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Vicksburg National Military Park, Vicksburg

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Battlefield
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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  • We run here a lot. There is so much history here, it's awesome. Nice shady roads to walk on too. You should visit this at least once.  more »
  • We were so pleased with the mini vacation we decided to take to Vicksburg! This military park is vast and humbling to behold. I could almost hear the cannons, and with every turn we found ourselves ge...  more »
  • The visitor center is a great place to start. There is a video to watch and several displays to read about and view. The map is great with a very thorough explanation of each of the stops. You can spe...  more »