Vicksburg Spring Pilgrimage canceled
Published 4:43 pm Wednesday, March 18, 2020
Another local tourist attraction has been canceled due to the threat posed by the COVID-19 virus.
Wednesday, organizers with the Vicksburg Spring Pilgrimage announced all three weekends of tours would not take place in light of the virus.
“After much thought and consideration, the organizers of the Vicksburg Spring Pilgrimage are canceling the 2020 event in light of COVID-19,” McRaven House homeowner Kendra Reed said. “The health and well-being of our guests, homeowners, tour guides plus many others is our number one priority. While the novel coronavirus has set our communities into unprecedented challenges, preventing the spread of the disease is of great importance.”
The Vicksburg Pilgrimage takes place over three weekends in the spring and three weekends in the fall.
During the spring pilgrimage, more than 12 venues were to be opened for tours, which included historic homes and churches.
Reed said organizers had hoped to create an exciting event, therefore, she hopes those plans can carry over into a fall event.
“We are sorry for the inconvenience and wish you and your family the best. The organizers thank you for your eagerness and willingness to support us and wish you and your family the best,” she said.