Vicksburg's Old Court House Museum
Located in Vicksburg, MS the Old Court House Museum has showcased Vicksburg's cultural history for 74 years. Originally built in 1858, the building served as Warren County's courthouse until 1939 when the New Courthouse was completed. Through the efforts of Mrs. Eva Whitaker Davis, a Historical Society was formed in 1946 with the sole ambition of transforming the abandoned structure into a museum of local history. A National Historic Landmark and Vicksburg's Crown Jewel, the museum is filled with items of historical and cultural significance from pre-Columbian artifacts to fine portraits, furniture, china, silver, toys, tools, clothing, and one of the largest collections of Civil War memorabilia in the South.
Confederate flags, including one that was never surrendered, the tie worn by Jefferson Davis at his inauguration as Confederate President, fine portraits, china and silver, exquisite antique furniture, the trophy antlers won by the steamboat Robert E Lee in an 1870 race, antebellum clothing, toys, Indian and pioneer implements, and an original Teddy Bear given to a local child by Theodore Roosevelt are just a few of the thousands of artifacts which are housed in the Old Warren County Court House Museum- Eva W. Davis Memorial.
The Old Warren County Court House, built in 1858, stands today as Vicksburg’s most historic structure and has hosted such guests and speakers as Jefferson Davis, Ulysses S. Grant, Booker T. Washington, Teddy Roosevelt, and William McKinley. Won’t you visit us too?
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Open until 5:00 PM during Daylight Savings Time
Sponsors of the Old Court House Museum
Robyn Lea – State Farm
Vicksburg Convention and Visitors Bureau
The Old Warren County Court House Museum is operated and maintained by the Vicksburg and Warren County Historical Society, a private, non-profit organization.