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.
Cedar Grove Mansion In n
2200 Oak St.
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.
The Tomato Place
3229 Highway 61 South
Down-home Southern cooking served in a quirky shack. Dishes include po’ boys, fried catfish and Frito pie. From $5.
1010 First East St.
Housed in a historic mansion and inn. Specialties include shrimp and grits, catfish bites and seafood gumbo. Entrees from $18.
Vicksburg National Military Park
3201 Clay St.
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.
1107 Washington St.
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.
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.
1101 Washington St.
The state’s oldest independent art gallery features wall-to-wall artworks by Southern artists. Monday-Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.