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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
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
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!
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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 guided tours.
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.
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|
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|
Thanks for thinking of us and sharing.
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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|
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.