Vicksburg House Offers History and Ghosts Sightings

| 10/3/2016 11:46:00 AM

Marilyn JonesHidden away in a wooded area at the end of Harrison Street is the McRaven Tour Home. Said to be the most haunted house in Mississippi, the Vicksburg historic landmark is open for tours and is a popular attraction in the city.

Vicksburg — one of the Mississippi’s most haunted cities — is the site of the famous Civil War battle where more than 1,600 soldiers died. McRaven and its grounds were used as a Confederate camp and field hospital.


Two tours are offered here: a daytime house tour and an evening haunted tour. I opted for the daytime tour, which was spooky enough. My tour guide, a young woman in her 20s, told me that at least five people died in the house, not including former owner John Bobb, who was murdered just outside, or the soldiers being cared for in the field hospital.  

Touring the house

McRaven House takes you on a journey of three times, three styles, and the lives of three men who built sections of the home.