Windsor Ruins
Windsor Ruins

Located about 60 miles southwest of Ridgeland and 40 miles northeast of Natchez along the Parkway, Port Gibson has preserved the timeless heritage of a storied past. Chartered as a town on March 12, 1803, Port Gibson is Mississippi’s third oldest settlement. It was the site of several clashes during the American Civil War and was important during Ulysses S. Grant’s Vicksburg Campaign. Many of Port Gibson’s historic buildings survived the Civil War because Grant believed the city “too beautiful to burn.”

Its lavish 19th Century homes, old storefronts, and battlefields recall the days of plantations and old southern hospitality. Today, you can journey through Port Gibson’s historic district and walking tours of over forty residences, houses of worship, and cemeteries, many dating back to the early 1800’s.

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Old Country Store

Nostalgic restaurant dishing up fried chicken, collard greens & other Southern specialties. Address: 18801 US-61, Lorman, MS 39096 Phone: (601) 437-3661

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McDonald’s

Address: 1144 US-61, Port Gibson, MS 39150 Phone: (601) 437-3006 Menu: mcdonalds.com Open 24 hours.

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Sonic Drive-In

Address: 1163 Highway 61 North, Port Gibson, MS 39150 Phone: (601) 437-5611 Menu: sonicdrivein.com

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Pizza Hut

Address: 1141-C Hwy 61-N, Port Gibson, MS 39150 Phone: (601) 437-5544

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Grindstone Ford/Mangum Mound – Port Gibson, MS

Milepost 45.7 – Grindstone Ford/Mangum Mound – Northbound travelers used to consider themselves in wild country once they crossed the ford on Bayou Pierre. Artifacts found here tell about the prehistoric people who lived in this area.

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Rocky Springs – Port Gibson, MS

Milepost 54.8 – Rocky Springs – A short trail from the upper parking area leads to the old townsite. Camping, picnicking, ranger station, restrooms, phone, and part of the old trace.

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