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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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Very moving experience--a must do for all Americans

The preservation of this battlefield is remarkable: the CD for the car tour is incredible--very well done and so informative. The battlefield is set up for cars, bicyclist and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 27, 2015
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Long Beach, CA
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37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

The preservation of this battlefield is remarkable: the CD for the car tour is incredible--very well done and so informative. The battlefield is set up for cars, bicyclist and joggers--for seniors like us, the car tour was plenty. Taking our time--we covered every 'point of interest' on the audio tour in several hours. There's a lot to take in. So... More 

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Hilton Head, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

As you drive through Vicksburg National Cemetery you cannot help but be moved. It is an extremely emotional and awe inspiring. experience. My husband and I drove through the cemetery this Memorial Day weekend. We visited in conjunction with visits to the battlefields and restored iron clad ship. There are approximately 17,000 men who fought in various Civil War battles... More 

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Fennimore, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

Wonderful people at the park to share the history of the park. One of the best park rangers we have ever met at any of the Civil War Sites.

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Louisiana
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31 reviews 31 reviews
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

This is a park worth visiting. Stunning displays and monuments along beautiful trails. Be prepared to spend a few hours at least if possible.

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Newcastle, United Kingdom
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36 reviews 36 reviews
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

The battlefield tour does take a long time, especially if you like to stop and read the information boards and see the sights, but it is well worth it. The terrain is quite forbidding; a lot of ups and downs! One thing did frustrate me, though, but there is nothing the Parks Service or anyone else can do. It is... More 

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Denver, CO USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

Battlefield was ok, interesting to see how close the enemy lines were to each other. After driving around the entire battlefield you are thinking ok about enough of this, then you get to the ironclad ship exhibition. Wow! This was to me the highlight of the Military Park. I could not believe how large this boat was and how well... More 

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OVILLA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

Very pleasant people and the park was lovely. The weather was very nice and everything was green and beautiful. Very respectfully depicted and an excellent informative place.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW via mobile

We took our three children through the park. It is beautifully done and a very moving and unforgettable place to visit. It is truly something that you must see and really there are no appropriate words to fully describe it. I do want to say that make sure if you are walking around to wear close toed shoes. There were... More 

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London
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW via mobile

Really enjoyed the pre self-drive video and museum. The drive is easy to do and plenty of places to stop and read the historic signs. Fascinating to drive around the battlefield looking at how the 2 sides fought. Well worth a visit.

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

We had arranged for a guide to take us through the Military Park for two hours. We had done this at Gettysburg and were very glad. After going through the museum we met our guide and he started our tour by taking us through the Union side of battle and giving us a lot of information to help us understand... More 

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