Chicago and Movies on the Mississippi River

30 min

Walk 'round Vicksburg, Mississippi as you learn about its ties to Chicago and movies



Hit the road with Chicago Movie Tours! This virtual walking tour takes you to 3 locations in historic Vicksburg, Mississippi:

  1. First, you'll explore the Mississippi River and magnolia trees at sunset. 

  2. Then, you'll see where O Brother, Where Art Thou? filmed its baptism scene, which was backed by a singer and fiddle player from Champaign, IL. 

  3. Finally, you'll encounter the largest structure in Vicksburg National Military Park — the Illinois Memorial — as you learn about The Crisis, an ambitious Chicago-based movie filmed inside the Park in 1916.


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What's Included

Chicago Movie Tours' virtual and in-person programs incorporate the following to bring the subject matter to life:

• HD video
• Photos
• Clips and screenshots
• Maps
• Newspapers
• Movie fan magazines
• Animated slideshows
• Expert commentary...and more