Vicksburg may be known for its historic battle-site, but did you know it is also the perfect city for a romantic getaway? It has history for the history lovers and Southern city charm for all others.
Points Of Interest
Step into the Civil war era by experiencing the Duff Green Mansion. “You can sleep in an antique bed surrounded by period furniture and you can visit the site of the civil war cave on the property.” The mansion is the perfect place to stay for a charming and romantic environment with your sweetheart, while also being in a great location to plan your visit to Vicksburg, MS.
The Top 5 Vicksburg Restaurants
1. ROCA Restaurant & Bar
2. 10 South Rooftop Bar & Grill
3. Andre’s at the Cedar Grove Inn
4. Rusty’s Riverfront Grill
5. Atami Japanese Grill
Vicksburg National Military Park
Vicksburg is a great spot for romantic history lovers. Having been a major city of contention during the civil war, it has a lot of very historic sites to visit. The Vicksburg National Military Park is one of the best sites to see when visiting Vicksburg to soak up the history of the area. “Over 1400 monuments and memorials dot the landscape at Vicksburg, each a work of art honoring the veterans of the siege.” There are two antebellum homes in the park as well as the restored gunboat USS Cairo. The park also has many miles of road through it to tour the park by vehicle and also has many walking paths to stroll hand in hand through while experiencing history.
The best way to see the city is to take a self guided tour of the area. Be sure to visit many of the memorable historic spots such as the Vicksburg National Military Park, which offers tours of the battlefield, The McRaven House, which offers both historic and ghost tours of the mansion, The old courthouse and the old Depot Museum. For more information on planning your own walking tour of city or your trip to the battlefield, a great place to check out is visitvicksburg.com/tours.
The Arts in Vicksburg
Every summer, Vicksburg plays host to the Miss Mississippi Pageant and Parade. Beyond parades to see, Vicksburg is also home to the McRaven House, which is said to be “one of the most haunted houses in Mississippi”. The house is a great place to visit for a history loving couple or for the couple that is looking for a great reason to cuddle up closer as they journey through the mansion in search of a paranormal experience.
Beyond haunted mansions and pageants, Vicksburg has a few other historical sites of note that are great to visit, if as a couple, you love history. We suggest making sure that you see the USS Cairo Museum, the Old Court House Museum, and the Duff Green Mansion-B & B.
Vicksburg Unique Date Spots
A great spot for a unique date in Vicksburg, MS is Batey Zipline Adventures. Take your love for an adreniline fueled glide down a zipline. If that doesn’t suit, then there are plenty of other things in Vicksburg to do that are great for a unique date. Some of these things include visiting an antiques shop like An Affair To Remember, Keystone Antique Furnishings, and The Open Market, visiting the farmer’s market, visit a specialty shop like Sassafras or Peterson’s, or go for a Bicycling Trip. Whatever you choose, as long as you spend some quality time together, your romantic getaway is sure to make your bond stronger.