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Attractions

You’ll find plenty of things to do in Vicksburg, especially in the historic Downtown area, which offers a variety of Vicksburg restaurants, specialty shops and art galleries. Other Vicksburg, Mississippi attractions include The Corner Drug Store with an engaging collection of Civil War artifacts; the Biedenharn Coca-Cola® Museum where Coca-Cola® was first bottled in 1894; and the Yesterday’s Children Antique Doll and Toy Museum. On the floodwall along Levee Street over thirty-two murals by artist Robert Dafford depict the history of Vicksburg and just across the street is the whimsical Children’s Art Park at Catfish Row and splash fountain. If it’s gaming you want, dockside casinos (among the most popular Mississippi attractions) abound offering games, food and entertainment 24-hours a day, year round.

For over five decades of the 1800s, Vicksburg was the center for the aristocracy whose wealth was based on cotton and lumber. A glimpse of its former glory is evidenced by the preservation of many historic churches (two containing Tiffany stained glass windows), government buildings and homes, dating to the 19th Century. Our most historic building, the Old Court House Museum, was constructed in 1858 and survived the Civil War in Mississippi with minimal damage. It is now home to over 10,000 artifacts dating from pre-Columbian times to present day.

There are so many things to do in Vicksburg. For the history buff, there is the 1,800-acre Vicksburg National Military Park, one of America’s most monumental national military parks, where the fate of our nation was decided in 1863. Within the Park you’ll find a Union ironclad gunboat, the U.S.S. Cairo, with thousands of artifacts that had been submerged on the bottom of the Yazoo River for 102 years. The largest National Military Cemetery of Union dead in the United States is located in the park, and a few miles away 5,000 Confederates repose at Soldiers Rest in City Cemetery. The Old Depot Museum, located in downtown, features models of gunboats, the film “Vanishing Glory” which tells about civilian life during the siege as well as a diorama depicting the Siege of Vicksburg.

Don’t miss Vicksburg, Mississippi golf courses, spas, walking & driving tours and festivals & annual events!
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Ahern's Belle of the Bends Tour Home (Circa 1876)

508 Klein Street · Vicksburg, MS 39183
 
 

Ameristar Casino

4146 Washington Street · Vicksburg, MS 39180
 
 

Anchuca Historic Mansion and Inn Tour Home (Circa 1830)

1010 First East Street · Vicksburg, MS 39180
 
 

Annabelle Tour Home (Circa 1868)

501 Speed Street · Vicksburg, MS 39180
 
 

Anshe Chesed Cemetery

Clay Street at National Military Park · Vicksburg, MS 39183
 
 

Baer House Inn Tour Home (Circa 1849-1870)

1117 Grove Street · Vicksburg, MS 39183
 
 

Bazsinsky House Tour Home (circa 1861)

1022 Monroe Street · Vicksburg, MS 39183
 
 

Bethel AME Church

805 Monroe Street · Vicksburg, MS 39180
 
 

Beulah Cemetery

Martin Luther King Blvd. - Off Jackson Rd. · Vicksburg, MS 39183
 
 

Biedenharn Coca-Cola Museum (1890)

1107 Washington Street · Vicksburg, MS 39180
 
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