Vicksburg: The Key to the South

By: TLP's Partners

Vicksburg, Mississippi, is a wonderful place to visit to learn about American history, enjoy educational museums, and check out the wonder of the mighty Mississippi River. Situated high on the bluffs, Vicksburg prides itself on its perfect location as a midway point between Memphis and New Orleans as well as Dallas and Atlanta

From four world-class casinos to some of the most fascinating historic sites, Vicksburg offers an authentic Southern experience you won’t want to miss. American history is simply part of Vicksburg’s tapestry and can be found throughout the city at historic homes, churches, and museums. Licensed guides are also available for guided tours through the city and the Vicksburg National Military Park.

Be sure to leave some time to eat at one of our signature restaurants and browse our boutiques and antique shops. Vicksburg is home to many noted art galleries, specialty shops, and an incredible collection of outdoor art. 

Plate of food in Vicksburg, Mississippi

Exploring Culture Today in Vicksburg, Mississippi

The Vicksburg National Military Park features commemorative art that was created by leading artists of the last century. The Vicksburg National Military Park features 1,340 monuments that are valued between four and five billion dollars.  The Vicksburg Riverfront Murals, along the flood wall at Catfish Row, feature depictions of the city’s history by renowned artist Robert Dafford. Make sure to check out the Wings on Washington murals that are located on the alley walls on Gordon Lane, between Washington and Mulberry Streets.  

People exploring downtown Vicksburg, Mississippi

Vicksburg also boasts a great entertainment scene where you can find live music, karaoke, theater, or a show happening every weekend. The city is home to six Mississippi Blues Trail markers featuring Willie Dixon, the Red Tops, The Blue Room, Marcus Bottom, Dr. William Ferris, and Highway 61. Live blues music is featured Fridays and Saturdays at different venues throughout the city. 

The Vicksburg Theatre Guild and the Westside Theatre Foundation produce seasonal shows at the Parkside Playhouse and the Strand Theatre that include popular hits from Broadway as well as local favorites like Gold in the Hills, the Guinness Book of World Records’ longest running show. 

With sweeping views of the Mississippi River, this city perfectly blends Southern culture and heritage with exciting modern-day attractions. With so much to see and do, make sure to stay a while at one of the local bed and breakfast inns or luxurious hotels. Make sure to leave time to catch one of our beautiful sunsets along the river. Just remember—you run on river time when you’re in Vicksburg.

More information can be found at or by calling +1 (800) 221-3536.

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