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Vicksburg National Military Park, Vicksburg

Categories: Battlefields, Nature & Parks, Tourist Spots
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4.8/5 based on 1,700+ reviews on the web
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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  • A poignant tour of a very well presented interpretation of this historic event. Excellent signage. The many monuments honouring those who participated in this battle are very interesting and moving. T...  read more »
  • My great-great uncle fought in the Civil War with the 24th Iowa Infantry. We visited the National Military Park to learn more about the battle and to connect with the place where he served. The visito...  read more »
  • Always wanted to visit this site. So, when we did we decided to do the tour. Glad we called in advance for a reservation, as we didn't see any other available tour guides when we visited. The cost is ...  read more »
  • WOW - What an experience. I know that most of the park is drive through - and it is mostly signs for where the battalions were camped out - but to see the clearings and how the Union took Vicksburg - Truly amazing! We love the canon placements, and old Iron Sides - so much history here and well worth the visit. Plan for extra time so that you can read each plaque and thing that they have here. The Museum is truly a wonderful experience. :) We highly recommend stopping by if you are interested in the civil war at all.
  • One of Westernmost battlefields I've been to. It seems like it is just a large as Gettysburg. While driving around we found a monument for New Hampshire. Also stumbled across Miss regiments that fought for the North and for the South. Truly and war between brothers. The cannon monuments are unique.
  • This park is outstanding for people who love the history of how our country was developed thru war. Lots of Beautiful monuments representing all individuals and states who fought and lost their lives. Park is approximately 3-4 hr. drive thru, including a beautiful battleship, loaded with digital information and one of the countries largest battlefield Cemeteries. Vets get in free, if you ask. Eat and/or take a visit to the visitor centers restroom before you start, you won't find another until battleship or exit. There are no restaurants or snack machines in the Park. Pack your patients on busy days as most roads are single lane, one way.
  • Went here with the family and really enjoyed it. The place is MASSIVE! You drove through and get out and walk through the parts you want to. A lot of effort has went into setting everything up to be as authentic as possible. Even with driving it still takes hours to get through everything but it's worth it.
  • Beautifully kept Civil War Battlefield! Definitely worth the visit. Allow 3-3.5 hours for auto tour; get app but also use the phone accessible information for a more complete understanding of each marked location.
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