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Grand Gulf Military State Park, Port Gibson

Categories: Historic Sites, Tourist Spots
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4.3/5 based on 60+ reviews on the web
Grand Gulf Military State Park is a Mississippi state park located 10 miles northwest of Port Gibson in the unincorporated area that is now the ghost town of Grand Gulf, in Claiborne County. It is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and is a Mississippi Landmark.The 400-acre landmark includes Fort Cobun and Fort Wade, the Grand Gulf Cemetery, a museum, campgrounds, picnic areas, hiking trails, an observation tower, and several restored buildings dating back to Grand Gulf's heyday.Grand Gulf was originally a port on the Mississippi River, and in the 19th century before the war shipped thousands of bales of cotton that arrived by rail from Clinton, Mississippi in Hinds County. Its population in 1858 was 1,000 to 1500, and the community had two churches, a hospital, theater, town hall, cotton press, steam saw, and grist mill. It became isolated later after the Mississippi River changed its course to the west, and the town died without access to the river. It became a ghost town after the turn of the 20th century.
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  • Being that our main destination was supposed to be The Vicksburg Nat'l Park, we almost passed up this place. But, we were so glad that we stopped! There were a lot of artifacts and interesting sights ...  read more »
  • If you need tv (unless you have satellite), wifi (unless you have a personal hotspot), and phone service (unless you're willing to travel 5 miles into town), this is not the place for you. But if you ...  read more »
  • This is truly a hidden gem. It is a campground with very nice campsites that have full hook-ups. It has a museum with artifacts from World War 2 and the civil war. It was a site of battles in the civi...  read more »
  • The Museum is packed to the brim with artifacts, the staff are very courteous and knowledgeable. I found the grounds to be very well maintained. Yes the cemetery could be better taken care of but take into consideration they probably have a very meager budget to keep up the park. All in all it is a fascinating place! There is something for everyone there!
  • The park is in total disrepair . It's a shame how bad the cemetery has been allowed to deteriorate. The only this that was nice to see was the museum the rest of the park is ran down and not worth the fuel it takes to make the trip.
  • Love going there just to walk around and shoot photos! Well worth the couple bucks admission.
  • Neat place for local history. Part of the Vicksburg Campaign trail
  • Found this park while traveling the Trace North. Loved it. People were most accommodating and the park, and surrounding area has a lot to offer. Don't miss the cemetery, it's a highlight.
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