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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  • Great museum for people who love railroad or ship models. Some very talented people created a wide range of ships and boats from US history. We especially enjoyed the diorama of the Vicksburg battlefi...  more »
  • Very great place to view a battlefield replica. Really helped us to see the whole battlefield area and understand the basics after seeing the real park. May want to view this first. Also a really grea...  more »
  • WE visited while on a Mississippi River Cruise. Very nice place to see the entire battlefield in miniature. Has great train layouts and model ships and aircraft. The museum had a small but well stocke...  more »
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  • Really some interesting items to look at. In the 3 dimensional battlefield display it would help if they included the stop numbers that the drive through uses but still an amazing piece of work. The ships and models seem to be all over the place. Most are Civil War items but then you get to second world war aircraft and ships that are just randomly thrown in. Kind of confusing. The upstairs seem to not be finished and has a lot of empty space. There is a room with ship models in it that they refer you yo but then that door is locked and you can't even read the signs on a lot of the ships from the one viewpoint you can look through from the glass door. There is also a window in the main room looking in on these ships but I was not able to read the info on these signs from there either ad there is shelves of merchandise blocking a lot of that place. It is worth it to look them over but don't expect a clear picture of the history they have these items there to show.
  • 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.
  • Wonderful hand made models of Ships. Lots of trains and a great diarama of the battle. A really local feel.
  • Love our visit! The ladies working there were very knowledgeable and friendly. Well worth the cost!
  • Very unique..,must see if you come to Vicksburg!

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