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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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Tallahassee
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

Wow this was a real surprise for us. You could spend hours touring this park. Don't miss the movie at the Visitor's Center or the ship at the far end of the park. A wonderful piece of history that makes you appreciate the sacrifice of our ancestors.

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 NEW

This was a great experience we learnt a lot of things about this battle make sure you go and see the video in the centre before you take the tour.

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Washington DC
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90 reviews 90 reviews
15 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 NEW

One of the nation's most impressive Civil War battlefield parks, with a driving tour route winding through the battlefield, statues and commemorations testify to the heroism and fallen comrades. The Cairo, one of two ironclad Civil War vessels that have survived, is not to be missed -- though it is far along the driving tour route. Creatively restored with missing... More

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Dallas, Texas
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87 reviews 87 reviews
22 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

We love to walk the grounds and take pictures. The park is very well maintained and the children learn something new every visit. We will never miss this on our summer trips to Destin.

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Mead, Colorado, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

If you are a true Civil War buff, plan on taking a good part of the day for this tour. If you really want to enjoy it, pay the $40 or so dollars to have a certified guide travel with you in your car and give you the verbal dissertation of how the battle developed. We bought the CD and... More

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Paris
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118 reviews 118 reviews
37 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

But informative and eye opening. It's difficult to understand fully what really happened during this war, and the magnitude and difficulties that they must have faced. Seeing the terrain and the monuments really helps with comprehending

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Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

We loved this gigantic (!) park full of extremely well-marked/preserved Civil War monuments, battlegrounds, etc. The driving tour setup with clear stops along the way is a clever idea to maximize a digestible amount of information while minimizing outdoor time in the blazing Mississippi heat. Per other reviews we watched the video at the welcome center in the beginning and... More

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Brownsville, Texas
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17 reviews 17 reviews
14 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

While researching places to visit in Mississippi, I came across this attraction. I wasn't quite sure what to expect. I'm glad I made the stop. However, because of time constraints, I spent most my time at the USS Cairo museum and the national Civil War cemetery inside the park. I was pleasantly surprised with how well the USS Cairo has... More

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Oslo, Norway
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66 reviews 66 reviews
19 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

visited the park on our way north, it was worth the detour. do not skip the very informative video in the beginning - it helps to understand the whole battle site so much better.

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Lebanon, Pennsylvania
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37 reviews 37 reviews
13 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

went here while on a family vacation. Visited the battlefield. We did the self drive and just had the brochure that they give out. We did not do the audio tour. It was nice to go at self pace and get out at what stops we wanted to and read which plagues we felt important, etc. It actually took us... More

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