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Duff Green Mansion Bed & Breakfast
Built in 1856 by a local cotton broker for his bride, the mansion was built for entertaining in the grand antebellum lifestyle. That life was short lived by the Green family when war reached Vicksburg in 1863. Duff Green is credited with saving his neighborhood including adjoining Christ Episcopal Church by designating the home as a hospital for both Union and Confederate soldiers. See the transformation from grand home to hospital to soldier’s rest home,
then a home again from reconstruction to the depression, then
a boy’s orphanage and finally the Salvation Army Headquarters for over fifty years. The Duff Green Mansion was meticulously renovated by Mr. and Mrs. Harry Sharp in the mid-1980's to a grand home once again. A visit to the Duff Green Mansion reveals bloodstained floors, the site of the family’s civil war cave and the details of a rich history of Vicksburg before, during and after the siege. A few visitors have even seen and experienced the ghosts of a Confederate soldier and Little Annie Green who died at age six.
Built in 1826, the McNutt House is among the very oldest antebellum homes in Vicksburg conveniently located in the Historic Downtown District just minutes from the National Military Park and in walking distance to the Old Courthouse museum, the new Railroad Museum and Lower Mississippi River Museum, other antebellum homes, riverfront, numerous eateries, city events and entertainment. Alexander Gallatin McNutt (Mississippi's 12th Governor) purchased the house in 1829 and added the rear wing in 1832. He and
his wife (Betsy) lived in the house during his terms in the State Senate leading up to his election as Governor. McNutt was considered one of the great speakers during a time of many great orators and a strong proponent for banking reform. The main floor contains beautiful original coal burning fireplaces, Family antique period furnishings in addition to antique and vintage curios and letters. McNutt's living quarters, his former personal office and the spare guest bedroom now accommodate guests as Suites with well equipped kitchens, each with private bath.
This fine Vicksburg, Mississippi Antebellum Estate is one of the largest and most elegant bed and breakfasts in the South. Situated on five acres of gardens, this historic mansion inn specializes in creating a warm, elegant atmosphere perfect for the business traveler or honeymoon couple and is consistently voted Best Bed and Breakfast in Vicksburg. Known for our elegant rooms and warm hospitality our staff takes pride in ensuring each guest enjoys their stay in any of our 33 rooms and suites spread out in five historic buildings. We invite
you to make reservations in our romantic candle lit restaurant and bar! For those seeking the perfect location for a Southern wedding, Cedar Grove has one of the most beautiful outdoor wedding locations in all of Mississippi coupled with the best cuisine offered in our region. So come enjoy our gardens, rooms and suites, in-house restaurant and lounge and friendly staff on your trip through Vicksburg. Visit us, Stay with us, Dine with us, Time and Time again...
The home was built on a site with a brick structure dating prior to 1850. In 1870, Leona and Lazrus Baer constructed the huge Victorian with a goal of impressing guests with the elaborate woodwork and grand ballroom. This home was filled with beautiful daughters and a beloved son. They lived, loved, laughed, and cried within the walls of this happy home.
Leona Baer had decided on the home's special construction and monitored it's building. She insisted it be of similar design to the
large Eastlake style Victorians just becoming popular for the wealthy in America. She also was adamant that the kitchen would be inside the house and there would be privies on the first floor for guests and on the second floor for family; a his-and-hers two-story outhouse was the result! The home had 11 fireplaces, 4 cisterns, a wellhouse and a carriage house. It is one of the best examples of Eastlake Victorian style in the state of Mississippi and is included in "Victorian Houses of Mississippi".