Located along the Mississippi River in western Mississippi, Vicksburg offers a Southern experience you don’t want to miss. It’s a 45-mile (70km) drive west of the state capital of Jackson and 150 miles (250km) north of Baton Rouge, Louisiana. It’s home to Vicksburg National Military Park, which commemorates the 1863 siege between Union and Confederate troops who fought for control of the Mississippi River. The area’s rich history is also highlighted at six downtown museums and a dozen historic homes open for tours and overnight stays.
But it’s not just history you’ll find here—Vicksburg is home to unparalleled outdoor adventures, whether you want to canoe or kayak on the Mississippi River with Quapaw Canoe Company, explore the city’s Heritage Walking Trails, or go fishing with Blue Cat Guide Service. Vicksburg also has the most public art in the state of Mississippi, and visitors can discover several murals throughout the area or marvel at the artwork at Vicksburg National Military Park, which is valued at more than $4 billion.
So, no matter what you’re interested in—from history to art to outdoor adventures—you’ll find something fun to do in Vicksburg.