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Vicksburg National Military Park

3201 Clay Street, Vicksburg, MS 39183-3495
601-636-0583
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Ranked #1 of 26 Attractions in Vicksburg
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Battlefields, Parks
Activities: Leisure education
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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Melbourne, United Kingdom
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41 reviews 41 reviews
15 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

We really enjoyed our trip to the park we spent all day touring round all the different monuments and reading about the history. The only down side was that when you are reading about what happen and to you look to see what is being explained all you can see are bushes and trees about time the chainsaw came out

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South Bend, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

The introductory video was very informative. The grounds were lovely. It was interesting to see the Cairo. We read a young adult book Under Siege which really prepared us for our visit.

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Texas
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25 reviews 25 reviews
15 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

The confederate army surrendered to the Union forces July 4, 1863 - The battle of Vicksburg! Beautiful park. It's a long drive, I saw some people walking it. 1700 monuments. It just amazed me to visit this place, especially after growing up watching movies about the civil war and to look at all of the sites were union and confederate... More

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Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

Ive been three times and its one of the best national battle fields there is- ive been to all the civil war sites and all but two of the rev war sites

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Nashville, Tennessee
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33 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

Not a huge war / history buff but this was a good detour off of our trip down the Natchez Trace. The GPS is misleading and they detour you way out of your way - more than a half hour - so look up the location and be careful what you pop in. There's a good movie and a self... More

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Springfield, Ohio
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

The C/D provides a guided tour of the park. A must for those who enjoy history. It's a self guided tour by automobile, you can't get lost. Stop and read the monuments, take photos and enjoy the quiet. If it's HOT be sure to take a bottle of water!

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Olathe, Kansas
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

I ALWAYS enjoy going through this Battlefield. Knowing some of the stories like the "forlorn hope" and then seeing the location of where the action occurred makes this Battle and Siege come alive for me. I still think that the Kansas Monument is the ugliest monument on the property!

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Kerrville, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

Even if you're not a history buff this is worth the 16 mile scenic drive through the Vicksburg Battleground. Don't miss the USS Cairo exhibit about 2/3 of the way through the scenic loop. We arrived in Vicksburg mid-afternoon on a trip to North Carolina, and we really wish we had more time to explore the park.

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Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom
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49 reviews 49 reviews
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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 NEW via mobile

We were on our way to Natchez and decided to break the journey in Vicksburg. The Tourist Information Office told us about this Park so we got up early next day for a quick visit before leaving. Our quick visit turned into 4 hours as it was so interesting. We thoroughly enjoyed it even though we had no idea of... More

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Nashville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014 NEW

if you can afford the 40 bucks book a private tour so worth it we really enjoyed having a guide show us around and tell us stories

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