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