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. Take the guesswork out of planning a Vicksburg vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.
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  • My fiancĂ© and I took a getaway weekend to a B&B near Vicksburg and decided to see the battlefield in Vicksburg. We've been to many battlefields such as Gettysburg and Bull Run at Manassas which are.....  more
    My fiancĂ© and I took a getaway weekend to a B&B near Vicksburg and decided to see the battlefield in Vicksburg. We've been to many battlefields such as Gettysburg and Bull Run at Manassas which are.....  more »
  • Sad that there are not more places to pull off the road and explore the various monuments. If you have another car behind you, there really is not anything you can do but drive through. Wish the... 
    Sad that there are not more places to pull off the road and explore the various monuments. If you have another car behind you, there really is not anything you can do but drive through. Wish the...  more »
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  • Drove through the battlefield before leaving for home.
  • Wheel worth the money. I reccommend taking your time to go through the whole driving your. Your pass is good for a week so we split up our visit into two days to make sure we saw everything.

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