Vicksburg National Military Park

Vicksburg National Military Park

Vicksburg National Military Park

Vicksburg National Military Park
4.5
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
About
1800 acres of now peaceful countryside, this park was once the scene of a bloody 47-day Civil War battle.
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assunta1910
Cary, NC50 contributions
interesting
Sep 2021
Never realized all that happened at Vicksburg. Make sure to see the video before you start out, as it helps in realizing all that occurred there. The resurrected war-boat was pretty amazing.
And, Get your passport stamped here in the office. Get 5 stamps and get a free t-shirt at the Vicksburg Visitor center.
Written October 15, 2021
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SWW
9 contributions
tour guide brings the battlefield and city alive
Sep 2021
Vicksburg battle comes alive with the video and phone message guided tour. We were blessed to hire a guide to lead us through the park. He was EXCELLENT. We would not recommend viewing the site any other way. He even lead us through the city pointing out antebellum structures and explaining more of the history. He was so good we would have gladly spend days with him.
Written October 10, 2021
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Eldereaglewatcher
Chippewa Falls, WI1,083 contributions
Civil War Comes Alive
Sep 2021
If you're at all interested in Civil War history, this visit will fascinate you. Start at the excellent Visitors' Center (masks required) and learn about the battle and see interesting displays. You'll receive a map and phone number to call when you reach numbered sites along the drive through the Park. Via phone you'll receive information about each location. It's a large park, and there are many areas to walk in and read informational signs. You could spend from a couple hours to an entire day depending on how many times you leave your car to explore. What a great place to visit!
Written October 4, 2021
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Jim O
Helotes, TX7 contributions
Vicksburg battle ground definitely worth the stop
Sep 2021 • Couples
Vicksburg battle ground is very worthwhile and educational. It’s much larger than expected. Plan on 3 to 4 hours. It’s a driving tour but there are many places to stop. The trenches and canons are clear reminders of the intense fighting that took place. Highly recommended.
Written September 29, 2021
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rogersober
Clermont, FL28,054 contributions
Do Not Miss South Loop
Sep 2021 • Couples
We went threw and missed the South loop on the first try. We went back to hit the south loop on a second run. The visitors center is great and Mara the 3 year ranger puts on a fantastic talk. The Cairo museum was closed but should not be missed as it is quite a sight.
Written September 24, 2021
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Louis F
Tampa, FL570 contributions
Vast battlefield
Jul 2021 • Family
You can easily spend 2 days exploring the park. There are miles of roads cross-crossing the park so the best way to see it is in a vehicle. The visitor center has a lot of good information covering the battle including a video presentation.
Written September 24, 2021
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Esther P
Chicago, IL1,305 contributions
Helpful to take a tour with a guide
Sep 2021
You must have a car or be on a tour bus tour to fully appreciate this site as it is huge. The battlefield memorials are beautiful a well as poignant when you realize how many men gave their lives here. The visitors center is excellent with a wide variety of books available dealing with both the military history and social history of the area. The center also has displays.
Written September 16, 2021
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Debbie M
Houston, TX271 contributions
Must do
Sep 2021 • Couples
Absolutely a must. The story of the battle is one of the most important in American History. It’s quite humbling to see the area where the 47 day battle took place. You can do an independent drive through tour and use your phone as a guide ( pick up a flyer at visor center to tell you how to do it). You can also book a guide for $60 to take you through the park. We did both and I was so happy we did. Going through two times, once with a guide and once on our own was great. We learned so much. Also, definitely take time to watch the film at the visitor center.
Written September 10, 2021
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ILoveTexas
Argyle, Texas876 contributions
Historic and moving
Aug 2021
A beautiful park but so sad. It’s hard to believe you’re standing in the middle of such a historic site. Part of the tour road is closed but there is still plenty to see. The staff at the visitor center are friendly and helpful.
Written August 25, 2021
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terrijo58
Arlington, VA52 contributions
Very informative and brings the horror and tragedy of the Vicksburg siege to life to life.
Aug 2021
This is a very well-kept park and accessible to all different visitors. We downloaded the app and used the cell phone tour map. Both were easy to use and informative. You can stop and look at any of the monuments that interest you.
Written August 11, 2021
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