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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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Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Activities: Leisure education
Description: 1800 acres of now peaceful countryside, this park was once the scene of a...
1800 acres of now peaceful countryside, this park was once the scene of a bloody 47-day Civil War battle.
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This attraction is mostly a drive-through, self-paced tour. The ironclad (USS Cairo) was worth the trip by itself, but the drive through the park really does a great job giving... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
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Fort Worth, TX
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

This attraction is mostly a drive-through, self-paced tour. The ironclad (USS Cairo) was worth the trip by itself, but the drive through the park really does a great job giving you a feel for the scope of the battle for Vicksburg and a feel for how the Civil War was fought. Definitely worth the visit.

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Vicksburg, Mississippi
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

Excellent interpretive center the the front of this extremely well maintained military park.The battle lines of the North and the South are clearly demarked, and it is full of monuments to each state that participated in the battle. These monuments were created by the top talents of the 19th century. My brother had studies the progress of the siege of... More 

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Vicksburg, Mississippi
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

The Vicksburg Military Park is an excellent tourist attraction for Vicksburg and draws thousands to the park each year. It has a 16 mile tour road to see all the sites. Lots of locals like to run or walk in the park each day as their are two 3 mile loops-a north loop and a south loop.

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Memphis, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

This is a must do and see in Vicksburg. The park happened to be across from out hotel, the Hampton Inn and Suites. The whole tour of the park took about two hours. We took our time and stopped a few times along the route.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

This place was amazing yet sobering!! It took us a little over 4 hours to go through it. But it was well worth it!! We kept getting out of our car to take pictures and just to take in what actually happened there. Very well worth the time!!

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Pea Ridge, Arkansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

This is one of the best military parks we have been too. Recommend watching the 30 min video before taking the tour road. And make sure to stay to the right on the road so that you don't miss the U.S.S Cairo.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

Another great stop on a civil war tour. The history is abundant and we'll display, and explained. Plan to spend an entire day so as not to be rushed

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

Get the CD for the audio tour or use the Free App, this made the hour drive around the park worth every minute, this brought to life what I learned in History Class. Seeing the Confederate and Union lines and imagining the solders fighting through the trees, brush, and valleys and hills...very humbling. I am glad we experienced this.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Great place to spend some time, will take at least 1/2 and more to see all the sights - great history lesson.

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Orlando, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Very well marked self driving tour. Reminded us of a smaller Gettysburg. Many historical markers and monuments. Should not be missed.

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