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Vicksburg National Military Park, Vicksburg

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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. A visit to Vicksburg National Military Park represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Vicksburg tourist route planner to plot your vacation.
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  • If you ever find yourself in the area, this is a must do attraction. So much history, and information. I suggest driving thru on your own so you can spend as much time at each place as desired.  more »
  • A must for all history buffs. If you get there at the right time, you can view various demonstrations. Plan to spend no less than one hour. I found the USS Cairo to be particularly interesting. Entran...  more »
  • I flew all the way from Maryland to finally visit this battlefield and it was totally worth it!! I took a 2-3 hour personal driving tour with a licensed tour guide so that I would learn more. The batt...  more »

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