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Old Courthouse

Address: Vicksburg, MS
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Ranked #4 of 28 Attractions in Vicksburg
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Government Buildings, Historic Sites, Sights & Landmarks
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Type: Government Buildings, Historic Sites, Sights & Landmarks
Sun 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Mon - Sat 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
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Austin, Texas
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110 reviews 110 reviews
47 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015 NEW

This courthouse survived the bombing of Vicksburg and holds numerous items inside of the war time including Grant's chair from the Battlefield. There is also a room of female clothing, including bridal gowns, day clothes etc. which are incredible in how they were made. Lots of reading here for history fans, allow about 2 hours +, $5 ticket to get... More 

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Northport, Alabama
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102 reviews 102 reviews
41 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Just seeing the courthouse from the outside is worth the visit. It is architecturally beautiful. Inside is a historians dream with rooms covering different aspects of history. There are portraits, clothes, furniture and fine china from the antebellum period. The original courtroom has been restored and has spectacular views. Presidents Teddy Roosevelt and William McKinley spoke there as did Jefferson... More 

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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

This is a great sight to see, clean and neat, informative and very picturesque. The view is breathtaking, We took lots of pictures and and a real nice time. We will come back.

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Oakdale, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

Loved visiting the courthouse. The different displays, from the courtroom itself, to rooms with attire people wore then , to a library, etc.

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Livingston, Texas
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63 reviews 63 reviews
21 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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
15 reviews 15 reviews
8 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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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
12 reviews 12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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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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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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