Port Gibson -

Get in

  Car: You will find Port Gibson at the intersection of U.S. Highway 61 (N-S) and the Natchez Trace.

Shopping

  Port Gibson Antiques Market
  Cultural Crossroads

Dining

  Restoration Cafe serves lunch through the week and brunch on Saturdays.
  Grant's Place
  The Old Depot

Links

  Port Gibson Visitors Bureau
  Grand Gulf Military Park
  Port Gibson Main Street 
  City of Port Gibson
  Cultural Crossroads 
  Wikipedia on Port Gibson, MS 


 

Port Gibson is located in the western region of Mississippi. It is the county seat of Claiborne County and named for its founder, Samuel Gibson. It is located approximately 61.5 miles west of Mississippi's capitol city, Jackson. Port Gibson is known as the city "too beautiful to burn", as proclaimed by U.S. Major General Ulysses S. Grant during the Civil War, according to local legend. Port Gibson is the third oldest city in Mississippi and was founded in 1802.

Activities

  Annual Heritage Festival is held on the last weekend in March
  Port Gibson Christmas Parade is typically scheduled for the first Saturday in December
  Port Gibson Christmas Caroling is a night of caroling on the first Thursday in December
  Annual Blues & Cruise Thru History Motorcycle Rally and Show
  Harriette Person Library

Attractions

  Grand Gulf Military Park, a Civil War battle site, museum and original fortifications where General U.S. Grant tried to land his troops for the Vicksburg Campaign 601-437-5911
  Windsor Ruins (circa 1861) is fourteen miles southwest of Port Gibson. Only the columns remain of what once was a plantation home destroyed by a fire. There were 29, 45-foot columns supporting the roof line. The first floor housed a commissary, doctor's office, school & dairy; along with the kitchen and storage areas. The house was host to many cultural events, served as an observation post for Confederates during the war, and a Union hospital after the Battle of Port Gibson.
  No Easy Journey, an exhibit of photographs, text, and material objects of the Civil Rights Movement. 510 Market St., Port Gibson, MS, 601-437-8905
  Port Gibson City Hall, (circa 1840) a restored Greek Revival building that was the first building erected for the Port Gibson Female College, which operated until 1928. In 1933 the property was deeded to the City of Port Gibson becoming the City Hall. In 1991-1992, under the leadership of then Mayor James Beesley the building underwent a complete renovation. This Greek Revival building now also houses The Allen Collection, a group of 53 framed black and white photographs of Port Gibson and Claiborne County taken between 1906 and 1915. Tourists are welcomed from 8 until 5 weekdays. 1005 College Street, Port Gibson, MS 39150, 601-437-4234
  Claiborne County Courthouse, one of the first buildings constructed in the city. It has since be burned and restored several times. The courthouse is located on Main Street.
  Lightfoot Park, named for Mr. Horace Lightfoot the first African-American elected to the Claiborne County Board of Education. Mr. Lightfoot was a tradesman, businessman, and public servant who owned an electrical and plumbing business at this site.
  Wintergreen Cemetery, a historic cemetery in Mississippi and originally the family cemetery of Samuel Gibson, founder of Port Gibson. 601-437-5776
  Port Gibson Battlefield, the Shaifer House was the site of the opening shots in the Battle of Port Gibson. Shaifer Rd., 601-437-4351

Lodging

  Grand Gulf Military Park, tent and RV camping available.
  Bernheimer House bed and breakfast. 242 Walnut Street, Port Gibson, MS 39450, Historic District, 601-437-2843
  Oak Square Plantation bed and breakfast. 1207 Church St., Port Gibson, MS 39150, 601-437-4350, 800-729-0240
  Rosswood Plantation bed and breakfast. Highway 552 East, Port Gibson, MS 39096, Lorman, 601-437-4215

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