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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
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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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Worth the time to drive through. Go through the museum and see the movie first before taking the driving tour.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 30, 2015
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Rockwall, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

Worth the time to drive through. Go through the museum and see the movie first before taking the driving tour.

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Suffern, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

Requested a personal guide and gained a more personal insight into the battle that was fought here. It's an amazing and well maintained battlefield.

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Texarkana, Texas, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

This was a very nice drive/walk/hike visit of such a historical place. We got up early one morning and went on a visit with our two dogs. We drove parts of the battlefield on very nice paved roads that had plenty of descriptive signs and memorials that commemorate various stages of battle development. The only place our pets were off... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Friends took us to visit/explore the military park. We were really impressed with the layout and preservation. Very impressive. I suggest going when it's cooler to do more walking but very do-able by car.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

Confederat President Jefferson Davis said this about Vicksburg (that it was the nail head holding the two halves of the Sou together) and Abraham Lincoln said that it was the key to dismembering the Southern revolt. This fight between Confederat General John Pemberton and Union General Ulysses S. Grant was a critical turning point in the Civil War, where after... More 

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

We went to the Visitor center first, then took the driving tour. Some cannon reenactments were taking place, so it was quite amazing. There is an admission charge, that is good for a week if you wish to return another day. Allow at least 4 hours for the driving tour and the visits to the battlefield visitor center and the... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

The park has a great self-guided cd car tour. You can take as much or as little time as you want and go into as much historical military detail as you want.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

Knew nothing about US civil war and had not heard of Vicksburg siege. This park explained things really well so you could get a good feeling of the type of warfare and the ranges of the guns involved. Very well preserved. Saw a demonstration of artillery being fired

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Montgomery, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

The Vicksburg National Military Park is well kept and offers a full driving tour of the battlefield area, especially the hilltop vantage points, that highlight this historical Civil War engagement. The hills now host many monuments dedicated to those who fought and died on these hill - a truly sombre experience on an early morning drive.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

Just went here on the fourth of July. That date is significant for that is the day the seige of Vicksburg ended. This was my third visit here in my lifetime and I have enjoyed every time. This year we saw the firing of a cannon by an authentically dressed reenactment troupe. That was very neat to watch. The park... More 

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Additional Information about Vicksburg National Military Park

Address: 3201 Clay Street, Vicksburg, MS 39183-3495
Phone Number: 601-636-0583
Location: United States  >  Mississippi (MS)  >  Vicksburg
Open Hours:
Sunday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

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