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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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Corte Madera, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

We stopped at Vicksburg on a drive from Memphis to New Orleans. This is a Civil War battle site. There is a visiter center where you can get information and audio tour information. The day we were there admission was free, but usually there is a fee. You tour the battle field in your car along a well maintained road... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

First, let's get something straight. This is emphatically not a historically-nuanced interpretive site. You won't learn much that's accurate about the Civil War beyond the typical reenactors' and buffs' obsessions-- tactics, sweep of battle, specifics of armaments and the like, mixed in with a little dosage of sentimental-letters-home, plangently read in the "interpretive" film that plays in the Visitor Center.... More

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Gloucestershire, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW via mobile

great place to spend a few hours and to try to picture the scene of the time..scary...well worth a visit here.very well looked after and a real credit to vicksburg

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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207 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

As part my tour around I visited this battlefield real nice and intersting so wood recommend a visit, also take in the USS Cairo which is near the Mississippi River that's also very good plus the cemetery

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Jacksonville, Florida
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44 reviews 44 reviews
12 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

I visited with my wife and 7 year old son. We had a great time, and I could have spent the entire day there. I did not know that it was a driving park, so be prepared to drive and hop in and out of your car for a few hours. The park it well maintained and does a great... More

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Arvada, Colorado
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18 reviews 18 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

What a beautiful, historical battlefield. We spent 2 days touring and learning about the siege of Vicksburg. There isn't enough space to write about everything that took place here. As always, the National Parks Service does an excellent job of maintaining and preserving these precious sites. $8.00 per car for an entire week of visiting is more than a bargain.... More

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Holbrook, New York
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59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

A beautiful battlefield park to those who served in the Vicksburg campaign. If you ever want to hire a private tour guide, ask for Joyce Hill. She was amazing and full of knowledge.

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Logan, Utah
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5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

This park doesn't have the "wow" of Gettysburg. Clearly they need more funding to enlarge the visitors center. We still really enjoyed our stay, the rangers we met were friendly and helpful. Nice stop for history buffs.

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DFW
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Download the app that goes with park. It is free and available on almost all iOS devices. We took our 4 year old. He loved seeing the reenactment of firing rifles and the 10 lb cannons. We spent about 3 hrs and used the app for information, videos, and a map through the park.

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Gulfport, Mississippi
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 via mobile

Everyone needs to visit this site. It is so amazing to have such detailed information, including locations of battles, etc. The film was also very good also! It is great to be able to drive in air conditioned vehicle in inclement, hot and cold weather. It is so sad to see how many citizens suffered and died. I would like... More

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