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Vicksburg National Military Park

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Address: 3201 Clay Street, 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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Every year I would spend the summers in Gulf Port my parents would meet my grandparents at this park to drop us off and we would picknick and spend the day I watched it change... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Every year I would spend the summers in Gulf Port my parents would meet my grandparents at this park to drop us off and we would picknick and spend the day I watched it change from free all day to charging but it's still cool

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Chinchilla, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Very interesting to see the history laid out for all to view. Can only imagine how tough those battles were. Being from a country that didn't have civil war it's difficult to imagine the effect this had on the country. Great tour, great scenery and history well explained.

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Little Rock, AR
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This is an amazing piece of history that Mississippi has. As always, the National Park Service has done a great job of preserving and presenting such a treasure. We went to the Visitor Center first which has a gift shop, small exhibit room, and a very well air conditioned theater. We enjoyed the 20 minute or so video that gave... More 

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Tokyo, Japan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Wonderful piece of history preserved largely in place. Monuments galore. Accessible as a runner OR if you are mobility restricted by vehicle. Visitor Center, USS Cairo, and Cemetary are all worth a stop.

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Stringtown, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This was our favorite stop in Vicksburg. The history of the battles fought here and the monuments on site were all very fascinating. This was an integral (and quite sad) part of our history as a nation.

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Lawton, Oklahoma
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We drove thru and stopped and got out at different locations. There is so much history here. The monuments are amazing! We really enjoyed our visit there. You can purchase a narrated cd if you want or just drive thru and read. We didn't have as much time as the cd required or I would have differently done that. Either... More 

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Vicksburg, Mississippi
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

if you love history.... the military park is the place for you...nice scenic drive...good museum nice for the kids to be educated and not know it

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Nabq Bay, Egypt
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We were on a Deep South road trip and Vicksburg was a stop off, thus the battlefields were a must. Following TripAdvisor advise we visited the Reception Centre first and watched a short movie which is essentially a must to understand the rest of the visit. We then drive around the site, I really enjoyed seeing everything, especially USS Cairo,... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The 16-mile drive around the battlefield and trenches of Vicksburg is a real 1:1 size experience of the real size of a battle. And therefore it speaks to our imagination even just looking at these places from a car. Unfortunately we didn't have much time, but I would sure recommend to take a couple of hours to stroll the battlefields... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

There are a LOT of plaques and monuments to look at. It took us 3 hours and we still didn't see everything. The Shirley House before and after was really interesting. The display of different types of cannon ammo was great. So was the picture of the grandsons of Generals Grant and Pemberton shaking hands. You stand in the places... More 

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