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Old Court House Museum - Eva W. Davis Memorial

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Address: 1008 Cherry St, Vicksburg, MS 39183-2540
Phone Number:
+1 601-636-0741
08:30 - 17:00
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Sun 13:00 - 17:00
Mon - Sat 08:30 - 17:00

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Very interesting museum - you could spend days looking at everything

Very well done museum - gives you an excellent history of and feel for the area. It's a great example of antebellum style architecture dating from 1858 and is virtually unchanged.

Reviewed 24 January 2017
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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We saw materials from the slave era in Mississippi. I will try to post a photo of a flyer offering land and slaves as a package sale. The slaves were the more valuable part of the deal. It was distressing but a part of our history. Much of the other memorabilia was average - costumes, guns, cannon shot, all crowded... More 

Thank CaliforniaLen
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Reviewed 24 January 2017 via mobile

Very well done museum - gives you an excellent history of and feel for the area. It's a great example of antebellum style architecture dating from 1858 and is virtually unchanged.

Thank mrsdenbob2012
Longview, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 November 2016

downtown tour. is neat building. we didnt get to go in but got excellent photographs. opens at 1 on sunday.

Thank debbie s
Kerikeri, New Zealand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 139 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 October 2016

We enjoyed this museum which cost us $5 each. There is loads to see and we learnt how the term "dixie" came into being. The French word dix meaning ten was on the reverse of a Louisiana bank note and the phrase having a bunch of dixs' in my pocket came into use. Hence dixie land. We also saw General... More 

Thank KiwichickAuckland
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Reviewed 30 September 2016 via mobile

The wide variety of artifacts and exhibits ensures that there is something for everyone. The sights, sounds and smells of the Old Courthouse adds to the experience, you really feel like you are a part of the history you are learning about.

Thank An0nym0usC0ntribut0r
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40 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 September 2016

This museum was just awesome. This was largely due to the personal and cosy way the exhibits are displayed inside the actual old Court House. It depicts life in Vicksburg therefore displays will include a chair used by Ulysses S Grant, ladies' clothing at the time, furniture, exquisitely tiny and beautiful cups and saucers, guns used in the Civil War,... More 

Thank sharon v
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Reviewed 27 August 2016 via mobile

Beautiful old courthouse filled with artifacts from the Civil War as well as other interesting memorabilia of bygone eras! A must see for history buffs and lovers of beautiful old courthouses of the South!

Thank John J
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Reviewed 17 August 2016

The old courtroom upstairs is a delight to see. As another reviewer said, one can well imagine J. Davis striding into the room to plead his case. Like the courtroom, the exhibits downstairs seem to be from another era. While there has been some attempt to bring interpretations of slavery into the modern world, the view of Reconstruction is two... More 

Thank Thomas H
Lindale, Texas, United States
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Reviewed 2 August 2016

Please go by and see the wonderful artifacts from a long ago era. The museum is chock full of history and the docents are very knowledgeable about the court house and the 47 day siege of the city.

Thank Ashleigh G
Johannesburg, South Africa
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114 reviews
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Reviewed 25 July 2016

The exhibits were interesting. The historical pieces were nice to see. However we felt that it could be better given the historical significance of Vicksburg. It would have been nice to have learned more about Vicksburg.

Thank Nigel R

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