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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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Des Moines, Iowa
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40 reviews 40 reviews
10 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

For a small museum the Old Courthouse in Vicksburg this is one of the best in the country. Two floors of wonderful and painstaking preserved items dating from early American History, Civil War, and mid Fifties. Half of the second floor is set aside for the original Court Room which dates back to prior to the Civil War which is... More

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Washington DC
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92 reviews 92 reviews
16 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

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 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

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
33 reviews 33 reviews
21 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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144 reviews 144 reviews
23 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 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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24 reviews 24 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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230 reviews 230 reviews
121 attraction reviews
99 helpful votes 99 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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