Vicksburg visitvicksburg VIcksburg’s Old Courthouse Museum Riverfront Murals Robert Dafford’s 32 life-like pictorial murals depict periods of history in Vicksburg. Also featured is an abstract mural by Vicksburg artist Martha Ferris, which was the first mural to be painted along the floodwall in 2001. In a lyrical and playful fashion, it recognises three vital arteries feeding Vicksburg’s diversity: the river, the railroad and the highway. During the American Civil War Vicksburg was the South’s stronghold of control of the Mississippi River. President Abraham Lincoln stated that Vicksburg was the “key to winning the war” and that the war would not end until that ‘key’ was in his pocket. The Vicksburg National Military Park stands in commemoration of the 47-day campaign for Vicksburg and to those who served as well as the thousands who lost their lives in battle. Step-on guides, licensed by the National Park Service, are available for tours of the park and of the city. Nearby is McRaven which is reputedly the most haunted home in Mississippi and one of the most haunted in the South. You can also take a haunted Vicksburg walking tour if you dare! Stroll the brick-paved streets of historic downtown filled with restaurants, boutiques and art galleries. Listen to the sounds of authentic Delta Blues and enjoy sweeping views of the mighty Mississippi River. Downtown Vicksburg has four museums within walking distance. Have a Coca-Cola at the first place it was ever bottled in the world in 1894 at the Biedenharn Coca-Cola Museum. When it comes to dining you can’t beat the food of the Deep South. Vicksburg offers everything from elegant Southern suppers at an antebellum home to local BBQ and catfish. Vicksburg has nine bed-and- breakfast inns that are all charming in their own way. Stay in one of these elegant properties, enjoy the tour and a filling Southern breakfast to begin your day of exploration. Vicksburg has live music almost every night of the week. Enjoy live blues every Tuesday at LD’s Kitchen or on the weekends at local restaurants and casinos. Riverfront Murals Levee Street Vicksburg, MS Immerse yourself in American history, Mississippi music and Southern charm. Learn about Vicksburg’s history in museums, historic homes and the National Military Park. M E M PHIS M I S S IS S I P P I National Military Park