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Old Court House Museum - Eva W. Davis Memorial
Open today: 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
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Gordon

A lot of artifacts from the battlefield but also from the history of the city. If you have the... read more

Reviewed September 22, 2018
suzannebenedict
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Littleton, Colorado
A good place to spend a hour or two

it is a National Historic Landmark. We were in this museum for almost an hour. It would be easy to... read more

Reviewed September 3, 2018
ranles76
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Escondido
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Reviewed September 22, 2018

A lot of artifacts from the battlefield but also from the history of the city. If you have the opportunity, speak to Gordon. He is wealth of history and information about Vicksburg

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Reviewed September 3, 2018

it is a National Historic Landmark. We were in this museum for almost an hour. It would be easy to spend much more time, had we has some.

This large courthouse began in 1858. It survived Union shelling, and a direct hit from a tornado in 1953. It houses the largest portion of Vicksburg history. Confederate flags, portraits, antlers and an original Teddy Bear. The bottom floor is mostly remnants of the Civil war. I was surprised to see two types of hand grenades used then.

Upstairs contains period furniture, a costume shop and the courtroom, The stairs are very steep. They do have a chair system on the stairs for those in need, and the railings run the full length. There is seating in the courtroom, for the weary.

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Reviewed June 23, 2018

So much to see here. No visit to Vicksburg would be complete if this museum was not on your list. Take a couple of hours.

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Reviewed June 21, 2018

It was recommended to us to visit the museum and it was well worth the time. there is a lot to see and a lot to gain from this historic site. so glad that it was spared destruction and turned into a museum. of particular interest to me was the old court room that was set up just as it would have been when this was an active court house, complete with jury box, lawyer's table, the judge's bench and chambers. super cool. i got a flashback from To Kill A Mockingbird while standing there.

Thank Gregory C
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Reviewed June 18, 2018

The museum is filled with history; from documents to clothing and everything is amazing. You could spend an entire day just looking and reading all the very interesting items in this beautiful old court house building. It also contains the original court room. Thankfully, it is air conditioned to make it comfortable in the Mississippi heat. It also has good heat in the winter. The hostesses are extremely knowledgable and will answer any questions you might have or explain things in great detail.

Thank FayShiers
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Reviewed May 22, 2018 via mobile

There is something for everyone in this local museum that has been curated by friends and families of Vicksburg. Each of the nine rooms in the museum is thematic and jam-packed with historical artifacts and memorabilia. There are sections related to dolls, costumes and period dress, The Confederacy, native American history, baseball, World War II, Jefferson Davis, etc.

On my visit, I got to see one of the first bottles of Coca-Cola ever produced (in Vicksburg), learned about the first black female American to become a millionaire, and learned about an Indian warrior whose praises were sung by none other than Andrew Jackson.

Well worth the five dollar entry fee!

Thank BuzzRoll
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Reviewed May 12, 2018

Marlene is a very friendly and helpful person, she is very informative about the museum and the whole area. The courtroom is very cool to walk around and see. Very nice gift shop. One of the top attractions for Vicksburg.

Thank Tim G
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Reviewed January 30, 2018 via mobile

I love antiques and snippets of history and I found both in this museum. I felt as if I had been transformed back to antebellum South

Thank JQuilter
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Reviewed December 31, 2017

This is your basic small town historical museum which holds artifacts that grandkids didn't want, Civil War memoribilia, information about the city's founders and even a bunch of Indian arrowheads. Those looking for African-American history will find a few things though slavery is pretty much glossed over. The civil rights era isn't really covered in much detail either.

Thank ruthjoec
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Reviewed October 25, 2017

Our time was short after spending most of the day at the national military park, but we stopped during the last half hour that the museum was open. The fee is small, and we enjoy history, so we made the most of our short time, and staff did not rush us out. The rooms of the old courthouse are stuffed full of historic treasures of the town and its people. Each space is dedicated to a particular aspect of the town history. Visit the areas that most interest you, or allow time to enjoy every room. Don’t miss the preserved courtroom!

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