Historical Sites in Vicksburg
Vicksburg National Military Park
The Vicksburg National Military Park is a must-visit destination in Vicksburg, housing about 1,400 monuments and memorials across its expansive landscape. Originally the site of the American Civil War Battle of Vicksburg, the park now commemorates the battle and the Vicksburg Civil War Campaign with reconstructed forts and trenches, two traditional antebellum houses, over 100 cannons, the restored USS Cairo gunboat and more.
Stroll along the park’s 12.5-mile walking trail as you check out the Jefferson Davis Statue, the African American Soldiers’ Memorial, and a variety of state monuments honoring Connecticut, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota and more.
Vicksburg National Cemetery
A part of the National Military Park, the Vicksburg National Cemetery covers 116 acres of historical grounds and holds the remains of about 17,000 Civil War Union soldiers. Visitors are welcome to respectfully explore the cemetery and check out the gravestones, many of which are classified as unknown, or unidentified, soldiers.
McRaven Tour Home
Join a tour of the McRaven House, known as Mississippi’s “Most Haunted House,” when you stop in Vicksburg. This authentic, pre-Civil War property was originally built in 1797 when George Washington was President, and now serves as a “Time Capsule of the South” for guests to check out elegantly decorated rooms featuring museum-quality antiques.
The Old Courthouse
Built in 1858, the Old Courthouse Museum in Vicksburg stands as an architectural masterpiece where many renowned historical figures once stood, including Jefferson Davis, Ulysses S. Grant, Teddy Roosevelt and more. Now, the Courthouse is open as a museum to the public and houses artifacts from the Civil War era into the 20th century.
Contact Visit Vicksburg to learn more about these and other Mississippi historical sites in and around Vicksburg, Mississippi.