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Historic Mansion in the Heart of Civil War Vicksburg

Sleeps10
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms3
Half Baths1
Space 575 m²
Property type estate
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

Experience Old World Elegance in the Comfort of this Updated 1830 Home

Stay in this gorgeous Antebellum home in the heart of historic Vicksburg which was updated in 2013 and has a private pool.

Constructed in 1830, Featherston-Magruder House was first built as a single story structure for Vicksburg's first school and its headmaster, Richard Featherson, and his family. Dr. Alex Magruder, the great grandson of an indentured servant who arrived in Virginia from Scotland in 1653 expanded the house to two stories in 1850 and used the original as a clinic where he treated victims of the 1853 Yellow Fever Outbreak that killed half the city's population. Sold in 1869 to Nathaniel Thomas, son of General George Thomas of the Union army, the house was later owned by Tom Morrissey, a steamboat captain and liquor dealer. Built by slaves in the Greek Revival style, the house was remodeled with Italianate features.This Antebellum mansion, once linked to a plantation on the outskirts of Vicksburg, was spared the destruction of the siege and managed to be hit by only one dud cannonball, which is now a door stop in the parlour.

Located at the epicenter of Southern history, the property sits in the middle of historic Vicksburg and has easy access to the Civil War national park, a number of historic cotton and sugar plantations, the USS Cariro Museum and is one hour drive from Natchez. The home is a perfect way to end your visit to the Blues Trail and is conveniently located to the riverboat casinos and some of the country's best hunting grounds and bird watching sanctuaries.

The home is one of the first Italianate architecture homes in the US and is decorated with period pieces from 1850s and still feels homey despite its 19th century grandeur.


The property is adjacent to the county jail, which served a the central holding place for Union POWs, as well as to the old courthouse where Ulysses S. Grant accepted the surrender of the Confederate Army on July 4th, 1863.

The estate has its own private pool as well as five updated bathrooms with large showers. There are separate caretakers'quarters. The property is situated in the middle of Vicksburg, high on a bluff overlooking the Mississippi River Valley. Sit on a rocking chair on the grand porch and imagine yourself back in time.

More Details

Owner
John A Wright
Member since: 2014
Speaks english, french, german, italian, mandarin, Japanese
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
August 8, 2017

Amenities

Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation estate rental in Vicksburg

Property Type:
  • estate
Meals:
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 575 m²
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 12:00 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Not suitable for children ...
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Monument View ...
  • Water View ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Bathroom in upstairs hall between Bedrooms 2 & 3.
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , Powder Room, main floor
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , tub , shower , Large en-suite bathroom. Separate shower and clawfoot tub
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Large en-suite bathroom for Bedroom 1. Separate WC
  • Four bathrooms with large showers; one with an eagle claw tub.
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Located upstairs. En-suite bathroom with spacious shower.
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , Located upstairs. Bathroom with shower shared with Bedroom 3
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , Located upstairs. Bathroom with shower shared with Bedroom 2
    Bedroom 5 - 2 twin/ single , Located on Main Floor. Bathroom shared with Bedroom 4
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , Located on Main Floor. En-suite bathroom with tub & shower
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
  • Chauffeur
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing

Location

Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Jackson-Evers International Airport
Nearest Golf
8 Miles
Vicksburg Country Club
Nearest Train
42 Miles
Amtrak Station, Yazoo City
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
Interstate 20
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Miles
Main Street
Car: recommended

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Rates & Availability

Available
Unavailable
Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee C$191.29
Damage Insurance C$126.25

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • No refunds for cancellations made after payment is made