Rediscovering Historic Vburg© Visits McRaven Tour Home
I am ashamed to admit that, until very recently, I had yet to tour McRaven. When an out-of-town-guest visited however, it proved to be an excellent time to correct that! In fact, an alternate title could have been Martha & Meshea Tour McRaven! Special thanks to my friend, Martha Workman, for going with me, taking some awesome pictures, and embracing my passion for Rediscovering Historic Vicksburg©!
~Meshea Crysup, Rediscovering Historic Vicksburg
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We had to leave the higher-traffic area of Vicksburg, and wander to the very end of a backstreet to get McRaven Tour Home, but what else would one expect when going to “Mississippi’s Most Haunted House”?
It was about 9 a.m., so I must confess the place did not come across as “spooky” or “haunted”. I imagine we would have felt differently had it been night time. Day or night, I am positive we would have felt differently had we encountered a ghost or some other strange experience while there. Unfortunately—or fortunately, depending upon how you look at it—we did not. What we did experience, however, was a step back into time during our guided tour of this wonderfully preserved time-capsule. Never one to re-invent the wheel, this excerpt from their website does an excellent job of setting expectations:
Named Mississippi's "Most Haunted House," visit the McRaven Tour Home where ghostly demeanor has been broadcasted on A&E, The Travel Channel, 48 Hours, and "Look Around Mississippi." Step back in time to Vicksburg's finest, totally authentic, pre Civil War home with the most complete way-of-life tour. Built and remodeled in three different time periods, every room is lavishly furnished and reserved with museum-quality antiques including a pioneer kitchen. National Geographic Magazine has labeled the McRaven Tour Home the "Time Capsule of the South." Enjoy strolling through the three-acre gardens, once a Confederate campsite and field hospital. Discover and experience the famous and infamous people of McRaven, and why their spirits have never left. (www.McRavenTourHome.com)
The basic, daily tour we took is chalked full of history and was well worth the time and money. There is also a Haunted Tour option. Special events, such as paranormal investigations, a fall day in the Pumpkin Patch (complete with face painting, games, and a photo booth), special candle-light ghost tours, and a variety of other events are also available throughout the year.
Martha and I learned a great deal, were in awe of the period furnishings as well as the home itself, and had a full morning, including browsing in a gift shop, by making just this one stop. Of course, between the two of us, we took a lot of photos! Be sure to check them out at the end of the blog post! We certainly concluded that McRaven Tour Home is indeed an excellent way to Rediscover Historic Vicksburg!
McRaven Tour Home
Located at 1445 Harrison Street, Vicksburg, MS 39180
Mon-Thurs: 10am-5pm • Fri-Sat: 10am-5pm, 7-9pm • Sun: 1-5pm, 7-9pm Extended Times and Dates for October!