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Old Courthouse

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Address: Vicksburg, MS
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8:30 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Mon - Sat 8:30 am - 5:00 pm

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Beautiful old building

Loved the "Costume Room" which displayed fashions from the Civil War era. Women were so tiny back then! And the old courtroom was beautiful : iron railings, etc. You do have to... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 12, 2015
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Vicksburg, Mississippi
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Vicksburg, Mississippi
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

Loved the "Costume Room" which displayed fashions from the Civil War era. Women were so tiny back then! And the old courtroom was beautiful : iron railings, etc. You do have to walk up a flight of stairs to reach it and it was pretty warm (it was June in the South after all).

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

The lady who greeted us wasn't very friendly. Like what others have said, it really needs someone to organize it. There is several rooms of Civil War memorabilia, town history, and misc random pieces of history. The real gem is the building itself which was built before 1850 and the antique courtroom. It is worth stopping and looking at. Cost... More 

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guntersville,AL
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

The displays are interesting but are in need of some organization and care. The building is very old and interesting. We really enjoyed the old courtroom.They almost have too much on display with not a lot of explanation. We did enjoy our visit though. Vicksburg is truly a city rich in history!

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Springfield, IL
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

As my husband says this is one of those museums that displays everything they have ever been given. So if you're into seeing a lot of stuff without much explanation or coherent order this is your place. If you'd like to understand what you're seeing, why it's important, etc. this is not for you. As other reviewers have said it... More 

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Austin, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

This is a good starting place in Vicksburg to get a full background of the city and its part in the Civil War. Excellent photos, displays, and stories. You can spend probably 2 hours there and see most of it.

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Marana, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

We toured this museum almost on an afterthought. It was incredible! There are numerous exhibits with unique items and historical labeling. The staff is knowledgeable and very helpful and friendly.

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Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

The amount and quality of the artifacts in this building was mind blowing. Excellent place to visit if in the Vicksburg area.

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Chicago
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

Very well presented museum with a lot of artifacts. Interesting perspective on some historical issues however. Presents Civil War history from a very pro-Southern perspective, to the extent that strains credibility. A worthwhile stop in Vicksburg overall.

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

The Old Courthouse is interesting inside and out. The artifacts show what life was like in Vicksburg during the time period. Definitely a must see when visiting the area.

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vicksburg, mississippi
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 via mobile

A great museum. Something for everyone!! Have been there many times and always find it fascinating. Great collections in a truly historic building.

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Additional Information about Old Courthouse

Address: Address: Vicksburg, MS
Location: United States  >  Mississippi (MS)  >  Vicksburg
Open Hours:
Sunday 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Monday 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 8:30 am - 5:00 pm

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