Stay at a Vicksburg Hotel, the Hampton Inn & Suites across from the National Battlefield Military Park and near several Vicksburg Museums, like the Old Courthouse Museum and the Coca Cola Museum.

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Museums

Vicksburg National Military Park

"Vicksburg is the nail head that holds the
South's two halves together...
                                            ...Vicksburg is the key"


Two statements, two Presidents, both aware of the importance of the city on the Mississippi River. President Davis knew it was vital to hold the city for the Confederacy to survive. President Lincoln wanted the key to gain control of the river and divide the South. Vicksburg National Military Park commemorates this campaign and its significance as a critical turning point of the Civil War.

 

Many activities and events will be held in the park this year to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Vicksburg, check the website often for a list of events.

 

Phone: Visitors Center, (601) 636-0583, ext. 8023; 
U.S.S. Cairo Museum, (601) 636-2199 

Rates: Admission fee $8/car, $4 per individual (walk/bike)
Under 16/FREE.
Commercial Rate and other services available: see website
Credit Cards: Visa, MC, American Express, Discover 

Hours of Operation: Visitors Center: 8a.m.-5p.m, daily,
USS Cairo Museum: 8:30 a.m .- 5:00 p.m., Nov. - March
9:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m., April - October.
Closed Christmas Day. 

Tour begins at the Visitors Center, where life-sized exhibits and artifacts from the Siege of Vicksburg are on display. An 18- minute film which recounts the campaign is shown on the hour and half-hour. The 16-mile driving tour can be taken on your own. The Cairo Museum is open in the north section. http//www.nps.gov/vick

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Old Courthouse Museum

1008 Cherry Street 

Phone: (601) 636-0741 

Rates: Adults/$3; Students grades 1-12/$2; Preschool/Free; Senior Citizens (65 and Older) $2.50 (Group rates available)

Credit Cards: None 

Hours of Operation: 8:30 a.m.- 4:30 p.m., Mon. - Sat.; 1:30-4:30 p.m. Sun.; open until 5:00 p.m. during Daylight Savings Time.


Vicksburg's most historic building, constructed by slaves in 1858, has hosted such great Americans as
Jefferson Davis, Theodore Roosevelt, John Breckinridge, Booker T. Washington, William McKinley, and U.S. Grant. Here the U.S. Flag was raised and the Confederate lowered on July 4, 1863. Artifacts help tell Vicksburg's story in the National Landmark structure, which also has a gift shop. Self guided tour. Handicapped access. http://www.oldcourthouse.org

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Biedenharn Museum of Coca-Cola® Memorabilia

1107 Washington Street 

Phone: (601) 638-6514 

Rates: Adults/$2.25; Children under 12 years/ $1.75. Groups of 10 or more, adults/$1.75; Children under 12/ $1.50. Add 7% sales tax 

Credit Cards: MC, Visa, AE, Discover 

Hours of Operation: Open all year except New Year's Day, Easter, Thanksgiving, and Christmas. Open 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Mon. - Sat.; 1:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m. Sunday. 

Restored 1890 building where Coca-Cola® was first bottled anywhere in the world in 1894. Museum contains reproduction bottling works, Coca-Cola® memorabilia, 1900 soda fountain, and restored 1890 candy store. Fountain Cokes, ice cream floats, homemade candy, Mississippi-made Ford's dipped ice cream, and over one hundred Coca-Cola® items for sale in the museum's gift shop. e-mail: vburgfndation@mymailstation.com

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Yesterday's Children Antique Doll and Toy Museum

1104 Washington Street 

Phone: (601) 638-0650 

Rates: Adults/$2.00; Under 12/$1 

Credit Cards: none 

Hours of Operation: 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m., Monday through Saturday, except Christmas and Thanksgiving. 

This museum and gift shop is housed in an 1836 building containing four rooms filled with more than 1,000 dolls, boys' and girls' toys and accessories, dating from the 1880's to the present. French and German bisque dolls, many in original costumes and of life-size, are displayed in settings depicting nostalgic childhood pleasures. A complete history of the Alexander Doll and the Composition Dolls of the 20's, 30's and 40's is provided. The gift shop contains exquisite antique and new dolls and toys in the $10 to $500 range. 
Handicapped accessible.

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Vicksburg Battlefield Museum

4135 I-20 Frontage Rd. 

Phone: (601) 638-6500 

Rates: Adults, $5.50; Students, $3.25 (incl. tax); Group rates available on request.

Credit Cards: Visa, MC

Hours of Operation: Sept.-May: 9 am - 5 pm Mon-Sat.; May - Sept.: 8 am - 8 pm, Mon.-Sat; Sun. 1 pm-5 pm 

Houses the Gray & Blue Naval Society Collection of models and the film presentation of The Vanishing Glory. Features the World's largest collection of WBTS ship models, the only diorama of the Siege of Vicksburg, the Vicksburg Story as told by the civilians and soldiers, a collection of riverboat models, and naval vessels with Mississippi names. Film begins on the hour. Handicapped access. email: grayblue@bellsouth.net www.vicksburgbattlefieldmuseum.net

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The Jacqueline House African American Museum

1325 Main Street

Phone: (601) 636-0941

Rates: Adults/$1.50; Children 6-18/ .75; Under 5 free; 5+/$1.00.
Groups of 5 or more/$1.00 ea.

Credit Cards: None

Hours of Operation: Saturday 8:00 a.m. - 4 p.m. Sun-Fri. by appointment. Please call.

Vicksburg's only African American history and culture preservation museum.

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Lower Mississippi River Museum

910 Washington St.

Phone: 601-638-9900

Rates: Free

Hours of Operation: Wed - Sat 9a - 4p

Explore life on the Mississippi River! Find out how different communities, farming families, and the US Army Corps of Engineers have all utilized the river. Choose your own adventure on the river with the Mississippi Trail Interactive. Hear what the 1927 flood was like for a family that lived through it. See some of the river's fish up close in our 1,515 gallon aquarium.

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Pigs in Flight Museum

722 Belmont St.

Phone: 601-456-4867

Rates: Children - $15 & Adults - $10

Hours of Operation: Mon - Fri 9:30a - 4:30p and Sat 10a - 3p

Pigs-In-Flight opened its doors in October 2014 as a petite children’s museum with interactive educational and recreational exhibits for the purpose of promoting children’s interest in learning. It provides an environment for parents to be active and consistent participants in their child’s academic development and brings families and communities together to educate and enrich the lives of young children.

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Southern Heritage Air Museum

179 VTR Airport Rd, Tallulah, LA

Phone: 318-574-2731

Rates: Free

Hours of Operation: Tue - Fri 10a - 4p, or by appointment

The Southern Heritage Air Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to educating people about the history of aviation and its impact on society, with a primary focus on the local region. Our Museum offers the public a portal into the world of aviation through the preservation and exhibition of aircraft and other artifacts which exemplify the contributions of individuals and organizations to aviation in its many aspects.

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