Monday, October 23, 2017

Tourism & Attractions

Vicksburg is a place bursting at the seams with local culture, character, art, entertainment and outdoor adventure. With sweeping views of the Mississippi River, Vicksburg perfectly blends Southern culture and heritage with exciting modern-day attractions.

From five world-class casinos and upscale shopping, dining and spas to one-of-a-kind Mississippi River adventures and some of the most fascinating historic sites, architecture and antebellum mansions in the nation, Vicksburg offers an authentic Southern experience you don't want to miss.

A tremendously exciting project is underway in the City of Vicksburg. A group of local citizens have organized the Mural Development Committee to have murals painted on the floodwall at the city waterfront depicting the history of Vicksburg. The floodwall at Levee Street is located two blocks west of Washington Street near the Old Train Depot.

The first mural was unveiled on April 12, 2002. World renowned muralist, Robert Dafford depicts the Vicksburg waterfront, set in the late 1800's with steamboats and the city skyline in the background. Followed by his painting of four additional murals: "Washington Street - Circa 1912", "The Making of a City", "Joseph Biedenharn and the Bottling of Coca-Cola" and "Teddy Roosevelt Bear Hunt".

The vision of the Mural Committee is to have a history timeline of Vicksburg starting with the Choctaw Indians in the early 1700's through the present. There are 14 sections of floodwall between the entrance and exit to the river.

As of June 2003, five murals have been completed with sponsorships for an additional four. Now in progress this fall 2003, are two murals "Sisters of Mercy" and "Early Exploration/Fort Nogales". Following in the spring of 2004 will be the painting of "African/American History" and "Jefferson Davis".

Each mural has or will have a bronze plaque telling the story behind the mural and giving the name of the sponsor or sponsors.

Funds from mural sponsorship are contributed through the Chamber of Commerce and are tax deductible.

If you have any questions or need additional information, please contact the Chamber of Commerce, 2020 Mission 66, phone number, (601) 636-1012 or Mural Committee Chairman, Nellie Caldwell, phone number (601) 636-5893. You may also log onto the city's website at www.vicksburg.org, click on Riverfront Mural Project to view completed murals and to link to mural sponsors websites.

Both visitors and residents of City of Vicksburg can find all the information and resources they need to discover the wide variety of entertainment and cultural amenities available in the City of Vicksburg through the Vicksburg Convention and Visitors Bureau (VCVB). This office provides brochures and pamphlets, tours and maps, and event schedules of the most popular attractions and destinations around the community. Whether you're planning a visit to the Antebellum Bed & Breakfasts, A tour through the Vicksburg National Military Park, a night on the town, or a convention visit, the office can help you with accommodations and arrangements.

The Vicksburg Convention and Visitors Bureau also coordinates with management of the Vicksburg Convention Center and the City of Vicksburg City Auditorium to attract conventions, conferences, meetings, and trade shows to the Vicksburg area.

Whether your planning your next trip or have just moved to the community be sure to contact the Vicksburg Convention and Visitors Bureau at (601) 636-9421, the offices are located at 1010 Levee St. and 52 Old Highway 27 across from the Vicksburg National Military Park or visit our website at www.visitvicksburg.com.

The Vicksburg Foundation for Historic Preservation is a not-for-profit organization whose mission is to identify, preserve, and protect the architectural heritage of Vicksburg and Warren County. The Foundation provides technical assistance with regard to the listing of properties on the National Register of Historic Places, applying for Investment Tax Credits for Rehabilitation, and technical aspects of rehabbing buildings.

For more information about the programs and projects of the Vicksburg Foundation for Historic Preservation, please call (601) 636-5010 or check out our website at preservevicksburg.com.
The Vicksburg Theatre Guild Parkside Playhouse, located at 3101 Confederate Avenue, home to the Guinness Book of World Records' longest running melodrama "Gold In the Hills".

recent fire has not dampered the spirits of the local community. It has just temporarily caused a change in venue for the current productions of "Gold".

The Vicksburg Theatre Guild is a local non-profit community playhouse that serves and entertains both the young and adult community.

Admission to performances is open to the general public. Special "Gold in the Hill" Performances may be added during the seasons if the tour consists of at least 80 paying customers and enough advance notice is given; call for information. Large (200+) groups may call for out of season specials.

For more information on current productions or to make a reservation for a current production or information on special performances of "Gold in the Hills", contact the The Vicksburg Theatre Guild Parkside Playhouse, at (601) 636-0471. Visit the website at www.e-vtg.com to learn more information on upcoming productions and auditions.
The City of Vicksburg welcomes new residents and visitors to Vicksburg. If you need information on government services of the City of Vicksburg please call any of the 631-CITY Info to go that best describes what you are looking for. At the end of the messages you will hear the name of a contact department, the department location and a phone number for additional information.

Some of the 631-CITY Info to go messages have minimal information on non municipal services or other items of interest and concern of our residents and visitors. If this is the case you will hear a reference to another agency or organization.

If you are a visitor or new resident to the City, the Vicksburg Convention and Visitors Bureau (VCVB) is an excellent source for information. The main office is located at 1221 Washington Street, the number is (601) 636-9421 the 800 number is 1-(800) 221-3536, Another office is located on Clay Street at Old Hwy 27 open daily from 8:00am to 5:00pm.

Visit the City of Vicksburg on the web at www.vicksburg.org or watch TV23, our Government Access Cable Television Channel. You may also call the City of Vicksburg Action Line at 636-3411 for City of Vicksburg services.

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