Details: Vicksburg, Miss.

April 4, 2013
if you go
GETTING THERE

US Airways offers nonstop flights from Reagan National to Jackson, Miss.; Southwest offers nonstop service from BWI Marshall. Vicksburg is about 45 miles west of Jackson.

WHERE TO STAY

Cedar Grove Mansion In n

2200 Oak St.

800-862-1300

www.cedargroveinn.com

Antebellum estate with five-acre gardens and 33 rooms and suites housed in five historic buildings. Rates from $100 a night, including breakfast.

Ameristar Casino Hotel Vicksburg

4116 Washington St.

866-667-3386

www.ameristar.com

The 149-room casino-hotel sits on the Mississippi River a few miles south of downtown. From $89.

WHERE TO EAT

The Tomato Place

3229 Highway 61 South

601-661-0040

www.thetomatoplace.com

Down-home Southern cooking served in a quirky shack. Dishes include po’ boys, fried catfish and Frito pie. From $5.

Cafe Anchuca

1010 First East St.

888-686-0111

www.anchucamansion.com

Housed in a historic mansion and inn. Specialties include shrimp and grits, catfish bites and seafood gumbo. Entrees from $18.

WHAT TO DO

Vicksburg National Military Park

3201 Clay St.

601-636-0583

www.nps.gov/vick/index.htm

Open year-round 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. $8 per vehicle (valid seven days); $4 per pedestrian, biker, jogger, etc. For sesquicentennial events, check the park’s Web site.

Biedenharn Coca-Cola Museum

1107 Washington St.

601-638-6514, 601-636-5010

www.biedenharncoca-colamuseum.com

Focuses on the country’s first Coke bottling business and related memorabilia. In-house soda fountain serves ice cream floats ($3.25) and the obvious beverage. $3.50.

Old Court House Museum

1008 Cherry St.

601-636-0741

oldcourthouse.org

Rooms full of Civil War artifacts, plus various collections of teapots, Hummels, vintage clothing, arrowheads and more. Monday-Saturday 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; Sunday 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. (till 5 p.m. during daylight saving time). $5.

Attic Gallery

1101 Washington St.

601-638-9221

atticgallery.blogspot.com

The state’s oldest independent art gallery features wall-to-wall artworks by Southern artists. Monday-Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

INFORMATION

www.visitvicksburg.com

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