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Vicksburg National Military Park

3201 Clay St, Vicksburg, MS 39183-3495
+1 601-636-0583
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A must stop if on your way

Few recommendations Visit the park early 8-9am before tour busses and crowds Start with the... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
A Great National Park

This is a must when you visit Vicksburg. Allow lots of time as there is a lot of ground to cover... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
edward s
Greater Manchester, United Kingdom
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1800 acres of now peaceful countryside, this park was once the scene of a bloody 47-day Civil War battle.
  • Excellent77%
  • Very good19%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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3201 Clay St, Vicksburg, MS 39183-3495
+1 601-636-0583
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Few recommendations Visit the park early 8-9am before tour busses and crowds Start with the visitor and see the 20 minutes video You can skip the Shirley house, the park did not have enough budget (or no budget at all) to keep it up and...More

Thank TOURtheWORLDMexPal
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This is a must when you visit Vicksburg. Allow lots of time as there is a lot of ground to cover. We hired a docent to ride with us ($25.00 ), hour. I don't think that is necessary. Inside the park is the military cemetery...More

Thank edward s
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Except for the visitor center, much like Gettysburg. Not enough spots to pull off to read monuments and plaques and let cars go through. Interesting terrain.

Thank FrankJ569
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This is a great place to get a view of history of the civil war. We watched the video in the main building that told the story of Vicksburg. People played the parts of people from the town and how the battle unfolded. We then...More

Thank Tigerlily1079
Reviewed 3 days ago

We try to visit them when we have a lot of time, and this one takes quite a bit of time, with its miles of beautiful hills and monuments placed throughout the drive. There’s no way to read every monument, so driving through this park...More

Thank BradandStacy41
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

National Park museum with a lot of monument. You could walk or drive in some times you paid for driving around the tour, free for walk-in. great place for photography, exercise,bike ,running but don't forget your bug spray.

Thank Jaime P
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

It was an eye opening experience! I love that you could drive through the park and stop at points that were interesting to you. I liked that statues and memorials were erected so you would know what people and states were involved and exactly where...More

Thank teresalbooker
Reviewed 4 days ago

Was raining while we were there - but there is a number you can call on cell phone to enter about 16 sites to hear a recording. Recommend you watch the video at the visitor center prior to entering the park to get a base...More

Thank stellalou2016
Reviewed 5 days ago

Very nice place to stop and visit. Great movie in the visitor's center that you should watch first before you take the driving tour. Lots of memorials. Great attraction was the Cairo gun ship that was brought out of the river and the museum inside.You...More

Thank Bobby31225
Reviewed 5 days ago

Chose the normal self guided tour, supposedly 1-1/2 to 2 hours. Spent 4 plus hours, and still did very little walking. Not especially easy for those with mobility issues to see off pavement venues. Amazing history, well worththe time. Did buy the Service's narrated cd...More

Thank michael m
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When Is the civil war reenactment invicksburg in April?
2 April 2017|
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Response from emcq1 | Reviewed this property |
I'm not sure but you should be able to find info online or by calling the park.
Cathy T
Are service dogs allowed?
23 March 2017|
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Response from Jerry M | Reviewed this property |
If you do the driving tour your dog will be in your vehicle and you will not encounter any problems. We had our dog along and got him out on the leash to run and no one questioned us. I do not know the official stance... More
Is there a souvenir/gift shop here?
15 October 2016|
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Response from James M | Reviewed this property |
Yes, there is.