seen on the Biography Channel
Your Vicksburg tour isn't complete without visiting
the historic McNutt House for a fun and informative guided tour.
Like so much of Vicksburg, the McNutt House is rich in history.
second oldest in the Historic Downtown District and listed
Register of Historic Places in addition to designations
as Mississippi and Warren County landmarks. It was acquired by
Alexander Gallatin McNutt (Mississippi’s 12th Governor)
in 1829 who subsequently added the rear wing in 1832. McNutt is
remembered for repudiating bank bonds,
signing legislation permitting women to own property and establishment
of a university in Oxford, MS referred to as “Ole Miss”.
The main floor contains beautiful coal burning fireplaces, family
heirloom period furnishings and a variety of vintage and antique
curios. Your guided tour includes the history
of the house, former residents, our permanent resident Lt. David
Magill and of course the “Little Girl in the Blue Dress”
made famous in a featured segment of A&E’s “My
Ghost Story”. The house is just 3 blocks from the Old Courthouse
Museum and the new Lower Mississippi River Museum.
- Tours are available daily by appointment
- Duration of tour is approximately 75 minutes.
- Fee - $5.00 per person, minimum $15.00
Visitors are welcome to
through our serene courtyard teeming with birds. See
the region's oldest Japanese Magnolia tree, lovely terraced
gardens, Lt. Magill's final resting place and
a 13" Union Civil War mortar shell that fell unexploded
at the Balfour House during the siege of Vicksburg.
Registered guests are
afforded a complimentary tour of the McNutt House at their
Call 601-529-2695 to schedule a tour
2 blocks North of the Old Courthouse Museum, turn left on First
East Street and go 1 block to Monroe Street. Address: 815 First
If you seek a unique and informative guided
tour, we highly recommend the Haunted Vicksburg Tour. Their
licensed tour guides are extremely knowledgeable of the area's
history and provide excellent historical
tours in addition to tours highlighting Vicksburg's spirited
past. Visit their web site at http://hauntedvicksburg.com.
Friday, Saturday & Sunday tours. Advance booking for groups
of 7 or more
available any night. Tickets
may be purchased at the McNutt House.
No visit to Vicksburg is complete without a
visit to the Old Courthouse Museum operated
and maintained by the Vicksburg and Warren County
Historical Society, a private, non-profit organization. The museum is just 3 blocks from the McNutt House.
Open Monday through Saturday 8:30-4:30, Sunday 1:30-4:30.
Open until 5:00 during Daylight Savings Time. http://www.oldcourthouse.org.
|On April 12, 2002, the City of Vicksburg unveiled
its first riverfront mural on the flood wall on Levee Street by renowned
artist Robert Dafford. The electricity of this project spread across
and up and
the Mississippi River. The panels of the Vicksburg flood wall are
the canvas capturing the City of Vicksburg's crucial past, present
and future roles in American history, commerce, culture, religion,
and technology. The 32 pictorial murals depict periods of history which developed from
our city. Enjoy a peek into Old
Historic Downtown Vicksburg, the Steamboat Era, the Great Bear Hunt
with President "Teddy" Roosevelt,
African American History and many more. A narrative of this area
can be heard by tuning in to 90.5 FM or 1620 AM radio stations.The
Murals are FREE to visit and just 5 blocks from the McNutt
The US Army Corps of Engineers Lower Mississippi
River Museum has opened! A must visit while in Vicksburg located
just 3 blocks from
the McNutt House. Admission is Free
Depot Museum opened in June 2012 and is just 50 yards from
the Mississippi River Museum.
|Vicksburg, Mississippi - The Key to the South. This
Official Site contains a list and description of all points of
|Visit Vicksburg's official site for information about
tours available in Vicksburg.