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Old Courthouse

Vicksburg, MS
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Ranked #3 of 26 attractions in Vicksburg
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Government Buildings, Historic Sites
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Washington DC
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90 reviews 90 reviews
15 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 NEW

This is not to be missed. Lovingly cared for, curated quirkily, a true one of a kind. Rich in authentic artifacts, a bastion of the Confederacy, one could spend hours here -- or get a sense of it if your time is limited to half an hour. The building itself is one of the most important in Vicksburg, but it's... More

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Mead, Colorado, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

Take the time while in Vicksburg to visit the Courthouse. It's full of wonderful items. We were running out of time late in the afternoon and didn't spend as much time as we'd have liked. They close promptly at 5:00 p.m., so plan on getting there early enough to allow two to three hours.

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Conway, Arkansas
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33 reviews 33 reviews
11 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

I could go to this courthouse everytime I'm in Vicksburg just for the atmosphere. There are tons of interesting articles and the building is so cool. They will never make them like this again!

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Lebanon, Pennsylvania
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37 reviews 37 reviews
13 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

Stopped to check this out while we were in Vicksburg. Great Museum full of old time items. Some related to Vicksburg, some are not. Still great to see all the items. There is a small fee to enter the museum. One of the few thing to do in town, so be sure to check it out.

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Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
18 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Dusty old museum but with all kinds of exhibits of Vicksburg down through the years. As you would expect there is much from the civil war.

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Conway, AR
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140 reviews 140 reviews
22 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

This is very informative and interesting. Yes it is from the Southern Perspective. Something has to offset the northern perspective at the battlefield. It is worth a visit and your time.

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Prattville, Alabama
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22 reviews 22 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

Get there early!! There are so many things to look at. We were able to spend a little over an hour there. Wished we had all day. Very cool!!

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Charlottetown, PEI
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224 reviews 224 reviews
121 attraction reviews
97 helpful votes 97 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

Something for everyone at this extraordinary museum. Various rooms within the courthouse retain their character all while housing an extensive collection. Many of the pieces are associated with the Civil War but many rooms also exhibit clothing and other "non-war" items. Points of interest in every little nook and cranny. BTW the washrooms are outside in a small, separate octagon... More

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Kettering, United Kingdom
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40 reviews 40 reviews
11 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

It's an interesting collection, and it is interesting to see the Southern perspective; not that I always agree with the contextualisation, but it is interesting and well worth a visit.

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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157 reviews 157 reviews
60 attraction reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

Built in 1858, the stately Old Vicksburg Courthouse sits high atop a hill overlooking the city of Vicksburg. Having survived the Civil War siege of Vicksburg, the courthouse now houses a terrific museum that is maintained by the local historical society. There is an amazing collection of Civil War artifacts from cannonballs, muskets, furniture, period clothing worn by men and... More

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