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Vicksburg National Military Park

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Address: 3201 Clay Street, Vicksburg, MS 39183-3495
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+1 601-636-0583
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08:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 08:00 - 17:00
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1800 acres of now peaceful countryside, this park was once the scene of a...

1800 acres of now peaceful countryside, this park was once the scene of a bloody 47-day Civil War battle.

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An Outing With The Family

This park never grows old, we always find something new to talk about afterwards. We've been visiting it for years, we actually by yearly passes.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This park never grows old, we always find something new to talk about afterwards. We've been visiting it for years, we actually by yearly passes.

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

What a wonderful memorial to the men who fought in Vicksburg. The grounds are throught provoking and beautiful.

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Nacogdoches, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Driving through this park and seeing the memorials, canons, and vistas is an emotionally moving experience. While the area is incredibly beautiful, one can't forget the supreme efforts and human loss that happened here.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We used our cell phone to take the driving tour. Put it in much better perspective than any written display.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

my son is a civil war freak and he was so anxious to drive through this beautiful national park. it did not disappoint

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Newburgh, Indiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Most places I read recommended spending 1-2 hours in the park. We spent almost 6! If you are at all interested in history or military strategy allow time for the movie, time to drive around and time to stop multiple times to soak up the history of gallantry, courage, and sacrifice. They are making changes to balance the need for... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Some people say you can do the park, visitor center, USS Cairo and cemetery in 2 hours- don't believe them. If you truly want to enjoy and understand this battle I suggest spending all day here. My family and I spent 6 hours here and we would have stayed for longer but the weather was chilly. Start with the visitor... More 

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Kansas City, Kansas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a wonderful visit to Vicksburg, the park is beautiful and the memorials are magnificent. Plan on staying all day, you just can't get through it all in a few hours. The entire park is wonderful.

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Colorado Springs, CO
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Knowing very little about this battle other than what I learned many years ago I feel like I was taken back in time today. I definitely felt the sadness of a time when our country was tearing itself apart. I definitely appreciate the time it took to gather the information to put together this Historic Landmark for all the world... More 

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Independence, Missouri, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is an absolutely beautiful park. It took us four hours to visit but you could definitely spend longer. We were on a bit of a time crunch. Loved it.

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