Vicksburg Museums

A hotbed of activity during the American Civil War, Vicksburg, Mississippi has much to offer for both casual tourists and dedicated history buffs. Among the city’s attractions are museums that afford guests an in-depth look into the area’s background and culture.

A Glimpse Into The Past

 Founded in 1811 and incorporated as a town in 1825, Vicksburg has a rich history, which can be explored at numerous museums in the area. Visitors curious about life on the Mississippi River should visit the Jesse Brent Lower Mississippi River Museum, which explores the river’s relationship with local society. To learn more about Vicksburg’s role in the Civil War, head to the Old Depot Museum to view an expansive diorama of the Siege of Vicksburg, and then stop by the USS Cairo, a Union gunboat that sunk in 1862 and is now displayed at Vicksburg National Military Park. Another local favorite is the Jacqueline House Museum, an appointment-only landmark dedicated to the area’s distinct African American culture. Finish off an exciting trip with a self-guided tour of the stunning Old Court House Museum or a plane ride at the Southern Heritage Air Museum

A Haven For Hobbyists 

Beverage connoisseurs will feel at home in the Biedenharn Coca-Cola® Museum. Within this historic building, visitors will find exhibits showcasing the origins of Coca-Cola® along with the history of the Biedenharn family, who first bottled the famed soft drink in Vicksburg in 1894. 

After viewing all that Biedenharn Coca-Cola® Museum has to offer, cross the road and visit Yesterday’s Children Antique Doll & Toy Museum. This unique museum boasts a vast collection of antique dolls and toys dating back to the mid 1800s. Top off your trip to Yesterday’s Children by browsing the gift shop, which is stocked with dolls, Civil War souvenirs and much more. 

Schedule Your Vicksburg Visit Today 

Vicksburg, MS is an excellent destination, whether you’re organizing a romantic getaway or a family trip. Begin planning today by booking a stay at one of our local bed and breakfasts, hotels or campgrounds.