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!