Vicksburg’s Haunted History
To understand why Vicksburg has so many haunts, it helps to take a look at some of its history. The land was first inhabited by Natchez Native Americans, who attacked European settlers for ownership, killing hundreds and taking women and children captive.
During the Civil War, the city was involved in the 47-day Siege of Vicksburg, in which Confederate and Union troops fought for control of the Mississippi River. The Confederates eventually surrendered, but it was not without many lives lost. This event marked the turning point for the war, thus firmly rooting Vicksburg in American history books forever.
The Most Haunted Places in Vicksburg, MS
- Vicksburg National Military Park – 3201 Clay St, Vicksburg, MS
Walk the very ground where thousands of soldiers perished. Watch for ghost sightings, smell the gun powder still lingering in the air and listen for the sounds of cannon fire and soldiers’ screams reverberating through the park.
- McRaven Tour Home – 1445 Harrison St, Vicksburg, MS
What started as a family home for an expectant couple in the 1800s would eventually become Mississippi’s most haunted house. Take a ghost tour, and you might encounter several ghostly apparitions lingering on the grounds.
- McNutt House – 815 1st East St, Vicksburg, MS
Now a converted bed and breakfast, the McNutt House is one of the oldest homes in Vicksburg. The ghost of a little girl, Maggie, has been seen in the courtyard playing with small children. Schedule a one-hour tour to hear all about this house’s history.
- Rowan Oak – 916 Old Taylor Rd, Oxford, MS
If you’re into literature, take the 3-hour trip to Oxford. It’s where the home of novelist William Faulkner is located. Some people claim to see Faulkner’s ghost roaming the property to this day, writing on the walls of his office. You can visit the house from dawn until dusk all year long.
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