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Vicksburg National Military Park

3201 Clay St, Vicksburg, MS 39183-3495
+1 601-636-0583
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Wonderful park

The National Park Service has done an exceptional​ job of portraying this 47 day battle and life... read more

Reviewed 28 April 2017
Renee H
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Black Mountain, North Carolina
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Vacation

Didn't realize how detailed this place was. It is so pretty and peaceful. Lots of history and... read more

Reviewed 28 April 2017
Beth K
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Dallas, Texas, 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” (196 reviews)
“driving tour” (186 reviews)
“uss cairo” (248 reviews)
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3201 Clay St, Vicksburg, MS 39183-3495
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+1 601-636-0583
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Reviewed 28 April 2017 via mobile

The National Park Service has done an exceptional​ job of portraying this 47 day battle and life in Vicksburg during the seige. This is incredible history in a beautifully preserved park that everyone should see. Go to the visitor center first for the 20 minute...More

3  Thank Renee H
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Reviewed 28 April 2017 via mobile

Didn't realize how detailed this place was. It is so pretty and peaceful. Lots of history and beautiful sights. A must visit!!

1  Thank Beth K
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Reviewed 27 April 2017

Wonderful experience. We spent 4 hours in the park . . . could have spent 2 hours or much more. The Park will reward you at any level of time in which you desire to visit. The amount of information available is appropriate for visitors...More

1  Thank Mark E
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Reviewed 27 April 2017 via mobile

History comes alive in this place. You need to do several things to get the maximum impact of this site: 1. Set aside several hours 2. Pack some lunch or at least some snacks 3. Download the Vicksburg app 4. Go to the visitors center...More

1  Thank Pamela W
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Reviewed 27 April 2017

We enjoyed this area the ride through the park was beautiful. History buff heaven. The cemetery as so seral. A must do when in this area

1  Thank Alib82015
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Reviewed 26 April 2017

This park shows mostly the Union positions n the siege of Vicksburg since the defenders were in the city itself. Monuments to the various companies that fought in the battle dot the landscape here. You can visit the small museum and also drive around the...More

Thank Michael S
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Reviewed 26 April 2017

Interesting park that needs some time to fully appreciate but can be driven round in 45 minutes if time is short

Thank KarenSDerbycity
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Reviewed 24 April 2017

I think one can do pretty well just watching the introductory video and following the self guided roadway. We hired a guide because the price was modest compared to other places we have been and she led us to the USS Cairo and a tour...More

Thank CaliforniaLen
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Reviewed 24 April 2017

I was not prepared for the scale of this sight. The entry area gives a great overview film and then driving around and reading the information provided at key spots helps you learn more about this key battle. A must see for those with any...More

Thank Ian J
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Reviewed 22 April 2017

Based upon the various reviews we opted for a guided tour. We were fortunate enough to have the same guide (Morgan Gates) as several other reviewers. We started with the park museum and introductory film before the tour which gave us an overview of the...More

Thank DrJim2
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307lenny
21 February 2018|
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Response from MWK51 | Reviewed this property |
no tours. you do a self drive tour of the bsttlefield. There are written and audio guides available
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307lenny
21 February 2018|
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Response from Michael B | Reviewed this property |
No food service in the park, but there are many fine resturants in Vicksburg. I can highly recommend Ruth's River Front Grill, at 901 Grove st. I they have one of the best rib eye steaks I've ever eaten. Great sea food, and... More
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Jacquelin H
3 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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