Travel to Vicksburg & Civil History Will Come Alive: 4 Historical Sites

The Vicksburg Civil War saga can be experienced by planning a visit here. This city charms the visitors with its history and its warm hospitality. It's well known for the Siege of Vicksburg during the American Civil War. Visiting this city will give you the chance to come face to face with its history. BBOnline recommends visiting these places while you're here on vacation.

Vicksburg National Military Park
3201 Clay Street
Vicksburg, MS 39183
(601) 636-0583
www.nps.gov/vick

If you look at the history of Vicksburg, Civil War stories are sure to unfold. The Vicksburg National Military Park is one of the first places you should visit while you're on vacation here. Visitors can either drive or walk through the 1,800-acre park. The Military Park has more than 1,300 monuments of the Civil War. In order to do full justice to your trip, it is advisable to start from your Vicksburg Inn first thing in the morning. You can view a gun boat that was restored after being sunk during the war. Authentic cannons, reconstructed forts and trenches are the other exhibits in this park.

Vicksburg City Cemetery
326 Lovers Lane
Vicksburg, MS 39180
(601) 634-4513

The Vicksburg City Cemetery, also known as the Cedar Hill Cemetery, is another remnant of the Vicksburg Civil War period. This is the burial place of the Confederate soldiers. It is estimated that around 5,000 soldiers were buried here, and this cemetery is dedicated to them. If you are visiting Vicksburg you can tour this cemetery and experience a part of history. It's not far from your Vicksburg Bed and Breakfast.

Old Courthouse Museum
1008 Cherry Street
Vicksburg, MS 39183
(601) 636-0741
www.oldcourthouse.org

The Old Courthouse is a historic structure in Vicksburg. It was built in 1858 and has played host to several great leaders and thinkers like Jefferson Davis, Theodore Roosevelt and William McKinley, to name a few. You will find artifacts and exhibits from the Civil War. The Confederate flags are housed here. Fine portraits, silverware and toys are a few of the other exhibits. The museum is open from Mondays to Saturdays from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., and on Sundays from 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. There is a small entrance fee that is charged. Children and senior citizens are offered discounted rates.

Vicksburg Battlefield Museum
4139 N Frontage Road
Vicksburg, MS 39183
(601) 638-6500
www.vicksburgbattlefieldmuseum.net

In order to understand the role that Vicksburg played during the Civil War, it's important to visit the Vicksburg Battlefield Museum, preferably before going to the Military Park. The museum puts forth the terrain, the Civil War leaders and their war strategies. The museum explains the siege and the naval operations that took place in this area. There is a small entrance fee that is charged for visiting the museum.