- The list below includes 3 free or cheap things to do in or near Port Gibson, Mississippi, including 22 different types of inexpensive activities like Battlefields, Historic Sites, History Museums and Specialty Museums.
- From Windsor Ruins to Grand Gulf Military Park, there are a variety of budget-friendly attractions in Port Gibson and in nearby cities within 25 miles like Vicksburg.
Builders took over 3 years before completing construction of the 25 rooms Windsor Manor owned by Smith Coffee Daniell II in 1865. When completed it was the largest home in America, but it burned to the ground on February 17, 1890, and all that remains are the 24 Corinthian columns.
The 400-acre Grand Gulf Military Park contains Fort Cobun, Fort Wade, the colored infantry Grand Gulf Cemetery, a museum containing a mastodon bone, a carriage house containing a Civil War Museum, a 1790s Spanish house, and other buildings. Visitors can camp, picnic, hike, and climb an observation tower.
Bottleneck Blues Bar is a music venue located within Ameristar Casino that seats 300 people, has a dance floor and features primarily live blues music. They serve bottled and draft beer and patrons can gamble during the performances.
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Old Court House, 1008 Cherry Street, Vicksburg, MS 39180 MoreLess Info
Featuring old Confederate flags from the Civil War, Old Court House Museum displays Antebellum artifacts for visitors to view. The courthouse was built in 1858 and hosted some of America's well-known presidents.
Vicksburg, Mississippi is home to the Vicksburg National Military Park. It is open throughout the year, and during open hours visitors may bike, hike, jog, practice yoga and engage in other physical activities. Camping is not permitted.
Housed on the grounds of an 1820 plantation, the Linden Plantation Gardens are an eight acre collection of carefully landscaped gardens, both formal and informal. Tours of the gardens are available on request.
A national military park commemorating the Civil War battle of Vicksburg, the Vicksburg Campaign Trail features extensive educational and historical exhibits. They cater to school groups, providing information on both the park's historical significance and on local flora and fauna.