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Old Courthouse

Vicksburg, MS
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Ranked #4 of 26 Attractions in Vicksburg
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Government Buildings, Historic Sites, Landmarks
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Livingston, Texas
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58 reviews 58 reviews
21 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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Bethpage, Tennessee
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

Viewing the old courthouse takes your mind back in time... beautifully maintained - you can just imagine the area 150+ years ago. The architecture is wonderful

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Colorado
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

After touring the Vicksburg battlegrounds this museum added a lot of additional historical details. I would highly recommend both. Don't miss the second floor where the original courtroom is in its original condition. You can even sit in the judges chair!

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Evansville, Indiana
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

The old courthouse served as the town museum. It's worth the time if you have already covered the military park. Not a premier site.

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Sydney
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

Lots of relics but could do with a bit more telling stories about the Civil War. More about what happened to families. Great courtroom on the second floor but why was it there and not on 1st Floor?

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globeseeker007
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959 reviews 959 reviews
539 attraction reviews
1,013 helpful votes 1,013 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

This museum covers at least two floors and is filled with history. There is mostly Civil War history here but some of WWI and WWII. This place contains something for everyone. There are firearms and uniforms as will as cannon shells and other munitions. There is women's apparal dating back to the nineteenth century. The museum has bicycles, typewriters, sewing... More

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Florida
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

There was more historical items there than anywhere we've seen, esp. Confederate. Allow at least 1-2 hrs.

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Oklahoma City
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129 reviews 129 reviews
74 attraction reviews
97 helpful votes 97 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

We drove to the Old Courthouse to tour and got there just in time for the doors to close. What a sadness. We did look around the outside and drove around all the glorious houses in the area. It was worth the time even if we got there a little late and didn't get to go inside.

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Palestine, Texas
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53 reviews 53 reviews
11 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

This is a great museum, with Confederate memorabilia, as well as being a historic courthouse, with an important role during the siege. The staff is friendly, they have a chair lift for the handicapped....I highly recommend this museum!

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Cookson, Oklahoma
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30 reviews 30 reviews
14 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

My husband and I enjoyed this museum very much. There are many things to see that are not just Civil War related. Old letters, clothing, weapons, too many things to mention. It was all very interesting. The place seemed a little dusty but the items are well cared for and the employees were very nice. Take the time to walk... More

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