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“Great little museum”

Grand Gulf Military Park
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Owner description: Visit the forts, cemetery, observation tower and restored buildings that comprise this 400-acre park, the historic site of the shelling of Confederate forts by Union ironclad gunboats.
Reviewed March 23, 2012

complemented by availability to tour battlefield site. Nice tower gives one an overview of the site. About 6 miles outside town-a bit of traffic when shifts change at the nuclear plant

Thank John W
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Reviewed October 15, 2011

A bit off the beaten path, this park houses a very interesting array of artifacts, from mastodon bones to a one man submarine used to boot-leg alcohol across the Mississippi during prohibition. Buildings include a chuch, mill, carriage house, jail and a dog-trot house. Sadly, they did not include an explaination of the term dog-trot on their marker. I was told the houses were built with an open breezeway down the middle to keep the hot kitchen away from the sleeping quarters, with the breezeway providing additional ventilation. They were called dog-trot houses because the dogs could literally trot through the house. The park also sports an observation tower, which I did not climb, and a drive down to the Mississippi River. There's a nice campground, and restrooms and drink machines for the day visitor. The artifacts in the museum are to varied to list them all, but they have a large display of fossils, arrowheads, as well as civil war era items. Be sure to check out the carriage house which houses two very impressive horse drawn hearses from New Orleans.

1  Thank Naturepatch
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Reviewed April 27, 2011

At Grand Gulf Military Park you'll find a neat indoor museum with stuff ranging from fossils to civil war artifacts and more. Behind the main museum is garage with antique buggies. You'll also find inside the park a fantastic antebellum country church, an authentic dog-trot cabin, a terrific fire-lookout tower that you are allowed to climb (Mississippi River in view from the top), a duck pond, a 100+ year old cemetery, and some markers memorializing the civil war action that occurred here. The park has tent camping and RV lots. I camped here in a tent as a child. I live within a 40 minute drive and go down to the park every once in awhile to picnic.

Thank rlaneberg
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Reviewed April 26, 2011

We stayed 2 nights in the campground for RVs and tents. Nice clean bathrooms. The museum has a wonderful exhibit of artifacts and storyboards of the battle for Grand Gulf. Adjacent buildings are representative of the civil war period. The breastworks are well preserved and well signed. Nicer than Vicksburg. The tower gives a good view of the Mississippi valley. Drove to Port Gibson which must have more churches per capita than any other city.

1  Thank EasyDoesIt
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Reviewed August 4, 2010

I really liked this park. it is well worth the 7 mile drive outside of Port Gibson. Before you get there, you feel like you are in the swamps of New Orleans when you see all the fishing cabins on stilts which is quite interesting. The Civil War museum is interesting--we spent an out there after the driving tour. The observation tower is fun, as well as seeing the artillary forts, cabins, etc. My 13 year old son enjoyed it. Make sure you take a picture in front of the old submarine it is a hoot. While visting Port Gibson, check out Chamberlain-Hunt Academy, a military boarding school for boys (small number of girls at a separate campus) established 132 years ago. My son went there and it is wonderful

Thank conventiona1
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