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Vicksburg National Military Park

3201 Clay St, Vicksburg, MS 39183-3495
+1 601-636-0583
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Great national park to visit

The welcome center is great, providing lots of materials and books you wouldn’t normally be able to... read more

Reviewed yesterday
JHChicago2014
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Chicago, Illinois
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Emotionally rich vist

This is a haunting place to visit, that puts in perspective everything you have read or heard... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Veronique E
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Houston, United States
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1800 acres of now peaceful countryside, this park was once the scene of a bloody 47-day Civil War battle.
  • Excellent78%
  • Very good18%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“visitor center” (182 reviews)
“driving tour” (176 reviews)
“uss cairo” (237 reviews)
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3201 Clay St, Vicksburg, MS 39183-3495
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The welcome center is great, providing lots of materials and books you wouldn’t normally be able to find elsewhere. The guides are very helpful. The drive around the park provides lots of stops to get out and explore, see the sites, and read the plaques....More

Thank JHChicago2014
Reviewed 2 days ago

This is a haunting place to visit, that puts in perspective everything you have read or heard about the civil war battles. To see the trenches and the proximity of the battle lines gave me a real chill.

Thank Veronique E
Reviewed 4 days ago

Thousands of dead people. Great for serious Civil War Buffs. This would be a must see if you are anywhere near.

Thank Neill B
Reviewed 6 days ago

Watch the orientation move in the visitor center, get a map, then embark on the driving tour. Lots of interesting stops on the way.

Thank T Alexander L
Reviewed 6 days ago

I was particularly interested in the notes on the differences small improvements in armaments made: iron clad ships, rifled barrels being two of the big ones. And you get good views from this park to understand where the action was.

Thank Ontario76
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Battle or the Campaign of Vicksburg has been studied for hundreds of years in order to gain insight into military grand strategy. I highly recommend visiting and spending a lot of time here.

1  Thank Andrew H
Reviewed 1 week ago

Been here many times and always struck by the number of American lives lost in this battle. Don't miss the USS Cairo Museum.

Thank Fearlessphil
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Enjoyed our drive round this site ...well organised and signed.takes a good three hours .take refreshments as none available on site

Thank vixmum
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Vicksburg National Military Park is a beautiful park. You could easily spend a day exploring. I don't have a lot to add to all the great reviews, but I wanted to note two not-to-miss sights: 1. The Illinois State Memorial is located on Union...More

1  Thank Teresa B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

History at your fingertips. No need for fancy display cases. The fortifications and tunnels are part of the driving tour. Get the audio tour to carry in your car as you navigate the roads in the military park.

Thank Cavydad
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Jacquelin H
4 November 2017|
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Response from AMB_1128 | Reviewed this property |
They were very friendly when I called to ask a question. Call them and find out what will be available and open that day.
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blheinz78
16 September 2017|
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Response from Bobby31225 | Reviewed this property |
We stayed at Natchez's State Park in a cabin. Has camping spots too. Not far out of town to the north. Nice park and lake!!
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14 July 2017|
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Response from justbeinghonest20 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry for my delay in responding i am not sure my son is 26 so no longer a teenager 😁 I know he would of liked it but he is a history buff and it may be boring if they aren't really into history, it is hallowed ground... More
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