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Vicksburg National Military Park

Open Now: 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
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A Must See

Expansive, beautiful, poignant. Vicksburg is where a turning point in American history took place... read more

Reviewed 15 March 2013
Day well spent.

First of all, I am no history buff. That being said I thoroughly enjoyed a full day at this park... read more

Reviewed 15 March 2013
Kelley B
Smithfield, UTah, USA
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1800 acres of now peaceful countryside, this park was once the scene of a bloody 47-day Civil War battle.
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3201 Clay St, Vicksburg, MS 39183-3495
+1 601-636-0583
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Reviewed 15 March 2013

Expansive, beautiful, poignant. Vicksburg is where a turning point in American history took place, and it is wonderfully preserved as one of the most heavily memorialized military parks in the world. Veterans of the siege and battle laid this place out...it was one of the...More

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Reviewed 15 March 2013 via mobile

First of all, I am no history buff. That being said I thoroughly enjoyed a full day at this park. It is enjoyable and educational. The kids had fun too.

Thank Kelley B
Reviewed 14 March 2013

We visited during spring break with my 5 and 14 yr. old grandchildren and there was something for everyone to see and enjoy. Arrive with at least 1/2 tank of gas and begin at the visitor center for a short movie and cell phone tour...More

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Reviewed 14 March 2013 via mobile

We loved this site but you must go on a guided tour. You can not go the this site and understand the battle so clearly than with a tour guide. These poor men and women on both sided, the history.

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Reviewed 13 March 2013

This was my 4th visit to Vicksburg National Miltary Park. I've been to just about every Civil War battlefield including the hard to get to ones like Pea Ridge, AK and Glorieta Pass, NM. Vicksburg is one of my favourites. The cost is $8.00 per...More

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Reviewed 13 March 2013

First of all, go immediately to the gift shop and buy the battlefield driving tour on CD. It makes the tour much more interesting and gives you a much better idea of what happened -- complete with battlefield sound effects. You play the CD and...More

Thank delily
Reviewed 12 March 2013

Beautiful and informative drive through this battlefield park. Be sure to stop at the visitor's center first and view the film explaining the battle. If you have a smart phone, you can also get more information for each major sight by viewing short YouTube videos...More

Thank CincyGram
Reviewed 10 March 2013

$8 a car, time consuming, especially if you stop to read and take pics of everything. We cut out right after the Cairo museum but still spent 2 hrs there. Very beautiful drive and beautiful monuments. To see it all, make sure you have most...More

Thank lauraleigh77
Reviewed 10 March 2013

This was one of the best battlefield parks we have visited. The introductory film is excellent and the park is well signed and organized. We really understaood how the battle progressed and the red and blue signs showed the positions of the Union and CSA...More

Thank coloradocowgirl2016
Reviewed 7 March 2013

for a nominal fee, we drove round thiis very interesting piece of american history, well set out we valuable information placed around the site, as a foreigner i had very limited knowledge of the american civil war but found this site very interesting and insightful.

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16 September 2018|
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Response from GlassInMS | Reviewed this property |
Yes, guided tours are available, as are tours on CD. We spent about 4 hours, and didn't get to see everything (missed the Cairo!). If you go to the website for the Vicksburg National Military Park, you can find out about the... More
Robin W
30 July 2018|
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Response from John T | Reviewed this property |
I agree with the previous answer but I would make sure that you watch the movie in the ranger station before you do the self guided tour. Reading up on the battles before hand would also help enhance your experience.
21 February 2018|
Response from MWK51 | Reviewed this property |
no tours. you do a self drive tour of the bsttlefield. There are written and audio guides available