Searching for a souvenir? There’s no better place to look than downtown Vicksburg. The city’s local shops feature a diverse selection of unique finds, so you’ll have no trouble selecting a keepsake to commemorate your time in Vicksburg for years to come. Popular shopping destinations include the Attic Gallery and the H.C. Porter Gallery, which both shine a light on local artists who dig deep into the city’s deeply Southern heritage to create their works. Another local favorite is the Levee Street Marketplace, where locals and visitors alike can search for antiques, jewelry, vintage fashion and more.
After you’ve explored the eccentric collection of shops and galleries located throughout downtown Vicksburg, MS, be sure to set aside time for a tasty meal at one of the city’s esteemed restaurants. Vicksburg’s thriving culinary scene features cuisine of all sorts, from international staples, like sushi and tamales, to authentic Southern comfort food. Vicksburg is also home to a rooftop restaurant and a newly established and legacy brewpub.
All filled up? Brush up on your Southern history by venturing through downtown Vicksburg’s engaging museums. Founded in 1811 and incorporated as a town in 1825, Vicksburg has a rich history, which can be explored at the many museums in the area.
Visitors curious about life on the Mississippi River should visit the Jesse Brent Lower Mississippi River Museum, which explores the river’s relationship with local society.
To learn more about Vicksburg’s role in the Civil War, head to the Old Depot Museum to view an expansive diorama of the Siege of Vicksburg. Stop by the Civil War Museum which features a diverse collection of artifacts from that era. Take a self-guided tour of the stunning Old Court House Museum with a plethora of artifacts on display.
A HAVEN FOR HOBBYISTS
Beverage connoisseurs will feel at home in the Biedenharn Coca-Cola® Museum. Within this historic building, visitors will find exhibits showcasing the origins of Coca-Cola® along with the history of the Biedenharn family, who first bottled the famed soft drink in Vicksburg in 1894.
The Catfish Row Museum, featuring a series of ever-changing exhibits, is in the Christian and Brough Building in downtown Vicksburg at 913 Washington Street directly across from the Lower Mississippi River Museum. Constructed in 1905, the building is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and is a Mississippi Landmark.
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