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Vicksburg National Cemetery

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Address: Vicksburg, MS
Phone Number: 6016360583
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Established by the U.S. Congress in 1865 as a military burial ground, the...

Established by the U.S. Congress in 1865 as a military burial ground, the 116-acre cemetery is the final resting place of more than 17,000 Union Soldiers.

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Very emotional experiance

This was my families FIRST visit to a National Park dedicated to the "War between the States" I / we were reminded of the thousands who lost their lives believing that their side... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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Hammond, Louisiana
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Hammond, Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This was my families FIRST visit to a National Park dedicated to the "War between the States" I / we were reminded of the thousands who lost their lives believing that their side was right in their fight against each other. The monuments erected by each state who's men were engaged in this famous battle are amazing. The size of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Roll down down your windows and take a deep breath. Beautiful setting that underscores the sacrifice given on both sides of the super charged issues. Solemn and respectfully presented. Cannons, markers and monuments set in valleys, fields and wooded areas. Veterans who survived were asked to return, a few years later, to point out and recall details of the places... More 

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Tyler, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This cemetery has a monument everywhere you look. We took the guided tour for $40 and it was well worth it. We called and made reservations while traveling there from Texas. Our guide was very knowledgeable and friendly. The gift shop is full of books and items you can't find elsewhere.

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Thank Sadie21jean
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Row after row of Graves. Many are Graves of unknown soldiers. Quiet peaceful resting place for those that paid the ultimate sacrifice.

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Thank Kent T
everton arkansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

we had a nice tour there walking around looking at all the statues and its really big and learned alot of history there.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great history, very well documented and presented... history buffs delight..wish i had more time ro spend at the battlefeild.

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Kemp, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Took a large group of Boy Scouts, spent the whole day looking at everything. Staff were very helpful.

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Cheyenne, Wyoming
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2016

The size of the cemetery is unfortunate. So many soldiers gave their all. The road winds through the cemetery with many poems honoring the dead along the way. They take good care of the soldiers buried here.

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Glen Carbon, Illinois
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2016

We drove through the cemetery and saw all the unmarked graves. There is a place to stop and walk up a hill to a look out over the cemetery.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2016 via mobile

Very historical and interesting to visit. Learn more and more everytime I come here. Makes me feel appreciative of the sacrifices people made for what they believed in. I was a little disappointed that it appears our government has cut funding for this National Treasure and a lot of the park was unmowed or hadn't been in quite awhile. It... More 

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