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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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  • Vicksburg National Military Park is a must see for Civil War historians. Very interesting stops throughout the park, which can take all day to traverse. Very enjoyable and highly interesting to histor...  more »
  • This attraction is a must see if you like history. It is a lot about the civil war and the brutality of it. But it's sacred grounds are humbling. When you visit, please respect.  more »
  • Don't drive thru Vicksburg without driving through the park. Take the time to remember what happened during that time. We cannot forget what these men and women sacrificed for what they believed in. T...  more »