Senior-Friendly Activities in Vicksburg, MS - Visit Vicksburg


Senior-Friendly Activities in Vicksburg, MS

Vicksburg is a city with a rich and fascinating history, and the natural beauty of the Mississippi sets the backdrop for the perfect getaway. Whether you’re planning a vacation with a loved one or scheduling a trip for your social group or church, the city is home to many attractions that are sure to entice traveling seniors. For help building your trip itinerary, check out a few tips on things to do and see from Visit Vicksburg.

Have Fun and Win Big

Vicksburg is home to four casinos that offer hundreds of unique slots, table games, and even opportunities for sports betting. Even better, you don’t have to walk away from a winning streak when you get hungry because each casino is home to restaurants that will keep you full while you enjoy playing all your favorite games. Once you’ve had your fill, you can stay at one of the casinos’ hotels. If you’re looking for a break between bets, take in a show featuring top-tier talent from a variety of popular genres.

Explore History 

Vicksburg is the location of one of the most well-known, important battles during the Civil War. The Siege of Vicksburg began on May 18, 1863, and culminated with the surrender of the last major Confederate stronghold to Ulysses S. Grant on July 4, 1863. If you and your traveling companions are history buffs, you won’t want to miss the city’s most compelling historical attractions. Senior activities in Vicksburg for history lovers include:

  • Tours of historic homes, including one that became an impromptu hospital for wounded soldiers during the Civil War.
  • The Vicksburg National Military Park, where you can visit the preserved site of the Siege of Vicksburg. There are live cannon and musket demonstrations, and acres of land to explore for an all-day adventure. 
  • The USS Cairo Museum, home to an original Civil War gunboat and opportunities to learn more about life onboard.
  • Pemberton’s Headquarters, the residence occupied by Confederate Lt. General John C. Pemberton during the Siege of Vicksburg.

Rock ‘n’ Roll

The Mississippi Delta is well-known as the birthplace of American music and those roots hold strong today. People travel from all over the world to Vicksburg to learn more about the history of jazz and rock and roll. The best and easiest way to get a taste of what the Mississippi Delta has to offer is through the Blues Trail, which features six historical markers in Vicksburg that commemorate The Blue Room, Highway 61 South, Marcus Bottom, The Red Tops, Dr. William Ferris, and Willie Dixon. Also, be sure to check the events calendar for music events you can look forward to during your stay. 

Head Outdoors

One of the major highlights of any trip to Vicksburg is the proximity to the stunning Mississippi River. You can experience the majesty of the second-largest river in North America through a guided half- or full-day kayak trip. There are also open-air bus tours for bird and wildlife enthusiasts, so you can sit back and enjoy the beauty of Vicksburg without having to hike, bike, or paddle. No matter what you choose, you’ll want to make time to enjoy the outdoors during your trip.

Learn More about Senior Activities in Vicksburg, MS

Vicksburg is a jewel of the Mississippi Delta, and there is something here for every senior traveler. Whether you love a night on the town or watching Civil War history come to life, you’ll find it easy to make memories. If you’re ready to plan your next trip, Visit Vicksburg would love to help. Contact us today to learn more, or request a free visitor guide.

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