Anchuca, an antebellum home, was built in the late 1820s and updated in the 1840s with its current Greek styling. The property is perhaps best known as the home of Confederate President and Jefferson Davis’s brother, Joseph E. Davis. Joseph E. Davis, patriarchal brother to President Jefferson Davis, CSA, and owner of magnificent Warren County plantation, Hurricane, died here in 1870. Most notably the balcony was the site where Jefferson Davis greeted neighbors and friends while visiting his brother in 1869. Listed in the National Register of Historic Places.
Setting foot in one of Vicksburg’s 12 tour homes is not unlike traveling through time itself. These elegantly designed structures widely vary in age, with the earliest being built in the late 1700s and the most recent during the post-Civil War era, bearing design influences from Victorian America.
Constructed in 1870 by Lazrus and Leona Baer, the Baer House exhibits inspiration from the Eastlake and Victorian architectural movements. Tours are available by appointment from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m and range from 60 to 90 minutes in duration.
If you’re planning to visit Vicksburg’s Old Courthouse Museum, venture across the street to explore the Bazsinsky House. The home was completed in 1861, just two years before the Siege of Vicksburg. Open daily, appointments recommended.
The crown jewel of Vicksburg has been recently restored. Famous for a cannon ball in the parlor wall. The mansion overlooks the Mississippi River. Guided tours are available by appointment.
Fusing influences from the Greek Revival, Italianate and Victorian movements, The Corners Mansion boasts parterre gardens and ornate mouldings that complement the home’s upscale atmosphere. Tours are held daily by appointment.
This historic landmark was initially constructed as a gift to a cotton broker’s bride, but it was soon converted into a Civil War hospital. Group tours are available by appointment.
Grey Oaks, originally built on the outskirts of Port Gibson in the Greek Revival style, was once called “Anchuka”. It was bought in 1938 by Michael Morrissey of Vicksburg. Under the supervision of architect James T. Canizaro of Jackson, the house was dismantled and all salvageable parts were used to rebuild the home in the Federal style and renamed Grey Oaks at its present location. The home is an elegant adaptation of an 1830s home. Surrounded by acres of landscaped grounds and towering oaks, and mountains of Kudzu, the house takes on the aura of a romance novel.
Visit the last original Vick family home in Vicksburg. This mini-mansion, built for the unmarried daughter of Vicksburg's founder, Newit 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. History, architecture and treasures discussed. Recommended by AAA, Exxon Travel Club, Mobil Travel Guide, Michelin and Smithsonian Travel. Approximately a one-hour tour.
At nearly two centuries old, the McNutt House – named for Alexander McNutt, Mississippi’s 12th governor – is one of the oldest in Vicksburg. Tours are offered daily, by appointment, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Consisting of three portions – the first built in 1797, the next in 1836 and the third in 1849 – the McRaven Tour Home allows guests to view museum-worthy antiques representing each time period. Hear the fascinating and sometimes eerie stories about the people who once called McRaven Home.
Named "the most haunted in Mississippi," it has also been named "time capsule of the South" by National Geographic Magazine. Come and explore the architecture of three different time periods: Frontier (1797), Empire (1836), and Greek Revival (1849).
The Fannie Willis Johnson Home, built in 1910 in the Mission Revival style, was designed by New Orleans architects Keenan and Weiss and was supervised by local architect William Stanton. The home is lined in quarter sawn oak and boasts 32 custom stained glass windows and original beaux art lighting fixtures designed by Louis Millet, from the Chicago Art Institute. Millet was responsible for the stained glass art and interior design oversite of the State Capitol Building in Jackson and the Illinois Monument at the Vicksburg Military Park.