Port Gibson, Mississippi
28 mi. south of Vicksburg in Port Gibson, thought by General Grant to be almost as beautiful as Natchez, which explains why it has remained relatively unspoilt and still has some lovely pre-war houses. "Windsor", south of the town, was not so lucky - all that remains of that mansion are some impressive ruins.Port Gibson (pop. 1,850) is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
First Presbyterian Church
The First Presbyterian Church in Port Gibson features a unique gold-leaf hand on the steeple. It was originally carved from wood by a 17 year old in 1859. However weathering deteriorated the structure and it was eventually replaced by a 12 foot high metal hand.The interior of the church houses chandeliers from the Robert E Lee steamboat.
Grand Gulf Military Park
The Grand Gulf Military Park covers 400 acres and includes forts, a cemetery, an observation tower, restored buildings, and hiking trails. The visitor center contains a small museum featuring photos and information on local history.
Address: 12006 Grand Gulf Road, Port Gibson, MS 39150, United States
Always closed on: New Year's Day (Jan 1), Thanksgiving - USA (4th Thursday, Nov), Christmas - Christian (Dec 25)
Entrance fee in USD: Adult $3.00, Senior over 60 $2.00, Child 18 & under $1.00
Useful tips: Park closes at dusk.
Amite County Courthouse, Liberty, Mississippi
The Amite County Courthouse in Liberty was built in 1838 and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. It is the oldest operating courthouse in Mississippi.
Rosswood Plantation, Lorman, Mississippi
The Rosswood Plantation in Lorman is a former cotton plantation that is now a Christmas tree farm, and bed and breakfast. The 1857 Greek Revival mansion is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Woodville (pop. 1,200) is the county seat of Wilkinson County, Mississippi. The town was settled in the 18th C. Just outside of town is the family home of Jefferson Davis.
Built in 1810, Rosemont Plantation near Woodville was the family home of Jefferson Davis. The house contains some of the original furnishings.
Historic Jefferson College, Washington, Mississippi
Incorporated in 1802, the Historic Jefferson College in Washington was the first chartered educational institution in Mississippi.