A DAY IN THE DEEP SOUTH: VICKSBURG, MISSISSIPPI!
Plan your day in Vicksburg, Mississippi! It’s far from the big cities that people tend to visit, but there is so much to offer. Vicksburg’s 23,856 residents will be glad to let you come in and stay for a day – or more if you decide. Want to know why you should come down to visit us for a day?
Start with the beautiful courthouse, the Warren County Courthouse, which was built back in 1861. It was declared a National Historic Landmark in 1968! This beautiful court house was the sign of Confederate Resistance during the Civil War’s Siege of Vicksburg. Speaking of the Civil War, if you like history, there is a lot of that around here.
A 47 day bloody Civil War battle took place here in Vicksburg, and the site of that battle is now home to the Vicksburg National Military Park. 1800 acres of now peaceful countryside can be visited and toured. Learn all about the battle and the grounds upon which you walk.
If the park does not satisfy your Civil War interest, come check out the U.S.S. Cairo Museum. Here, you will be able to tour the first ever boat to be sunk by a torpedo! Conveniently located by the Park, this museum will leave you in awe upon seeing the size of this old Ironclad!
The most emotional area of our city is the Vicksburg National Cemetery. Established by the U.S. Congress in 1865 as a military burial ground, this land features graves of the brave men who sacrificed their lives for the Southern cause during the Civil War.
Perhaps you are not much of a history lover, which is okay! If you are walking down our downtown, you will find that we have a beautiful Vicksburg Riverfront Murals! Large paintings with descriptions of life in the south from the Civil War to modern musicians! It is a worth the stop if you are downtown. And once you complete the Murals, we have another place you will find of great interest; Lower Mississippi River Museum and Interpretive Center (LMRMIC). The LMRMIC is a beautiful museum about the history of our mighty Mississippi River and the lands around it!
So we may not be the biggest city, but we certainly have attractions for the important events that occurred in our lovely home. You may walk the streets to view our beautiful mansions, and taste some of the country’s best local restaurants. We certainly hope to see you in our city soon, and you never know what you might learn.