Vicksburg National Military Park, Vicksburg

4.8
#1 of 38 in Parks in Mississippi
Complete with 1,325 monuments, restored fortifications, and 20 km (12.5 mi) of trails, Vicksburg National Military Park immerses you in the 1863 Battle of Vicksburg. The site of one of the American Civil War's most critical campaigns, Vicksburg represented a vital Confederate river port, and its siege and subsequent capture by the North on July 4, 1863, effectively cut the South in two. You'll find numerous reconstructed earthworks and trenches, along with their accompanying artillery batteries, spread out along the Mississippi River. Discover the different memorials to specific states and units throughout the area; 26 km (16 mi) of roads allow you to visit them all by car. Don't miss the restored USS Cairo, a U.S. gunboat sunk and later raised for display. For more information, stop by the visitor center to see artifacts and displays about the battle. Take the guesswork out of planning a Vicksburg vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.
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  • October 4, 2017
    Drive the car through the Park, stop and read what is written on various stones. In certain places can be dropped out and learn more about the battle. Per car $15. First appears in the film a what's at stake. Then you can be away on the cross through the war zone. For history lovers a must.
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  • October 3, 2017
    One needs to visit this park to appreciate it. It's pristine, reverent, hallowed, big and historical. Civil war buff or not, politically correct or not, one can't help but get a sense that something v...  more »
  • October 3, 2017
    Be sure to pick up the CD (fee) or tour leaflet (free of charge) in the shop/visitor centre before driving through the park. This will give more context to the stops along the way (of which there are ...  more »

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