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Vicksburg National Military Park

Address: 3201 Clay Street, Vicksburg, MS 39183-3495
Phone Number: 601-636-0583
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Ranked #1 of 28 Attractions in Vicksburg
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Battlefields, Sights & Landmarks, Nature & Parks
Activities: Leisure education
Owner description: 1800 acres of now peaceful countryside, this park was once the scene of a bloody 47-day Civil War...
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Type: Battlefields, Sights & Landmarks, Nature & Parks
Activities: Leisure education
Hours:
Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Owner description: 1800 acres of now peaceful countryside, this park was once the scene of a bloody 47-day Civil War battle.

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Toledo, Ohio
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42 reviews 42 reviews
23 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

Everyone needs to visit this great step back into history. Gettysburg overshadows this battle but it was very important for the country. This size of the part amazed us which we thought it would be a couple of hours which ended up 5 hours. What a great stop.

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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW via mobile

It is always very humbling to visit a battlefield of this magnitude. It is right up there with Gettysburg. The Park Service does a very nice job with the grounds and they were very helpful. This is a must see for all Americans, whether for two hours or all day!

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Raleigh, NC
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

We did the driving tour of the park and were amazed at how beautiful it is. The call feature giving information about each section is wonderful. The people at the Visitor Center were polite and knowledgeable. Battle sites tend to start looking alike to me, but I really enjoyed this visit. The USS Cairo exhibit within the park was excellent.

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Austin, Texas
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110 reviews 110 reviews
47 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

Cost $8 per car - we took about 5 hours to go thru the park. The battlefield has thousands of information boards, statues of military leaders, and beautiful monuments. You can scan the bar code at the sites which will link you to an explanation of what happened at that particular site. There is also a battlefield app you can... More 

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Memphis
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10 reviews 10 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

We just didn't have enough time to really go through the park like we wanted to. We'll have to make another visit and bring a picnic lunch.

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Peregian Beach
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19 attraction reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

Not being Americans it was hard to appreciate the gravity of this place but it was well worth the visit and a beautiful self drive.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015 via mobile

A great place to visit to learn about the sacrifices these brave men gave. Incredible monuments memorializing all of the brave men.

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Albany
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34 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

We had a great 4 hour visit to the park. Our kids ages 2, 7 and 9 loved running around the hills, visiting the IL monument and hiking the trenches. They slept great at night. Like gettysburg you really can get feel of battle and stories. Very moving.

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Homewood, Alabama, Usa
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21 reviews 21 reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

I enjoyed the trip through the park. It was a very cold day so I did not get out much. I would like to return when the weather is nice enough to get and and walk around in the park

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Dallas, Texas, United States
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20 reviews 20 reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

Everything was very nicely done. There are beautiful memorials all around the park from the various states (and regiments) that fought there. The drive through the park is also very well marked!

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