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Vicksburg National Cemetery

Vicksburg, MS
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Ranked #6 of 26 Attractions in Vicksburg
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Cemeteries
Owner description: 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... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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Herndon, Virginia
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35 reviews 35 reviews
20 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

The national cemeteries are always so well-manicured and serene. This one is no exception; it's right in the shadow of the USS Cairo, and it overlooks the bluffs on the Mississippi River. A very peaceful place, and, especially compared to the opulence of some of the monuments, very simple.

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Austin, Texas
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

We needed to stop on the way to NC and decided to try Vicksburg. We enjoy learning about historical events, so we watched Ken Burn's Civil War series to get good background. The park was great. If you are a senior 65 or over, buy your senior pass which will get you into any National park forever! Only 10 dollars,... More

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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439 reviews 439 reviews
225 attraction reviews
120 helpful votes 120 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

It's near the Cairo so worth the effort to go and see it, brings it all back, guess the powers that be never learn?

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Texas
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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Very quiet, very somber knowing that all the men laid to rest had fought and died in the battles in this area. It was good to visit and pay respects to those who passed away fighting for things they believed in. If you get a chance to visit, please do. It's well worth the time.

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Sacramento, California
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21 reviews 21 reviews
9 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

I truly enjoyed my trip through the memorial park and feel like we almost missed the cemetery because there isn't much marking it. We spotted it after leaving the Cairo. One of the most beautiful things was that the sun was coming out just after a thunderstorm, so there was a lovely mist falling all across the headstones. Sounds eerie,... More

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Zaltbommel, The Netherlands
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185 reviews 185 reviews
126 attraction reviews
110 helpful votes 110 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

The cemetery has more graves of Union soldiers than the National Cemetery in Arlington. It is a silent reminder of the many lives that were lost during the Civil war. A quiet place halfway the tour road of the Military Park, opposite from the USS Cairo museum.

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Eunice, Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

The history to found their is great. They were also having a memorial get together that night of may 24th with bands and speeches. There is history all over that city. Well worth the trip. I hope the historial down town would get there act together and revitalize it and bring it back from the dead. You have a gold... More

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Owasso, Oklahoma
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46 reviews 46 reviews
27 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

This is located on or adjacent to the Military park so we ventured through the beautiful black lacquer wrought iron gates with a touch of gold to pay our respects. There's always something about a National Cemetery that makes everyone grow quiet the moment they see it. I remember quoting Tennyson, theirs not to reason why, theirs but to do... More

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glendora, ca
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157 reviews 157 reviews
38 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

wonderful park reminiscent of Gettysburg in the way it is set up and driveable higher ground, though it takes awhile to drive and unless you have allowed several days in Vicksburg it will be hard to do it all my husband and I always visit the old military cemetaries and appreciate how well they are maintained and loved no better... More

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Jackson, Tennessee
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102 reviews 102 reviews
29 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

The buried soldiers are grouped by the state they represented. The civil war burial section is toward the back of the cemetery.

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