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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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My family and I drove through and ran out if time! The park is vast and takes a deceptively long time to complete. We drove through, stopped at 1/2 the audio trail points, but... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 30, 2015
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Bloomington, Illinois
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Bloomington, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 NEW

My family and I drove through and ran out if time! The park is vast and takes a deceptively long time to complete. We drove through, stopped at 1/2 the audio trail points, but only completed 1/2 the park in 5 hrs. We did read a lot and look/walk around a lot though, as the weather was amazing. There were... More 

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Decatur
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 NEW

We spent five hours here and didn't get to see it all. The battlefieild has been well laid out and marked by those who fought here. There are about 1300 monuments in the park so unless you are extremely interested in the detail of the battle, stop at the big state monuments and some of the more interesting ones which... More 

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york, pa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

A lot of history on this battlefield. Get out and check out the monuments. A lot of beautiful scenery and a lot of history. I was there for 4 hours and saw everything, but would definitely come back here again. A must for any Civil War buff, or even those like me that have a casual interest in the Civil... More 

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Hickory, Mississippi
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

If your looking for a great little stop to stretch your legs, see some great river scenery, and learn a bit in the process, this is it. Whole family enjoyed visiting, and it was just what was needed for us all to decompress during a long trip.

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 via mobile

The past came closer. Although here and there a bit boring because it is about a lot of people we didn't know, it's also interesting cause you'll feel the the history in the landscape.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 via mobile

Relaxing and beautiful space in downtown Newark by bus route and close to the train station. It is also very close to NJPAC as well as Prudential Center.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

Having been to Gettysburg dozens of times, I was expecting that this National Military Park would be a quick look, with nothing comparable. I was so wrong. We spent nearly 4 hours here, starting with the movie and small section of the Visitors Center, then the driving tour, stopping at every specially marked location, and concluding with the Cairo Museum... More 

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Missouri
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

You need a couple of hours to tour this at least. What a great history lesson about the Civil War in Vicksburg.

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Collierville, TN
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

Give yourself plenty of time to take the 16 mile loop. Getting out at the various stops and reading the information plaques added to make the battle come alive. Stop at the visitor center before starting the loop and watch the 20-minute video. It makes the various stops in the loop make more sense.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

Wow. Holy cow. Vicksburg is absolutely amazing. My family was on a Western Front Civil War tour and this was the last stop on our trip. The park is just huge and the earthworks are unbelievable. The driving tour is great and you can easily get lost if you don't have the map from the visitor center. Also while in... More 

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