Anchuca Mansion - Vicksburg, Mississippi - Historic Mansion and Inn


Anchuca Mansion is a historic building and inn located at First East Street in Old Town Vicksburg, Mississippi. It is approximately 50 miles from Jackson-Evers International Airport, from where it is recommended visitors hire a car as there is no shuttle service to and from the inn. Anchuca is a Choctaw Indian word meaning "happy home'' and this mansion is one of the most significant antebellum homes in Vicksburg.

The mansion is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and was built in the Greek revival style in 1830 by local politician J.W. Maudlin. It was the first columned mansion in Vicksburg and has become the first historic home in the state to be turned into a bed and breakfast inn. Furnished with fine antiques and art representing the late 1700s to the mid-1800s, the mansion was home to Joseph Emory Davis, patriarchal brother to Confederate President Jefferson Davis, until his death in 1870.

The main house has three rooms available including the Davis Room, which has a bedroom furnished with a queen sized bed and period antiques, a private dressing area, private bath with shower and tub, a coffee center, mini refrigerator, and a sitting area with cable TV, VCR and DVD player. The Wilson Room has a queen sized bed, an additional twin bedroom, seating area, a mini refrigerator, coffee center, cable TV, VCR, DVD player, a soaking tub and walk-in shower. Aunt Sarah's Courtyard Suite contains a living area including a seating group, game table, day bed, cable TV/VCR, a full kitchen, private bath with tub/shower combination, and a separate bedroom with a king sized bed and cable TV.

The carriage house also has accommodation available with four guestrooms including Jennie's Room, which features a king sized bed. The other three, Ellen's, Emma's and Kate's Rooms are all furnished with a queen sized canopy bed. All four rooms feature a bedroom, private dressing area with coffee center, mini refrigerator, cable TV and a private bath.

Visitors and guests can dine at the mansion in the Cafy Anchuca, which serves lunches from 11am to 2pm Thursday to Sunday and supper from 6pm to 8pm Thursday to Saturday. The Library Bar serves specialty cocktails and wine Thursdays to Saturdays from 5pm to 8pm and is a good meeting place after work or for a pre dinner drink. Within a short walking distance of the mansion are various eateries including Main Street Market and Rusty's Riverfront Grill, which are less than a kilometer away.

There are many other places to visit relatively nearby to the inn including the Old Court House Museum, which is just two blocks away. Guests can wander just a few blocks into downtown Vicksburg to do some shopping or visit antiques stores. There are many galleries and museums such as the Vicksburg Battlefield Museum, or visitors may like to take the tourist carriage rides around the neighborhood and learn more about the historic homes and other buildings.

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