Car: Interstate 20 (E-W), or U.S. Highway 61 (N-S)
Vicksburg National Military Park, 3201 Clay Street. Phone: 601-636-0583. http://www.nps.gov/vick/. Commemorates the 1863 battle and seige of the city. The park includes a National Cemetery, an impressive collection of monuments, and the USS Cairo, a Civil War gunboat. $8 per vehicle entrance fee, good for one week.
Gold In The Hills at the Parkside Playhouse, http://www.vicksburg.com/~gold/. In its 70th season, it is the longest running melodrama in the world. Spring/summer only. $10 adults and $5 children.
Walnut Hills, 1214 Adams Street. Phone: 601-638-4910. http://www.walnuthillsms.net/. Known for its round table service at lunch time: southern home style food served on a lazy-susan, $11.