Beyond the doors of the Old Vicksburg Depot lies a plethora of historical exhibits designed to educate and entertain. From the immersive diorama of the Siege of Vicksburg to original paintings depicting the trials of the war, this museum’s many features are sure to please both Civil War enthusiasts and casual visitors.
WHAT'S INSIDE THE OLD DEPOT MUSEUM?
The Old Depot’s exhibits examine earlier modes of transportation, the Siege of Vicksburg and many other elements of the city’s history. Inside the museum, you’ll find the following and much more:
• Railroad memorabilia
• A collection of model Civil War gunboats carrying Mississippi names
• 40 original war-themed paintings by Herb Mott
• Video footage of trails used by soldiers and citizens during the Siege of Vicksburg
• A detailed diorama of the Siege of Vicksburg
• Model railroad layouts
• Models of architecture styles employed throughout Vicksburg’s past
All exhibits are housed within the magnificent Old Depot itself, which was fully restored during a $2.4 million project undertaken by the City of Vicksburg and the Mississippi Department of Transportation.
EXPLORE VICKSBURG, MISSISSIPPI
Once you’ve completed your adventure through the Old Depot, be sure to visit nearby attractions to discover all that Vicksburg, Mississippi has to offer, including the Old Court House Museum. Several local restaurants are also situated nearby, making it easy to break for a refreshing meal downtown. Ready to plan your trip to Vicksburg? Begin by reserving a room at a local bed and breakfast, casino or hotel.
OLD DEPOT MUSEUM DETAILS:
April – October: Monday – Saturday: 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. No admittance after 4:30 p.m.
November – March: Monday – Saturday: 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. No admittance after 3:30 p.m.
Address: 1010 Levee 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.