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Vicksburg, MS
Travel Guide

With its accessible location along a bend of the Mississippi River, this town has important Civil War history and modern casinos, shopping, arts and dining.

Vicksburg stands on a bluff overlooking the Mississippi and Yazoo rivers. The area surrounding the town was the setting for a major event in the American Civil War in 1863. Union soldiers held the Confederacy under siege for 47 days. The eventual defeat was a turning point leading to the ultimate Union victory. Explore the Vicksburg National Military Park at the site of the battle. The national cemetery holds the remains of 17,000 Union soldiers.

One of the highlights of the park is the restoration of an ironclad warship that patrolled the waters of the Mississippi River. Learn about life on these boats and the importance of the river to both sides of the war effort at the USS Cairo Museum. Drive along the 16-mile (26-kilometer) tour through the park, listen to cell phone descriptions of sites and stop to view some of the 1,340 monuments.

In the Old Depot Museum, visit the Vicksburg Battlefield in miniature and see more than 200 model ships. The city has another historic site that has had a global impact. Visit the Biedenharn Coca-Cola Museum where the popular soft drink was first bottled in 1894. Learn about the origins and evolution of the drink and its unique, highly recognizable bottle.

Watch an original American melodrama, Gold in the Hills, at the Vicksburg Theatre Guild’s Parkside Playhouse. The play has been performed every year since 1936. Other theater performances are offered throughout the year. More live performances and art films are offered at the Strand Theatre.

Try gambling at one of the town’s four casinos. Enjoy Cajun, Creole and Southern soul food at area restaurants. Spend the day shopping in downtown Vicksburg or outlet malls and relax with golf or a spa vacation.

Vicksburg is less than a 1-hour drive west of Jackson, Mississippi, the state capital. For a special treat, travel to the city on a paddlewheel steamboat on the Mississippi River as people did 200 years ago.

Top Hotels in Vicksburg

Motel 6 Vicksburg, MS
Motel 6 Vicksburg, MS
2 out of 5
4137 I-20 N. Frontage Road, Vicksburg, MS
The price is $40 per night from Feb 28 to Mar 1

Situated in the historical district, this motel is within 3 mi (5 km) of Vicksburg National Military Park, Martha Vick House, and Old Warren County Court House ...

3.2/5 (741 reviews)

"Comfortable. Got a good night sleep. Staff helpful."…"

Reviewed on Jan 31, 2021

Motel 6 Vicksburg, MS
Ameristar Casino Hotel Vicksburg
Ameristar Casino Hotel Vicksburg
4 out of 5
4116 Washington St., Vicksburg, MS
The price is $80 per night from Feb 28 to Mar 1

Situated in Vicksburg, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Ameristar Casino Vicksburg and Warren County Welcome Center. Vicksburg Theatre Guild’s Parkside ...

4/5Very Good! (989 reviews)

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Reviewed on Jan 29, 2021

Ameristar Casino Hotel Vicksburg
Comfort Suites Vicksburg
Comfort Suites Vicksburg
2.5 out of 5
100 Berryman Rd, Vicksburg, MS
The price is $94 per night from Feb 28 to Mar 1

Located in the heart of Vicksburg, this hotel is within 3 mi (5 km) of Vicksburg National Military Park, Martha Vick House, and Old Warren County Court House ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (941 reviews)

"Nice, clean rooms and facility. Staff was very friendly and helpful"…"

Reviewed on Feb 8, 2021

Comfort Suites Vicksburg
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

Vacation Rentals in Vicksburg

Precious Victorian Duplex Located in the Heart of the Historic District
Precious Victorian Duplex Located in the Heart of the Historic District
Vicksburg, MS
The price is $125 per night from Feb 28 to Mar 1

Situated in Vicksburg, this cottage is 0.1 mi (0.2 km) from McNutt House and 2.1 mi (3.4 km) from Vicksburg National Military Park. Old Warren County Court House ...

5/5Exceptional! (5 reviews)
Staying in a slice of history

"We enjoyed our stay in this historic home. Took owner’s advice and got food from Beechwood. Food was terrific - steak and salads excellent. My fav was the Fried oysters. Place itself was well stocked plus extra goodies. The owner made us lemon blueberry scones which were delicious. The home is near ..."…"

Reviewed on Feb 18, 2021

Precious Victorian Duplex Located in the Heart of the Historic District
Historic Speak Easy Loft With Water Views in Downtown Vicksburg
Historic Speak Easy Loft With Water Views in Downtown Vicksburg
Vicksburg, MS
The price is $159 per night from Mar 14 to Mar 15

Situated in Vicksburg, this apartment building is 0.1 mi (0.2 km) from Biedenharn Coca-Cola Museum and within 3 mi (5 km) of Vicksburg National Military Park ...

4.9/5Exceptional! (12 reviews)
36 steps to Heaven!

"The marathon walk up the vintage flight of stairs is exhausting, but once you open the double doors to this luxurious loft in downtown Vicksburg, you'll regain your strength for sure. Well designed, modern, clean, artsy, and oh so spacious--everything we were looking for in this historic setting. ..."…"

Reviewed on Jan 23, 2021

Historic Speak Easy Loft With Water Views in Downtown Vicksburg
Adorable Victorian Duplex located in the heart of the historic district
Adorable Victorian Duplex located in the heart of the historic district
Vicksburg, MS
The price is $125 per night from Feb 28 to Mar 1

Situated in Vicksburg, this historic cottage is 0.1 mi (0.2 km) from McNutt House and 2.1 mi (3.4 km) from Vicksburg National Military Park. Old Warren County ...

4.6/5Exceptional! (16 reviews)
Charming with a nice location.

"The property was charming. The location is great."…"

Reviewed on Jan 29, 2021

Adorable Victorian Duplex located in the heart of the historic district
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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