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Vicksburg Battlefield Museum - CLOSED

4139 Frontage Road, Clay Street Exit, Vicksburg, MS 39183
+1 601-638-6500
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Deeply Moving Exhibit

A buddy and I were on a quick motorcycle tour from Ohio to Texas and back. He had been here before... read more

Reviewed 13 November 2017
Sojournwithme
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Xenia, Ohio
VICKSBURG BATTLEFIELD MUSEUM

Great museum, The Cairo which is on display outside is amazing!!! The fact that it was in pieces... read more

Reviewed 12 October 2017
Cheryl L
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Glen Burnie, Maryland
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The museum houses over 200 ship models, a miniature layout of the Vicksburg Battlefield with 2300 soldiers, original paintings by Herb Mott and a documentary on the citizens and the siege.
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4139 Frontage Road, Clay Street Exit, Vicksburg, MS 39183
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Reviewed 13 November 2017

A buddy and I were on a quick motorcycle tour from Ohio to Texas and back. He had been here before and thought as an Army vet I might enjoy it as well. He was 100% correct. We rode through the North positions and I...More

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Reviewed 12 October 2017

Great museum, The Cairo which is on display outside is amazing!!! The fact that it was in pieces and they were able to bring it back to life is awesome!!! The museum gives alot of information on the battle as well as visual artifacts to...More

Thank Cheryl L
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Reviewed 26 August 2017

Really enjoyed seeing the ship and how they designed and constructed it back then. Interesting seeing all the artifacts brought up that were still inside the ship . The museum has nice display cases showing all the items and explaining what they were for. Also...More

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Reviewed 12 May 2017

Museum at the visitor center was very small with some detail given about people of that time period. Could give more detail since this battle was important to the south. The driving tour was just one monument after another showing where North and South forces...More

Thank Roger L
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Reviewed 10 May 2017

The museum is small, but the park is large and a circular drive with areas to stop. You can also walk trails. You can see the entire town mapped in red and blue showing the positions of the Northern and Southern armies. The movie was...More

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Reviewed 11 April 2017

Must see for a tour of Vicksburg, and very interesting stop for Civil War historians. Very educational and very well designed exhibits.

Thank Enloe M
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Reviewed 5 January 2017

Unless you have read a lot about the role and importance of the battle, hire a guide. The self-guided tours will give you info about the battle, but not its significance. Note that Union forces prevailed at Gettysburg on July 3, and at Vicksburg on...More

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Reviewed 24 November 2016

Whether or not a civil war buff you will enjoy the entire site of the Vicksburg battle site. Do expect to spend a good eight hours plus to really appreciate what happened on this hollowed ground. I would recommend a very good pair of walking...More

Thank montalker
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Reviewed 6 November 2016

We were with a bus group of 35 and running late so we actually did not get to see the museum but did have a step on guide on the bus and we learned a great deal as he narrated as we drove through the...More

Thank Joel W
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Reviewed 16 October 2016

It isn't unti you get up close and personal with battle sites that the horror and reality become clear. The site is well set out and show where the lines were formed and how they moved as the battle progressed. The Cairo is also well...More

Thank Lynne K
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