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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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Oxfordshire, UK
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33 reviews 33 reviews
10 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014 NEW

Visited twice (evening and morning). A good tour map and guide helped us to understand the battlefield. The visitors centre has an short introductory film and a very effective illuminated map to show the story of the whole campaign. Very good value and very effective presentation

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Parma Heights, Ohio
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014 NEW

I enjoyed learning about the Vicksburg area related to the Civil War. I cannot say anything bad about this experience.

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Chattanooga, Tennessee
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80 reviews 80 reviews
32 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014 NEW

The grounds and monuments are very well groomed and maintained. The 16 mile, winding self tour is full if sights and information. I live close to the Chickamauga/Lookout Mountain Nat Park (GA/TN) and by comparison, Vicksburg is considerably better, and Chickamauga/Lookout is no "slouch." Worth the time, so allow as much as is practical.

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Kirkland, WA
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22 reviews 22 reviews
6 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014 NEW

Thought we would stop by for a half hour at the visitors center, and 15 minutes to take some pictures of old cannons.. Boy were we wrong. This park has about 16 miles of road to explore sites. We rushed through 2 1/2 hours before park closed. If you are into history at all I would recommend 3-4 hours here.... More

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Buffalo, New York
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300 reviews 300 reviews
128 attraction reviews
171 helpful votes 171 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014 NEW

Anyone interested in CW history and the sacrifices made should drive around this incredible battlefield. This is a powerful and important place to visit. As good as Gettysburg.

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Livingston, Texas
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53 reviews 53 reviews
20 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014 NEW

This National Park is extremely well maintained. The Visitor's Center is very well-done and informative. Be sure to take the time and view the 20-minute movie. It is one of the best, if not the best, movie we've seen at a Civil War Battlefield. The movie explains the battle very well, to the point that you feel that you are... More

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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8 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014 NEW

This is a very well maintained National Park with helpful and knowledgeable staff. One of the services offered here that I haven't seen at other parks is the availability of licensed local guides that you can hire for personal tours. It wasn't cheap ($40 for two hours and $20 for each additional hour) but based on our experience, it was... More

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Houston, Texas
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8 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014 NEW

I had a morning in Vicksburg as I was traveling to another destination. I knew Vicksburg was significant in the Civil War so decided to check out the Park. It is a wonderful park and really makes the Civil War come to life for someone that doesn't really like war stuff. I only had an hour to spend there so... More

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57 reviews 57 reviews
23 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014 NEW

Visited the park as part of our road trip down South. We hired a guide for two hours ($40), something we would highly recommend. His knowledge of the Civil War was outstanding. Since my husband is writing a series of 6 historical fiction novels on the Civil War, he really enjoyed interacting with our guide. The scale of the battlefield... More

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Wales
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12 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

Went to the visitor centre and bought the CD for the 16 mile drive round the park. Excellent tour and the information on the cd bought the civil war to life for us. Loved the monuments by different states round the park, one of the must do visits in Vicksburg i think.

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