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U.S.S. Cairo Museum , Vicksburg
At U.S.S. Cairo Museum see one of the boats built by the North during the Civil War. The ironclad ship was constructed to help take control o
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Complete with 1,325 monuments, restored fortifications, and 20 km (12.5 mi) of trails, Vicksburg National Military Park immerses you in the 1
History Museum
Construction began in the summer of 1858 on what was then to be a new Court House for Warren County. The building is perched on one of the hi


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Vicksburg is the only city and county seat of Warren County, Mississippi, United States. It is located 234mi northwest of New Orleans on the Mississippi and Yazoo rivers, and 40mi due west of Jackson, the state capital. It is located on the Mississippi River across from the state of Louisiana.The city has increased in population since 1900, when 14,834 people lived here. The population was 26,407 at the 2000 census. In 2010, it was designated as the principal city of a Micropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) with a total population of 49,644. This MSA includes all of Warren County.HistoryThe area which is now Vicksburg was long occupied by the Natchez Native Americans as part of their historical territory along the Mississippi. The Natchez spoke a language isolate not related to the Muskogean languages of the other major tribes in the area. Before the Natchez, other indigenous cultures had occupied this strategic area for thousands of years.The first Europeans who settled the area were French colonists, who built Fort-Saint-Pierre in 1719 on the high bluffs overlooking the Yazoo River at present-day Redwood. They conducted fur trading with the Natchez and others and started plantations. On 29 November 1729, the Natchez attacked the fort and plantations in and around the present-day city of Natchez. They killed several hundred settlers, including the Jesuit missionary Father Paul Du Poisson. As was the custom, they took a number of women and children as captives. In the build up to your vacation in Vicksburg, plan trip itinerary minutiae using the visitor reviews, staff write-ups, and custom search fields on our United States tour itinerary maker app.

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Where to stay in Vicksburg

If you're enjoying a fleeting visit to Vicksburg, consider staying at one of many accommodations on Highway 20. Motels and hotels located roadside offer comfortable rooms for road trippers and are just a short distance from the historic downtown area and the town's numerous museums. If you're in town for a while longer, check out the downtown area, where antebellum homes have been converted into bed and breakfasts with charming rooms and well-maintained grounds.
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