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Vicksburg National Cemetery

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Address: Vicksburg, MS
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8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Description: Established by the U.S. Congress in 1865 as a military burial ground, the...
Established by the U.S. Congress in 1865 as a military burial ground, the 116-acre cemetery is the final resting place of more than 17,000 Union Soldiers.
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A very well done, supremely interesting Civil War site

We decided to drive through here on a whim, on our way to Natchez, Mississippi. We wanted to see the big Ironclad ship, the Cairo, that has been put on view here. But the cemetery... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 5, 2015
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Sainte Genevieve, Missouri
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Sainte Genevieve, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

We decided to drive through here on a whim, on our way to Natchez, Mississippi. We wanted to see the big Ironclad ship, the Cairo, that has been put on view here. But the cemetery itself is beautiful- very interesting, the battle of Vicksburg is explained at the visitors center and you can drive leisurely through all of it, looking... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

You can drive through or walk down to the site. A very humbling experience for all. Think Arlington National Cemetery on a smaller scale.

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Merced, California
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

The entire cemetery was so amazing...just to think of what had happened there and how many lives were lost. walking among the headstones and looking at the names and ages of those lost was heartbreaking. it was an emotional experience.

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Yardley, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

Very solemn ground. To drive through and see these old tomb stones so many of which are for unknown. It's a side trip while taking the National Military Park tour, but one that you should see.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

We had no plans when we crosses the Mississippi River! Awesome beyond belief! A must for all. It's a road museum you don't have to leave your car $8 but it is about 25 miles around the battlefield, but you do get a sense of what the Union -vs- the Confederate must have been like! History at its best!

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mcdonald, tn
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

We drove around looking for something to do here.....and found this! It was really very interesting! Takes about an hour or two to drive thru it! Lots of stuff to look at and if not careful, you will get lost!! But, all roads lead out! It was a fun thing to do. There are stops along way at houses and... More 

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Columbia, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

Like all other cemeteries associated with battlefields, this one evokes strong emotions. Knowing that thousands of Union soldiers were interred here really brings home the human cost of war. It’s convenient to get a look at this cemetery when you visit the park visitor center and USS Cairo Museum because it is situated just across the road. A wayside there... More 

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Meadow Vista, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

a must see for all Americans .......HISTORY............we must not forget ................take your time at the stops and get out of your car and read the inscriptions and information.............

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

The park is beautiful and we'll kept. The brochure tour is good, but next time I'll use the phone or cd options. It may have a little more info. It was hard to visualize how the modpoge of sites protected the city. You may want to go to the Train museum before the battleground. They have a diorama of the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Fantastic. I was born in NY & had seen Gettysburg when I was younger. This place needs to be a required stop if you drive through Mississippi

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Additional Information about Vicksburg National Cemetery

Address: Vicksburg, MS
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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