Old Courthouse

Old Courthouse, Vicksburg

Old Courthouse
4.5
Historic Sites • Government Buildings
8:30 AM - 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
Sunday
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
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rward307
Protem, MO122 contributions
Best museum in town
Jun 2021
I spent a few hours in this museum. Lots of civil war displays. For an old building it certainly is in excellent shape. I was told all the guns, swords, paintings, old maps, old newspaper headlines were donated. There is a lot to see. This is a must see if you are in Vicksburg
Written June 13, 2021
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Marion Z
Stuart, FL101 contributions
Fascinating, impressive Civil War Museum, housed in a beautiful building
Apr 2021
This museum is amazing! There’s room after room of Civil War history and possessions. I learned so much about Vicksburg and it’s role, in the Civil War! I’d say- this museum is a must see/do!
Written April 17, 2021
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Taylor B
Chicago, IL6,847 contributions
Vicksburg's most prominent landmark
Mar 2021
Next to the Vicksburg National Military Park, site of the battle and siege of Vicksburg in the Civil War in 1863, the most prominent landmark in Vicksburg is the Old Courthouse, or the Warren County Courthouse. Wherever you are in this historic Mississippi River town, you can't miss it. Located at 1008 Cherry Street, atop a hill in the center of downtown Vicksburg, it was a symbol of Confederate resistance during the 47-day siege. It was designated a National Historic Landmark and added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1968. Courthouse Square includes the Greek Revival courthouse, which was constructed atop one of the highest bluffs in Vicksburg in 1858-1860, and four attached buildings that were originally cistern houses for catching rainwater to fight fires, then were later converted into offices. Famous trials were conducted in the building's second-floor courtroom. Jefferson Davis, later president of the Confederacy, argued cases in the courtroom. Other notables who visited the courthouse were Booker T. Washington and two future presidents of the United States, William McKinley and Theodore Roosevelt. The original iron doors and shutters are still on the building today. During the Civil War, the building with its impressive domed cupola was one of the main targets of Union gunboats and artillery. But it suffered only one major hit. On July 4, 1863, the Confederate flag was lowered and the Stars and Stripes were raised over the courthouse. In 1948, the museum was opened to the public. Today, it remains one of the most popular attractions with many artifacts, photographs and exhibits relating to Vicksburg's critical part in the Civil War.
Written April 6, 2021
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LeeAnn B
Daytona Beach Shores, FL36 contributions
Open for Tours
Jan 2021 • Couples
We enjoyed meandering among the artifacts, reading selected descriptions. So much history. The courtroom was impressive. So glad that it was left in its original condition.
Written January 20, 2021
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LiketoeatCincinnati
Cincinnati, OH2,312 contributions
Stately Building
Dec 2020 • Couples
It was closed for tours when we visited the area, but we did get a good look at the outside of this iconic Vicksburg historical building. It is definitely worth a look.
Written December 28, 2020
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enondoug
LA.110 contributions
Hodge-Podge of displays
Dec 2020
Several rooms filled with various items. Period toys, clothing, river and civil war local history. OK place to visit on cold dreary day.
Written December 20, 2020
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AlphaRam
Broken Arrow, OK2,979 contributions
Beautiful Cuppola
Nov 2020
While we didn't have the opportunity to go inside, we were impressed with the grand architecture. Even the current courthouse, across the street, is 80 years old. The cuppola, on the top, is what drew us over to the building.
Written November 28, 2020
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Tour49
The Villages, FL105 contributions
So Much to See
Nov 2020 • Couples
We only had half an hour and it wasn’t enough time. There is so much to see here. Would have liked to have a tour and a narrative.
Written November 15, 2020
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bryce m
50 contributions
With my wife, lots of interesting civil war items. Along with many other items of the era.
Oct 2020
Take the time to check out the items on display. Many I have never seen before. Very worth wile trip.
Written October 18, 2020
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David R
Valparaiso, IN159 contributions
Such a historic building
Sep 2020
The building itself was the reason for my interest, less so the contents. But the price was low and I was grateful that some organization has taken the time, effort, and money to preserve this important piece of history. Take the 1 hour needed to walk through the museum and talk to the folks inside
Written October 4, 2020
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Old Courthouse is open:
  • Sun - Sun 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
  • Mon - Sat 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM