TRANSPORTATION & TRAVEL 
OF A BY -GONE ERA
and The Siege of Vicksburg LIVE AGAIN

THE OLD DEPOT MUSEUM
1010 Levee Street, Vicksburg, Mississippi
601-638-6500
              

OPEN Monday - Saturday 9-5

 

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THE FALL OF DIXIE DIORAMA

The FALL OF DIXIE diorama depicts the battle for Vicksburg.  This 250-square-foot layout of the battlefield is manned by 2300 miniature soldiers.

A View Unobstructed by Trees!

Wispy puffs of smoke rise from Confederate muskets as the Union soldiers try 
to make their way up the hills surrounding Vicksburg.

General Grant may not know what General Pemberton is up to and vice versa, but you have the big picture.  You are able to quickly see the movements of two great Armies, several different Corps and a multitude of divisions.  

The intent of the armies are clear.  

The battlefield, made of foam and twigs and peopled with plastic warriors, is the brainchild of David Villere.  He hand painted the figures, taking about two days to just make a 4- by 4-inch diorama.  Our diorama covers the entire Vicksburg siege theater.

We're Air Conditioned! The Park Isn't!

You can walk the entire national military park for days and days and never reach the appreciation of its military genius or an understanding of the military operations. 

Before you trek the park in the heat, mosquitoes and redbugs, cut your learning curve by starting with our diorama.