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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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I had never been to a battlefield park and so didn't have expectations. I personally found it kind of sad and haunting to know that so many died here. It is a beautiful forest with bluffs and rolling hills and cannons and monuments. All the...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Cynthia H
Reviewed 4 days ago

This is an interesting, thought provoking, moving experience and should not be missed. Allow at least two hours, and do watch the short film in the visitor centre first. You will need a vehicle to drive around the Park, you follow a map and there...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Jon R
Reviewed 1 week ago

We have been to Vicksburg before and somehow missed this place. We are glad we stopped this time. It is very informative and a nice drive through the park. We were there during the shutdown and part of the road was closed but we enjoyed...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Theodore T
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Well worth a visit. Allow lots of time. 4 to 6 hours. It is a very well planned project. You will need to use a car to get round the 16 mile circuit. It is an easy drive with lots of stopping and viewing points

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank JimnFi
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had no idea of the significance of the Vicksburg battle/siege in the Civil War. The history was shared with us by our guide, Joe. We signed up at the visitor's center to have a guide and it was well worth the $25 hourly charge....More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Vicki1020
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Don’t drive through Vicksburg and not make this stop. Very well presented. Great presentation of this important Civil War battle.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Andy1343
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you have even a tiny bit of interest in history, this is great place to spend an afternoon. You can drive, bike, or walk. Definitely got my steps in. To stand on the same ground was actually a little moving for me as my...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank marilyn1962_99
Reviewed 1 week ago

Bus tour as a side trip on the Mississippi , felt more like if this is Tuesday it must be Belgium. From what we saw and was told as we drove thru I wish we had had more time to get out and explore, Would...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank shermansj
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What an awesome experience! I went during the shut down so didn't have to pay the entrance fee. The park tour is very informative and the pamphlet gave a phone number we could call for tour info. I highly highly highly recommend the Kentucky State...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Jo K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We toured the Vicksburg National Military Park during the shutdown. We didn’t see anywhere to call a number for information on a site in the park. We just drove around the park and took some pictures and imagined what happened. At the end of the...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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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.