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Vicksburg National Military Park

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1800 acres of now peaceful countryside, this park was once the scene of a bloody 47-day Civil War battle.
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3201 Clay St, Vicksburg, MS 39183-3495
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Reviewed yesterday

This park is a fantastic place to visit. Start at the visitor center and watch the 20 minute movie so you know what happened here in 1863. Amazing that 20k soldiers died in this little area. Don’t miss the USS Cairo ironclad gun boat. This...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Fred B
Reviewed 4 days ago

Awe-inspiring, well marked driving tour with many places to park and look closer. My husband is disabled, and he could enjoy the park from the car, or by just a short walk to look at something closer. Much, much information on clearly marked signs. Even...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Fnu L
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The National Military Park is beautiful with its rolling hills, something Vicksburg is know for. The park is the perfect place to exercise with long winding roads on a beautiful spring day. Each state is represented by a monument with a brief description!

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Kschluke
Reviewed 1 week ago

The entrance fees are very expensive. I understand that this is a tourist attraction but there should be some exceptions to the entrance fee. For example, we a statue of a family member in the park that we wanted to visit and give discuss during...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Karl M
Reviewed 1 week ago

We attended in January 2019, during the governmental shutdown. The staff was being paid by a local group of "friends" of the park. An excellent system allows visitors to dial a local number on their cellphone to receive descriptions of the various key points along...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank dennismQ5755SP
Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I took a driving tour of this military park. There are over 1000 monuments and plaques to see. Also it is interesting to see the battle site that has historic significance. The introductory film explained the events of the battle. The park...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank sundown_10
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Enjoyed our visit. Very interesting and well done. Impressive. I recommend a stop by the park if you are in Vicksburg. You will not be disappointed. Perfect for history buffs.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank caw364
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had high expectations of what my visit here would be, but when I got there, and finished my tour , I was amazed! The grounds and the volunteer staff far EXCEEDED my expectations! If you care anything about the history of this nation, or...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank santadan2014
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We enjoyed the visit and thought it was a huge and nice military park. Personally, I think I would have enjoyed the visit more if I had been on an organized tour. We saw the video in the museum so had an idea of what...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Mathyew
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place was amazing, we had an audio tour that you could punch numbers in as you drove around and get accounts (some first hand) of actions that took place at that location. In one area there were even reenactments going on.

Date of experience: April 2018
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September 15, 2018|
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Response from GlassInMS | Reviewed this property |
Yes, guided tours are available, as are tours on CD. We spent about 4 hours, and didn't get to see everything (missed the Cairo!). If you go to the website for the Vicksburg National Military Park, you can find out about the... More
Robin W
July 29, 2018|
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Response from John T | Reviewed this property |
I agree with the previous answer but I would make sure that you watch the movie in the ranger station before you do the self guided tour. Reading up on the battles before hand would also help enhance your experience.
February 21, 2018|
Response from MWK51 | Reviewed this property |
no tours. you do a self drive tour of the bsttlefield. There are written and audio guides available
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Orange, Texas
a guy's opinion please (2 Replies)
My husband and I will be spending Saturday night at the Comfort Suites in Vidalia and then visiting Natchez on Sunday before we head on up to Vicksburg. My husband is very interested in seeing the Vicksburg National Military Park. I am interested in touring one of the antebellum houses in Natchez.....just can't decide which one. They all sound lovely and interesting, but which one would be the most interesting to my husband? We will go to the Visitor Center first. Natchez sounds...More
October 01, 2012|
Response fromTexasNana57|
Thanks, Axle! I always trust your opinions......been reading your advice on the NOLA forum for quite a while. In answer to your question....we always stay at Harrah's or Riverside. Thanks again.
Colorado Springs, Colorado
Camping in/near Vicksburg (2 Replies)
We will be visiting the Vicksburg National Military Park and are hoping to camp. We do not need hook-ups, but would love showers and a reasonable-to-lower rate. Anyone have suggestions?
February 15, 2015|
Response fromSeoulolo|
Thanks for thinking of us and sharing.
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July 15, 2012|
Response fromaxle|
Thanks for your kind TR. I'm sorry you missed BBQ at Leatha's in Hattiesburg. Stop on your way back. Good luck and enjoy your trip.