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Historic Mansion in the Heart of Civil War Vicksburg

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Last updated: 04/01/2017
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Sleeps:10
  • Bedrooms:5
  • Bathrooms:3.5
  • Property type:Estate
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

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.
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Member since: 2014

Speaks: english, french, german, italian, mandarin, Japanese
Response time: Within 2 days
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 04/01/2017

Property Type

  • Estate
  • 6200 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 10
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    Over 30....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Not Suitable For Children:

    No children under 15....moreless

  • Pets Not Allowed

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Catering Available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Included
  • Car Available
  • Chauffeur
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff


  • Wheelchair Accessible

Bedrooms: 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 10

  • Bedroom 1: 1 king

    Located upstairs. En-suite bathroom with spacious shower....moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 1 king

    Located upstairs. Bathroom with shower shared with Bedroom 3...moreless

  • Bedroom 3: 2 twin/ single

    Located upstairs. Bathroom with shower shared with Bedroom 2...moreless

  • Bedroom 5: 2 twin/ single

    Located on Main Floor. Bathroom shared with Bedroom 4...moreless

  • Bedroom 4: 1 queen

    Located on Main Floor. En-suite bathroom with tub & shower...moreless

Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower

    Bathroom in upstairs hall between Bedrooms 2 & 3....moreless

  • Bathroom 3: toilet

    Powder Room, main floor...moreless

  • Bathroom 4: toilet, tub, shower

    Large en-suite bathroom. Separate shower and clawfoot tub...moreless

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower

    Large en-suite bathroom for Bedroom 1. Separate WC...moreless

  • Four bathrooms with large showers; one with an eagle claw tub.


  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins
  • Synagogues

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Horseback Riding
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Downtown:

    The home is in the center of town. ...moreless

  • Monument View:

    We are right across the street from the Warren County Old Courthouse....moreless

  • Water View:

    The property sits in the center of town on a bluff overlooking the Mississippi River Valley....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Golf Privileges Optional
  • Hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • Hunting
  • Kayaking
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing


  • Dining Area


  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace:

    One in every room...moreless

  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher


  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill

Pool / Spa

  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Included


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from 7 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees and Rental Conditions:

  • Property Damage Protection $99
  • Cleaning $150

Owner's cancellation policy:

50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.

100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.

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Last updated: 04/01/2017
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50 Miles
Nearest Airport
Jackson-Evers International Airport
8 Miles
Nearest Golf
Vicksburg Country Club
42 Miles
Nearest Train
Amtrak Station, Yazoo City
3 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Interstate 20
0.2 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Main Street

Car: Recommended


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2014

About the owner: John Wright is the former editor of The Wall Street Journal in Asia and makes Hong Kong and New York his home. A native of Minnesota, Mr. Wright Is the founder of American Estate Villas, a company dedicated to luxury accommodations in key American cultural and heritage destinations.

Why the Owner Chose Vicksburg, MS, USA:
The history of the American South is one of the most important to the development of American Culture, from slavery to Civil Rights. As such, this historically and architecturally significant property provides a perfect means by which to experience the Deep South from a base in Vicksburg, Mississippi, a city whose geographical location along the Mississippi River put it at the center of the cotton industry, the Mississippi Waterway Trade, the economic development of the South, the removal of Native Americans, French and Spanish Colonialism, the Civil War, the Klu Klux Klan, and the Civil Rights struggle for African Americans as well as the birth place of America's music, the Blues.

The Unique Benefits at this Estate:
The sweeping staircase and grand parlors, as well as the decorative architectural elements have made this National Historic Register home a rare survivor of time. The rafters still are charred from a roof fire in the Civil War, but the building remains intact and updated. There is a marble fireplace in every room.

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Speaks: english, french, german, italian, mandarin, Japanese
Response time: Within 2 days
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 04/01/2017

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This listing was first published here in 2014.

Date last modified - Monday, April 17, 2017

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