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The Old Depot Museum, Vicksburg

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Home of 100 models of Civil War gunboats, second largest collection in the South of Riverboat, the only collection of model ships carry Mississippi names, only diorama of the battle of Vicksburg, the only video of the trials of the citizens and soldiers during the seige, 40 original paintings by Herb Mott of the war on the river,model car display and 3 model railroad layouts
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  • To get an understanding of the seige at Vicksburg you have to visit this place. Impressive display shows location of the two armies and why the battle was resolved as it was. Much better to... 
    To get an understanding of the seige at Vicksburg you have to visit this place. Impressive display shows location of the two armies and why the battle was resolved as it was. Much better to...  more »
  • An interesting enough place if you’re into model trains, which most of the ground floor is devoted to. A man hides in the corner and switches each display on as you walk past, it’s like you’ve... 
    An interesting enough place if you’re into model trains, which most of the ground floor is devoted to. A man hides in the corner and switches each display on as you walk past, it’s like you’ve...  more »
  • If you don't care for modle trains, boats, and cars, most likely not your place. Inexpensive. Best part was the miniature model of the battles of Vicksburg. Best to see after you tour the national... 
    If you don't care for modle trains, boats, and cars, most likely not your place. Inexpensive. Best part was the miniature model of the battles of Vicksburg. Best to see after you tour the national...  more »
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  • DAVE & DEWAYNE were excellent tour guides and museum keepers for the public. They have extensive knowledge with military & local history, model building, excavating for museum pieces, refurbishing toys, collecting, and displaying artifacts. There is a film you can watch and/or listen to while you walk around, two floors of displays, and a very large gift shop. There is something for everyone: ships, dioramas, trains, planes, toys and autos. They are located downtown near the river, Levee Marketplace, Lower Miss. River Museum & Catfish Art park and Washington Street. HIGHLY RECOMMEND FOR ALL AGES!! (Sorry, I see my pics are out of order).
  • Very friendly staff! Knowledgeable as well!! They've got some cool little set ups to check out. It's about five bucks to see the museum. Free for military. The gift shop has some great gifts that are way cheaper than some of the same gifts at the national park. So if you're going to do some gift shopping, this is a good place to get some cool stuff.
  • Awesome museum. Friendly amd knowledgeable staff. This is a train and civil war museum and has lots of great hidden facts about history. The owner has done a wonderful job in creating models of ships, trains, and the civil war battlefield. The gift shop is a nice size and has lots of cool trinkets for sale. The upstairs is blocked off probably for rennovations. There are also a few antique train cars behind the building across from the Mississippi river which makes for a great photo opp. If you are traveling through Mississippi I wpuld highly recommend stopping at Vicksburg as there are hundreds of historical sites.
  • This place is a GEM. The two lady docents that work there are knowledgeable and friendly. You can’t go wrong by coming here. You’ll get a real insight into life in Vicksburg before, during and after the Civil War. Model trains, paddle boats, blockade runners and a movie that will give you insight into the civilian experience in the Civil War in Vicksburg. Great gift shop too
  • A very well done display of the history of the battle. There's a short video in the "theatre". Gift shop is done well also. The self-guided driving tour is worth the time.

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