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Old Court House Museum - Eva W. Davis Memorial

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Very interesting museum - you could spend days looking at everything

Very well done museum - gives you an excellent history of and feel for the area. It's a great... read more

Reviewed January 24, 2017
Alexandria, Minnesota
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neat building

downtown tour. is neat building. we didnt get to go in but got excellent photographs. opens at 1 on... read more

Reviewed November 24, 2016
debbie s
Longview, Texas
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Reviewed April 24, 2017

We saw materials from the slave era in Mississippi. I will try to post a photo of a flyer offering land and slaves as a package sale. The slaves were the more valuable part of the deal. It was distressing but a part of our...More

Date of experience: April 2017
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Reviewed January 24, 2017 via mobile

Very well done museum - gives you an excellent history of and feel for the area. It's a great example of antebellum style architecture dating from 1858 and is virtually unchanged.

Date of experience: January 2017
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Reviewed November 24, 2016

downtown tour. is neat building. we didnt get to go in but got excellent photographs. opens at 1 on sunday.

Date of experience: November 2016
Thank debbie s
Reviewed October 17, 2016

We enjoyed this museum which cost us $5 each. There is loads to see and we learnt how the term "dixie" came into being. The French word dix meaning ten was on the reverse of a Louisiana bank note and the phrase having a bunch...More

Date of experience: September 2016
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Reviewed September 29, 2016 via mobile

The wide variety of artifacts and exhibits ensures that there is something for everyone. The sights, sounds and smells of the Old Courthouse adds to the experience, you really feel like you are a part of the history you are learning about.

Date of experience: September 2016
Thank An0nym0usC0ntribut0r
Reviewed September 15, 2016

This museum was just awesome. This was largely due to the personal and cosy way the exhibits are displayed inside the actual old Court House. It depicts life in Vicksburg therefore displays will include a chair used by Ulysses S Grant, ladies' clothing at the...More

Date of experience: September 2016
Thank sharon v
Reviewed August 27, 2016 via mobile

Beautiful old courthouse filled with artifacts from the Civil War as well as other interesting memorabilia of bygone eras! A must see for history buffs and lovers of beautiful old courthouses of the South!

Date of experience: August 2016
Thank John J
Reviewed August 17, 2016

The old courtroom upstairs is a delight to see. As another reviewer said, one can well imagine J. Davis striding into the room to plead his case. Like the courtroom, the exhibits downstairs seem to be from another era. While there has been some attempt...More

Date of experience: August 2016
Thank Thomas H
Reviewed August 2, 2016

Please go by and see the wonderful artifacts from a long ago era. The museum is chock full of history and the docents are very knowledgeable about the court house and the 47 day siege of the city.

Date of experience: July 2016
Thank Ashleigh G
Reviewed July 25, 2016

The exhibits were interesting. The historical pieces were nice to see. However we felt that it could be better given the historical significance of Vicksburg. It would have been nice to have learned more about Vicksburg.

Date of experience: March 2016
Thank Nigel R
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