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“Missing this is NOT an Option!”
Review of Old Courthouse

Old Courthouse
Ranked #5 of 40 things to do in Vicksburg
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed March 24, 2013

This is one of my favorite museums anywhere; I never get tired of visiting and have been here at least twenty times, even going as far as to join as a member. Each visit reveals something more that I haven't seen, and the collection here covers several different topics, as well as the building itself having a story to tell. Endless items of clothing, furniture, flags, uniforms, firearms, farm implements, paintings and countless other accessions tell the story of Vicksburg in a single place. But if there is one thing among the thousands housed here that I look upon with total reverence, it's the Rocking Chair built for Capt. Thomas P. Leathers, the most notable and legendary figure of the entire Steamboat Era. No visit to Vicksburg would be complete if you decide to skip this one. It doesn't just depict the development of the legal system, it depicts EVERYTHING about Vicksburg like no other place does. Not to be missed, and suitable for families. The sign outside says "Unattended Children Will Be Given A Free Kitten," so parents, take heed, then proceed!

Thank Natchez6
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Reviewed March 23, 2013

This is a museum that receives donations from all over America.

They never know what's going to arrive in the mail, which makes for an eclectic collection which is a lot of fun to walk around and discover.

Worth an hour or two just to see what lurks in every corner.

Thank ThePackedBag
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Reviewed March 21, 2013

This is one place that one can actually purchase historical items. They had plenty of bullets, pieces of cannon balls and pistols for sale in the gift shop.
Also included was a sit down elevator to get to the second floor not your usual elevators.

Thank Clifford W
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Reviewed March 17, 2013

For the price no, if free maybe. Not much here to see, I guess I was looking for more. It has four rooms or Vicksburg history but when I left I didn't feel like I saw anything.

Thank douglass1260
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Reviewed March 13, 2013

This museum has lots of interesting artifacts on display. This is not a slick modern well staged museum. Good for people who already know something about the Civil War and the time period. Enjoyed the costume room. Beautiful building and grounds. Loved the backstory on about the staircase.

Thank LaceyCWT
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