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Vicksburg National Cemetery

Vicksburg, MS
+1 601-636-0583
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Excellent!

A wonderful place to visit while in Vicksburg! It goes on forever! Very historic and interesting... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Victoria L
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California
Thoughtful

The cemetery is huge and primarily contains Union soldiers. Walk among the graves to appreciate... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
jbwhitehouse
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Dallas, Texas
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Established by the U.S. Congress in 1865 as a military burial ground, the 116-acre cemetery is the final resting place of more than 17,000 Union Soldiers.
  • Excellent73%
  • Very good21%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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Hours Today: 08:00 - 17:00
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Vicksburg, MS
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Reviewed yesterday

A wonderful place to visit while in Vicksburg! It goes on forever! Very historic and interesting! Highly recommend!

Thank Victoria L
Reviewed 5 days ago

The cemetery is huge and primarily contains Union soldiers. Walk among the graves to appreciate the lives given for our freedom and for what these men believed so dearly in.

Thank jbwhitehouse
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited here while on vacation this year. The park was very moving and beautiful. To see where the battle was waged and knowing that you are walking through a piece of history is a bit overwhelming to say the least. I highly recommend this...More

Thank Renetta N
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Take time to view the impressive busts of battlefield commanders and the descriptions of the various states involved in each skirmish that conveys how important this battle was to both the Union & Confederates.

Thank JohnOmaha_Nebraska
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This cemetery is right across from the Cairo riverboat exhibit within the Vicksburg Park Trail. You drive thru the one way narrow street and can view the many crosses and head stones of the Union soldiers killed during this battle.

Thank PJGARG
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Vicksburg national Cemetery is one of those sights that you can look at, but to really appreciate it, understand there are thousands of graves, and a great deal of them are unmarked. It makes you really wonder about war and the effects on family.

Thank Jimmie_Ray
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Vicksburg National Cemetery is a beautiful and serene place, where Oaks and other trees provide a welcome canopy of protection from the sun on a warm day. The oldest part of the cemetery has graves for the men, where they fell, from the north...More

Thank bryonia2015
Reviewed 12 July 2017

I loved visiting this cemetery and reading about the people buried here. It is truly a must-see if you are in Vicksburg. So many lives given for our country and the area is rich in history of the Civil War.

Thank 441paml
Reviewed 7 July 2017 via mobile

Completed driving tour in 30 ft RV with no issues at all. Roads are mostly 1 way, wide, and in great shape. Pull off areas for monument viewing. Bought CD but got off pace early and didn't use it as should. We stopped at only...More

Thank Etonian30
Reviewed 4 July 2017 via mobile

The grounds were well maintained. The staff was very helpful. You can tour the cemetery by car following a map they give you or by using your cell phone to receive additional information about each stop (free). Or you can spend $11 and purchase a...More

Thank Sisree
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Drue S
28 May 2016|
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Response from codepat | Reviewed this property |
Yes, their are self directed as well as docent available fee tours and CDs for your car and iPhone narratives 👍
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evelynrh59
23 June 2015|
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Response from suelkk | Reviewed this property |
No........Sorry! And it is a lot of steps. This hillside is steep and not recommended. Wish you could do it though! Really amazing.
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