The Duff Green Mansion is a historic bed and breakfast in Vicksburg, Mississippi. Guests will enjoy rooms with period furniture, unique breakfast dishes that change daily, and a tour highlighting the extraordinary history of the home.
Vicksburg, Mississippi is a city rich in history and beauty, and to really feel a part of this, we recommend staying at the Duff Green Mansion. This Vicksburg bed and breakfast is full of antiques and period furniture and visitors will get to know what it was like to stay in an antebellum home.
Duff Green Mansion was built in 1856, by Duff Green for his new bride Mary Lake. Green had set out to create a home that all of his neighbors would envy, and one that him and his wife could easily entertain guests in. They had many parties in their home, with many distinguished guests. Even Jefferson Davis danced in their ballroom!
When the Civil War reached Vicksburg in 1863, Green designated the home as a hospital for both Union and Confederate soldiers. Doing this saved the house and many surrounding buildings from bombings and further destruction. After the war, the home was used as many things, including a soldier’s rest home, orphanage, and even as headquarters for the local Salvation Army. Then, in the 1980s, the home was lovingly and meticulously restored back to its former glory.
This Vicksburg bed and breakfast offers its guests multiple room and suite options and they all include private baths,
individual central air and heat, and cable television. During our visit, we stayed in the Duff Green Suite. This room was incredible, and we really felt like we’d gone back in time as there was period furniture throughout the bedroom and sitting room.
The bathroom was a bit more modern though. It had a renovated claw-footed tub and separate shower.
All guests of the historic Vicksburg hotel have access to the pool and patio area, as well as the gardens and porches. It’s a great place to sit back and relax. We think the rooms and its amenities make the Duff Green Mansion one of the most romantic places to stay in Vicksburg. Which is probably why they host so many weddings and parties! 😉
Guests wake up every morning to a delicious three-course seated breakfast in the formal dining room. Breakfast is served at 8:30am, and it was fun to sit with other guests and chat about our plans for the day. If you do need an earlier or later breakfast, however, they can accommodate your request.
With your stay, you also get a complimentary tour of the mansion. The tour starts around 9am, once everyone is done with breakfast. Public tours are also offered throughout the day at a cost of $12 per person. The tour lasts about an hour. The history of the mansion is incredible and the tour really brought it to life.
There are plenty of haunted hotels in Mississippi, but is Duff Green Mansion one of them? With the role it played in the Civil War, it wouldn’t be surprising. We found out during our tour of the property that the bathroom in our room had been used as a morgue during the war. So… we will freely admit here that at night we slept with the bathroom light on. We didn’t want to take any chances!
It’s been said that people have seen the ghost of a Confederate soldier, the ghost of Mary Green, and the ghost of the Green’s daughter Annie, who died at the age of six. Hearing about these sightings freaked us out a little. We tend to freak out easily when it comes to ghost stuff. The only other tour we’d done of a haunted place was the Rose Hall Great House in Jamaica. Luckily, we didn’t see or feel anything. But that’s not to say the sightings aren’t true.
If you’d like to read more about the possibility of Duff Green Mansion being haunted, we recommend reading this article by Paranormal Inc. They went to the house and did some tests.
We really enjoyed our stay at Duff Green Mansion. Everyone was so nice and being surrounded by so much history was a really incredible experience. If you’d like to know more about the home or would like to make a reservation, we recommend visiting their website. Tell them Vicky and Buddy sent you! 😉
Duff Green Mansion
1114 First East Street
Vicksburg, MS 39180
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**A big thank you to Visit Vicksburg for arranging our stay. Although we were guests of the Duff Green Mansion, as always, all opinions are our own.**