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Vicksburg National Military Park

Address: 3201 Clay Street, Vicksburg, MS 39183-3495
Phone Number: 601-636-0583
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Ranked #1 of 25 Attractions in Vicksburg
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Battlefields, Parks, Outdoors
Activities: Leisure education
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Owner 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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Jasper, Arkansas
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014 NEW

Sacred ground and a beautiful tribute to those who fought in a war that changed lives forever. Take your time and enjoy the place.

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Roswell, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014 NEW

I am an photographer and writer for National Park Planner (npplan.com) and I visited Vicksburg National Military Park in November 2014. The park is located just outside of downtown Vicksburg, Mississippi, on the grounds of the Union attacks and siege of the city that ran from May 19 to July 4, 1863. At the time, Vicksburg was one of two... More

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South Elgin
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014 NEW

We purchase the Audio CD to tour the park, seemed to get a little lost in relationship as to where we should have been, the CD did not do a great job of explaining what was actually going on. We had done the same thing at Gettysburg and it was spectacular! The U.S.S. Cairo Museum was the highlight of the... More

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Ridgewood, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014 NEW

Interesting tour through Vicksburg Military Park, I enjoyed the re-enactors. It appears to run second to Gettysburgh, but it is worth the visit

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Oakdale, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014 NEW

This was a wonderful historical place to visit. Seeing how close the soldier's were when fighting each other. It was brother fighting brother.

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Kenilworth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 NEW

Knew nothing about Vicksburg's place in the American Civil War before we stopped-off overnight en route to Memphis and so glad we chose to visit the National Military Park. Great visitors centre with 20 minute film outlining the role of the battle in the Civil War. Good selection of books and souvenirs on offer as well. Drive around the loop... More

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Western Wisconsin
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014 NEW

As a student of the Civil War I found the park to be outstanding! Well-maintained, great displays, and helpful people. Bought the audio-tour but found it to be hard to follow, time-wise. (Didn't have that problem with the one at Gettysburg years ago.) Overall, though, it was a great experience; we even went back the next morning to finish part... More

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Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

Extremely well maintained & laid out. Selection of books in gift shop slightly lacking. If you are not awed by what happened here & how it is interpreted, you are dead !

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Boston, Massachusetts
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

We spent the better part of a day cycle touring the Vicksburg National Military Park. It is a sobering reminder of the tragedy of war and a celebration of the courage and dedication of men pursuing their respective visions of freedom. I strongly recommend starting a visit by watching the video at the visitors center. It is exceptionally well done... More

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Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

The Nat'l Park Service has done another beautiful preservation of a sad but true national historical event

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