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Vicksburg has two major visitor centres, both just off I-20: the Mississippi Welcome Center, at exit 1A beside the river (daily 8am–6pm), and the town’s own tourist information centre near exit 4, opposite the battlefield entrance on Clay Street (daily: summer 8am–5.30pm; winter 8am–5pm; t 601/636-9421, w

The military park is the prime area for motels; the comfortable, mom-and-pop Deluxe Inn, at 2751 I-20 Frontage Rd (t 1-800/546-4167; $61–80) offers clean, quiet rooms. Among appealing B&Bs is Anchuca, housed in the town’s first colonnaded mansion, at 1010 First East St (t 1-888/686-0111, w; $131–160); it boasts a pool and a very good restaurant with outdoor seating. Other eating options include the superb all-you-can-eat “round table” lunches of fried chicken and other Southern delicacies at Walnut Hills, 1214 Adams St (t 601/638-4910; Mon–Sat 9am–11pm, Sun 11am–2pm); they also do à la carte. Hwy 61 Coffeehouse, in the Attic folk art gallery downtown at 1101 Washington St (t 601/638-9221; closed Sun) is an arty little place for espresso.

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