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Old Courthouse

Vicksburg, MS
+1 601-636-0741
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amazing collection of Civil War & local artifacts

we walked from the shopping area downtown..Would not recommend this unless you don't mind hills... read more

Reviewed 28 April 2016
Petersburg, Virginia
Excellent museum and architecture

Once in Vicksburg, this museum is well worth 60 to 90 minutes for its antebellum and Civil War... read more

Reviewed 27 April 2016
San Francisco, CA
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Reviewed 28 April 2016

we walked from the shopping area downtown..Would not recommend this unless you don't mind hills, parking is available at the front of the courthouse. the museum is jam packed with civil war artifacts and non revisionist history. a lot of Jeff Davis items since he...More

Thank JudyM23692
Reviewed 27 April 2016

Once in Vicksburg, this museum is well worth 60 to 90 minutes for its antebellum and Civil War history. Very nice exhibits of the old type, no videos, not experiential like the modern museums.

Thank ArnieDonna
Reviewed 26 April 2016

Lots of artifacts, costumes, etc. that are interesting to view. But this museum minimizes and denies the horrors of slavery, with prominently displayed statements such as, “There was a special relationship between Jefferson Davis and his slaves. Not only was he their master, but also...More

Thank CaRobinson
Reviewed 22 April 2016

In a very tourist friendly. Parking no problem, fee very reasonable and hours of fun. Well laid out with information.

Thank Elaine M
Reviewed 21 April 2016 via mobile

Very well done museum. A very detailed diorama of the siege of Vicksburg which was helpful to see before going to the military park. Also lots of trains and ship models that have amazing detail. Staff if very friendly and knowledgeable.

Thank patricia m
Reviewed 18 April 2016

We last visited the Vicksburg Courthouse Museum in the early 80s, and it's just as dusty and interesting today as it was then. It has a little bit of everything and it's all fascinating; Civil War memorabilia, furniture from local plantations, antebellum clothing, the original...More

1  Thank diningdishing
Reviewed 7 April 2016

The Old Courthouse was turned into a museum years ago. They have 5 or 6 rooms downstairs and 5 upstairs. You could spend hours here as there is SO much to see. The collections start from the confederacy time period and go up to the...More

1  Thank Sally H
Reviewed 6 April 2016

We were doing the historical tour of Vicksburg and had to make a stop at the Old Courthouse. The admission was very reasonable and there was not a formal tour, so the time you spend is up to you and is determined by how much...More

Thank Bruce S
Reviewed 29 March 2016 via mobile

The courthouse is majestic. It is located directly across from the current courthouse and is easy to find. The trees that surround it look as old as the courthouse.

Thank Sarah M
Reviewed 28 March 2016

A must see for visitors to Vicksburg and is equipped to help people with disabilities, with a chair lift to the second floor. Wheelchairs may have a difficult time in the close quarters though. Lots of info in the displays.

Thank MaryT01
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Berry Lynne H
Hello, I have a question about a specific display in the Museum. Is there a staff member I could email or talk to? It is case # 13 regarding James P Williams tintype and family bible. I don't know which room it is in. Thank you. Berry Lynne Hill
2 April 2017|
Response from Billy C |
I would contact the museum at the email they list online for reservations. It is the email address for the historical society who runs the museum. They have volunteers at the museum to answer questions. The gentleman who... More
Gail M
what is admission
5 April 2015|
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Response from Marge22 | Reviewed this property |
If I remember correctly it was $5.00 a person .