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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
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
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
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
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
$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
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
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.
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
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 guided tours.
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.