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Vicksburg National Military Park

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Address: 3201 Clay St, Vicksburg, MS 39183-3495
Phone Number: 601-636-0583
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1800 acres of now peaceful countryside, this park was once the scene of a...

1800 acres of now peaceful countryside, this park was once the scene of a bloody 47-day Civil War battle.

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The only advice I have is to take more time. 1 ½ is not enough time to make it through the park. But the memorials are beautiful.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Lindsey R
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The only advice I have is to take more time. 1 ½ is not enough time to make it through the park. But the memorials are beautiful.

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Thank Lindsey R
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The drive is beautiful, strewn heavily with monuments erected to the soldiers who fought on both sides of the Siege of Vicksburg. If you're like me and just want a peaceful, gorgeous 1/2 day of winding roads and statues, that's what you'll get and you'll love it. But if you're a civil war buff, you can be as thorough as... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The visitors center is well kept. There is a free short film you can watch in their theater that gives an overview about the battle. The visitor center also has reputable history books and literature about this location. You tour the park by car and there are several ways to receive information as you drive the beautiful route including CDs... More 

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Kemp, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Took a large group of Boy Scouts and a few family members. Itinerary did not permit me to spend all day, but I sure wanted to.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

There is such history here that covers such a large area that it boggles my mind. The monument are beautiful and I just wish the plaques were larger so you could read them from the car. The drive through the park was gorgeous and the road were well maintained. We were later in the day getting there and we were... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Very nice visitor center, with helpful personnel. Beautiful views from the park roads over the battlefields and over the Mississippi River. A must see park for Civil War buffs, but important history for all Americans to see.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Having grown up in Vicksburg, the Military Park was sort of a back yard. Hiked it many times with the Boy Scouts. Now it is more rigid you kind of follow a programmed path. Still being where history took place is awesom

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Clinton, AR
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We enjoyed our time here. Started with a 20 min movie to refresh our memory in Civil War history. We opted to drive the 16 mile adventure. Beautiful landscaped. Very interesting statues & memorabilia. Amazing hills and valleys. The views were outstanding.

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Thank Diane H
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is a great day trip, outstanding site with great history! Very nicely done with terrific Park Rangers who are very willing to assist with information. And a great gift shop!

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

It was difficult to find the monuments that we were looking for. We never found what we wanted to see. After paying $12 to get in and not seeing what we wanted.

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