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Old Courthouse

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Address: Vicksburg, MS
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Great for those who love history and architecture

Its free to walk the grounds of the old courthouse. We first arrived at night and found the building beautifully lite. We went back during the day time for better pictures.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Les R
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Kansas City, MO
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Kansas City, MO
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41 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Its free to walk the grounds of the old courthouse. We first arrived at night and found the building beautifully lite. We went back during the day time for better pictures.

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Millmont, Pennsylvania
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9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Worth the minor entrance fee. Lots of interesting historical information and the building is magnificent.

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Naples, United States
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I had always heard about the Old Courthouse from my mother growing up. The museum and all of it's historical artifacts was amazing. The Curator took the time to help me find some of my relatives and their places at the local cemetery which added to our visit to Vicksburg. It was not only interesting to see, but I actually... More 

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Hannibal, Missouri
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63 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2015

Very interesting place with all the different displays from the Civil war period. Would recommend this stop to anyone who is into history at all.

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Augusta, GA
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926 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 387 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2015

Excellent exhibits of Jefferson Davis, the Civil War and an eclectic collection of collections of several Vicksburg residents. There are four rooms downstairs and five upstairs, including the old courthouse. Bathrooms outside the courthouse used to be cisterns and are fun to go into as well for memorabilia. You could spend many hours in here if you are really into... More 

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Camberley, Surrey
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130 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2015

There's not as aspect of Vicksburg, Mississippi life missing from this wonderful hotch-potch of a museum, which is a combination of "proper" historic artefacts and innumerable cases filled with the collections of individuals, you name it, it's there. Not overwhelming and absolutely fascinating. And the "big reveal" is the old courtroom upstairs, untouched since its last case. We're glad we... More 

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Rapid City, South Dakota
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40 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2015 via mobile

Really cool history. One of the few antebellum buildings left. Downtown Vicksburg is a very pretty old southern city. Worth the trip!

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Thank kendallg174
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2015 via mobile

We did not go inside because we had our dog with is but the outside was awesome to see up close. It looks like it hasn't been touched since sometime in the 1800's.

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Hillsboro, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2015

There is so much to see inside. I took pics without a flash and they came out really well. A must see if you like history.

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Baltimore
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142 reviews
68 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2015

We stopped in for a few hours to tour this museum. Many interesting artifacts. I found the newspapers printed on wall paper particularly interesting. Again, you can read about history but seeing it in person is great. If you have a few hours to spare this is a very interesting place to visit.

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