Downtown and Washington Street
The city sits on bluffs which over look the junction of the Mississippi and Yazoo Rivers. Washington Street runs parallel to the river and there are many small museums and some great little shops as well as many other attractions. Good street to drive along and stop at will.
Wisconsin State Memorial
On Union Avenue, this memorial was built at a height of 122ft. There is a bronze statue of “Old Abe’ the war eagle and mascot of the 8th Wisconsin Infantry which sits on top. The memorial features bronze tablets with the names of 9075 Wisconsin troops who fought at Vicksburg.
Steeped in History
Sometimes, it seems Vicksburg does not receive the attention that it should. We all know of great cities on the Mississippi River such as New Orleans, Memphis, and St. Louis. In the state that bears the name of the mighty river, Vicksburg is perhaps one of Mississippi's most attractive and interesting cities. There are nice views of the river, historic homes and buildings, and riverboat gambling for those who are interested.
Many people have heard of the Battle of Gettysburg. Yet, at the exact same time that that battle was being fought, the Union finally won the Seige of Vicksburg, which gave the North control over the Mississippi River and in turn, split the Confederacy in half.
Vicksburg is conveniently located off of I-20, which is a main interstate highway running through the southern states. It is roughly the halfway point between Dallas and Atlanta.