McNutt House Tour

McNutt House Tour, Vicksburg: Address, Phone Number, McNutt House Tour Reviews: 4.5/5

McNutt House Tour
4.5
Historic Sites
This location was reported permanently closed
About
As seen on the Biography Channel. Circa 1826 home of Mississippi's 12th Governor, Alexander G. McNutt. Designated State and County historical landmarks, listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The approximate hour & 15 minute guided tour includes the history of the house, Governor McNutt, Confederate Lt. D. W. Magill and of course our famous spirited resident "Maggie". Conviently located just 3 blocks from the Old Courthouse and new Lower Mississippi Museums in Vicksburg's Historic Downtown District.Fee: $5 per person (minimum $15), children under 10 free.
Suggest edits to improve what we show.
Improve this listing
Popular mentions

4.5
14 reviews
Excellent
10
Very good
2
Average
1
Poor
0
Terrible
1

Marion Z
Stuart, FL101 contributions
Most Fun Antebellum Home Tour
Apr 2021
2 of us out-of-town gals visited the McNutt House. I’m so glad we did! This was, by far, the most enjoyable of all the antebellum homes that we toured! Elvin,the owner, was a delight! The stories he shared about the past owners was spellbinding! The home, itself, has so much beauty & history. If you are in. I msy urg, do t miss this tour!
Written April 17, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Clinton G
1 contribution
Great home away from home!!
Mar 2020 • Business
This is a beautiful jewel in the heart of Dixie. The rooms are wonderful and the garden area is to die for. It’s early Spring so lots of garden work to be done but so very peaceful and a very comfortable safe environment. Will stay here many more times.
Written March 21, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Taylor B
Chicago, IL6,704 contributions
One of the oldest houses in Vicksburg
Sep 2019
When Elvin and Pam McFerrin acquired the McNutt House, they thought they were buying an antebellum house with a lot of history. But ghosts? Located at 815 First East Street in downtown Vicksburg, Mississippi, near the Old Courthouse Museum, the McNutt House was built in 1826, is among the oldest homes in Vicksburg and was home to Alexander McNutt, Mississippi's 12th governor. It isn't an antebellum mansion like Balfour or Cedar Grove or the many magnificent structures in Natchez. But it is a well preserved example of how the upper class lived in the 1800s. The main floor contains beautiful original coal burning fireplaces, family antique period furnishings and vintage curios. McNutt's living quarters, his former personal office and the spare guest bedroom now accommodate bed-and-breakfast guests as suites with well equipped kitchens and private baths. The courtyard is the property's centerpiece, featuring one of the area's oldest Japanese Magnolia trees, lovely terraced gardens and a Crape Myrtle tree believed to predate the Civil War. As for ghost stories, the property is the final resting place for Confederate Lieutenant David Weeks Magill, whose tombstone is in the courtyard in front of Maggie's Hall, a building situated behind the main house. Magill's spirit is believed to still roam the property. In addition, Maggie, a little girl ghost, is known to play with small children in the courtyard. McNutt House is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and has been designated as a state and county historic landmark.
Written September 7, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Leah J
Vicksburg, MS15 contributions
If you like antebellum homes, Not mansions, you could go for this.
Sep 2014
Well preserved historical 1800's house. If you want to see the living spaces of the upper class in Vicksburg, during the Civil War period, you will find this suitable. If you are not so interested in antebellum homes, this might not be so much for you.
Written August 17, 2015
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Dennis M
Rockwall, TX26 contributions
Stay Far Away
May 2015 • Couples
You go there thinking you are going to take a tour of a old house, but all you see is 2 rooms and a guy talks for an hour and then charges you $15.00
Written July 30, 2015
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Galadina
Saint Louis, MO112 contributions
Beautiful historic home
Jul 2015 • Couples
The McNutt House is beautiful and well taken care of. The owners seem to take pride in their property. The house is clean and bright. It's surprisingly small (just three rooms) and the history is interesting as told by the current owner. The attached garden and patio areas are really pretty.
Written July 7, 2015
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

mmjtr
guntersville,AL180 contributions
Beautiful home!
Mar 2015 • Friends
We toured this house while in Vicksburg for a girls' get away weekend. The tour guide was very interesting and shared great stories of the homes' history. The home is also a bed and breakfast. We really enjoyed our tour!
Written May 31, 2015
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Munjo
Angola, NY2,521 contributions
Absolutely wonderful
This is a location you should visit. The tour is interesting, well done and gives you insights you might not otherwise have into Vicksburg and the old south. I highly recommend
Written October 26, 2014
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Glen L
Leicester, UK57 contributions
Fascinating
Oct 2014 • Friends
Four of us, from England, have just taken the tour of this delightful establishment. The owner, Elvin, has a great store of tales about the owners of the house, from the time of Alexander McNutt to his and his wife's own. For over an hour he kept us enthralled with the history of the house and the life and times of Alexander McNutt. Loved the artefacts with which he peppered his talk, including the mortar ball in the back garden. Thanks, Elvin, for an afternoon well spent, putting flesh and blood onto the bones of the Civil War tales. A great adventure for only $5 each.
Written October 16, 2014
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Erica H
Bastrop, LA14 contributions
The McNutt House
My husband and I visited here during our last trip to Vicksburg. Once in the afternoon and again that night on the ghost tour. Both tours were very interesting. Lots of history and spooky stories. On the ghost tour we got a picture of what we believe was the little girl in the blue dress. I forgot her name, but we were told about her on both tours. Nothing showed in the daytime pics but the night pics were interesting. Very beautiful gardens.
Written June 20, 2014
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Showing results 1-10 of 14
Anything missing or inaccurate?
Suggest edits to improve what we show.
Improve this listing