There isn’t a more perfect venue to celebrate the New Year, than in the city known for its history and hospitality, Vicksburg, Mississippi. Downtown Vicksburg offers visitors beautiful historical architecture, unique dining experiences, and amazing shopping opportunities. The rolling landscape of the Mississippi River at night is breathtaking against a backdrop of the city lights.
Vicksburg is home to a variety of beautiful century-old churches with on-site historic graveyards. The Vicksburg National Cemetery houses 116 acres within the Vicksburg National Military Park, honoring the remains of 17,000 Civil War Union soldiers. Take a driving tour among the 1,340 monuments of the Civil War including the preserved site of the Civil War Battle of Vicksburg.
Downtown Vicksburg welcomes visitors a unique shopping experience with a variety of well-known national stores and many local specialty shops. The historical brick streets of the downtown area are the perfect venue for a short stroll on a cool January night. There are several art galleries located in the downtown area showcasing works by local artists. The floodwall has been adorned with thirty-two amazing murals depicting the history of Vicksburg.
Vicksburg is a true delight for visitors of all ages. Remembrances of the Civil War are abundant for visitors to take a few steps back in time and share the memories of a war that stamped “brother against brother” in the sands of time. Enjoy the beauty of the historical architecture plentiful within the city of Vicksburg. Celebrate the birth of a new year among the history of a time that speaks volumes and celebrate yesterday, today, and tomorrow in the place where the stories of the past still live.