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“A tribute to CSA will & fortitude!!”

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 March 18, 2013

For a great lesson on the reverence for those who fought in the CIVIL WAR, spend a leaisurely day wandering along the VICKSBURG N.M.P.

Do yourseld a favor and buy the terrific AUDIO GUIDE CD at the gift shop, and the deluxe version comes with a great, colorful guide book and CD-PC disk for future reference .. ..

Take your time and linger at each stop and soak in the audio 'view' to the past when honor trumped triumph (almost) .. ..

For civil war buffs, this is a MUST-SEE and start the day early, especially if it's warm .. ..

Thank Sammy N
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Reviewed March 18, 2013

I had no idea how important this battle was to the Civil War before visiting. We took the tour drive thru the battlefield and stopped at all the marked stops. Very impressive and hard to imagine how they fought in such rugged area. Loved the USS Cairo and museum on this ship sunk back then and finally raised and recovered lots of items from it. Ship itself is on display and very cool to explore.

Thank GLTMarionIN
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Reviewed March 17, 2013 via mobile

We LOVED the Military Park. We took our lunch and viewing (almost) all of the park took most of the day. We visited the museum at the visitor's centr and purchased the 1 hour Cd to accompany the drive thru the park. We got out to explore numerous times throughout the trip, but highlights included: the Illinois memorial, the U.S.S. Cairo Museum and reconstruction, the Vicksburg National Cemetary, the Texas Memorial and the Kentucky Memorial. There were 4 kids in our party (ages 12, 9, 8 and 6) and they all stayed interested. A great historical trip!

1  Thank EmLawrence
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Reviewed March 15, 2013

The military park is a beautiful place to drive and think about the sacrifices made during the Civil war. We did not stop at all the monuments because we thought it would be too much for our kid's attention span. Great place to see the natural landscape of Vicksburg. Beautiful view from the highest point in the city.

Thank LaceyCWT
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Reviewed March 14, 2013

Expansive, beautiful, poignant. Vicksburg is where a turning point in American history took place, and it is wonderfully preserved as one of the most heavily memorialized military parks in the world. Veterans of the siege and battle laid this place out...it was one of the earliest National Parks in the country, and it truly helps you understand what the place looked like in 1863. Don't miss it. You'll be surprised at the beauty, the size, the height of the hills overlooking the mighty Mississippi, and the scale of the monuments. It is an American shrine. Has a great bookstore as well.

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