Pascagoula is rated as one of Outdoor Life’s top 200 best towns in America. The city boasts an incredible antebellum architecture and a rich 300-year history. Pirate Jean Lafitte, Andrew Jackson, Ulysses S. Grant and Zachary Taylor all spent time in Pascagoula and considered it home, a hideaway or a respite throughout the years.
Historic Downtown Pascagoula is home to shops along the city’s Downtown Historic District. Visitors can view the historic Firehouse and the City Hall jail at Scranton’s Restaurant. There are unique antique and gift shops and a Downtown Pascagoula Shopping Plaza. There is also Anchor Square at 303 Delmas Avenue. Anchor Square is a collection of 16 Mississippi Cottages arranged around a charming boardwalk and town green.
Scranton’s Restaurant, 623 Delmas Avenue, has been serving exceptional cuisine in a unique, casual dining atmosphere for over 30 years. The restaurant makes its home in a historic, early 1920’s building that once housed the town’s firehouse and city hall. Remnants of the town’s history are a distinctive part of the dining experience. Guests can browse the premises; peek inside the old town vault; dine in the spot where the mayor once conducted business; touch the bars of the town’s original jail cell, and glimpse the bright red door that once opened to the old firehouse.
Accessibility: can be viewed from vehicle; accessibility may vary at different stops