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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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Well-preserved and easy to understand description of this important battle for control of the Mississippi. While the Confederate defensive lines remained intact, the Union Army shifted tactics to siege the city. It is valuable to watch the film to gain a perspective on the entire...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Philip C
Reviewed 2 days ago

We visited this place in conjunction with a cruise aboard the American Queen steam boat. The National Military Park is well done. They have signs up showing where the Union forces held their line as well as signs showing where the confederates lines were. There...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank BeckCalifornia
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The park has much to keep a history buff intrigued. All along the driving tour are a range of monuments, some basic to many grand in scale, each with a Unique story to tell. If you come at the right time you could see a...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank hyperspace95
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This National treasure is so well preserved. Drive though using either their radio tour guide or the Vicksburg Battle App. Either are very good. You can hike this park, but it is for seasoned long mile walkers. Driving is better for most people. The stops...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Rosemary V
Reviewed 1 week ago

Located high on bluffs overlooking a bend in the Mississippi River and surrounded by a maze of swamps and bayou, Vicksburg was a natural stronghold that became known as the Gibraltar of the Confederacy. Strategically important to both sides, the Union was determined to capture...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Steve1362
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a great place to take in American history and hike at the same time. Stop by the visitor center and ask for an "Al Schellar Hiking Trail" map - its worth the hike. Walking will give you a different perspective to how the...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank CPTAmerica71
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We are from Canada and did not know very much about the Civil War and even less about the battle for Vicksburg. Very informative and very well done.

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank birtleman
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Loved this place. It is possible to drive around, which we did, but there are plenty of stops to take photos and explore. A very serence place and beautifully done. Only $20 for the car.

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank paxcot
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

There is no other places in the US where you can find the deepest rooted history that defined the south then you can here in VNational Military Park in Vicksburg MS, this is definitely worth a stop allow a couple of hours to really take...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Tread_Morr
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The area is beautiful and has plenty of signs directing traffic. Could very easily spend a full day in the park and visitor center. A surreal piece of history.

Date of experience: November 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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Real Time trip report. Our 2012 Summer Family Vacation (7 Replies)
Starting in our home state of Oklahoma, we began our travels in Arkansas. Here is the link to Day 1: tripadvisor.com/ShowTopic-g28925-i492-k55910… Day 2 We woke up from a comfortable nights sleep at the Hampton Inn in Little Rock and had a nice breakfast downstairs. Good self made waffles, sausage gravy and biscuits, weird tasting scrambled eggs, fresh fruit, juice, bagels, English muffins, oatmeal, yogurt, granola, and great coffee and teas. After an easy check out, we headed...More
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.