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The Old Depot Museum

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Address: 1010 Levee St, Vicksburg, MS 39183-2569
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+1 601-638-6500

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A must for kids of all ages!

In addition to a couple of amazing model railroad systems and a lot of memorabilia, the museum includes a large diorama of the Siege battlefield that helps to ubderstand the... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Andrew A
Carmel Valley, California
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Carmel Valley, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

In addition to a couple of amazing model railroad systems and a lot of memorabilia, the museum includes a large diorama of the Siege battlefield that helps to ubderstand the battle.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Minimal cost for the walk thru tour and it is very informative. First of all they have several train sets running and the last room has a huge replica of the battle fought at Vicksburg during the Civil War. All the facts, which states were involved and how many lost their lives. Very humbling to listen to the video running... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016

Old and musty. Interesting diuroma of the battle of Vicksburg. Model trains. Other wise not much here.

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Longview, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2016

neat old building and train cars. had it decorated for christmas . was so pretty. wall of murals nearby

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Palm Harbor, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016

On our River Boat Cruise, early this month, one of our stops was the City Of Vicksburg, Ms. Beside the tour of the Civil War Battlefield at Vicksburg, We visited 3 museums. We Highly recommend The Old Depot Museum at 1010 Levee St, Vicksburg, Ms.. The museum actually opened in 2012 as a " private and non-profit museum and was... More 

Thank scalise12
Wescosville, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

This is a great little museum in the old Yazoo & Miss RR depot. The model train layouts are really neat, and I am a train lover, both real and model. The scale models of the gunboats and other boats are extremely well detailed and scaled. There are house models and cars, many done by one local modeler. His work... More 

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south east wisconsin
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016

Not really the greatest museum but to get a sense of what took place here it offers a look at what happened that is pretty interesting. I agree that kids probably wouldn't be that fascinated except with some of the models, but for us it was pretty good. We enjoyed it.

Thank sniptrip
Herne Bay, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016

Large model of vicksburg battlefield. Many models of ironclad river boats and others. Large model railway layout which was operational when we visited. Man in charge gave us some history on the battle and vicksburg.

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Shreveport, Louisiana, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016

There was more to see than I expected. A number of Bill Atteridge's magnificent carved, wooden ship models of Confederate naval vessels are on display, along with those of some other artists. There is a diorama of the battlefield which contains a couple thousand miniatures.

Thank David T
Jackson, Mississippi
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

kids will be interested in the mini train and battle field sets fro about 20 minuets then will be interested in the train out side for about 10. its neat but not recommended for kids. If you are going with out kids this will more than likely be interesting to you at some point during your tour , also make... More 

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