mostly donated by local folks. Some of it has nothing to do with history but still neat nonetheless. The... More 

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Deltona
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41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

Great exhibits, which include history of the area, civil war artifacts even General Grants chair from the battle. Two floors of hundreds of items.

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