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“This is a must stop !”
Review of Old Courthouse

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

We saw the war Memorial and were told not to miss the Courthouse ....it is a gem ! It made the period and people of the civil war era come alive....
Although it was only my husband and I , we kept saying ow the grandkids would enjoy the displays .
I think that the interior have been use in several films ...that room and the staircase gives a very good feel of the workmanship and materials used during the mid 18 hundred .

It took us about an hour for our visit ...more time can easily be allotted to this venue ...it also put in perspective what we had seen the day before at the War Memorial...
The entrance fee was minimal and worth every pennies !

Thank cocobay
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Reviewed August 1, 2013

This was a great stop to add to the time we spent at the Vicksburg National Military Park. Lots of items to read through and to look at. This museum has lots of different shells that were used during the Vicksburg campaign. Plan on spending a couple of hours to see everything when you go. The building is beautiful and you could spend a great deal of time just looking at that but they have so much packed into the rooms that it is hard to see all they have to offer.

I hate to talk about negatives but there are a few. The priceless artifacts are not well cared for. They are in cases where the humidity and temperature are not controlled. One review said it looked like a pawn shop and that does describe it. I saw a Confederate flag from a battle that was stapled to a board and then a frame was kind of put around it. These items are not very well cared for but the staff is trying to display what they have. Another disappointment is the condition of the building. It doesn't seem to be well cared for at all. It is sad that such a grand building with wonderful artifacts inside do not seemed to be cared for. I understand at it takes money to
do these things but something should be done.

With that said, it is well worth the time and money to visit!

Thank scbg
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Reviewed July 31, 2013

This less expensive (about $5 for adults) site is great to see. Includes all kinds of period items and is crammed with stuff! The courtroom is truly impressive. Well worth seeing and doing if you will only be in V for a short time. Plus, it is impressive to stand where Jefferson Davis stood, Samuel Clemens and Theodore Roosevelt!

Thank Andrew P
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Reviewed July 29, 2013

Vicksburg's most historic building -- one of two National Landmarks. It represents the history of the area with over 15,000 artifacts from pre-Columbian through present day.

Thank Pat M
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Reviewed July 23, 2013

This is a great museum, with everything from incredible Confederate flags to little tea sets, and a good synopsis of everything in Vicksburg. I highly recommend this museum, and the incredible building it's in.

Thank BattlegroundTravel
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