Steele Cottage

Experience the Elegance of the Pre-War South at

Steele Cottage


Oral history states the Steele Cottage was standing in 1829 but the tax assessor’s records state it was built in 1833. Either date makes it one of the oldest properties in the historic city of Vicksburg, just as the newly formed town was forming.

Vicksburg, at the time, was brimming with excitement as the Cotton Rush was just beginning and businessmen and entrepreneurs were beginning to move into the area from around the world to capitalize on the fortunes about to be made made in the Cotton industry.

If you are looking for a single-room accommodation or a larger venue (the whole house), Steele Cottage will host you in the luxury and history of the Old South and the historic town destined, at that time, to be the largest city in the state.

Steele Cottage is located at 1201 Adams Street across the street from the world famous Walnut Hills Restaurant.

Steele Cottage is well situated in the City’s Historic District and is only a few blocks walk from many major Vicksburg attractions, restaurants, and the downtown shopping district.

Our Visitor Trolley services the area and safely moves you around town on a published schedule.



Mrs. Steele’s Room

Queen-size bed and private bath with tub/shower uni

Price Per Night Sunday-Thursday (10% tax added)

Price Per Night Friday-Saturday (10% tax added)


J.M. Swords Room

Queen-size bed that utilizes the hall bathroom room with claw footed tub with handheld shower attachment. No other guests use this bathroom, but please note it is not connected to the room. Mr. Swords was the newspaper editor during the Siege of Vicksburg. He and his family stayed in a cave in the Steele Cottage yard where he printed the newspaper on wallpaper, some of which came from the house.

You can only book the living room with a J. M. Swords reservation for an additional $35. This includes a pull-out couch that can sleep up to two people.

Price Per Night Sunday-Thursday (10% tax added)

Price Per Night Friday-Saturday (10% tax added)


MaeMae’s Room

Newly renovated is MaeMae’s bedroom. In an earlier time, the bedroom was a screened back porch, then the kitchen, and finally MaeMae’s room when the home was purchased by the Halpins in the late 1970’s. Beautifully decorated with a king-sized bed, highboy, sitting area, large closet and ceramic bath. It has a wall-to-wall oriental rug. A must to stay in!

Price Per Night Sunday-Thursday (10% tax added)

Price Per Night Friday-Saturday (10% tax added)


Why Stay at

Steele Cottage…


Guests at Steele cottage are invited to take breakfast at Duff Green at no additional costs.

Cancellation Policy

Cancellations made up to 72 hours prior to check in carry no penalty.
After 72 hours, there is a 50% forfeiture fee on full booking. Guests who do not show up without canceling will be charged the full fee.

Whole Home Rental

The whole home is available for rent with a 4-night minimum stay. This includes the brick-walled bedroom downstairs, one and a half
additional bathrooms, living room, dining room, and eat-in kitchen. Please call 601-636-6968 to reserve the entire home.

Check Out Policy

Our check out policy is that you leave the keys in your door to your room.
We have tried to make the key chain uncomfortable to carry in a pocket intentionally so it is less likely that you leave with it. If you accidentally take the key chain, please call us and mail to us within 48 hours. After 48 hours, we will charge the card on file $36.

We will be glad to mail anything you forget. We charge actual postage plus $12.

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