Vicksburg National Military Park, Vicksburg

4.7
#1 of 83 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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  • Having grown up on the east coast I was only familiar with the many battlefields of the eastern campaign. It was therefore refreshing to visit the Vicksburg National Military Park and thoroughly enjoy...  more »
  • Vicksburg National Park is a must see for anyone wanting to learn of what went on between the north and the south years ago Very family friendly and allow a couple of hours to drive through  more »
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  • This one of the best nation parks I have ever been to. It was so extremely informative. The whole area had such a reverence and respect paid to both sides there was no way to gather the feeling you get there reading a history book. I was astounded by the visual of seeing how closely the soldiers were to opposing sides. You really could see how up close and personal this battle was. It far exceeded any expectations I had. Twenty bucks a car load to get in, I would have gladly paid more.
  • Really interesting to tour hallowed ground that is so quiet and peaceful today. It was certainly different in 1863. This is a must battlefield visit for civil war buffs and anyone who has an appreciation of history in general. The grounds are beautiful and provide for a good walk with many variations in elevation. Take some time and enjoy the scenery. Take plenty of photos and enjoy your time in Vicksburg.

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