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History & Heritage


Vicksburg History

From the Civil War Battle of Vicksburg to antebellum mansions, Vicksburg history is alive and well!

From early 18th century Natchez Indian and Choctaw tribe battles and the Mississippi steamboats that made the city a center of trade in the 19th century to nation-changing events such as the 47-day Siege of Vicksburg in 1863, few cities can claim the number of captivating contributions to U.S. history.

Uncover Vicksburg History

Begin exploring Vicksburg history by visiting landmarks such as the Vicksburg National Military Park, which preserves the site of the Civil War Battle of Vicksburg featuring 1,340 monuments, a restored Union gunboat, national cemetery and a 16-mile driving tour.

Tour century-old churches featuring unique architecture and a number of Confederate and African American graveyards. Discover four Mississippi Blues Trail markers commemorating Highway 61 South, the Red Tops, and famous blues musicians Willie Dixon and Marcus Bottom. Visit historic homes such as the Duff Green Mansion which served as a hospital for Confederate and Union soldiers during the Civil War Battle of Vicksburg.

From downtown city streets and cotton fields to restored train depots, use the search below to discover the intriguing landmarks of Vicksburg history.

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Ahern's Belle of the Bends Tour Home (Circa 1876)

508 Klein Street · Vicksburg, MS 39183

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 at Grove 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

Cedar Grove Mansion Inn & Restaurant Tour Home (1840-1858)

2200 Oak Street · Vicksburg, MS
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