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.
WHAT'S INSIDE THE OLD COURT HOUSE MUSEUM?
The Old Court House Museum offers a plethora of intriguing exhibits that will entice history buffs and casual travelers alike. You’ll find all of the following and more inside:
• Antique furniture
• Tie worn by Jefferson Davis during his inauguration into the Confederate presidency
• Confederate flags
• Antebellum clothing
• Native American and pioneer implements
• Fine portraits
Admission grants you the opportunity to explore the courthouse at will. You’ll encounter the above exhibits along with thousands of other items, including a massive collection of Civil War memorabilia. The McCardle Research Library, which features more than 1,400 historical volumes, including cemetery records, business directories, marriage records, histories of Warren County families and much more, is also housed within and managed by the museum. Admission to the museum is required for access to the library’s many volumes.
BOOK YOUR STAY IN VICKSBURG, MISSISSIPPI
Whether you’re ready to brush up on the history of the American South or would simply like to kick back and enjoy yourself at one of several river casinos, Vicksburg, Mississippi has what you’re looking for. Plan your trip by exploring local lodging options, including hotels, cabins and bed and breakfasts, today.
OLD COURT HOUSE MUSEUM DETAILS:
Monday – Saturday: 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. (5:00 p.m. during Daylight Savings Time)
Sunday: 1:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. (5:00 p.m. during Daylight Savings Time)
Accepts Visa and Mastercard.
Address: 1008 Cherry Street, Vicksburg MS 39183
This spacious Victorian mansion, built in 1870, features seven guest rooms decorated with period antiques and roomy beds – most rooms even include a private bathroom. This Inn is centrally located in historic Vicksburg, just a short walk from museums, restaurants and landmarks.