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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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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 interesting tour. Lots of great info.

We learned a lot from this tour. Movie at the visitor's center gave a great overview. Then the drive through the park filled in the gaps and gave a first hand experience. The... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Donna L
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Manteno, Illinois
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Manteno, Illinois
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26 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We learned a lot from this tour. Movie at the visitor's center gave a great overview. Then the drive through the park filled in the gaps and gave a first hand experience. The recovered ship was really eye opening.

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Thank Donna L
KC, MO
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We did the driving tour, using the audio CD that is available. There's also an iPhone app available, but I didn't try it out. We spent 4 hours, and we'd only planned on two.

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Thank jbinkcmo
Indy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is truly one of the great Civil War sites and thoroughly enjoyed our visit. The terrain is somewhat different than other CW parks and gives you a great feel for the battle and how it progressed until Vicksburg fell in July 1863.

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Thank indychowhound
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Very expansive park. The movie at the Visitor Center gives an excellent presentation of the role of Vicksburg in the Civil War. You don't need a car but the park is very large and very hilly and it would take quite a long time to walk around it. The monuments are numerous and impressive. A visit to the ironclad ship,... More 

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Thank Terry M
San Antonio, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

If you love Civil War History this is the place to be. The interactive show is very educational and then you can go and see the actual battlegrounds.

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Thank Phil R
Clinton, Mississippi
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

My cousins and I visited the Vicksburg Military Park for the first time in years. I am always impressed with the very good work that the National Park Service continues to do despite a long bipartisan tradition of not providing enough resources for this noble enterprise. I was very pleased to observe that the interpretive presentation of the events of... More 

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Kansas City, MO
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I highly recommend this park. You can spend as much time as you want, or stay in your car and spend a much shorter time. Its a power reminder of the high cost of war...human lives. Since you can drive through the park, you can tour it in any kind of weather. If you enjoy history, architecture, and statues, you... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This park is MUCH larger than we expected. We thought we were only going to go on a short drive through a park that showed a few canons and some historical plaques. It is much, much more than that. Cost: $12 per car (cheaper if your walking, but it would take all day). There are some amazing statues and a... More 

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Sioux Falls, South Dakota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

It is overwhelming to think of all of the young men that fought here. It is a much larger area then I expected. Make sure you see the movie in the visitors center. I recommend going to it before you do the drive. You might want to see it again afterward. Plan to spend at least a few hours here.

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Thank Therressa H
Spring, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

You really get a feel for the war that was fought in the terrain. App was a little difficult to follow because things were not in order. Did enjoy the actual words on the App from various people at some of the stops.

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