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First settled in the early 1700s, Vicksburg, Mississippi is a city steeped in history. Today, visitors are presented with a wide array of entertainment, dining and shopping opportunities.

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During the American Civil War, Vicksburg saw its fair share of military action. Now, tourists and history buffs can explore museumsthat dive into the history of our great city. From the Old Depot Museum’s historical exhibits on the Siege of Vicksburg to the Biedenharn Coca-Cola Museum’s displays on the beloved soft drink, there’s a museum for everyone in Vicksburg, Mississippi.

Civil War
No trip to Vicksburg would be complete without a visit to one or more of our Civil War-related attractions. Tour Vicksburg National Military Park to see the site of the American Civil War Battle of Vicksburg, or embark on a walking tour along a Vicksburg Heritage Walking Trail to see some of the 35 historical markers in the downtown and historic districts.

Feeling lucky? Plan a visit to one of Vicksburg’s casinos, including Ameristar Casino, Lady Luck Casino, Riverwalk Casino and Waterview Casino. Besides gaming attractions, area casinos also feature a number of eateries, as well as lodging options, to make your stay as comfortable as can be.

As you explore Vicksburg, immerse yourself in the thriving arts and culture scene. Visit the Riverfront Murals painted on the floodwall of Levee Street, depicting the story of Vicksburg’s history. Art galleries, like The Attic Gallery and H.C. Porter Gallery, give you even more opportunities to view true Southern art.

Dining and shopping opportunities await you in the downtown district. From eclectic boutiques to antique shops, it’s easy to find Vicksburg souvenirs unlike any other. While you’re shopping and touring museums downtown, grab a bite to eat at a locally owned restaurant.

Tour Homes
Eleventour homesdot the streets of Vicksburg. Visit the oldest home in the city, the McRaven Tour Home, which was built circa 1797, and be sure to check out antebellum and postbellum homes around Vicksburg. Many homes were also inspired by the Victorian, Eastlake, Italianate and/or Greek Revival movements.

Spend a day pampering yourself with a trip to one of Vicksburg’s spas. Whether you need a mani-pedi, a relaxing massage or a new haircut, the city lays claim to a number of day spas that can help you look and feel your best.

Stay in Vicksburg
Come discover all the attractions that Vicksburg has to offer. Book your stay at a local bed and breakfast, hotelor cabin and lodge.

To learn more about Vicksburg, MS, contactthe Vicksburg CVB today.

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Anchuca Historic Mansion Tour Home

Anchuca Historic mansion Tour Home (circa 1830) is open for tours from 9:00 am – 4:00 pm.

Joseph E. Davis, patriarchal brother to President Jefferson Davis, CSA, and owner of the magnificent Warren Co. plantation, Hurricane, died here in 1870. Most notably the balcony was the site where Jefferson Davis greeted neighbors and friends while visiting his brother in 1869. Listed in the National Register of Historic Places. Open daily from 9:30 am-4:00 pm.
Visa, MC, AE, and Discover accepted.

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Anshe Chesed Cemetery

Anshe Chesed Jewish Cemetery

Evidence of a once robust Jewish community, the cemetery dates back to 1864. A lunette fortification was built on the property by the Confederacy. On May 19 and 22, 1863, it was the site of fierce fighting and bloodshed. In 1864, the property was sold to the Anshe Chesed Congregation. Located at Clay Street at National Military park. Access at Grove and Hope Streets, traffic light #10.

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Attic Gallery

Hours or Operation:
Monday – Saturday, 10:00 am until 5:00 pm
Sunday, Closed

The Attic Gallery is the oldest independent art gallery in the state of Mississippi. It features Southern folk art, contemporary fine art, handmade pottery, glass, jewelry, and many “blues” related items with funk mixed in. Fodors Guide to the southern states “regional art, fine crafts chosen with a discriminating eye. Walk up the steps for the unusual. It ranges from Elvis to “our lady.” All major credit cards are accepted.

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B&B Theatres in Vicksburg features 6 movie theatres with reclining seats and a concession stand.

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Baer House Tour Home

Baer House Tour Home (Circa 1849-1870)

A charming bed and breakfast retreat, this exquisite example of Eastlake Victorian was built in 1870 by Leona Baer. The home features handcrafted American chestnut and black walnut detailed woodwork. Within walking distance of museums, restaurants, art galleries, antique shops, and historical sites of the Civil War. Meeting and banquet space available. To Schedule a tour please call in advance.
Visa, MC, Discover

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Battlefield Bicycle

Hours of Operation:
Monday – Saturday: 7:00 am – 7:00 pm.

21-speed hybrid and mountain bicycles available to rent from 2 hours to multi-day. All major credit cards are accepted.

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Bazsinsky House Bed and Breakfast

Bazsinsky House Tour Home (Circa 1861)

Two conflicting stories, one a 53-page handwritten family history, the other a researched account of documented events, address the property from as early as 1840. Both conclude that the structure, built by Joseph Bazsinsky as a town house, remained a home for his large Jewish family through four generations until early in the twenty-first century. Open every day at any reasonable time. Appointments/Reservations requested and recommended.
All major credit cards are accepted.

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Bethel AME Church

Bethel AME Church open for tours by appointment only.

The first African Methodist Episcopal Church in Mississippi and the first Masonic Lodge in Mississippi were organized here in 1875. In 1890, Campbell College, the first African American College in Mississippi established without the aid of whites, operated out of a building behind Bethel. The college moved to Jackson, MS in 1897 and was absorbed by Jackson State University. Find us on Facebook at Bethel AME Church.

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Biedenharn Coca-Cola Museum (1890)

Coca-Cola® has been a favorite beverage in the hearts of Americans for more than a century. Have you ever wondered how this delicious, carbonated drink became so wildly popular? Take a trip through time at the Biedenharn Coca-Cola® Museum, which is conveniently located in the charmingly historical downtown district of Vicksburg, Mississippi.

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Blue Cat Guide Service

US Coast Guard-licensed Charter fishing service catching trophy blue catfish in the Mississippi River at historic Vicksburg.

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Catfish Row Children’s Art Park

Catfish Row Children’s Art Park downtown on Levee Street, between Clay Street and Grove Street.

A creative adventure into the history of the Mississippi River and the fabulous paddle wheel steamboats that once traveled its mighty waters. Explore playful areas, garden are walks, the splash fountain, children’s art, murals and unique exhibits. Open daily 9:00 am-sunset. Handicapped accessible.

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Catfish Row Museum

The Catfish Row Museum will introduce a cultural heritage experience that showcases the unique and diverse aspects of Vicksburg — from its music, history, and storytelling to its vibrant food heritage, worship and the visual arts. Staying true to David Cohn’s declaration that the Mississippi Delta ends on Catfish Row in Vicksburg, the Museum will bring the Catfish Row of historic Vicksburg back to life through a broad cultural exploration of the events, places, stories and vices that helped shape its culture.

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Cedar Hill Cemetery and Soldier’s Rest

Cedar Hill/Soldier’s Rest Cemetery Tour by appointment only.

Tour begins at Vicksburg Visitor Information Center. A historical driving tour (with some light walking) of Vicksburg’s Historic Cedar Hill Cemetery including Soldier’s Rest Confederate burial ground, beautiful art and fascinating stories from almost 200 years of Vicksburg history.

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Clear Creek Golf Club

The 18-hole “Clear Creek” course at the Clear Creek Golf Course facility in Vicksburg, Mississippi features 6,601 yards of golf from the longest tees for a par of 72. The course rating is 71.8 and it has a slope rating of 118 on Bermuda grass. Designed by Watermark Golf LLC/Nathan Crace, the Clear Creek golf course opened in 1977.

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Corners Mansion- A Bed and Breakfast

Corners Mansion Tour Home (circa 1873)

The home is a combination of architectural styles from the Victorian era, classic Greek Revival and Italianate and boasts original Vicksburg pierced columns, French Creole parterre gardens, ornate plaster moldings and medallions and heart pine floors. The stories of John Alexander Klein and his descendants come alive during the tour of this historic home. Tours daily by appointment.
MC, Visa, AE, Discover are accepted.

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Hours of Operation:
Tuesday - Friday 10:00 am until 6:00 pm
Saturday by appointment only.

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Discover Vicksburg National Military Park

Commemorating one of the Civil War’s pivotal campaigns, Vicksburg National Military Park is arguably Mississippi’s most renowned historical attraction. Confederate President Jefferson Davis himself referred to Vicksburg as the “nailhead that holds the South’s two halves together,” and there’s no better way to explore the significant role the city played throughout the Civil War than by discovering the park’s many attractions firsthand.

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Duff Green Mansion

Duff Green Mansion (circa 1856)

The lovely 3-story Duff Green Mansion was constructed by skilled slave labor and was used as a hospital for Confederate and Union soldiers during the Civil War. Large ballroom available for private parties and receptions. Group tours available by appointment only.

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Gold in the Hills at Parkside Playhouse

The show will begin at 7:30 pm on Friday and Saturday nights and 2:00 pm the Parkside Playhouse, 101 Iowa Avenue. Tickets: $15 adults/$10 seniors/ $10 13-19 years old and $8 children ages 12 & under. The show is set in the 1890s and features a relentless hero, a winsome heroine, a ruthless villain, and the wilder side of city life in the infamous New York Bowery.

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Grey Oaks Plantation

Grey Oaks, originally built on the outskirts of Port Gibson in the Greek Revival style, was once called “Anchuka”. It was bought in 1938 by Michael Morrissey of Vicksburg. Under the supervision of architect James T. Canizaro of Jackson, the house was dismantled and all salvageable parts were used to rebuild the home in the Federal style and renamed Grey Oaks at its present location. The home is an elegant adaptation of an 1830s home. Surrounded by acres of landscaped grounds and towering oaks, and mountains of Kudzu, the house takes on the aura of a romance novel.

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H.C. Porter Gallery

Hours of Operation:
Monday – Saturday 10:00 am – 5:00 pm.
After hours by appointment only

Fine art gallery featuring original paintings, original serigraphs, and fine art prints and photographs by nationally recognized Mississippi artist H.C. Porter, and other contemporary Southern artists. Loft rentals also available through AirBNB and VRBO, call or email for more information. All credit cards and checks are accepted. Handicapped accessible.

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Jackson Street Gallery at the Mulberry

Open from 7:00 am until 7:00 pm daily.

A visual art gallery located inside the Mulberry Vicksburg. Carries original artwork by Mississippi artists.

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Jesse Brent Lower Mississippi River Museum

The museum provides visitors a view of life surrounding the mighty Mississippi River through multiple interactive displays. Visitors can learn about the river’s past, science behind water movement, view an aquarium, walk through an outdoor flood model, and tour the Mississippi River Commission’s towboat; the Motor Vessel Mississippi IV.

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Key City Brewing Company

Monday – Thursday, 4:00 pm until 10:00 pm
Friday & Saturday, 11:00 am until 10:00 pm

Key City Brewing Company provides artfully crafted beers in the heart of Vicksburg’s Downtown.

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Licensed National Military Park Guides

Guides have made history come alive since the 1950s. Tours are based on 2 hours in length and are easily arranged for individuals, families, and groups of all sizes. Guides must ride in the visitor’s vehicle since they are not permitted to provide transportation. Reservations are suggested and preferred. Call 601-636-3827 for rates.

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Hours of Operation:
Tuesday – Friday, 10:00 am until 5:00 pm
Saturday, 10:00 am until 2:00 pm.

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Lorelei Books

Lorelei Books in Downtown Vicksburg.
Open Monday – Saturday 10:00 am – 5:00 pm.

Nestled among museums, art galleries and restaurants, Lorelei Books is luring booklovers to Vicksburg’s historic downtown. Browse this bookstore’s carefully curated selection of new books and you may find a signed first edition. Lorelei Books showcases titles by regional authors and of regional interest and regularly hosts author events. All major credit cards are accepted.

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Maggio Historic Walking Tours

Maggio Historic Walking Tours begin at the Corner of Cherry and Crawford Streets (Southern Cultural Heritage Center)

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Martha Vick House

Martha Vick House (circa 1830)

Visit the last original Vick family home in Vicksburg. This mini-mansion, built for the unmarried daughter of Vicksburg’s founder, Newit Vick, has been carefully restored and furnished as a “fine but comfortable” home. Recommended by AAA, Exxon Travel Club, Mobil Travel Guide, Michelin and Smithsonian Travel. Approximately a one-hour tour. Tours by appointment only. Please call for reservations.

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Massage by Chris

Massage available at Hair Envy at 100 Pear Orchard Drive.

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Mcnu*tt House

The Mcnu*tt House (circa 1826)

As seen on the Biography Channel. Governor Alexander Mcnu*tt’s home prior to his becoming the State’s 12th Governor is among the oldest residences in Vicksburg and is listed in the National Register of Historic Places in addition to State and County Historic Landmarks.
Individual and group tours are available daily by appointment.
Tours daily 10:00 am – 4:00 pm.
MC, Visa, Discover are accepted.

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McRaven Tour Home

McRaven Tour Home (circa 1797,1836,1849)
Historic tours: Daily 12:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Haunted tours: Friday – Sundays 7:00 pm & 8:30 pm.

Hear the fascinating and sometimes eerie stories about the people who once called McRaven Home. National Geographic Magazine has called it the “time capsule of the South”, and also has the reputation as being the most haunted house in Mississippi. Explore the architecture of three different time periods: Frontier (1797), Empire (1836), and Greek Revival (1849). Open daily for tours. Follow #McRaven on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and YouTube.

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Hours of Operation:
Monday – Saturday, 10:00 am until 6:00 pm
Sunday- Closed

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MS Blues Trail Markers

MS Blues Trail Markers

The markers tell the stories of blues men and women through words and images, and focus on how the places where they lived and the times in which they existed-and continue to exist-influenced their music: Vicksburg is home to five Blues Trail Markers:
– The Blue Room: Clay Street between Mulberry and Washington Streets
– Highway 61 South: Washington Street and Jackson Street
– Marcus Bottom: Halls Ferry Road between Bowmar Avenue and Lane Street
– The Red Tops: 721 Clay Street, Corner of Clay Street and Walnut Street
– Willie Dixon: Willie Dixon Way on South Street before Mulberry Street
– William R Ferris: Washington Street and Grove Street

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Oak Hall Tour Home

OakHallBnB – An Historic Home with a Modern Feel.

The Fannie Willis Johnson Home, built in 1910 in the Mission Revival style, was designed by New Orleans architects Keenan and Weiss and was supervised by local architect William Stanton. It was constructed in Norman brick and trimmed in Bedford limestone by Curphey and Mundy Builders for $30,000. The Mission Revival style originated in California and was based on 17th and 18th century Spanish colonial architecture. Characteristics of the style are the Mission-gabled portico, cartouches, carved blocks over the columns, and wide bracketed eaves. The home is lined in quarter sawn oak and boasts 32 custom stained glass windows and original beaux art lighting fixtures designed by Louis Millet, from the Chicago Art Institute. Millet was responsible for the stained glass art and interior design oversite of the State Capitol Building in Jackson and the Illinois Monument at the Vicksburg Military Park. Fannie Willis Johnson, a Vick descendant, is best known for her philanthropic contributions to individuals and the community, such as to build the Junius Ward Johnson Memorial Y.M.C.A. and a Y.M.C.A. for African Americans, to make improvements to the Salvation Army Home, the Vicksburg High School Athletic Field, for a new school in south Vicksburg, playgrounds in the city, and to build St. Mary’s Episcopal Church. For some years before her death, she maintained a home for aged Protestant ladies and, when she decided to use her home for the Old Ladies Home, she was willing to live in the Carriage House so she could see them enjoy her home.

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Old Court House Museum (circa 1858-1860)

Still standing strong after more than a century and a half, the iconic structure housing Vicksburg’s Old Court House Museum originally served as the courthouse for Warren County. The stunning building has seen its fair share of history, too – aside from holding numerous well-known trials and suffering a Union shelling during the American Civil War, the courthouse was where Confederate President Jefferson Davis began his political career. This colorful background mirrors that of Vicksburg itself, making the museum a perfect complement to any trip to the area.

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Old Depot Museum

Beyond the doors of the Old Vicksburg Depot lies a plethora of historical exhibits designed to educate and entertain. From the immersive diorama of the Siege of Vicksburg to original paintings depicting the trials of the war, this museum’s many features are sure to please both Civil War enthusiasts and casual visitors.

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Pemberton’s Headquarters

Pemberton’s Headquarters is a residence that Confederate Lt. General John C. Pemberton occupied during the Siege of Vicksburg, led by Union Major General Ulysses S. Grant from May 23 to July 4, 1863. It was in this building that Pemberton held a council of his chief officers to discuss plans for surrender of the city.

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Quapaw Canoe Company- Vicksburg Outpost

Quapaw Canoe Company has a new location in Vicksburg, Mississippi, to service adventurous travelers who want to experience the wild power of the Lower Mississippi River! Quapaw Canoe Company – Vicksburg Outpost was established in 2016 by big river guide Layne Logue for access into the wilds of the Mississippi Delta Hardwoods, Loess bluffs and Northeastern Louisiana Floodplain. Educational adventures also conducted into adjacent oxbow Lakes, river chutes, back channels, and seasonally flooded landscapes. This is a great way to experience the raw, wild, power and vitality of the Lower Mississippi River! Paddlers will experience towering bluffs, endless forests, expansive sandbars, and the beautiful muddy river. The best birding in the South. Perfect for adventurers and naturalists of all ages. No previous experience necessary, but must wear life jacket and be willing to paddle.

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Rolling Video Games

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Secret Garden Spa

Hours of Operation:
Monday: 9:00 am until 8:00 pm
Tuesday: 9:00 am until 7:00 pm
Wednesday-Sunday: 9:00 am until 5:00 pm

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Southern Cultural Heritage Center

Southern Cultural Heritage Center open Mo-Fr, 8:00 am-12:00 pm, 1:00 pm-5:00 pm; Closed two weeks during the Christmas holidays.

This cultural center tells the story of the Sisters of Mercy who for 132 years educated children and nursed the sick at Saint Francis Xavier Academy and Convent. Tours showcase: the Cobb House (circa 1830), the original school and hospital barracks during the Civil War; the Gothic Revival Convent (1868); the Italianate Auditorium (1885); and the 1937 Academy. Listed in the National Register of Historic Places and is a Mississippi Landmark. Tours are by appointment only. Rates: $5/adults and $3/children and group discounts available.

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Southern Heritage Air Museum

Open Wednesday – Saturday 10:00 am – 4:00 pm. Closed Thanksgiving through March 1st (tours by appointment).
Established by the Southern Heritage Air Foundation, the Southern Heritage Air Museum is dedicated to preserving the history of American aviation through an assortment of exhibits and a collection of real aircraft. The museum is located at the Vicksburg-Tallulah Regional Airport, just across the river from Vicksburg, Mississippi. The museum is also an affiliate of the World War II Museum in New Orleans.

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Sports Force Parks on the Mississippi

Sports Force Parks on the Mississippi features professional quality fields, friendly staff, and entertainment attractions. They aren’t your typical park and deliver more value and a better experience for visitors. All of the entertainment is all-inclusive, meaning once you’re in the park, you can ride the Fly Wheel Zip Line as many times as you want. Sports Force Parks on the Mississippi features professional-level synthetic turf fields, on-site recreation and entertainment options, and high quality concessions.

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The Chopping Block

The Chopping Block is a Competitive Axe Throwing Range and Retro Arcade. The venue is capable of holding large events for several hours or small groups for just a quick visit. To make a reservation please visit their reservation page where the available time slots are listed. They strive to create a fun and safe mixed-use facility. You can play games, visit with friends and enjoy food and drink.

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The Vintage Belle Day Salon

Hours of Operation:
Saturday – Monday: Closed
Tuesday – Friday: 10:00 am – 6:00 pm.

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USS Cairo Museum

Open Thursday – Sunday 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
Named in honor of the Illinois city, the USS Cairo was commissioned in January of 1862. This powerful, 13-gun ironclad vessel was one of a team of similar gunboats that were designed to help Union forces overcome Confederate opposition during the American Civil War. But the Cairo simply wasn’t destined to succeed in its mission – after less than a year in action, the boat was sunk by an electronically detonated torpedo just seven miles north of Vicksburg, Mississippi in the Yazoo River.

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Vicksburg Campaign Trail

Vicksburg Campaign Trail

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Vicksburg Civil War Museum

Monday – Saturday 8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Sunday 9:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Admission is $7 for adults; $3.50 for 12 and under; free for 6 and under.

The museum features millions of Civil War artifacts that Mr. Charles Pendleton has acquired. It is a definite must-see attraction! The museum is located in the former Corner Drug Store.

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Vicksburg Country Club Golf Course

Our 18-hole golf course was built in 1929.

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Vicksburg National Cemetery

Vicksburg National Cemetery located by the USS Cairo in the Vicksburg National Military Park. Vicksburg National Cemetery is the second largest national cemetery embracing 116 acres inside the Vicksburg National Military Park. It holds the remains of 17,000 Civil War Union soldiers, a number unmatched by any other national cemetery.

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Vicksburg Riverfront Murals

Vicksburg Riverfront Murals located on Levee Street.

Robert Dafford’s 32 life-like pictorial murals depict periods of history in Vicksburg. Also featured is an abstract mural by Vicksburg artist Martha Ferris which was the first mural to be painted along the floodwall in 2001. In a lyrical and playful fashion, it recognizes three vital arteries feeding Vicksburg’s diversity: the river, the railroad, and the highway.

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Vicksburg Theatre Guild

For 2019-2020, Vicksburg Theatre Guild presents four musicals, one drama, Fairy Tale Theatre, and “Gold in the Hills”, a melodrama, is the Guinness Book of World Records’ longest-running show.

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Westside Theatre Foundation

Upcoming performance schedule can be found on the website along with online ticket purchasing by credit card or call to reserve door tickets for purchase by cash or check.

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Vicksburg, ms Attractions - Visit Vicksburg? ›

Vicksburg's strategic location on the Mississippi River made it a critical win for both the Union and the Confederacy. The Confederate surrender there ensured Union control of the Mississippi River and cleaved the South in two.

Why was the capture of Vicksburg important answers? ›

Vicksburg's strategic location on the Mississippi River made it a critical win for both the Union and the Confederacy. The Confederate surrender there ensured Union control of the Mississippi River and cleaved the South in two.

What is Vicksburg, Mississippi known for? ›

Vicksburg's best known contribution to American history is probably the part she played in the epic known as the Civil War. In 1859, the Mississippi state convention adopted an official resolution calling for immediate secession from the Union if an abolitionist was elected president.

What made Vicksburg so important that it had to be taken? ›

In the 1860s, Vicksburg, Mississippi, was strategically located along the Mississippi River (the river changed course in 1876). If the Union took the city, they would control the river, and Arkansas, Louisiana, and Texas would be separated from the rest of the Confederacy.

How many died in Vicksburg? ›

Number of casualties at the Siege of Vicksburg in the American Civil War in 1863
Total Casualties4,91032,363
Missing or Captured16429,620
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Why was the outcome of Vicksburg so important? ›

On learning of Vicksburg's surrender, President Lincoln wrote, “The Father of Waters again goes unvexed to the sea.” The Union victory at Vicksburg weakened the Confederacy by splitting it in half and isolating the Southern states of Louisiana, Texas and Arkansas.

What is the nickname for Vicksburg? ›

You may know Vicksburg, MS as the “Key to the South.” It was actually President Abraham Lincoln who gave the city that nickname during the American Civil War when Vicksburg found itself at the center of the battle. “See what a lot of land these fellows hold,” Lincoln said, “of which Vicksburg is the key!”

Does Vicksburg still exist? ›

Vicksburg is a historic city in Warren County, Mississippi, United States. It is the county seat. The population was 21,573 at the 2020 census. Located on a high bluff on the east bank of the Mississippi River across from Louisiana, Vicksburg was built by French colonists in 1719.

What was invented in Vicksburg, MS? ›

Coca-Cola was First Bottled in Vicksburg in 1894

Constructed in 1890 by Joseph Biedenharn and his father, Herman, the structure that houses the museum was initially used by the Biedenharn family as a wholesale candy company and a shoe store.

Who won the Vicksburg war? ›

Table of Contents. The Battle of Vicksburg was a decisive Union victory during the American Civil War that divided the Confederacy and cemented the reputation of Union General Ulysses S. Grant.

How bloody was the Battle of Vicksburg? ›

Union casualties for the battle and siege of Vicksburg were 4,835; Confederate were 32,697, of whom 29,495 had surrendered. The full campaign, since March 29, claimed 10,142 Union and 9,091 Confederate killed and wounded.

What happened at the end of the Battle of Vicksburg? ›

In an attempt to break the siege. Confederate troops attack a Union supply depot and are met by untested United States Colored Troops. Surrender: July 4, 1863. After 47 days of siege, the Confederate Army surrendered to General Grant, ending the 18 month campaign for Vicksburg.

What was the bloodiest Battle in American history? ›

Washington County, MD | Sep 17, 1862. Antietam, the deadliest one-day battle in American military history, showed that the Union could stand against the Confederate army in the Eastern theater.

Why was Vicksburg more important than Gettysburg? ›

The Battle of Gettysburg ended the Confederates' last major invasion of the North and is viewed by some as the war's turning point. The Confederate loss of Vicksburg was perhaps more important because it opened the way for the North to seize control of the entire Mississippi River, cutting the Confederacy in half.

How old is Vicksburg, Mississippi? ›

The city of Vicksburg was founded in 1819 by Newit Vick, a Methodist minister and was incorporated in 1825 with a population of 180. The Mississippi River has been a major part of the history of Vicksburg. Over the years, the river has influenced the historic and economical development of the city.

Why was Vicksburg important quizlet? ›

Vicksburg was the last Confederate stronghold on Mississippi River and capturing it would have freed the way for Union forces that take full control over the river and effectively divide the Confederacy in two parts.

Why was the capture of Vicksburg important brainly? ›

Expert-Verified Answer

The capture of Vicksburg was vital for Union forces because it provided control over the Mississippi River, effectively splitting the Confederacy in two.

What happened in the capture of Vicksburg? ›

Grant and his Army of the Tennessee crossed the Mississippi River and drove the Confederate Army of Mississippi, led by Lieutenant General John C. Pemberton, into the defensive lines surrounding the fortress city of Vicksburg, Mississippi, leading to the successful siege and Confederate surrender.

What was the significance of the battle of Vicksburg quizizz? ›

Vicksburg. the Union victory split the Confederacy in two. it gave the Union control of the Mississippi River. the northern army defeated the last southern stronghold along the Mississippi River.

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