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“Sad, but Interesting.”

Vicksburg National Military Park
Ranked #1 of 40 things to do in Vicksburg
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: 1800 acres of now peaceful countryside, this park was once the scene of a bloody 47-day Civil War battle.
Reviewed February 25, 2013

This park takes awhile to go through. Makes you appreciate the sacrifices made by our forefathers. Whether a northerner or southerner, it brings a tear to your eye. Wish this horrible war had never happened. Valiant and brave.

Thank Sanalice
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Reviewed February 22, 2013

The film and exhibits in the welcome center are very informative. It's
amazing to drive through the grounds and see all the massive statues.

Thank Deana R
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Reviewed February 21, 2013

Very good film on the seige of Vicksburg. The driving tour is self-explanatory and easy to follow. Lots of history.

Thank mary s
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Reviewed February 20, 2013

You stand on the terrain and see why the two assaults by Grant's troops were repulsed. It made the Confederate positions almost impossible to assault. And yet he tried twice, resulting in unbelievable losses of men to confederate broadsides.
Only then did he realize that a siege would attain the results he needed. 47 days later the city was starved into submission. Trench warfare is not a good way to fight a battle.
We saw the movie and then used a certified guide service offered at the site to drive us in our car through the battlefield and explain how the battle proceeded. We have traveled to many Civil war sites and found this to be one of the most interesting

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Reviewed February 18, 2013

I knew the history the Vicksburg campaign, but seeing where it happened made it real for me. You stand on the terrain and see why the two assaults by Grant's troops were repulsed. Start in the Visitor Center to see the 18-minute movie and walk through the 2 rooms of exhibits. I did the self-guided driving tour using the Official Park Brochure, along with the Cell Phone Driving Tour. The tour stop signs have Scan Tags, scan them with your smartphone and a YouTube video with a narrating park ranger is accessed.

The self-guided tour was good, but if I go back, I will take advantage of the Licensed Park Tour Guides ($40-$80 depending on the number of people in car/van/bus). The park is SO large, I found it hard to get my bearings and relate location to the campaign's timeline. Tour Guide reservations can be made through the Vicksburg Convention and Visitors Bureau by calling (601) 636-0583 or (601) 636-3827 or through The Vicksburg Guide Association.

1  Thank CheeseMouse
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