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First settled in the early 1700s, Vicksburg, Mississippi is a city steeped in history. Today, visitors are presented with a wide array of entertainment, dining and shopping opportunities.

During the American Civil War, Vicksburg saw its fair share of military action. Now, tourists and history buffs can explore museums that dive into the history of our great city. From the Old Depot Museum’s historical exhibits on the Siege of Vicksburg to the Biedenharn Coca-Cola Museum’s displays on the beloved soft drink, there’s a museum for everyone in Vicksburg, Mississippi.

Civil War
No trip to Vicksburg would be complete without a visit to one or more of our Civil War-related attractions. Tour Vicksburg National Military Park to see the site of the American Civil War Battle of Vicksburg, or embark on a walking tour along a Vicksburg Heritage Walking Trail to see some of the 35 historical markers in the downtown and historic districts.

Feeling lucky? Plan a visit to one of Vicksburg’s casinos, including Ameristar Casino, Lady Luck Casino, Riverwalk Casino and Waterview Casino. Besides gaming attractions, area casinos also feature a number of eateries, as well as lodging options, to make your stay as comfortable as can be.

As you explore Vicksburg, immerse yourself in the thriving arts and culture scene. Visit the Riverfront Murals painted on the floodwall of Levee Street, depicting the story of Vicksburg’s history. Art galleries, like The Attic Gallery and H.C. Porter Gallery, give you even more opportunities to view true Southern art.

Dining and shopping opportunities await you in the downtown district. From eclectic boutiques to antique shops, it’s easy to find Vicksburg souvenirs unlike any other. While you’re shopping and touring museums downtown, grab a bite to eat at a locally owned restaurant.

Tour Homes
Eleven tour homes dot the streets of Vicksburg. Visit the oldest home in the city, the McRaven Tour Home, which was built circa 1797, and be sure to check out antebellum and postbellum homes around Vicksburg. Many homes were also inspired by the Victorian, Eastlake, Italianate and/or Greek Revival movements.

Spend a day pampering yourself with a trip to one of Vicksburg’s spas. Whether you need a mani-pedi, a relaxing massage or a new haircut, the city lays claim to a number of day spas that can help you look and feel your best.

Stay in Vicksburg
Come discover all the attractions that Vicksburg has to offer. Book your stay at a local bed and breakfast, hotel or cabin and lodge.

To learn more about Vicksburg, MS, contact the Vicksburg CVB today.

Anchuca Historic Mansion Tour Home

Anchuca Historic mansion Tour Home (circa 1830) is open for tours from 9:00 am – 4:00 pm.

Attic Gallery

Hours or Operation:
Monday – Saturday, 10:00 am until 5:00 pm
Sunday, Closed

Biedenharn Coca-Cola Museum (1890)

Coca-Cola® has been a favorite beverage in the hearts of Americans for more than a century. Have you ever wondered how this delicious, carbonated drink became so wildly popular? Take a trip through time at the Biedenharn Coca-Cola® Museum, which is conveniently located in the charmingly historical downtown district of Vicksburg, Mississippi.

Biedenharn Coca-Cola Museum (1890)

Coca-Cola® has been a favorite beverage in the hearts of Americans for more than a century. Have you ever wondered how this delicious, carbonated drink became so wildly popular? Take a trip through time at the Biedenharn Coca-Cola® Museum, which is conveniently located in the charmingly historical downtown district of Vicksburg, Mississippi.

Blue Cat Guide Service

US Coast Guard-licensed Charter fishing service catching trophy blue catfish in the Mississippi River at historic Vicksburg.

Catfish Row Museum

The Catfish Row Museum will introduce a cultural heritage experience that showcases the unique and diverse aspects of Vicksburg — from its music, history, and storytelling to its vibrant food heritage, worship and the visual arts. Staying true to David Cohn’s declaration that the Mississippi Delta ends on Catfish Row in Vicksburg, the Museum will bring the Catfish Row of historic Vicksburg back to life through a broad cultural exploration of the events, places, stories and vices that helped shape its culture.

Clear Creek Golf CLUB

The 18-hole “Clear Creek” course at the Clear Creek Golf Course facility in Vicksburg, Mississippi features 6,601 yards of golf from the longest tees for a par of 72. The course rating is 71.8 and it has a slope rating of 118 on Bermuda grass. Designed by Watermark Golf LLC/Nathan Crace, the Clear Creek golf course opened in 1977.

Dimensions Salon & Spa

Hours of Operation:
Tuesday - Friday 10:00 am until 6:00 pm
Saturday by appointment only.

Discover Vicksburg National Military Park

Commemorating one of the Civil War’s pivotal campaigns, Vicksburg National Military Park is arguably Mississippi’s most renowned historical attraction. Confederate President Jefferson Davis himself referred to Vicksburg as the “nailhead that holds the South’s two halves together,” and there’s no better way to explore the significant role the city played throughout the Civil War than by discovering the park’s many attractions firsthand.

Fun Lanes Bowling Alley

Fun Lanes Bowling Alley has fun for the entire family. They have bowling, arcade games a concession stand and full bar.

Gold in the Hills at Parkside Playhouse  

The show will begin at 7:30 pm on Friday and Saturday nights and 2:00 pm the Parkside Playhouse, 101 Iowa Avenue. Tickets: $15 adults/$10 seniors/ $10 13-19 years old and $8 children ages 12 & under. The show is set in the 1890s and features a relentless hero, a winsome heroine, a ruthless villain, and the wilder side of city life in the infamous New York Bowery.

Grey Oaks Plantation

Grey Oaks, originally built on the outskirts of Port Gibson in the Greek Revival style, was once called “Anchuka”. It was bought in 1938 by Michael Morrissey of Vicksburg. Under the supervision of architect James T. Canizaro of Jackson, the house was dismantled and all salvageable parts were used to rebuild the home in the Federal style and renamed Grey Oaks at its present location. The home is an elegant adaptation of an 1830s home. Surrounded by acres of landscaped grounds and towering oaks, and mountains of Kudzu, the house takes on the aura of a romance novel.

H.C. Porter Gallery

Hours of Operation:
Monday – Saturday 10:00 am – 5:00 pm.
After hours by appointment only

Haunted Vicksburg

Haunted Vicksburg walking and driving tours available by appointment nightly except Sundays.

Jesse Brent Lower Mississippi River Museum

The museum provides visitors a view of life surrounding the mighty Mississippi River through multiple interactive displays. Visitors can learn about the river’s past, science behind water movement, view an aquarium, walk through an outdoor flood model, and tour the Mississippi River Commission’s towboat; the Motor Vessel Mississippi IV.

Loft Salon & Spa

Hours of Operation:
Tuesday – Friday, 10:00 am until 5:00 pm
Saturday, 10:00 am until 2:00 pm.

Lorelei Books

Lorelei Books in Downtown Vicksburg.
Open Monday - Saturday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm.

Maggio Historic Walking Tours

Maggio Historic Walking Tours begin at the Corner of Cherry and Crawford Streets (Southern Cultural Heritage Center)

McRaven Candlelight Tours

The tours will be every 15 minutes from 7:00 pm until 9:00 pm at McRaven Tour Home, 1445 Harrison Street. Guests will be guided by candlelight through a darkened McRaven and in each room, there will be a ghost telling you their story firsthand. The cost is $25.00 per person. Tours are not recommended for children under 12 years old.

McRaven Tour Home

McRaven Tour Home (circa 1797,1836,1849)
Historic tours: Daily 12:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Haunted tours: Friday – Sundays 7:00 pm & 8:30 pm.

Oak Hall Tour Home

OakHallBnB – An Historic Home with a Modern Feel.

The Fannie Willis Johnson Home, built in 1910 in the Mission Revival style, was designed by New Orleans architects Keenan and Weiss and was supervised by local architect William Stanton. It was constructed in Norman brick and trimmed in Bedford limestone by Curphey and Mundy Builders for $30,000. The Mission Revival style originated in California and was based on 17th and 18th century Spanish colonial architecture. Characteristics of the style are the Mission-gabled portico, cartouches, carved blocks over the columns, and wide bracketed eaves. The home is lined in quarter sawn oak and boasts 32 custom stained glass windows and original beaux art lighting fixtures designed by Louis Millet, from the Chicago Art Institute. Millet was responsible for the stained glass art and interior design oversite of the State Capitol Building in Jackson and the Illinois Monument at the Vicksburg Military Park. Fannie Willis Johnson, a Vick descendant, is best known for her philanthropic contributions to individuals and the community, such as to build the Junius Ward Johnson Memorial Y.M.C.A. and a Y.M.C.A. for African Americans, to make improvements to the Salvation Army Home, the Vicksburg High School Athletic Field, for a new school in south Vicksburg, playgrounds in the city, and to build St. Mary’s Episcopal Church. For some years before her death, she maintained a home for aged Protestant ladies and, when she decided to use her home for the Old Ladies Home, she was willing to live in the Carriage House so she could see them enjoy her home.

Old Court House Museum (circa 1858-1860)

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.

Old Depot Museum

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.

Picture This Selfie Studio

Picture this Selfie Studio is a new creative way to take and share awesome pictures takin by YOU. With 12 ever changing backdrops you’re promised a picture you LOVE every time you walk through our doors.

Quapaw Canoe Company- Vicksburg Outpost

Quapaw Canoe Company has a new location in Vicksburg, Mississippi, to service adventurous travelers who want to experience the wild power of the Lower Mississippi River! Quapaw Canoe Company – Vicksburg Outpost was established in 2016 by big river guide Layne Logue for access into the wilds of the Mississippi Delta Hardwoods, Loess bluffs and Northeastern Louisiana Floodplain. Educational adventures also conducted into adjacent oxbow Lakes, river chutes, back channels, and seasonally flooded landscapes. This is a great way to experience the raw, wild, power and vitality of the Lower Mississippi River! Paddlers will experience towering bluffs, endless forests, expansive sandbars, and the beautiful muddy river. The best birding in the South. Perfect for adventurers and naturalists of all ages. No previous experience necessary, but must wear life jacket and be willing to paddle.

Secret Garden Spa

Hours of Operation:
Monday: 9:00 am until 8:00 pm
Tuesday: 9:00 am until 7:00 pm
Wednesday-Sunday: 9:00 am until 5:00 pm

Shine Salon and Spa

Hours of Operation:
Monday – Friday, 10:00 am until 6:00 pm
Saturday, 10:00 am until 3:00 pm.

Southern Heritage Air Museum

Open Wednesday – Saturday 10:00 am – 4:00 pm. Closed Thanksgiving through March 1st (tours by appointment).
Established by the Southern Heritage Air Foundation, the Southern Heritage Air Museum is dedicated to preserving the history of American aviation through an assortment of exhibits and a collection of real aircraft. The museum is located at the Vicksburg-Tallulah Regional Airport, just across the river from Vicksburg, Mississippi. The museum is also an affiliate of the World War II Museum in New Orleans.

Sports Force Parks on the Mississippi

Sports Force Parks on the Mississippi features professional quality fields, friendly staff, and entertainment attractions. They aren’t your typical park and deliver more value and a better experience for visitors. All of the entertainment is all-inclusive, meaning once you’re in the park, you can ride the Fly Wheel Zip Line as many times as you want. Sports Force Parks on the Mississippi features professional-level synthetic turf fields, on-site recreation and entertainment options, and high quality concessions.

The Chopping Block

The Chopping Block is a Competitive Axe Throwing Range and Retro Arcade. The venue is capable of holding large events for several hours or small groups for just a quick visit. To make a reservation please visit their reservation page where the available time slots are listed. They strive to create a fun and safe mixed-use facility. You can play games, visit with friends and enjoy food and drink.

USS Cairo Museum

Open Thursday – Sunday 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
Named in honor of the Illinois city, the USS Cairo was commissioned in January of 1862. This powerful, 13-gun ironclad vessel was one of a team of similar gunboats that were designed to help Union forces overcome Confederate opposition during the American Civil War. But the Cairo simply wasn’t destined to succeed in its mission – after less than a year in action, the boat was sunk by an electronically detonated torpedo just seven miles north of Vicksburg, Mississippi in the Yazoo River.

Vicksburg Civil War Museum

Monday – Saturday 8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Sunday 9:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Admission is $7 for adults; $3.50 for 12 and under; free for 6 and under.

Vicksburg Theatre Guild

For 2019-2020, Vicksburg Theatre Guild presents four musicals, one drama, Fairy Tale Theatre, and “Gold in the Hills”, a melodrama, is the Guinness Book of World Records’ longest-running show.

Westside Theatre Foundation

Upcoming performance schedule can be found on the website along with online ticket purchasing by credit card or call to reserve door tickets for purchase by cash or check.

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