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Vicksburg National Military Park

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Address: 3201 Clay Street, Vicksburg, MS 39183-3495
Phone Number: 601-636-0583
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1800 acres of now peaceful countryside, this park was once the scene of...

1800 acres of now peaceful countryside, this park was once the scene of a bloody 47-day Civil War battle.

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A must do in Vicksburg!

For the past two years I've been visiting Civil War sites mainly in the western theater heading down the Mississippi. At the top of my list been Vicksburg! I spent a day and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Memphis, Tennessee
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Memphis, Tennessee
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 141 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

For the past two years I've been visiting Civil War sites mainly in the western theater heading down the Mississippi. At the top of my list been Vicksburg! I spent a day and half here and still didn't feel like I saw and got a true understanding of everything. First of all, view the film at the visitor's center! The... More 

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Bridgeville, Delaware
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

My hubby is really into Civil War history. Better for older children. Probably would be boring for younger children. Nice visitor's center. We were there 5 hours and we did not read every monument! There is a lot to see. Be sure to see the Cairo Museum. What a unique experience! Figure on at least 4 hours at a minimum... More 

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Pigeon Forge, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This historic battlefield is worth the visit. Literally, this is how the Union Army of the West won the civil war. The battlefield offers a great monument to the fallen, and a list of the regiments involved in the fighting. Must participate in visiting the city sites as well. The battle is a text book example of how the union... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The drive is quite long (approx 16 miles) along winding roads through the park. There were hundreds of markers, monuments, character busts and informational signs. To drive through the actual fighting fields was sobering and very moving. The park center has a gift shop, pre-tour video, and a room with authentic period-themed props. We enjoyed it but would caution those... More 

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Georgetown, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

A paved 17 mile road through the National Park. Hundreds of monuments. You can walk, jog or drive. Drive unless you are a Marathon runner. First half of the drive is through the Union lines and the second half is through the Confederate lines in the WAR OF NORTHERN AGGRESSION. To see it all properly takes a good 4-6 hours... More 

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Robbins, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Enjoy a leisurely drive through American history. A must for civil war buffs. It is nice to see a place that still honors both sides of the conflict.

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Historic area with several tour options. Easily navigated with an excellent film at the Visitor's Center.

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Danville, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Nice park. Lots of people walking and running. Takes about an hour to drive thru and we only got out a couple of times. Nice monuments.

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washington DC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This national park is of critical importance to understanding the events of the 1862-1863. The surrounding battles and siege of Vicksburg made Ulysses S. Grant's career and led to his appointment as the Commanding General of the Union Forces. The park has a wonderful visitors center with good dioramas and solid explanations of the various parts of the campaign, along... More 

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Memphis, Tennessee
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I decided to take this tour after visiting Gettysburg about a month ago in order get both sides of the history of the conflict. In this aspect I was a bit disappointed as there was little time spent on the lives of the civilians in this once prosperous city. The battlefield was extremely well done. Markers displayed the various locations... More 

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