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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  • Thousands of dead people. Great for serious Civil War Buffs. This would be a must see if you are anywhere near.  more »
  • Watch the orientation move in the visitor center, get a map, then embark on the driving tour. Lots of interesting stops on the way.  more »
  • I was particularly interested in the notes on the differences small improvements in armaments made: iron clad ships, rifled barrels being two of the big ones. And you get good views from this park to ...  more »

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