A world away from the high-tech gadgets of today, the playthings of yesteryear were known for their high quality and intricate workmanship. Yesterday’s Children Antique Doll and Toy Museum houses an immense collection of such toys, including more than 1,000 dolls and other intriguing items dating back to 1843. Conveniently located in the historical downtown district of Vicksburg, this museum makes for a unique addition to any day spent on the town.
WHAT'S INSIDE YESTERDAY'S CHILDREN ANTIQUE DOLL AND TOY MUSEUM?
The collection of toys found beyond the doors of Yesterday’s Children was curated by late museum owner Carolyn Bakarich, and a wide array of brands, styles and eras is represented on the museum’s shelves. Toys on display at Yesterday’s Children include:
• Shirley Temple dolls
• Ventriloquist dolls
• Doll carriages
• Rocking horses
• Barbie dolls
• Madame Alexander dolls
• Toy soldiers
• Electric trains
• G.I. Joe figures
This list covers only a portion of what curious visitors will discover at Yesterday’s Children, so be sure to plan your visit for the full experience. In addition to its various toy displays, the museum boasts a gift shop with a selection that includes high-quality dolls, paper doll books, Civil War souvenirs and more.
SEE THE REST OF DOWNTOWN VISCKSBURG
Yesterday’s Children Antique Doll and Toy Museum’s easily accessible Washington Street location is perfect for any family vacation. It’s right across the road from the Biedenharn Coca-Cola® Museum and Lorelei Books, allowing visitors to plan a fun-filled day with ease. Experience the city’s rich history firsthand by planning a stay at a Vicksburg bed and breakfast, cabin or hotel today.
YESTERDAY'S CHILDREN ANTIQUE DOLL AND TOY MUSEUM DETAILS
Monday – Saturday: 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's Day.
Address: 1104 Washington Street, Vicksburg MS 38183
Anchuca Historic Mansion
This antebellum mansion was originally constructed in the late 1820s, but was later upgraded with Greek revival styling in the late 1840s by wealthy Vicksburg residents, Jane and Victor Wilson. Anchuca’s visitors are treated to plantation breakfasts each day.