Situated high on the bluffs above the Mississippi River, Vicksburg prides itself on its perfect location as a midway point between Memphis and New Orleans. This strategic location made it a focus point during the struggle to unite our nation during the War Between the States. On July 4, 1863, Gen. Ulysses S. Grant and Gen. John Pemberton negotiated Vicksburg’s surrender giving the Union complete control of the Mississippi River and the western part of the United States.
Visitors can relive that history by visiting our city’s historic homes, churches, museums and the Vicksburg National Military Park, Mississippi’s Attraction of the Year. From four world-class casinos to some of the most fascinating historic sites, Vicksburg offers an authentic Southern experience you don’t want to miss. Just be sure to leave some time to check out our live music scene, eat at one of our signature restaurants and browse our boutiques and antique shops.
1010 Levee Street, Vicksburg, MS 39183