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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Vicksburg National Military Park reviews
Parts of the drive were closed, so some parts of the park were off limits. However, very interesting to visit.
Parts of the drive were closed, so some parts of the park were off limits. However, very interesting to visit. more »
Hired a private guide for $30 an hour and he drove my car and had an encyclopedic knowledge of this place. he spent three hours with us, and charged for two, A must if you are into Civil War...
Hired a private guide for $30 an hour and he drove my car and had an encyclopedic knowledge of this place. he spent three hours with us, and charged for two, A must if you are into Civil War... more »
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.
Much more to this place than meets the eye. Be sure to come early in the day, as it takes nearly an hour just to drive around the place. Since it is run by the NPS, your gate pass is good for 7 days.
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