Port Gibson, Mississippi

Port Gibson Visitor Center - Port Gibson, Mississippi
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The Port Gibson Visitor Center offers information on the many historical and scenic areas of the community, You will be able to walk or drive  through history at the Grand Gulf Military Park located on the Mississippi River. Port Gibson has beautiful old cemeteries including Wintergreen where General Van Dorn and town founder Samuel Gibson are buried.

The Ruins of Windsor is located just 12 miles from the visitor center. Windsor was once the largest mansion on the Mississippi River. During the Civil War, General Ulysses S. Grant used Windsor as a hospital and then gave it back to the family. Years later, the family was hosting a party one night and a guest threw a cigar into a bucket of rags and the mansion burned down leaving the ruins that still stand today!

When you travel down historic Church Street you will see many churches of all religions. The First Presbyterian Church has chandeliers from the Robert E. Lee steam boat and a gold hand on top pointing to heaven that you can see from miles away. The Chamber of Commerce and Visitor Center are located in Samuel Gibson's 3rd house that was relocated to its present address.

The visitor center, also home of the Claiborne County-Port Gibson Chamber of Commerce, has t-shirts, ornaments, flags, books about the area, and souvenirs. You can see the Gibson's family Bible (currently on loan to the visitor center) that is over 200 years old.

The visitor center is open Monday thru Friday from 9 am to 3 pm. Closed on Saturdays and Sundays. Closed for the holidays from December 25 thru January 1.

Stop in and pick up a map of the parkway.

Contact Port Gibson Visitor Center

  • Phone - 601.437.4351
  • Director - Linda Ory
Claiborne County-Port Gibson Chamber of Commerce
1601 Church Street
Port Gibson, Mississippi 39150 (click to view a map)

From the Natchez Trace - exit at milepost 41 onto MS Hwy 18, turn left (south) on US 61 and drive into Port Gibson. Or, exit at milepost 37 onto US 61 and travel north into Port Gibson.

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