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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 via mobile

Pictures don’t do this place justice. This 16 mile visit will take you more than 2 hours. We decided to stop by on our way home. We didn’t have time to look at everything. This place is amazing and beautiful and you can feel the...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank 342stephanieb
Reviewed yesterday

Time constraints & Dodgy Knees meant the horseless carriage was our transport option! A really well done Park, maybe slightly behind Gettysburg but still a well done & intense reminder of the battles & siege of 1863 and with a plethora of information, statistics &...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Skeney57
Reviewed 3 days ago

Our tour of this park was excellent and fascinating. We were given very helpful information about the tour from the personnel in the ticket office. Our only regret was we ran out of time. You need a good 3 hours to attempt to enjoy every...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank denningj2014
Reviewed 4 days ago

Beautiful park and very well maintained.Very close to numerous hotels.Wonderful place to bike or walk and read and see the history of the civil war.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank charles t
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Absolutely recommend this for history buffs! The grounds are beautiful, the battle is painstakingly documented.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Lynette K
Reviewed 1 week ago

Stopped by the visitors' center and viewed the movie upon arriving. The movie was excellent in describing all aspects of the battle. The staff was very impressive in their knowledge of what transpired. The park is so large that our tour amounted to a drive...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank 964john
Reviewed 1 week ago

Very interesting site to see. Monuments from states to honor their soldiers. Visitor center displays informative. Turning point in war. Union now controlled the Mississippi River.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank ellie2newjersey
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Highly recommend. It's 20.00 per car unless you have national Park pass. We did drive through tour but you want to get out of your car too look at a lot of stuff. We learned even more about the Civil War, very interesting and seeing...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Lisa R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Park Service has done an outstanding job with the military park. The park is full of monuments dedicated to those that fought in the siege of Vicksburg; a battle that was a key turning point in the civil war. There are 16 miles of...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank johnfD8645HW
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The self-guided tour of the park can easily take a full day. Documentation is very good and you are able to get a real feel for the siege and battle. We used our Senior's National Park pass so admission was free.

Date of experience: August 2018
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Betty J
February 17, 2019|
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Response from birtleman | Reviewed this property |
We saw a truck and large RV go through so you will be fine.
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.