Stay at a Vicksburg Hotel, the Hampton Inn & Suites across from the National Battlefield Military Park and near several Vicksburg Museums, like the Old Courthouse Museum and the Coca Cola Museum.

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Attractions

Vicksburg National Military Park

Vicksburg National Military Park

"Vicksburg is the nail head that holds the
South's two halves together...
                                            ...Vicksburg is the key"


Two statements, two Presidents, both aware of the importance of the city on the Mississippi River. President Davis knew it was vital to hold the city for the Confederacy to survive. President Lincoln wanted the key to gain control of the river and divide the South. Vicksburg National Military Park commemorates this campaign and its significance as a critical turning point of the Civil War.

 

Many activities and events will be held in the park this year to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Vicksburg, check the website often for a list of events.

 

Phone: Visitors Center, (601) 636-0583, ext. 8023; 
U.S.S. Cairo Museum, (601) 636-2199 

Rates: Admission fee $8/car, $4 per individual (walk/bike)
Under 16/FREE.
Commercial Rate and other services available: see website
Credit Cards: Visa, MC, American Express, Discover 

Hours of Operation: Visitors Center: 8a.m.-5p.m, daily,
USS Cairo Museum: 8:30 a.m .- 5:00 p.m., Nov. - March
9:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m., April - October.
Closed Christmas Day. 

Tour begins at the Visitors Center, where life-sized exhibits and artifacts from the Siege of Vicksburg are on display. An 18- minute film which recounts the campaign is shown on the hour and half-hour. The 16-mile driving tour can be taken on your own. The Cairo Museum is open in the north section. http//www.nps.gov/vick

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The Martha Vick House (circa 1830)

1300 Grove Street

Phone: (601) 638-7036
Rates: Adults/$5; Under 12/ FREE; Groups of 10 or more/$4
Credit Cards: None
Hours of Operation: 9 a.m.- 5 p.m., Monday through Saturday; 1:00 p.m.- 5:00 p.m on Sunday. Subject to closure for private functions.

Visit the last Vick family home in Vicksburg. This mini-mansion, built for the unmarried daughter of Vicksburg's founder, Newitt Vick, has been carefully restored and furnished as a "fine but comfortable" home. Elegant 18th and early 19th century antiques and a large collection of fine French paintings are displayed in every room. The house is available for private parties and receptions by prior arrangement. Recommended by AAA, Exxon Travel Club, Mobil Travel Guide, and Smithsonian Travel. Approx. 40-min. tour. e-mail: marthavickvb@netscape.net

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Christ Church (Episcopal)

1119 Main Street

Phone: (601) 638-5899 or 636-3519
Rates: By voluntary donations.
Credit Cards: None
Hours of Operation: Always open 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m., Monday - Thursday.
Call prior to coming to assure someone is in the office.

Christ Church is the oldest building for public assembly in Vicksburg. The cornerstone was laid in 1839 by Bishop Leonidas Polk, who later was a Lt. General in The Confederate Army. During the siege of 1863, the Rev. W. W. Lord conducted daily services in spite of the shellings. Many of the original furnishings are still in use in the four regular weekly worship services. The mid-nineteenth century house next door is still the home of the rector. http:www.cechurch.com

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The Duff Green Mansion (circa 1856)

1114 First East Street

Phone: (601) 636-6968 or 638-6662 Toll-Free: 1-800-992-0037
Rates: Adults/$6 each; Under 12/$4; 5 and under/FREE
Credit Cards: Visa, AE, MC, Discover Hours of Operation:
Tours: 12 pm - 5 pm or by appointment

The lovely 3-story Duff Green Mansion was constructed by skilled slave labor and was a hospital for Confederate and Union soldiers during the Civil War. Large ballroom available for private parties and receptions. Can accommodate handicapped. Approx. 30-minute tour. www.duffgreenmansion.

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Anchuca (circa 1830)

1010 First East Street

Phone: (601) 661-0111 Toll-Free: 1-888-686-0111
Rates: Adults $6; Under 12/$4.00; Student/$5.00
Credit Cards: Visa, MC, AE, Discover Hours of Operation:
Tours: 9:30 am - 3:00 pm daily year-round except major holidays. Buses accepted anytime.
Closed all major holidays and Dec. 20 - Jan. 3. (Sat. from 4 pm - 6 pm).

This historically registered 1830 Greek revival home has been magnificently restored to its original stately elegance. Beautiful period antiques, private baths, and gracious comfort are provided to overnight guests. Come experience refined elegance and Southern hospitality. Approx. 30 minute tour. e-mail: anchuca1@bellsouth.net website: http://www.anchucamansion.com

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Bazsinsky House (circa 1861)

1022 Monroe Street at Grove Street

Phone: (601) 638-8404 )601) 218-8201
Tours are available daily. $5 per person.
All major credit cards are accepted.
Advance reservations requested.

Two conflicting stories, one a fifty-three page handwritten family history, the other a researched account of documented events,
address the property from as early as 1840. Both conclude that the majestic structure, built by Joseph Bazsinsky as atown house, remained a home for his large Jewish family through four generations until the early twenty-first century. As the family evolved, the house has evolved and has become a excellent examole of architectural mysteries created by changing times, needs, and desires. Rooms available bythe night, and space available for events. Joseph Bazsinsky Town House and Olga Douglas Lewis Gardens are across from the Old Court House Museum in downtown Vicksburg.
bazsinskyhouse@bellsouth.net
bazsinskyhouse.com

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Holy Trinity Episcopal Church (circa 1869)

Corner of South and Monroe Streets

Phone: (601) 636-0542
Rates: Free
Hours of Operation: 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m - 3 p.m., Mon.-Fri.
Closed on Holidays and 2 weeks summer vacation. (no set date).

Holy Trinity has been a place of spiritual refreshment to Vicksburg for many years. With its slate roof and steeple, it can be seen from all parts of the city. Holy Trinity is on the National Register of Historic Places and of the eleven Tiffany windows in Mississippi, it contains six.

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The Corners (circa 1873)

601 Klein Street

Phone: (601) 636-7421 Toll-Free: 1-800-444-7421
Rates: Adults/$6; Under 12/ $2; Under 6, free; Groups of 15 or more/$4, Students $3
Credit Cards: MC, Visa, AE, Discover
Hours of Operation: 7 days a week/8 am - 10 pm; Tours 9:30 am and 2 pm daily with the exception of Thanksgiving and Christmas.

Situated on a bluff overlooking the Mississippi and Yazoo Rivers, the Corners was built in 1872 as a wedding present to a favored daughter of the Kleins who lived next door at Cedar Grove. Pierced columns with the symbols of love and marriage carved into them and lovely Creole parterre gardens below the front gallery are unique to The Corners. Available for private parties and receptions. 30-minute tour.
http://www.thecorners.com
info@corners.com

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Cedar Grove Mansion-Inn (1840-1858)

2200 Oak Street; P.O. Box B

Phone: (601) 636-1000 Toll-Free: 1-800-862-1300
Rates: Tour: Adult/$6; Under 12/ $4; Groups of 15 or more/$5; Students/$4
Credit Cards: MC, Visa, AE, Discover
Hours of Operation: Tours hourly Mon.-Sun., 9:00 am-4:00 pm (no noon tour); Cocktails with live music, 6:00 pm until, dinner at Andre's, 6:00 pm - until.

A magnificent 1840 Greek Revival Mansion overlooking the Mississippi River on four acres with formal gardens, gazebos, fountains and courtyards which are a prelude to the mansion furnished with many original antiques, including gas-lit chandeliers. A union cannonball is still lodged in the parlor wall. Approximately 30-minute tour.
http:www.cedargroveinn.com

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Annabelle (circa 1868)

501 Speed Street

Phone: (601) 638-2000: FAX (601) 636-5054 Toll-Free: 1-800-791-2000
Rates: Adults/$6; Under 12/$3; Students/$3.00 Groups of 15 or more/$5
Credit Cards: MC, Visa, AE, Discover, DC ...
Hours of Operation: 1 pm - 4 pm daily
Languages Spoken: German

This stately Victorian Italianate residence was built on a bluff above the Mississippi river by John Alexander Klein, on his Cedar Grove estate, for his son Madison Conrad. Annabelle is elegantly furnished with beautiful antiques, fine art, and rare family heirlooms, some of museum quality. The courtyard, with it's fountain and swimming pool, is shaded by crepe myrtles, pecan and magnolia trees. Listed in Fodor's South's Best B&Bs; Mobile Guide 3 Star rating. AAA Three Diamond Award. German spoken. 30-minute tour.
http://www.annabellebnb.com
annabelle@vicksburg.com

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Stained Glass Manor-Oak Hall (1902-1908)

2430 Drummond Street

Phone: (601) 638-8893 Toll Free: 1-00-771-8893
Rates: Adults/$5.00, ages 6 - 18 $3.00
Credit Cards: MC, Visa, AE, Discover
Hours of Operation: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., daily. 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Sunday.

Last major Vick home built in Vicksburg. Possibly the finest example of Mission-style architecture in Mississippi (National Register of Historic Places). 38 stained glass windows and thousands of feet of rich woodwork dazzle you while you stay or visit this beautifully appointed and graceful Southern home right in the heart of town. Sumptuous bedrooms, fixtures, and grand staircase are presented in their original size and state to enhance your perception of the builder's lifestyle.
http://www.vickbnb.com
vickbnb@magnolia.net

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Maggio Historic Walking Tours

Old Towne Vicksburg area - Main Street and Cherry Street

Phone: (601) 831-5869
By appointment only.

The tours are one and a half to two hours through one of the most Historic Districts in the city where you will learn about the history of approximately 35 homes and establishments during your walk.
Checks and cash only.
email: davidmaggio@yahoo.com

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Walking Ghost Tour in Historic Downtown Vicksburg

1100 Washington St.

Phone: (601) 636-0611 Fax: (601) 636-0110
Rates: $6 Adults, $4 Children
Hours of Operation: Call for schedule. Reservations required.

Expert storytellers will capture your imagination with historical ghost stories about the Civil War, Vicksburg and the Mississippi River.

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Discover Vicksburg Tours

Phone: (601) 638-6500 Fax: (601) 638-8746
Rates: River City Tours $18/person or $30/couple Battlefield Tour-$23/person or $40/couple City and Battlefield Tour-$38/person or $65/couple

Certified tour guides entertain you with tales of Vicksburg’s rich past. Hear stories of triumph and defeat; of heroes and scoundrels; and of prosperity and disaster. Each tour takes approximately two hours. Tours depart from the Vicksburg Visitor’s Center across from the National Military Park entrance.
www.vicksburgbattlefieldmuseum.net

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Ghost Tours: Ghosts & Haunts

Phone: (601) 638-6500
Rates: $10/person
Hours of Operation: 8:30, Friday & Saturday Nights

Discover the Ghosts of Vicksburg in safe, air conditioned comfort as we pass almost 50 historic sites including the infamously haunted houses like McRaven and Duff Green homes where the spirits of Confederate soldiers still welcome visitors. Veteran tour guides show you the dark side of Vicksburg that only comes out at night and is heard behind closed doors.
www.vicksburgbattlefieldmuseum.net

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